Heads of Noosa appoints chief beer tasting officer

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Lance Masterton, Jack Brew and Craig Masterton from Heads of Noosa

2024 has started incredibly well for Jack Brew, he’s just been appointed the inaugural Chief Beer Tasting Officer for Heads (CBTO) of Noosa Brewery. Beating over 1000 other applicants, the aptly named dad from the Sunshine Coast in QLD can officially add ‘beer taster’ to his CV.

Heads of Noosa started the search for their latest employee back in November and were overwhelmed by over 1000 applications from Aussies eager to apply for the role.

“We usually get a handful of applications when we’re hiring for a new role so this completely blew us out of the water,” said Lance Masterton, Co-Founder and Head Brewer at Heads of Noosa.

The job description is the stuff of dreams – get paid $250 per hour to taste test the limited editions brews for 2024. Yes, you heard that right, Jack Brew will be paid to taste test brews. And yes, that is his real name.

When he’s not a professional beer taste tester, Jack works as an Operator for a global dredging company based in France. He’s the father of two young kids, is married to wife Kate, and lives just south of Noosa on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. To say he’s stoked about his new role is an understatement.

“I have been a huge fan of Head of Noosa since the very beginning. My dad and I already spend a fair bit time at the Taproom sharing a lager so to paid to be part of the team is a dream come true,” said Jack.

Since being offered the role, Jack has been flooded with messages of congratulations from friends and family. He said several have offered to fill in for him when he is away!

Jack’s first day on the tools will come in late March when the first limited edition brew is ready to be sampled.

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