Tips for Landing a Brewery Job
One thing that I love about the craft beer industry is that it is full of people who genuinely love what they do. For a lot of people, working with and talking about beer all day long hardly sounds like work at all. To these people, landing a job in the beer world would be realizing the ultimate dream.
But what does it take to actually get the dream job with all the passionate competition watching the job postings daily? Tim Hawn lends a couple tips on the Dogfish Head blog for those who hope to break into the industry. Here’s a little of what he had to say:
The first thing that he suggests is to start homebrewing. Hawn says, “While it isn’t a requirement, people who are serious about beer can’t help but make some of their own. For starters, most interested people are pretty avid homebrewers, so they understand what it takes to make great beer.”
Another great way to get your foot in the door is to volunteer. “It’s a mutually beneficial relationship where you may get experience, while they get…well, free labor. Earning your way into the brewing industry this way isn’t glamorous. Some of our lead brewers worked up from tending bar at our pub.”
These are just two things to keep in mind when thinking about a career in beer, but they aren’t the only way to get started. There are also many forums that list brewery job openings. Be sure to check out these sites frequently to stay up to date on what opportunities are out there: