Aldi brews new role with tasty perks ahead of beer launch

AldiSomething for the weekend: Many employees spend the summer days dreaming of chilled pints in pub gardens, but now they have the chance to hop into an un-beer-lievable new role that turns that daydream into a paying job.

Supermarket chain Aldi has begun the hunt for an official beer taster to review its new range of beers, lagers and cider, launching on 15 September.

According to the business, the successful applicant will have pints of enthusiasm and a lager than life passion for beer. They will receive a selection of 10 beers, from craft ales to IPAs, to test, review and consume to help guide and inform Aldi bosses ahead of key decision making for its next range.

In order to apply for the role, potential candidates should send an email to with their full name, proof of age with a passport or driving license, social media handles and a 150-word explanation as to why they should be chosen for role, explaining what their favourite beer is and why.

Entries are open until Friday 29 August and the winner will be selected by Friday 2 September, with beer samples to follow for review.

Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi UK, said: “We’re looking for someone with passion and excitement when it comes to craft ale, but who can honestly review our range and provide suggestions as to how we might improve it for next year. For beer lovers, this is the ultimate opportunity.”

Here at Employee Benefits, this is the kind of six pack we would hoppily work on, and we think it could lead to some pitcher perfect summer fun – perfect for whatever ales you!