Love Beer? Then Hop to It and Apply for These 3 Flexible Jobs

Updated November 24, 2016
by Carson Kohler
Junior Writer

I typically avoid mentioning my love of beer on my resume or chatting about my latest favorite brew during a job interview.

But we found three times where this is absolutely appropriate.

Even more?

These jobs offer flexible hours — and one even lets you work-from-home. So crack a beer, and start your job search.

3 Flexible Jobs for Craft Beer Lovers

Get creative with your resume. Consider including these keywords: beer-lover, beer advocate, beer aficionado, beer snob, beer geek.

Whichever you prefer, check out these three opportunities.

1. Be a freelance writer for Craft Beer’s website.

“Do you have dreams of becoming the world’s next Michael Jackson (not the moonwalking one)? Do you know places in your city no beercationer should miss?”

If you answer “yes” to all of the above (and understand that Michael Jackson joke), then consider writing for Craft Beer, a website created by the Brewers Association with a mission of spreading craft beer joy — and information.

Pitch yourself to the crew by entering your basic facts, social media accounts and a post pitch.

The pay?

“I’m looking for experienced writers to pitch me articles, so the pay will depend on what type of articles they write,” Jess Baker of the Brewers Association told me in an email. “We offer a variety of rates, and writers will get those details upon pitching stories to me.”

Shoutout to Write Jobs for bringing our attention to this full-bodied opportunity.

2. Work from home as a Minibar Delivery rep.

I like to think of Minibar Delivery as a mix of Uber and my favorite bar — without the nauseating ride home. I also can’t help singing that “Let’s get drunk at the minibar” line from Iggy.

Anyway, this awesome startup is hiring full-time customer service representatives to work from home and answer alcohol-related (or induced) questions.

You should be so well-versed in alcohol that you can confidently answer customers’ beer, wine and spirits questions. You’ll also answer and process incoming customer service requests via emails and phone calls.

Pay starts at $15/hour, and as a full-time employee, you’re eligible for health, dental and vision benefits.

This gig is as sweet as a honey ale. Find all the information in our original article.

3. Become a professional beer buyer.

This might seem odd, but I’m so proud to say that The Penny Hoarder’s founder, Kyle Taylor, was once a professional beer buyer (though I’m not sure it’s on his resume…).

What a job.

Basically, he got paid to go buy beer and see if he was carded, kind of like a sneaky undercover cop. He made up to $5,000 doing this — each month.

Even better than the money? He got to keep all of his purchases, so needless to say, his liquor cabinet and fridge were constantly stocked.

Want to do this? Kyle wrote about his experience.

For more job opportunities, check out our Facebook jobs page.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite brewery?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.

by Carson Kohler
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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