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Better Beer Society Introduces Brewer Approved Apprenticeship Program


The Better Beer Society is now taking applications for their Brewer Approved Apprenticeship Program. Better Beer Society has been working hard over the last few years to improve the draft line systems in Minnesota and you could be a part of this mission. If selected, you will be paid and if you complete the program you could be selected to take part in the Micro Matic Dispense Institute and become certified through them.

Tap lines are often overlooked and if they aren’t regularity cleaned, good beer can quickly taste awful. The mission of Better Beer Society is to improve beer education and to promote quality across the industry. If you’re looking for a career in beer, this could be it.

Here is what they are looking for:

– You are a sincere human being and love life.
– You take great pride in your work.
– You are genuine in your love for beer.
– You feel that beer deserves to be shown in its best light.
– Not afraid of a dirty job (sometimes cold and wet conditions).
– Mechanically inclined (Ikea does not count).
– Must be okay with off-hours (early mornings and overnights)
– Deep appreciation and respect for the brewers craft.
– Dedicated to a career in beer.

If you are interested in applying, send an email to jobs@betterbeersociety.com.


Better Beer Society University: Classes Begin Wednesday

BBSUJust a quick reminder – Better Beer Society University classes begin on Wednesday. As a kid, I always had reservations about heading back to school. Perhaps if my parents would have sent me to BBSU, things might have been different!


We’re pleased to announce that campus will once again be located at Republic (Seven Corners), and will consist of two sessions to account for busy schedules. First session is at 6pm, and a second session will be held at 7:30p.

Both will be one-hour long courses, and the guest(s) will be the same. Please choose your preferred session below.

BBSU is an educational beer school for both the beer enthusiast, as well as the novice. Our goal is to educate students on all aspects of the beer industry, from production, retail and distributing, to the agricultural side of hop farming and malting.

We also teach you how to explore your palate, cook with beer, and create your own pairings.

Students are treated to some very exclusive and interesting beer styles each and every week. In addition, students will embark on a special field trip, as well as create a recipe & brew their own commemorative class beer.

Sign up here. Right now.

Minnesota Beer Dinner With Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton

Beer dinner with homebrew chef sean paxtonThe Better Beer Society is hosting a beer dinner of epic proportions. An all-Minnesota beer dinner is cool in itself, but BBS is turning the proverbial dial to 11 by bringing in famed beer chef Sean Paxton (aka The Homebrew Chef). Paxton is no stranger to world-class beer dinners, having crafted beer dinners for tons of great breweries as well as events like The Great American Beer Festival and the Craft Brewers Conference.

This particular dinner is set to take place on Friday, April 26th at Republic in Uptown. Brewers and owners from Surly, Schell’s, Indeed, Summit and Steel Toe will join Paxton and BBS as they discuss the finer notes of cooking with beer and beer ingredients and pairing beer with food. Tickets are are $90. Call 612-886-2309 to reserve your spot. No doubt this will sell out.


Better Beer Society Spring Semester w/ Special Guest Ray Daniels

Better Beer Society University kicks off its spring semester on March 6th with a new sponsor and a special visitor. The Cicerone Certification Program is now title sponsor for Better Beer Society University and founder and director of the program, Ray Daniels, will be at the first class. Daniels is also the author of “Designing Great Beers” as well as over two dozen other books on beer and brewing.

Class will begin on March 6th, and the semester will run for 12 weeks. Republic (7 Corners) will once again host the classes. The semester will include two one-hour sessions (6pm and 7:30pm). Tuition cost for BBSU spring semester will be $75 (which equates to $6 / class, or roughly the cost of a beer).  Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/329360

Register today, space is limited.

BBSU is an educational weekly “beer school” for both the beer enthusiast, as well as the novice. Our goal is to educate students on all aspects of the beer industry (breweries, retail, hop farming, distribution, maltsters, and so forth). We also teach you how to explore your palate, cook w/ beer and create pairings.

Students are treated to some very exclusive and rare beers during certain classes (i.e. – Cantillon Fou’Foune & aged Surly Darkness) as well as special field trips and access to local breweries before they open to the general public. 

KSTP (ABC) Channel 5 Eyewitness News media coverage: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2771436.shtml?cat=1

BBSU in session w/ (Todd Haug, Pete Rifakes, Chip Walton):


BBS, Uber & Free Rides

Rob from Better Beer Society shot us a line to let us know that BBS is partnering with Uber, a new “on-demand” car service that just launched in the Twin Cities. Rob says he’s used it twice now, and that it’s “pretty badass and might change the way you look at calling a cab.” Users can request a car via their smartphone or text, which seems rather handy while under the influence of one too many barleywines… They usually arrive in under 5 minutes, and no money exchanges hands.

BBS & Uber are offering MNBeer geeks a free ride. Perhaps this could come in handy with Winterfest this weekend? Just download the app on your smartphone, and use the code “BBSMSP” which is good for a $20 ride anywhere in the city. (www.uber.com)