Now Hiring Part-time Bartender

Andrew  |  April 4

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Bartenders

The first place people experience Quest Brewing and our beers will be in the Quest Taproom. Our customer’s experience in the tap room must be on par with the premium beer we produce.  From the quality of the beer to the atmosphere of the tap room (especially the service they receive), a customer’s impression of the brewery begins as soon as they walk through the door.  Quest Brewing Co. is looking to fill several bartender positions.  These positions will be the face of Quest Brewing Company for visitors to our facility.  Bartenders will be responsible for most aspects of taproom operations and tours of Quest’s production facility.  In addition to the day to day activities, bartenders will be expected to learn everything they can about our beers, the production process, and craft beer in general.

Day to day activities will include: Bartending. Ensuring all of our customers have the best possible experience in the Quest Taproom. Opening up and closing out many days of the week. Changing kegs. Leading groups of visitors on a tour of the Quest facility.  All other day to day activities necessary to keep the Taproom running.

Bartenders will report to the management of Quest Brewing Co.

Skills required:
Excellent personal communication skills
The ability to lift 50 pounds
The ability to transport kegs with a dolly
Attention to detail
Basic familiarity in using the web and other technology
Previous bartending experience is a plus but not required.  A passion for craft beer is required.  Home brewing experience a plus.

Compensation:
Pay is based on experience and knowledge; please send resume with cover letter to info@questbrewing.com.

We are looking for people who are team players and are flexible in the duties they perform as we grow the business.

Quest Releases ‘FunkSCursion’ Sour

Andrew  |  March 30

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March 30, 2017 … Quest Brewing Company releases FunkSCursion, a native, wild yeast Belgian-style sour in 12 oz cans. FunkSCursion will available in draft and cans starting on Thursday March 30th. The six packs of 12 oz cans will be available for purchase in Quest’s tap room. Quest will be limiting purchases of this rare brew to one case per person (due to SC state law) at the tap room.
Please note that FunksSCursion is not a Gose or German Sour. Quest’s Brewmaster Don Richardson created this beer with inspiration from some of his favorite Sour beers from his journeys to Belgium. However, FunkSCursion does have an American twist with Mosaic hops added to give the beer a floral aroma. The result is a complex sour unlike any brew you may have tasted.
Quest will only have this exciting new product for sale at it’s facility. Plans are in the works for future batches of FunkSCursion to distribute to craft beer retailers.

Quest is Hiring a Brand Ambassador

Andrew  |  March 15

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Brand Ambassador – Quest Brewing Co.

Quest Brewing Company is a World Beer Cup medal-winning microbrewery in the growing city of Greenville, SC. Our brewery opened in 2013 to much fanfare and have been establishing ourselves as a producer of unique and innovative beers in the Southeast region. We are located one hour from Asheville, two hours from Charlotte, two hours from Atlanta, and three hours from Charleston.
Our company is growing and this is an opportunity to start at the ground floor with a successful regional brewery. This position has the potential to become a managerial position with a staff of Brand Ambassadors once sales goals are met and new territories are opened.

Job Summary:
As a Brand Ambassador, your role is ultimately charged with increasing the sales of some of the best-tasting ales in the South. You will be in charge increasing sales in South Carolina including several high-volume distributors. A critical factor to your success will be the business planning and relationship management of all distributors in the territory as well as growth of Quest brands within each wholesaler. This includes direct account responsibility for key accounts, securing new distribution in existing and new accounts, and working closely with the distributor network in South Carolina to maintain/develop all accounts.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Specifically, the responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
• Conduct quarterly sales review meetings with distributors
• Set and evaluate sales and distribution goals
• Quarterly evaluation of each Distributor in your territory (performed at Quarterly review)
• Aggressively pursue new on & off-premise distribution
• Develop key events that feature Quest brands
• Call on existing key accounts to secure new distribution, making timely presentations, and introducing new and “limited release” beers
• Execute weekly on and off-premise promotions and periodic special events that generate brand awareness and consumer sampling, as well as new distribution at target accounts
• Develop and maintain strong, positive relationships with account staff and distributor sales personnel
• Travel to company sales meetings; and work with other members of the Quest team to execute/achieve the sales plan
• Complete necessary administrative reporting and communications on a timely basis
• Maintain all sales goals and personal budgets outlined to you and your territory
• Achieve and/or maintain Quest market and quality standards in all territories
• Other duties as periodically assigned by management

