Are you obsessed with beer?
Do you attend beer festivals and sample as many different craft beers as possible?
Do you want to share your love of beer with others?
If so, there are a number of ways for you to make money as a beer aficionado.
1. Become a Certified Cicerone
Becoming a certified cicerone is the quickest (and probably cheapest) way to make money as a beer aficionado!
For less than $100, you can take an exam that includes 2 hours of written questions and tasting, plus another 4-5 hours of computer-based testing. It’s one of the best ways to prove your knowledge and passion for beer.
Even if you don’t plan on becoming a certified cicerone, it’s a great way to learn more about beer!
2. Get Involved with Your Local Brewery
If you live in an area where there is a local brewery, such as Melvin Brewing, they likely need people to handle tours and tastings.
While tasting the beer is usually free, most breweries have a ‘tour’ option where you can pay for an up-close and personal experience with the brewers!
3. Join Beer Clubs
There are several clubs that exist online to help connect craft beer aficionados together. These communities often have thousands of members, all of whom are seeking to learn more about beer.
If you want to join these communities, there is usually a small one-time fee involved. That way they can continue to offer valuable information about the best breweries, new brews, and unique tastings!
4. Sell Craft Beers Online
Buying craft beers online has become a popular option for those who want to avoid the crowds at their local brewery or taproom.
If you have a love of craft beers, this is an easy way to make money as a beer aficionado!
You can sell craft beers online that you make or you can become an affiliate for an already established craft beer company and cash in on commissions.
5. Teach Others About Beer
Do you love your local craft beers so much that you want to share them with others?
If so, consider becoming a beer educator! Breweries often need people to guide tours and lead tastings in order to help others learn more about different styles of craft beers.
You would be doing the same thing you love and getting paid for it!
Additionally, you could create and sell your own beer courses online.
6. Write Reviews on Social Media Sites, Blogs, and More!
You can also get paid to write beer reviews online. There are several sites that will pay you to write about your experiences with different beers.
If writing isn’t for you, there are also many social media groups that are dedicated to crafting beer.
You can become an active member on these sites and share your opinions about different brews!
Whether it’s through teaching, blogging, or joining a beer club — there are plenty of ways to make money as a beer aficionado!
Don’t wait around. You could start today and have a nice side income going by the end of the year!