If you’re a beer connoisseur, always taking a “sick day” to catch the newest IPA launch at a brewery three hours away, this may be the side hustle for you. When you become a Secret Hopper, you can actually get paid to visit local breweries and try their beers.
Secret Hopper is a (punny) twist on secret shopping: When you sign up, you’ll be assigned a brewery near you, and asked simply to pay them a visit, order a flight, and evaluate your experience. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert. You won’t be expected to write in detail about the beers themselves, but about the overall customer experience. Was the staff friendly? Were you offered a sampler? How engaging and conversational was the bartender? After your visit (and once the buzz wears off), you’ll be asked to fill out an extensive questionnaire about your experience.