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred and at least three years prior industry experience in a beer/wine sales position
• Strong oral communication skills (ability to talk to others to convey information effectively; strong written communication skills)
• Strong persuasion skills (Ability to influence others decision-making or persuading others to change their minds or behavior through superior skill and knowledge of all our beers and the craft beer community)
• Active Listening (This is the key to all sales presentation, understanding your retailer can only be achieved by listening to their needs and filling those needs)
• Excellent time management skills; ability to be proactive and take initiative
• Excellent organization and coordination skills (detail oriented & able to manage priorities and routine functions effectively and efficiently)
• Social Perceptiveness (Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do)
• Negotiation (Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences)
• Proficiency with personal computers / laptops and associated programs (Windows, Microsoft office suite of programs)
• Decision making skills (collect, assess, and interpret relevant information and make sound judgment)
• Valid Driver License with a good driving record, a reliable, registered and insured vehicle, and ability to drive to and from accounts continuously
• Cicerone, or other Beer certification strongly preferred
• Must be available to work nights and weekends and work more than 40 hours per week; and lift and or move up to 50 pounds
• MUST WORK OUT OF AND/OR BE WILLING TO MOVE TO THE GREENVILLE, SC AREA (Visit http://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/news/accolades/ to find out more about the wonderful city we reside.)
• MUST HAVE RELEVANT BEER/WINE/SPIRITS EXPERIENCE IN THE CAROLINAS PREFERABLY IN THE BEER DISTRIBUTOR NETWORK

What Quest Offers:
-Base salary plus commissions and bonuses based on meeting sales targets.
-Holiday pay
-Opportunity exists for long-term ownership potential.
-Other benefits under development.

Please submit your cover letter and resume with your work experience to: info@questbrewing.com NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Quest Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Quest Announces 2017 Thursday Concert Series

Andrew  |  February 22

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Quest will kick off their 2017 Thursday night concert series April 6th with Darby Wilcox & the Peep Show. All shows begin at 7PM and will have food trucks present to serve dinner.

4/6– Darby Wilcox and Peep Show
4/13– Dallas Baker and Friends
4/20– Chalwa
4/27– Matt Fassas Trip
5/4– Circus Mutt
5/11– Donna Kay and the Carousers
5/18– Little Leslie and the Bloodshots
5/25– The Menders
6/1– Schools Out Party with The Ex Cons
6/8– Johnny Utah and the Ex Presidents
6/15– The Bad Popes
6/22– Chelsey Ashford Band
6/29– LOZ Band
7/6– Redleg Husky
7/13– Brooks Dixon Band
7/20– Westend String Band
7/27– Angela Easterling
8/3– Kentucky Gentlemens Band
8/10– Brother Oliver
8/17– Conservation Theory
8/24– Swamp Rabbit Railroad
8/31– Snopes Family Band

Please note that no outside food or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

You are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bottled water.

Children are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and owners must dispose of pet waste.

The event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside the brewery.

Per state law, patrons will be limited to 3 pints of beer per person.

Ellida IPA in 12oz. Cans

Andrew  |  February 9

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Feburary 9, 2017 … Quest Brewing Company releases it’s heralded Ellida IPA in 12 oz cans. Ellida IPA will be available in this new packaging starting on Thursday Feb 9th. These six packs of 12 oz cans will be available for purchase in Quest’s tap room as well as in various retail outlets throughout North & South Carolina.  Quest will be limiting purchases of this west coast style IPA to one case per person (due to SC state law) at the tap room.

This Viking-themed ale is brewed with a healthy amount of Columbus, Falconers Flight, Zythos, and Citra hops.  The citrus notes are balanced out with 3 varieties of malts.  Look for these cans at your favorite craft beer retailer shortly after this release date.

Smoking Mirror named in ‘Best Beers of 2016’

Andrew  |  January 23

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Quest’s Smoking Mirror Smoked Porter was named one of the best beers of 2016 on Porchdrinking.com. The article, penned by Dan Bortz, featured beers from around the country that made 2016 memorable.

Click here to read the article.

Quest hosts Simple Syrup feat. Doug Jones 8/4

Andrew  |  August 1

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Quest Brewing Co. is proud to host Simple Syrup (featuring Doug Jones, Charles Hedgepath, and Adam McFarlane) on Thursday August 4th. The show starts at 7PM with no cover charge. Food will be available for purchase with Automatic Taco Food Truck.

-Please note that no outside food or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
-You are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bottled water.
-Children are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and owners must dispose of pet waste.
-The event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside the brewery.
-Per state law, patrons will be limited to 3 pints of beer per person.

Simple Syrup is composed of Charles Hedgepath, Doug Jones, and Adam McFarlane. Drawing from Doug and Charles’ large catalog of music, this trio has a funky sound all its own. They put an album out in 2015, but it’s not available to purchase just yet.

Quest hosts Angela Easterling & the Beguilers 7/14

Andrew  |  July 13

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Quest Brewing Co. is proud to host Angela Easterling & the Beguilers on Thursday July 14. The show starts at 7PM with no cover charge. Food will be available for purchase with Automatic Taco Food Truck.

-Please note that no outside food or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
-You are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bottled water.
-Children are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and owners must dispose of pet waste.
-The event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside the brewery.
-Per state law, patrons will be limited to 3 pints of beer per person.

Angela Easterling lives with her partner and their 2 young sons on the Greer, SC farm that has been in her family since 1791. Her most recent release, 2015’s “Common Law Wife”, went all the way to number 1 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Airplay Chart, and remained in the top five on that chart for nearly 2 months, garnishing much praise in the press. Her album, “BlackTop Road”, produced by Will Kimbrough, landed in the top 5 for adds to the Americana radio charts and remained on the Americana top 40 airplay chart for 7 weeks. It was chosen as a top pick in both Oxford American and Country Weekly. She was selected for an official Americana Convention Showcase, a Southeastern Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Official Showcase and is also a three-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist (2009, 2010, 2015) a 2011 Telluride Troubadour and a two-time Wildflower Performing Songwriter Top 10 Finalist (2012 & 2015). The Boston Herald named her song “The Picture” “Best Political Country Song” in their Year’s best music picks. Angela’s music was featured in commercials (Southwestern Bell) and several of her songs were used in the series “Horsepower” on Animal Planet. She was invited to appear on the WSM-hosted stage at the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair, where her entire set was broadcast live. Angela has appeared on the nationally broadcast public radio program “Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know”, the popular ETV show “Making It Grow”, Sirius XM Outlaw Country’s “Buddy and Jim Show” with Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, and was also interviewed by noted NPR journalist Bob Edwards. She was invited to perform at the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Root’s Music, as well as the 2015 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.
Angela tours the U.S., both solo and duo with Brandon Turner, and has appeared with her crowd-pleasing band The Beguilers at numerous concert series and music festivals throughout the Southeast, including Shakori Hills, Fall for Greenville, NC Apple Festival, Strawberry Festival, Albino Skunkfest and more. She has opened for or appeared with The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sarah Jarosz, Elizabeth Cook, Lucinda Williams, Charlie Louvin, Robbie Fulks, Mary Gauthier, Ray Price (at the Birchmere), Suzy Bogguss, Ellis Paul, Tom Brosseau, Eilen Jewell, Radney Foster, Will Kimbrough, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Lori McKenna.
Roger McGuinn, founder of the Byrds, called her “a bright shining star on the horizon!” and went on to say, “Her gift is so special. Her CD BlackTop Road brought me back to the time the Byrds recorded “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” – tradition meets youthful exuberance.” For more info on Angela, including bio, tour dates and more, please visit www.angelaeasterling.com

