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Want to Get Paid to Drink Beer?

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Get Paid to Drink Beer

Stop rubbing your eyes. You’re not seeing things. This is real life, and you CAN get paid to drink beer. Like. tomorrow.

 

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(If you’re going to throw it around like beertographer Josh Olalde, you might want to get paid to drink beer)

Look, since day one we’ve been 100% transparent about everything from beer reviews to interviews with brewers. We’ve found ourselves often saying, “We’d rather be honest than popular,” and we mean it.

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That said, here’s a bit more honesty for you: we started this blog for 2 reasons.

1. We wanted to share Houston craft beer because at the time, it didn’t feel like anybody was really doing it justice, and

2. We wanted to eventually get paid to drink beer.

Sharing beer is a no brainer, but if we could get paid to drink beer, we’d be on to something. Well, luckily for everyone reading, you don’t have to build a website, start a blog, and write all the time, like us to get paid to drink a few beers!

Enter Secret Hopper. It’s a secret shopper service specifically for breweries, and it’s one of a kind in the US.

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Coplon of Secret Hopper to find out a bit more about the service and how it benefits beer drinkers like y’all and us.

We asked him what made him passionate enough to start Secret Hopper, and he replied soulfully, “Craft beer is a community. Craft beer is a complete sensory experience. Craft beer is only as strong as the ingredients that make up the entire experience.”

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(Outdoor area at 8th Wonder AKA Wonderworld offers one of Houston’s best experiences)

Andrew and Secret Hopper’s goal is to help breweries maximize their guests’ experiences, increase their in-house revenues, and keep guests coming back.

Cool. But what’s in it for me, you ask. We got you.

As the beer industry continues to soar past 6,300 breweries, just pouring a good beer isn’t enough. A full experience is required, and Secret Hopper is willing to pay you to see if your local brewery has what it takes to cut through all the noise.

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(Crack addicts need not apply, but beer nerds are welcome – photo cred: Josh Olalde)

Here’s how it works.

First you visit their site and sign up to become a Secret Hopper. Then you’ll write a sample based on your last brewery visit, and if you’ve got the hops chops, you’re in there!

While it’s great to get paid to drink beer, they’re looking for people that are in it for more than just themselves. You’ve got to be keen on details, you have to have a genuine interest in beer, and you have to be able to write a little bit.

But here’s the coolest part! You don’t have to be a beer nerd or have any super-impressive beer knowledge at all! In fact, Secret Hopper is looking for people that are still discovering craft beer; as long as you’re detail-oriented and you can write, you might be able to get paid to drink beer.

Next, you’ll go through a Secret Hopper mission to a brewery, bar, or bottle shop. Just like that, you’re getting paid to drink beer!

Pull up to the brewery, grab a beer, a flight, or some beer to go – whatever the mission calls for – and once you’re done sending in the details of your visit, you’ll send a picture of your receipt to be compensated for your trip! (When we went on our first mission, we were paid within almost 24 hours.)

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(The new Saint Arnold beer garden is a bold echo of Saint Arnold’s already impeccable atmosphere for guests)

It’s really that easy. Sign up. Write a sample. If approved, go on a mission. Get paid to drink beer. Why didn’t we think of this?

Andrew had this to say in conclusion, “We believe craft beer is about education. If you feel a connection to a brewery and their offerings, you are more likely to return and drink those beers. To us, craft beer is about the experience of engaging with brewery staff and learning, not too mention the act of tasting. When this craft beer lover/brewery relationship is created, it merely opens doors to return and creates the desire to learn more. Who wouldn’t want to continue to learn about craft beer?”

So if you want to get paid to drink beer, sign up now, or if you’re a brewer/owner looking to have your spot Secret Hopped, you can easily request a visit. This way you can afford a fancy🖕Harvey Teku and help donate to Harvey relief one last time.

Beers to you, Houston!

 

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Anthony Gorrity
tony.d@beerchronicle.com

Anthony's a Houston native, a graphic designer, and a UH Coog that loves good beer almost as much as he does his city. He's an ex-oilfield guy that spends his days doing graphic design and marketing projects for one of Houston's fastest growing companies as well as some of the coolest breweries in town. Fueled by sessionable IPAs and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking the most unusual Nikes he can find. When he's not writing for us, he's with his family or rooting for the Rockets.

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