Working in craft beer isn't a cakewalk
"I love my job and the industry. But it's not as glamorous as people think. When people ask me to hook them up with a job, I think, 'You wouldn't cut it.' You have to be passionate and put up with a lot of bullshit, and the industry's competitive right now. As much as there's this warm, fuzzy craft beer thing where everyone's supporting one another, everyone's also struggling for the viability of their business. I don't think it's long before you see more breweries fail than open.
"There are a lot of people begging for jobs as brewers -- when I worked at my last brewery, if someone wanted to brew, they were told, 'Come in and brew for free a couple of times, and sweep the floors.' Just to prove that you were willing to do anything. Then you might be considered."