Bar Manager


B. Nektar offers competitive wages that will be determined by experience. We are also a gratuity-free establishment (no tips) and offer a living wage along with health/vision insurance; dental insurance; paid time off; a killer work environment; and there’s mead!  Complete details are outlined in the B. Nektar Taproom Employee Handbook.


This dynamic position will supervise all areas of the B. Nektar taproom as well as working closely with marketing, events, and production staff. The chosen applicant will work on the upkeep of the taproom, tend the bar, and make retail sales during open taproom hours. Success in this position will be founded in the attention to the customer experience when visiting B. Nektar. Patrons should be educated on craft beverages, our brewing/making process, the unique location and growth of our brand. Candidate must be a self-motivated individual, who executes on a high level and is capable of collaborating with multiple work groups and successfully multitasking.

The Bar Manager will also supervise staff working in the tap room, manage and coordinate inventory with brewery production workers, execute a variety of events throughout the year, and assist in the strategic planning and budgeting for the tap room. Particular focus will be on ordering/rotating inventory correctly and on completing a thorough month end inventory.

The ideal candidate loves the craft industry (brewing experience is a bonus but not required), is extremely organized and detail oriented, and is responsible as well as hard working. The position will be full time with required hours on nights and weekends and some holidays.



  • TIPS certified
  • Training and managing taproom staff
  • A strong desire to collaboratively lead the direction of the taproom experience while staying up to date on Market and Industry trends and opportunities.
  • Maintain a clean, friendly and welcoming environment for all guests at all times.
  • Communicating product and merchandise needs for inventory
  • Completing weekly and monthly inventory tasks
  • Conducting fun and energetic tours of the brewery
  • Managing the coordination for all special events hosted in the taproom while keeping a calendar of booked events.
  • Creation and execution of Standard Operating Procedures for reordering needs and inventory stock levels
  • Sensory Panel Participant
  • Daily Quality Control metrics to ensure optimal customer experience for all B. Nektar guests
  • Engaging customers, making sales and answering questions
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Proactive management of taproom improvements
  • Ability to move kegs and cases


  • Previous brewery experience required
  • Hospitality experience is a plus
  • Retail experience strongly preferred- both back and front of house experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience


  • Knowledge of and interest in the craft beer industry
  • Proven success in a retail environment
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with employees and the general public.
  • Experience in a fast-paced work environment and the ability to multitask. The ability to think on your feet and adapt, flexibility is key.
  • Strict attention to detail.
  • Advanced computer literacy- Google mail, Google Drive, POS systems, square, etc.
  • Events planning and coordination experience
  • Time management and schedule management

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  • SATURDAY! Join us at 2 p.m. in the B. Nektar taproom for the release of The Zombies Take Manhattan. Apple and cherry mead aged in Rye Whiskey barrels for 9 months.
#theneedformead #mead #whiskey #rye #zombies
  • Saturday...The Zombies Take Manhattan! Apple mead w/ cherry, aged in rye whiskey barrels. 500ml bottles, 11.8% abv. Lightly carbonated.
Bottle sales begin in our taproom on 5/18 at 2 p.m. #theneedformead #zombies #mead #ferndale
  • Chocolate + Coffee Sanchez bottles drop at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11th in our taproom! Live music by @afteroursband and food by @detroitpanzerotti later in the evening! Check out for more info! #springMAYhem #theneedformead #ferndale #mead #coffee #raspberry #chocolate
  • Taproom release 5/4, 2 p.m.!
Go to for details.
  • Spring MAYhem is coming! We have some BIG releases in our taproom starting May 4th, plus lots of other fun events! Episode 13 3 Year Reserve, Chocolate Coffee Sanchez, Vanilla Cinnamon, AND the return of Zombies Take Manhattan!!!
Go to or check out our Facebook page for dates, times, and deets. Let’s party friends! #theneedformead #springmayhem
  • Showcase Showdown! @brewdogoxford 👏👏
Our @bnektar showcase went down a treat and we’ve still got a few of their delicious meads left! 🐝
Fancy something a little bit different? Head down to the bar and get stuck in! 🍻
#brewdog #brewdogoxford #oxford #visitoxford #bnektar #bnektarmeadery #mead #americanmead #americancraft #craftmead #drinkcraftnotcrap #gimmegimmegimme #webleedcraftbeer #meadlife
  • New Punk Lemonade T’s are in stock in our taproom and on our website!
Soft & stretchy black cotton with our pal Bee Bee Damone printed on front. Get yours today before they buzz off! #punklemonade #upthepunx
  • Whatcha doin’ this weekend? We’ve got some cool adult beverages in our taproom! Check out our website (link in bio) for our current tap list and hours. FYI, we’re open Easter Sunday from 2-8 p.m. #theneedformead
  • Stupid Man Suit (cider w/cherry, raspberry, & black currant) bottles are for sale in our taproom! If you’re not local to Ferndale, start looking for these bad bois on May 1st in your area. #sparklemotion
  • TOMORROW (4/10) in the B. Nektar Taproom we will be opening up some archived bottles of 2016 (batch#414; 24 btls ONLY), tapping a rare keg of 2017 (batch#563) and the recent 2019 release (batch#726) for a vertical tasting experience. (1oz pours only) 
Comment sheets will be available so you can let us know what you think when you taste.
  • #DragonsAreReal drops tomorrow at 2 p.m.! We have an entire day and night of fun stuff in our taproom, too! Live music, food, and plenty of mead! Check out or our Facebook page for more info!
#dragons #springiscoming #gameofthrones #ferndale #mead
  • Well, @neilhimself has a bottle of Believe- an apple mead fit for the Gods! Many thanks to the team at @Starz and @FremantleUS.  Tune in for Season 2 this March!