Link: Brew company is searching for someone to drink beer and hike

Lexington, Va. — The Devil's Backbone Brewing Co., based in Lexington, is now accepting applications from people who "love hiking and beer" to take on the unique job of "Chief Hiking Officer."

The winning applicant will not only be granted the cool title, but will also earn $20,000 to spend five to seven months hiking the Appalachian Trail,  drinking beer and posting the experience on social media along the way.

Applicants need to be available between May and September 2021 for the 2,200 mile hike.

The hiker will be outfitted with equipment by the brewery and is promised to be treated to "some big ol' beer parties along the way."

The application on the company's website consists of some personal information, proof of social media or blogging savvy, and a video explaining why the applicant should receive the position.

The company said the best applications will be selected for interviews and an assignment to complete for the next round of eliminations.

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