At the end of last year I thought I was ready to start some kind of professional brewing company. What I realized was that this wasn’t something I was equipped to take on myself. For Bleacher Sports Brewing to really work it would have needed it’s own space from day one. To work it would need to have beer good enough to attract the craft beer crowd, but also be a a really great sports bar. To do it right and make it workable would have been very difficult and taken a lot of dough.
Really I was just very frustrated with my job. My career with my employer had hit a plateau. That I couldn’t for whatever reason break through the glass ceiling really bothered me. Eventually I got past the anger and disappointment and renewed my focus. Half way through the year, 2017 was on track to be my best year yet!
While a successful 2017 made it easier to catch up on bills, I knew my next step would be elsewhere. Last week I saw a tweet that changed everything:
We’re hiring! Looking for #Sales Executives for the Brewing industry. #EastCoast #WestCoast. Pls PM for more info #opportunity #craftbeer
— MuntonsUSA (@MuntonsUSA) June 27, 2017
I sent a direct messagew expressing interest, shortly thereafter I spoke briefly with Munton’s about the role, then had an hour-long interview, and was offered the job!
In my new role I will be working with craft brewers and homebrewers selling Munton’s malt and malt extracts. I couldn’t be more excited to work in two markets I am passionate about and make a good living doing so.
I have always been a huge fan of Munton’s products. I used their Maris Otter in a SMaSH barleywine, and their extracts in many beers including my recent Thomas Brady’s Ale and Summer Somewhere 2017.
It is still too early to say what my new career means for the blog. Whenever I use a Munton’s product or otherwise feel the need to do so, I will be sure to disclose that I am a Munton’s employee. I have on occasion used this space to share opinions on the beer market. I may step away from that type of content.
I have lost count of how many people told me this was the perfect job for me. It was almost embarrassing that people think my live revolves around beer to that extent. I also realize that most people aren’t as consumed with their hobbies and interests as I am. As of July 31 beer and brewing will no longer be a hobby!
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