The Tasting Panel
Always ready to sample some homebrews are a plethora of good friends that (usually) enjoy what's in the fridge. Providing honest product reviews and making sarcastic jokes are their strong point, but they know how to make the brewpub a fun place to hang out, throw darts and make sure there are plenty of empty bottles to be filled with whatever is in the fermenters.
The Consultant's role in the operation is to provide feedback on upcoming brews. He gets to have all the new ideas bounced off him for opinions, which are largely ignored. However, just as every blind squirrel finds a nut, he sometimes hits the bulls-eye and the style, recipe, or beer name gets used. Unfortunately for him he's 200 miles from the brewery so doesn't get to sample the products he provides advice on.