This week we’ve got Amanda Bowman joining us from Fermental! Check out what she has to say about being a Wilmington craft beer bartender.

AT: What’s your favorite thing about bar-tending/selling beer?

AB:  I like being able to pick just the right beer for someone, even if they weren’t exactly sure what they were looking for. Figuring out what they do and don’t like, making suggestions, then watching them try, and like, something out of their comfort zone is rewarding.

It’s also fun when you get to know what your regulars like and they trust you to just pour them something you know they’ll love.

AT: Do you have any advice for current or future craft beer bartenders?

AB: I would say familiarize yourself with as many different styles and flavors as you can. Taste everything, even if you don’t like a particular style, as it will help to make recommendations.

Staying on top of trends is also helpful.

AT: If you were a beer, which one would you be?

AB: A fruited gose–a little sour, a little sweet, and a little salty.