Last updated: Mar 17, 2023
As a Beertender, you will be responsible for creating a warm and welcoming environment for customers, offering beer recommendations, and ensuring that all customers are served safely and appropriately. You will be passionate about beer, able to discuss the flavor profiles and tasting notes of various brews, and willing to learn about new beer options as they become available.
1. Greet customers with a friendly smile and ensure all orders are taken accurately and promptly
2. Offer customers beer recommendations and answer questions to ensure their satisfaction
3. Ensure the beer on tap is of the highest quality and acceptable for serving
4. Follow all applicable sanitation and safe-serving guidelines
5. Ensure the taproom is kept clean and tidy at all times
6. Keep track of beer inventory and restock beer and other supplies as needed
7. Stock kegs, merchandise, or packaged products for sale to customers
8. Monitor and adjust beer flow to prevent over-pouring and waste
9. Perform closing duties such as cleaning, locking-up, and restocking
10. Track sales, draft beer inventory, and make sure the bar is adequately stocked
11. Maintain a friendly and professional attitude towards customers and co-workers
12. Assist with training new beertenders and cleaning up after events
13. Keep taps and lines clean and sanitary
14. Assist with food preparation and serving as needed
15. Monitor customer alcohol consumption and alert management of any potential issues
16. Follow proper opening and closing procedures
17. Ensure all drink orders are accurate and served quickly
18. Recognize and promote beer specials and promotions
19. Participate in cross-training for other roles within the taproom
20. Ensure proper money handling and cash register procedures
21. Keep bar area organized and clean at all times
22. Maintain a high level of knowledge about beer styles, brewing methods, and beer history
23. Respond to customer complaints and inquiries in a professional manner
24. Follow all local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding responsible alcohol service
25. Drop off a resume at the taproom or email it to the employer to apply for the job.
1. Possesses a friendly and outgoing personality, with the ability to interact positively with guests and colleagues.
2. Has knowledge of beer styles and brewing techniques, to effectively serve and recommend the best beers to customers.
3. Ability to remain composed and professional in any situation, even when under pressure.
4. Possesses excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate beer descriptions and suggestions to customers.
5. Maintains a clean, organized, and presentable bar area at all times.
6. Follows all brewery and bar safety and sanitation protocols.
7. Has the physical strength and agility required to carry and move kegs.
8. Has a good understanding of beer dispensing and pouring techniques.
9. Possesses the ability to work in a fast-paced and busy environment.
10. Is responsible and accountable for ensuring that all sales transactions are accurate.
11. Demonstrates strong math and cash-handling skills.
12. Has a thorough knowledge of beer and food pairings.
13. Demonstrates a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.
14. Has a good understanding of the brewery’s taproom policies and procedures.
15. Possesses a working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the sale of alcohol.
16. Demonstrates the ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
17. Has the ability to recognize when guests have had too much to drink and take appropriate action.
18. Possesses the physical ability to stand for long periods of time.
19. Ability to troubleshoot equipment and tap lines, if needed.
20. Demonstrates the ability to work solo or as part of a team.
21. Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations.
22. Demonstrates the ability to think quickly and make sound decisions.
23. Has a solid knowledge of beer, wine, and spirits.
24. Demonstrates the ability to up-sell and suggest beer and food pairings.
25. Is motivated and enthusiastic about the craft beer industry.
1. What experience do you have serving beer to customers?
2. Can you tell me a bit about your customer service skills?
3. How familiar are you with the sanitation and safety regulations for serving beer?
4. Have you ever restocked beer inventory or supplies?
5. Are you familiar with the process of stocking kegs and merchandise?
6. Describe your experience with bussing and resetting bar-tops or tables.
7. Have you ever washed glassware by hand or in a high-speed glasswasher?
8. What kind of professional development have you done to stay up-to-date with beer trends?
9. Are you able to lift and carry full kegs of beer?
10. How do you ensure that taps are in working order and that beers on tap are acceptable for service?
11. Are you able to issue refunds and exchanges for customers?
12. What experience do you have working with a POS system?
13. Can you explain the difference between a lager and an ale?
14. Are you comfortable making recommendations to customers based on their preferences?
15. Describe your strategy for diffusing customer complaints.
16. Are you able to multitask and handle multiple orders at once?
17. What is your experience with stock rotation?
18. Are you comfortable tasting beer to ensure quality?
19. How do you handle difficult customers?
20. What experience do you have with inventory management?
21. Are you familiar with the local craft beer scene?
22. What experience do you have with setting up and cleaning bar-tops or tables?
23. Are you familiar with the rules and regulations regarding alcohol sales?
24. Are you able to work nights and weekends?
25. How do you handle situations when the taproom is full or busy?
Bartenders in the United States commonly earn an average annual salary of about $36,000 to $39,000 according to Glassdoor and SimplyHired. However, Salary.com pinpoints that the hourly wage for beertenders working with companies such as JL BEERS stands at a median rate of $12 per hour as of January 26, 2023. It's essential to keep in mind that compensation may change contingent upon various components such as region, knowledge and the person who hires them.
Beer dispensing systems
Food and beer pairing
Draught line maintenance
Beer culture and history
Responsible alcohol service and management
Sales and marketing
Beer education and training
Special event coordination