Looking for a way to get your foot in the door? Maybe you should give beer blogging a try!
Beer blogger Mike from Thank Heaven for Beer recently landed a job at his local brewery, 16 miles from home.
From a recent post:
In a life that is ever increasingly moving towards beer, I just landed a new job. As some of you know, Nate and I (Mike) plan on opening a brewery someday. We would like that someday to be about 5 years from the present. Both of us are homebrewers. But both of us would like to have some professional/commercial experience before we attempt to launch this thing. It’s always nice to be able to have valuable experience prior to jumping into any business for yourself.
Be sure to head over to the comments and congratulate Mike on his new gig!
A little over three weeks into our operations here at beer jobs dot org, and we are just starting to jump on the beer blog gravy train. Eli at Confessions of a Beer Geek has added a Beer Jobs RSS Feed to his blog, Hair of the Dog Dave, who covers the LA beer scene, has picked up on our Whole Foods Beer Specialist post, and Mario over at Brewed for Thought has implored his readers to stop watching daytime TV, and get out there and find employment in the beer industry.
Mario makes his case:
We all know economic times are rough. People are losing their jobs left and right. it’s times like these that present a unique opportunity: pursuing your dream. Some people may be facing the prospect of collecting unemployment (or not) while sitting at home watching daytime soaps. Instead of doing nothing and making relatively nothing, there’s no better time to make close to nothing and do something you’re really passionate about, work in the beer industry.
Despite the low pay that comes from entry level jobs in any highly competitive industry, don’t forget, in the beer industry, there are some pretty sweet perks (FREE BEER).
Straight off our new Brewery Jobs job board, here’s a job for someone in Wisconsin. From the job page:
Established and growing specialty brewery is seeking a LAB TECHNICIAN to carry out routine lab work. The successful applicant must have at least six months work experience performing standard microbiological or physical QUALITY ASSURANCE in an industrial, clinical, or food processing environment.
With fantastic beers like their Spotted Cow, Wisconsin Belgian Red, and
Raspberry Tart, it’s no surprise that New Glarus is expanding their facilities. Construction on a new 75,000 square foot brewing facility is underway, a testament to the award-winning brewing that’s clinched Dan Carey the coveted Brewmaster of the Year award for two years in a row at the GABF.
As long as you have at least six months of experience relative to the job, you can apply in person or mail in your resume. And it doesn’t hurt to tell them you heard about it on Beer Jobs dot org!