It was a coveted gig.
But stout expert Chris McShortall from Co. Cork beat applicants from all over Ireland to become ALDI’s new beer taster.
In July, the budget supermarket launched a nationwide search and called on beer connoisseurs across Ireland to apply explaining why they should be considered to receive a selection of free beer to sample, taste, and review.
ALDI received submissions from hop-fuls across Ireland with Chris chosen because of his passion for all things beer.
The co-founder of the Instagram account @stoutwatch where he reviews pints of stout from pubs across Ireland, Chris first discovered ALDI’s selection of Irish craft beers and stouts during lockdown and quickly became a fan.
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For his efforts, Chris will now receive a curated selection of beers in exchange for brew-tally honest and valuable feedback around each beer’s taste, flavour, and appearance. His feedback will then be used by ALDI’s buying team to help decide what beers are included in the store’s autumn and winter range.
“I am over the moon to have been chosen as ALDI’s Official Beer Taster,” said Chris.
“Over the years, I have been impressed by the selection of craft beer and stout available in ALDI.I am really looking forward to sampling ALDI’s new range of Irish craft beers and sharing my thoughts with the team as well as opening people’s eyes to the incredible beers available in ALDI!”