Quest hosts Billy Cardine & Friends 7/7

Andrew  |  July 5

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Quest Brewing Co. is proud to host Billy Cardine & Friends on Thursday July 7th. The show starts at 7PM with no cover charge. Food will be available for purchase with Thoroughfare Food Truck.

  1. -Please note that no outside food or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
  2. -You are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bottled water.
  3. -Children are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and owners must dispose of pet waste.
  4. -The event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside the brewery.
  5. -Per state law, patrons will be limited to 3 pints of beer per person.

Billy Cardine is an innovative, genre-blurring slide guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, touring artist, and educator. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Ryman Auditorium and major festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Merlefest and Rockygrass. He is an internationally featured artist touring in India, Japan, Europe and Canada as well. Billy’s dobro playing was recently featured on a Jerry Douglas’ production, Southern Filibuster, honoring one of the forefathers of the Dobro. Billy’s unique stylings and expertise attracted innovative analog music mogul, Moog Music. During 2010, he helped Moog design their first electric slide guitar, which he then debuted at MoogFest the following year. Billy’s distinct voice on all things slide has lead him to collaborations with Led Zeppelin’s own, John Paul Jones and world renowned, Edgar Meyer in his Porous Borders of Music. Billy’s productions have won national and international awards and recognition including Indie Acoustic Music Project’s Roots Album of the Year, Chicago Tribune’s Best Bluegrass records of the year and an Apple iPod Playlist Hot Pick. His memorable compositions and exquisite playing have been featured on The History Channel’s “Our Generation”, BBC World’s “Destination Music”, and PBS’ “RoadTrip Nation”. Billy newest release for July of 2012 introduces the Dobro to Gypsy Jazz music in a ground-breaking album featuring an extraordinary band.

 

Quest hosts Tonight’s Noise 6/23

Andrew  |  June 22

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Quest Brewing Co. is proud to host Tonight’s Noise on Thursday June 23. The show starts at 7PM with no cover charge. Food will be available for purchase with Automatic Taco Food Truck.

-Please note that no outside food or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
-You are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bottled water.
-Children are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and owners must dispose of pet waste.
-The event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside the brewery.
-Per state law, patrons will be limited to 3 pints of beer per person.

‘Tonight’s Noise was formed in early 2012 in upstate South Carolina with the goal in mind of bringing together the most capable and diverse musicians the southeast has to offer. A trio of working musicians who can reach from deep down, sultry blues to blistering fast bluegrass bliss at the nod of a head. With an array of originals taking you across landscapes of latin grooves and funk flavors with a new grass/roots feel that reminds you that you’re still home.

Bassist Sam Kruer and guitarist Matt Fassas first met at Eastern Kentucky University where both were studying music and getting hired out by a variety of local talent, including their own college music professors. Around the same time, mandolin player Matt Purinton was making his first big move from the Carolinas out west to Colorado where he toured the west coast and Rocky Mountains with various jam/bluegrass outfits.

Around early 2009 the Carolina’s were calling Purinton to come back home, and for Fassas to find a new start. Greenville, SC provided a comfy nest for the musicians to grow, and a nice place for Kruer to land in mid 2011. Now Tonight’s Noise is taking over and turning heads as they gear up for a tour in Fall 2012.

Members of Tonight’s Noise have performed with or opened for the following artists: Leon Russell, The Avett Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rebecca Lynn, John Keane, The Asylum Street Spankers, The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, and many more…’