Alcoholic beer taster blames brewer

May 7th, 2007 | Posted by Real Beer

A Brazilian court has ordered local brewer Ambev to pay $49,400 to an alcoholic beer taster who drank more than three pints a day. The employee alleged that the company did not provide the health measures needed to keep him from developing alcoholism, a labor court in the Rio Grande do Sul state said in a statement Friday.

The employee said in his lawsuit that for more than a decade, he drank between 16 and 25 small glasses of beer during his eight-hour shifts at the company.

An initial ruling had favored Ambev, or Companhia de Bebidas das Americas, which can still appeal the decision. The company alleged the employee already was an alcoholic before becoming a beer taster.

[Via Yahoo! News]

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2 Responses to “Alcoholic beer taster blames brewer”

  1. mark mitchell Says:

    Man, what a jerk. Dream job, and he gets a payoff on top of his wages? Three pints a day is good for you!!

  2. Brewmonkey Says:

    Actually 3 pints is a bit on the plus side of what is thought to be healthy for you. However when you take a job such as this one you must realize a long term run at the job may have detrimental health concerns and knowing as such anything that happens to you or your liver is your own damn fault IMHO.