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The Rare Barrel
April 30, 2029 | The Rare Barrel

We're Hiring | Tasting Room Manager


Title: Tasting Room Manager

About: The Rare Barrel, an award-winning all-sour beer company based in Berkeley, CA, has an opening for a full-time Tasting Room Manager. We are searching for a leader who is responsible and trustworthy, can match our passion for sour beer and commitment to excellent service, and who can exercise judgment and work independently. A team of eight Tasting Room Servers will report directly to the Tasting Room Manager, and the Tasting Room Manager will report to Director of Sales and Marketing.

Hours: Full-time position, Wednesday- Sunday. The Tasting Room is currently open to the public Thursday and Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 1-10pm, and Sunday 1-8pm. We will occasionally have events on Wednesdays or other days that the Tasting Room is not regularly open. The Tasting Room Manager should be present to lead the team during most hours of operation and complete administrative work on Wednesdays.

Pay: DOE. This is not a tipped position.



Tasting Room Manager should have a great attitude and enjoy communicating effectively with employees, management, and customers.

Prior experience managing people in a restaurant and/or bar is required.

This is a physical position. Tasting Room Manager must be able to stand for long periods of time and be comfortable working on their feet. Applicants must also be able to lift 58 lbs. This is a bona fide requirement of the job.

Tasting Room Manager must maintain ABC LEAD certification (alcohol service) within 60 days of commencing employment and ServSafe Food Server certification prior to first day working in the tasting room. Tasting Room Manager must renew these certifications (or their equivalent if changed over time) thereafter in accordance with company policy and regulatory requirements.

Tasting Room Manager must be a leader, team player, honest, trustworthy, dedicated, disciplined, hardworking, self-motivated, possess an attention to detail, exercise good judgment and able to work independently. A personal commitment to cleanliness and efficiency is required.

Must love sours.



Operation: Tasting Room Manager will effectively lead and manage the tasting room staff to ensure the Tasting Room is operating efficiently. Additionally, this employee must maintain clear communication with the Director of Sales and Marketing around status of the Tasting Room. This employee is responsible for enforcing The Rare Barrel’s policies with their staff. This person is also responsible for monitoring inventory levels of consumables and equipment needed for operating the Tasting Room and reorder supplies when needed. Additional duties include staff scheduling, draft maintenance, and inventory management. The Tasting Room Manager will be presented with a wide variety of customer service as well as operational challenges and opportunities and must use his/her good judgment in addressing these on the spot and without supervision.

Service: Ensure our Tasting Room Servers greet customers, verify age from a government issued ID card before serving alcohol, take orders and promptly serve customers, address questions, sell merchandise, calculate food and merchandise bills, collect payments, understand products that are offered, and prepare food in accordance with ServSafe best practices. Tasting Room Manager shall recognize and greet club members when they first enter the Tasting Room and ensure that they have a great experience at The Rare Barrel.

Opening and Closing: Tasting Room Manager is responsible for opening and closing the tasting room according to the “Open/Close Checklist”, and for ensuring that the standards set by the Director of Sales and Marketing are maintained.

Cash: Responsible for opening and closing cash drawers. Tasting Room Manager is also responsible for dispersing tips and depositing an accurate deposit into the safe each night.

Events: Assist Director of Sales and Marketing in planning and executing events, on and off site.

Improvement: Tasting Room Manager is expected develop and implement strategies to continually improve the operations and customer experience in the Tasting Room.

Assist Director of Sales and Marketing in other activities related to serving and selling beer.



Pre-employment background check, DMV check, and drug test required.

The Rare Barrel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

If you are interested in applying to this position, email your resume and cover letter to with the subject title “Tasting Room Manager – FIRST AND LAST NAME”.


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