Get paid to drink beer? Sure, the salary on offer is on the modest side - but with such a perk, are you really going to argue?

The craft-beer craze continues to ferment in Hong Kong and the third annual Beertopia festival will take place from March 13 to 15. This year the organisers are hiring two official tasters.

"We've got too many beers and too little time," says Beertopia founder Jonathan So Shing-bong. The 2014 event will feature more than 400 beers, so help is needed to taste and critique them all.

No prior knowledge of craft beer is required - successful applicants will receive expert training from Hong Kong beer buffs Rohit Dugar, founder of local microbrewery Young Master Ales, and Toby Cooper, of Central pub The Globe.

And it gets better: the beer tasters will be able to set their own schedule and work from home (no drinking on the streets; see Rant, right). From February 15 until the festival kicks off, cases of beer will be delivered to their doorsteps. And they will receive a payment of HK$12,000 for their trouble.

The organisers are looking for the most enthusiastic, personable and inquisitive applicants - but, above all, they've got to be thirsty! No CVs or stuffy cover letters are required - to apply, all you need to do is make a short video explaining why you want the job and upload it to Beertopia's Facebook page before January 30.

Viewers can vote on their favourite entrants from February 1 and the organisers will make the two appointments based partially on the popular vote. Fittingly, the two successful beer lovers will be announced on Valentine's Day, February 14.

Visit to apply, watch the candidates' videos and cast your vote.