This might be something only a handy HR department may be able to answer, but I figured what with the assorted folks to be found on any given message board, someone out there might have some good advice. So here it is:
I have been a huge fan of craftbrews for the past five or more years, ever since I was lucky enough o have a buddy who cared enough to clue me into the scene (Dogfish, of course, being one of the first and finest examples of my quality-beer romance). I have been serving a six year contract in the Navy doing chemistry and mechanical engineering on a nuclear power plant, all the while looking to the future when I could take these skills I have learned and turn them towards a much more noble goal - namely, the brewing of delicious beer. And as it turns out, an amazing amount of the knowledge and experience I've been honing these past years applies directly to brewing. However, I'm missing that crucial aspect of getting a job brewing great beer, specifically having no experience brewing. I know there is always the old "start in the mailroom and work your way up approach", which I am not against in and of itself, but lets face it - even if money isnt the big concern here, I do still have bills to pay, and I don't think the salary you make hucking crates would quite cover expenses. I would love to get into this industry and do a job I'm passionate about, but don't really know where to go from here besides just sending out resumes and hoping. I still have a month and a half left, so heres to hoping effort will pay off in the mean time. Any sound (or even off the wall) advice is definitely welcome, if not directly begged for! Cheers!
(BTW enjoying a refreshing 90min as I type this, and things are looking more up by the minute)