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The 2011 Bruery Reserve Society Announced

Beer
10.08.2010

The Bruery Reserve Society With Black Tuesday soon upon us and the year slowly coming to a close, The Bruery has just announced the details regarding the second year of their Bruery Reserve Society. To avoid any confusion, I am simply copying the information I was given by The Bruery. Please keep in mind that 2010 Reserve Society members have the first right of refusal for 2011.

Membership renewals will go on sale on October 11th through our new Reserve Society website and will end October 31st at 5 PM PST. Membership is $195 and includes the following:

− 1 bottle 3 French Hens
− 1 bottle Sour in the Rye
− 1 bottle mystery special release
− 1 bottle Trois Poules Français (upon release)
− 1 bottle 2011 Black Tuesday (upon release)
− Reserve Society t-shirt and insulated growler carrier (subject to change)
− Access to purchase special bottle release allocations with 15% discount
− 15% off all Tasting Room purchases
− 15% off of draft beer flights and Bruery beer at The Bruery Provisions (Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts)
− First right of refusal for 2012 membership
− Access to special growler fills
− Access to Reserve Society-only events (additional charges may apply)
− Entrance for two to the Reserve Society Initiation Celebration (scheduled for mid-January)

Membership begins on January 1st, 2011 and ends December 31st, 2011.

We anticipate the following beers to be released to the Reserve Society in 2011:

Cigar City Collaboration – Special Edition (Doesn’t have an official name yet)
− Batch No. 50 (Grand Funk Aleroad)
− Melange No. 1
− Melange No. 3
− 100% Barrel Aged Cuir
− Black Tuesday
− Oude Tart
− Trois Poules Français (Base of Three French Hens soured and 100% barrel aged with Syrah grapes added)
− Many special “Provisions Series” beers

One change from last years’ membership is that we are unable to offer shipping for the 2011 Reserve Society membership. FedEx, UPS, and USPS rules do not currently allow the shipping of beer from a brewery to a consumer (just from a licensee to a licensee, or for the case of wine, from winery to consumer). There is a fairly high risk that if we continue to ship to you, we will have issues with the packages being confiscated or destroyed once the contents of the packages are known to the shipper. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will work with our fellow craft breweries to have this policy changed. We will, however, provide storage for all Reserve Society allocations until March 1st 2012. It is the responsibility of the member to arrange for pick up. A trustee can be designated at the time of purchase if the member is not local to The Bruery by having that person’s name as the “Ship To” name.



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  2. El Jefe | Friday, October 8, 2010

    Sounds like a cool deal. The horrifying detail in this post is that craft breweries are not able to directly ship to consumers, a right that wineries enjoy. That ain’t right.


  3. Brian Kropf | Friday, October 8, 2010

    It’s a very cool deal indeed. I’m a member from 2010 as well, and in 2010 they were shipping to consumers only within California, but they have stopped that for 2011.

    I’m a member of another similar club from a Souther California brewery and they ship nationally, so it’s a bit strange.

    Hopefully the breweries will be able to band together and correct this soon!

    I have some beer from them I’ll have to bust out and share when I get to Murphys!


  4. rick | Friday, October 8, 2010

    Unless HR 5034 passes then no one will enjoy shipping direct.


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