Hop Onto This Chance to Become a Professional Beer Drinker (Yes, Really!)

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Here’s the scene: You drag yourself into work on a cold, dreary Friday morning.

It’s been a long week, and the boss is busting your hump to get that big project done, even though the weekend is mere hours away.

So you get to work and crack your first beer at 9 a.m. Then a second. You’ll have a few more before noon.

That didn’t go like you thought it would, did it?

Yes, that could be an average Friday if you land a part-time job with Meantime Brewing Company as a professional beer tester.

Become a Beer Taster and Get Paid to Sample Suds

Full disclosure, this job is located in Greenwich, east of London in the U.K.

So if you can’t jet across the pond once a week in your private jet or handle cold, rainy weather, this job isn’t for you (but there are tons of others posted on The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook).

Meantime is looking for an experienced beer drinker who can tell an IPA from a pale ale, work with a team and provide consistent informed feedback on the suds they are tasting.

You’ll work three hours a week, on Friday mornings. The specific salary is not listed, but the listing says it is “competitive… with beer benefits.”

You don’t need a college degree, but you will need to be well versed in the English language and understand beer terminology. BeerAdvocate is a good starting point for brewery newbies.

To apply, join LinkedIn, then write a 30-word post about why you should get the job with the hashtag #pickmemeantime. Meantime will review your profile to see if you’re truly beer-worthy and then will pick three candidates for a taste test.


Didn’t land the job? There are still plenty of ways to drink good beer for cheap.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder.