US - Pacific 2019 Membership renewal

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  1. sdreaper

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    Zinners & Saints (club exclusive)
    Oude Testament
    DDG '19 (early access)
    Sinners Blend '19 (club exclusive)
    Agave Maria Reserva
    Veritas Raspberry
    Peach Afternoon (club exclusive)
    Cable Car '19
    O'Brien's 25th
    Veritas 022
     
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  2. rcubed

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    Zinners & Saints and Peach Afternoon are two of the best LA beers every made. I still need try many of those though.
     
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  3. AndresR

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    Dropped Moksa.

    Keeping SARA.

    Debated adding MT because they are opening Oak. But plenty of offerings are public releases. Passed. No fuss no muss.
     
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  4. jwacky

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    I was part of Lost Abbey club in 2018 and didn't have any issues. They delivered what they said they would.
     
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  5. rcubed

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    Problem was the person that ran it in 2018 left and they scrambled most of 2019 to find a replacement.
     
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  6. jwacky

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    Ah, gotcha. It can be rough when people keep changing, but I doubt it's a position that pays enough - at least at most places - to keep people very long before they seek other opportunities.
     
  7. yabu

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    I like your style. Sorry dumb question. But do you split those memberships? Or is that for you and your spouse. :).
     
  8. cquiroga

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    Don't split. I tried splitting my first year of MT League, and I found out very quickly that the hassle of communicating, tracking, and managing the split was a much, much bigger deal than the cost of the second half of the membership. I went through the first couple of months of that membership just annoyed with myself and that obligation, to the point that I could not WAIT to get out of it for the next year. Eventually, I just "bought out" the other guy from the split, and basically told him, "Dude, I'll just buy what I want and what sounds good, and I'll share anything that I have with you, and just give you a bunch of fucken beer at the end of the year." We're good.

    As a member of a bunch of clubs, I count myself as one of those "best/worst" club members-- I buy things in fits and starts... sometimes going months without a single purchase; I always look at the club membership as a way to support a business I care about, and all of the beers and other perks that come with it are just their way of thanking me for the support; I don't complain about communication or missing out on any specific beers, and I find I am constantly surprised by the quality, diversity, and camaraderie offered by these breweries, which I try to look at as a reciprocation of this mindset that I bring to my participation in the club (even if it's not).

    But yeah... I have way too much fucken beer. I am sure this comes as no surprise.
     
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  9. jwacky

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    LOL @ the Alesmith "Welcome to 2020 membership" email that went out last night... when I didn't renew.

    I first checked to make sure it wasn't an auto-renew situation. Then I scrolled down. Not a good look, IMO:

    DIDN'T RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP?
    You Still Get One More Benefit, Plus There's Still Time to Join!


    We know that there is a lot of competition out there for the hard-earned dollars you allocate towards beer club memberships. We're still relatively young to the membership game despite being almost 25 years old as a brewery, and we're always looking to grow and improve. We hate to see you go, but on your way out please allow us to invite you to this year's upcoming 2020 Member Welcome Party so you can enjoy one last member perk and maybe convince you that we are changing and growing enough to keep you as a member.

    We love hearing feedback from all of our members, even from those that have decided to move on. What better way is there to discuss your thoughts about the membership than sharing them over some high-end AleSmith barrel-aged offerings? We hope you can join us.

    If you still want to be an Order of the Anvil member and registration just slipped your mind, then don't worry! There is still time to join us for the 2020 member year. Please click on the button below to renew your membership!

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  10. smithj2154

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    While it shows they really want to retain members I don’t see anything there that is especially desperate in tone. They acknowledge you didn’t renew, requested your feedback and are offering an extended perk to help entice you to rejoin. Now a club that I would say comes off as desperate and not a good look is the bruery. I haven’t been a member for 4yrs and I still get blasted with enrollment emails. Lol
     
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  11. rcubed

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    I'm surprised I haven't heard from the Bruery since I was a RS member for many years but haven't been in the last few years. I do get their press releases though. Excited to try their Helles.
     
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    Same. I think I got emails for like four months last year from the Bruery trying to get me to join after a single year of RS membership in 2014.
     
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  13. iong516

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    And SARA’s email is like WHO ISNT REJOINING, PEOPLE COMPLAIN DAILY ABOUT OUR 5 YEAR WAITING LIST.

    Collected Works didn’t die yet, and SARA cellar isn’t going anywhere. The only other clubs I’d join would be Floodland or SP, but I don’t see either happening, so no changes for 2020 besides some minor restructuring of CW.
     
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  14. ewwiccc

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    SARA / Floodland / Perennial / DG / Casey

    Dont see myself dropping SARA / Floodland that's for sure.

    Casey I might drop next year after my friends get their fill. I'm pretty much only buying bottles for my trade partners at this point. Will grab Leaner/Velvet for myself (and i hear they're bottling a stout too).

    Perennial we'll see how the rest of this year plays out. Nice to get Anni blend / Maman so far. I dont need more sours/saisons from them though. Hoping to see BAA / Blue Ridge / BA Fantastic Voyage before the membership year ends.

    De Garde (premier) - have enough in my allocation these days to grab as much DG as my trade partners want. Also nice to pick up the releases I really enjoy (Nectarine Premier). Should be keeping this one.
     
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    heard they're auto charging your card for 1 of every release for CW?
     
  16. iong516

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    That’s correct. Unsure how if on site only/lotto stuff will be included, but they’ve been really good to us so far...

    Also, iso Maman share :cool:
     
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    Damn, I've never heard of Floodland. I'm out of the loop.


    #oldmoney
     
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  18. sdreaper

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    The few I have had the pleasure of having are very delicious. Not sure how to get in the club, but since it is up in the great white north, well past Canada, I am not willing to try.

    I failed at getting in HF and (much like years past with SARA), I am on some weird waiting list for Side Project (although I don't think that is real and Corey is just pulling my leg)...but I don't think I will get myself into either.
     
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    SP is on my wishlist as well but not counting on getting into that hah.

    Floodland had a handful of openings back in september. Few spots opened up from those that dropped (or were dropped) from 2019 in addition to a few more new spots. I believe he backfilled with people off the waitlist. Then it was a lottery to get in for the "new spots". He asked for donations to planned parenthood to be entered into said lottery.
     
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  20. sdreaper

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    Solid, but I can't donate to PP. Been trying as hard as I can to donate to non-divisive organizations (sucks that this is so divisive, but whatever, all humans are dumb anyways) for the decade+ I have been donating. Because of that, basically Surfrider is the only one that gets my money. Eventually someone will come out and say that oceans are bad and we should pollute them to death, but until they do....they can have my money.

    Edit: And just in case it isn't clear...PP is awesome and I am also a dumb human.