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26th Jul 2023

Aldi Ireland is on the hunt for someone to taste their new range of beer

By Jack Peat

Somebody’s dream job is just a short questionnaire away

We all know a beer snob who thinks they have the definitive steer on what the best pints on the market are, right?

Well, now’s the time to see what they are made of.

Supermarket giant Aldi is on the hunt for an Official Beer Taster to review its delicious new range.

The German retailer is launching a new line of ales on September 11th and it will be their job to try them.

To be a successful applicant, you will receive 14 tipples, including four pale ales, three IPAs, two beers, two ciders, one stout and one lager.

All the tipples will need to be tasted and reviewed with the feedback used to help guide Aldi bosses for its next range.

The unique job requires the person to have a love for lager and passion for ale, which is basically everyone, no?

To be in with a chance of landing the role, people to send an email explaining why they’re perfect for the job.

They must also outline their favourite Aldi beer and why.

Emma Budd, 27, was chosen as Aldi’s first-ever Official Beer Taster in 2022.

The beer fanatic impressed judges with her application, in which she explained she loved beer so much.

She also wowed as she had tried locally brewed tipples in 51 countries including Antigua, Mykonos, and St Lucia.

The NHS worker said: “It was a great opportunity to be part of something I have a passion for – a career highlight!

“Being able to taste and share beers ahead of anyone else felt exciting and I loved the variety of flavours on offer.

“I would encourage anyone who has a passion for beer to apply.”

John Curtin, Group Buying Director at ALDI Ireland, said: “We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for beer to sample and review ALDI’s range of craft beer. Ireland has a rich brewing culture so we cannot wait to hear from beer enthusiasts from across the country.

“The winner’s feedback will help us curate and grow our range in line with consumer tastes. We’ve seen the price of a pint steadily increase across Ireland over the past number of years and at ALDI we pride ourselves on offering great quality beers, both Irish and international, at a fraction of the price. Very best of luck to all applicants!”

Sound like the job for you? To apply for the Official Beer Taster role, simply send an e-mail to [email protected] with the following details:

  1. Your Full Name
  2. Proof of age (copy of passport or driving licence)
  3. Your social media handles (if applicable)
  4. 150-word explanation as to why you should be chosen for the role
  5. Availability to participate in photo shoot w/c August 28th 2023
  6. Your favourite ALDI beer and why