This volunteer position consists of pouring draft beer and serving beer to our customers. Usually four people are in the booth, two pouring beer from the beer taps and two in the front of the booth collecting tickets and serving the customer beer.
Serving the beer to our customers
Before serving our customers, Check each of them for a “Drinking Age” wristband. This is to confirm they are of Legal Drinking Age and is required by the Law.
Take 3 tickets per beer. These tickets should be torn in half and put into the wooden ticket box located in the front of the booth
Snap the handle forward and backward. Easing or pumping the handle always causes a lot of foam. Tip the cup so the beer hits it at an angle about halfway down the cup. If it gets really busy you can pour continuously by trading cups under the tap without spilling any beer at all. We try to fill cups of beer to within a half inch of the top.
We must stop serving alcohol at 11 PM,
If you need help with anything at the Fest, please ask other volunteers working at your booth or another booth. Many of them have been involved for a long time and may be able to help. You can also stop anybody with a radio or wearing a “Staff” badge.
The Beverage Coordinator will try to stop by at the start of each shift and about once per 30-45 minutes, however anyone with a radio can contact them at any time.
Additional Boxes of Cups are locate in the end of the trailer that has the trailer hitch. (Opposite end from where the kegs of beer are located)
Changing Kegs: If no-one on your team is comfortable doing this contact the Beverage Coordinator. Beverage Coordinators and most team members are willing to share their knowledge in changing kegs. (If you like to do it, this is not required.)
Changing CO2 tanks: If no-one on your team is comfortable doing this, contact the Beverage Coordinator. To replace it, simply unscrew the fitting from the empty tank, screw it on the new tank and turn on the tank by turning the handle on top counter-clockwise.
After 10pm on Saturday evening please do not tap any more kegs than necessary. Try not to have more than one kind of any beer per booth tapped, two kegs of any kind at the Budweiser booths. We pay for all kegs we tap, so at the end we try to have as few tapped as possible.
Detailed instructions will be posted in the booth.