Posts Tagged “beer jobs”
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!
Some poor fellow from Great Falls, Montana, crashed his beer truck into the train track overpass last night, closing the overpass overnight.
From the Great Falls Tribune:
Great Falls Police Officer Steve O’Brien said the portion of 6th Street North between Park Drive and River Drive was closed about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday after a Bud Light trailer hauled by a Devine Brothers Distribution truck struck the bridge. The road was re-opened at about 6:45 p.m.
The overpass, which is used by BNSF Railway for freight trains, was moved approximately 8 inches, forcing two trains to hold in Great Falls overnight while crews moved the overpass and repaired the rail, said Eric Schroedel, assistant roadmaster for BNSF in Great Falls.
He said crews planned to use hydraulic jacks to reset the bridge in place before realigning the track. He expected the overpass to open to rail traffic by noon today.
O’Brien said the trailer that struck the overpass was 13 1/2-feet tall. It hit a yellow sign on the overpass that stated the height of the structure at 12 1/2 feet. The bridge also bears a white sign with black lettering that reads “restricted clearance.”
O’Brien said the driver, whose name was not released, usually tows a 12-foot-high trailer.
“It wasn’t his regular beer truck,” O’Brien said. “He usually drives one with a smaller clearance.”
This sounds like a classic movie tragicomic screw-up, like Fast Times at Ridgemont High (“Hope you had a hell of a piss, Arnold!”) or Kevin Smith’s Clerks (“I’m not even supposed to be here today!”).
The moral of this story… it’s never worth it to cover for your co-workers on your day off?
O’Brien said the accident is still under investigation and no citations were issued as of Tuesday night.
Schroedel said that when a vehicle hits an overpass, it is typically up to the company that owns the vehicle — or its insurance carrier — to pay for the repair cost.
He did not have an estimate for the repairs Tuesday.
“I have no idea. It depends on how many man hours we have to put into repairing the track and the bridge,” he said.
Let’s hope the Distro company has some good insurance!
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Hello beer job hunters. Thanksgiving is past us now, and December is generally a slow month for finding a new job. That’s because it’s one of the busiest times of the year for people in the beer industry. But that doesn’t mean you should wait til January to start your job search, there are still tons of great leads out there that can lead you to an exciting career in beer.
Here is a quick breakdown of beer jobs coming from our Distribution Jobs page, our Brewery Jobs page, and our general Beer Jobs directory:
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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).
The Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, NY, is in the business of making bottle conditioned Belgian-style ales. Among their portfolio are some amazingly delicious beers like Three Philosophers, a quadruple, their farmhouse saison Hennepin, Belgian Amber Rare Vos, the funky Brett sour beer Ommegeddon, and their eponymous Abbey Ale.
If you’ve never heard of any of the above beers, chances are, you are the wrong person for the job. Ommegang is definitely a heavy-hitter in the US craft brew scene when it comes to Belgian-style beers. Maybe that is because they are owned by Duvel Moortgat, one of Belgium’s most popular breweries.
What is Ommegang looking for in potential employees?
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Manhattan Beer Distributors, one of the largest beer distributors in the US, is looking for new Sales Representatives to service existing routes in Queens. Their brands include beers from Coors, Crown Imports, and the Boston Beer Company.
They are looking for someone that has previous experience in the field, the job ad says between 2 and 5 years of relevant work.
Pay is salary based, plus commission, with some pretty awesome benefits for a sales rep position:
* Medical & Dental Insurance
* 401(k) Retirement Plan
* 529 College Plan
* Transit Checks
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The Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware, is looking for an “off-centered” IT administrator. From the beer job listing:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is in search of an Off-Centered IT Adminstrator to keep the Dogfish team technologically sound and efficient by maintaining our technology tools and providing sound support to keep us online and on keyboard. Of course we may be biased, but we absolutely believe this is the best IT job on the market!
I would have to agree.
At Dogfish, you’ll work with an amazing cast of characters (our co-workers) and you’ll be appreciated and recognized for the awesome talents you bring into our world. So if a cool place to work and grow, awesome benefits and free beer sound like a plan than bring it on.
Now I am in no way qualified for this job, but free beer from Dogfish Head? There are few things I wouldn’t do for that. Some required skills for the job: MS SQL, Exchange, desktop and server OS, MS Office Suite, plus knowledge of routers, switches, cabling, fiber optic converters, and VoIP.
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What do most people love more than anything, including beer?
Anonymously venting frustrations with their jobs!
We’ve got a new feature at the redesigned Beer Jobs dot org. In addition to this blog, we now have a Beer Job forum called I Get Free Beer Beer Jobbers! (Forums have been moved & restarted due to spam problems). And yes, venting is one thing you can use the forums for. But we also hope to build them up as a resource for people interested in getting into the beer industry, who might have questions about specific fields.
There are 5 different categories to choose from, General Questions, for people who are new to the beer industry or are considering a job in beer, a Producers Forum for the top-tier beer workers who work at breweries, a Distributors Forum for wholesalers and beer reps, and two Retailers Forums, one for On-Premise workers like bartenders and waiters, and an Off-Premise forum for liquor and wine store workers.
If you or anyone you know works in the beer industry, please forward this link, and let them know about the new beer worker forums!
Hello Beer Workers, and welcome to our redesigned site, complete with blog functionality! Keep an eye on the site, we have a few exciting new features coming soon…