10 Thirsty Jobs for Beverage Snobs

Just because you work in a brewery, doesn't mean you get a "free" ticket to be drunk all day. kzenon/Thinkstock

If you're a fan of beer and don't mind hard work, consider the unique career of a brewmaster. Although many people might think so, brewmasters don't just sit around and taste beer all day (although that might be a fun job, too). Professional brewmasters can't spend the day working drunk any more than anyone else can. A career brewing and crafting beer requires math, chemistry, creativity and a very refined palate.

Brewmasters do a lot of cleaning, tinkering around and experimenting with ingredient combinations. You also must be on your feet for most of the day. But how about the perks? In addition to being around something you love (think Homer Simpson loose in the Duff factory — without the crazy hijinx), you're not behind a desk the entire day. You also get to mingle with customers and find out what they like and don't like about the various beers your brewery creates. And, expect to get a daily allowance for food and one or two free beers a day! You can't sell your product if you don't know how it tastes, right?