How to Get into the Brewing Industry

Today we are going to talk about how to get into the brewing industry. I have put together a handy guide which you can download by clicking here.

How to Get into the Brewing Industry

I have been a brewer for over 25 years and feel confident that I can write with authority on this subject.

I’ve worked in multiple countries as well as on many system. I now work as a consultant helping other breweries with installation and problem solving issues.

I have worm many hats in my brewing career; from building websites for brewpubs to working as a craft beer specialist for AB InBev.

There are Many Roles in the Brewing Industry

Roles involved in the industry include the following:

  • Production
  • Admin
  • Sales
  • Tasting room
  • QA and QC

Whatever role you have it is important as a brewery can’t survive unless everyone works together. In the guide we break down all the roles that need filling in a brewery as well as highlight transferable skills.

If you don’t have any experience of working on a production floor that is fine. If you can show you have useful skills such as electrical know-how, plumbing skills, welding knowledge and so on it is prized in brewing.

Furthermore people often wear many hats in a brewery; which are way beyond the specific job hired for. Any extra skills you have that complement the team will be viewed favorably.

How do you Approach a Brewery?

People ask how do you approach a brewery…

In the brewing industry it’s often not what you know BUT who you know. If you go to a brewery with a tap room and leave, you’re resume at the bar without introducing yourself to the bar staff you’ll never hear back.

Likewise emailing a brewery out of the blue saying you would like to work for them has a low chance of success. If you want to work at particular brewery then be a regular there.

I don’t mean be a raging alcoholic; be seen, make good impression and let people know that you want to get into the industry. If a slot comes; it might be you that gets the call if a brewery is in a bind.

The brewing industry is a small one. So; for example, if I am looking for someone to join my team and I reach out to another brewery asking if they know someone who is looking for work. If that brewery vouches for you; you go to the top of my list of people to speak with.

How to Get into the Brewing Industry – A Conclusion

So if you want to get into the brewing industry whatever role you desire then please feel free to download my guide.

It took me a long time to put it together…it was a labor of love. However, if it helps even one person get into the industry then it will have been worth it.

If you would like more help or advice then feel free to email me at:

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Thanks for visiting my site and I wish you the best of luck in your quest into the brewing industry. I hope I get to meet you one day.



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Neil Playfoot

Neil is a brewer with 25 years international brewing experience. Based out of China (first came in 2010) he works as a brewing consultant helping brewers with their projects and brewing processes. To find out what services Neil can provide your brewery please click here. If you'd like to contact Neil you can email at
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