US - Northwest De Garde Keeper's Society

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by janky, May 4, 2014.

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  1. janky

    janky

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    Sorry if these are dumb questions, but I've been trying to find information on this, and I'm not really turning up much.

    I'm curious as to how the Keepers society works - what's included for the $125/yr membership - and when people can enroll?
    Also curious how trustee scenarios work (since I have friends who are also interested).

    I'm up in Tacoma, WA, but would gladly make a few trips a year to come pick up my beers. And the pricing structure is way better than some 'other' societies.

    How does one become a Keeper?

    degardebrewing can you shed some light on this? Did I just miss an obvious link somewhere?
    btw, we made the trip out for the anniversary party and it was a blast! It was my gf and I's first time getting to try a bunch of your brews, and they were all incredible. Thank you!
     
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  2. kscaldef

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    Memberships were sold back in December; assuming they continue the program I would expect next year's to go on sale towards the end of this year. Included 8 beers (so far, Lily, the first Imperial Vin Bu, Biere de Garde, and Imperial Plum Bu), a gift (this year was a branded glass not available to the public), and the party. No officially recognized trustees. Some of us do have arrangements with friends / trading partners, but strictly speaking only the person who signed up in person is a member.
     
  3. ASUBeer

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    Has the glass been released yet?
     
  4. w_klon

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    This is a good question. We were giving glassware for the pre-party, but I did not assume those were the piece of swag mentioned in the membership.

    And don't get me wrong, I loved the party! It was a blast, but what happened to the Chenin Blanc Keepers bottle? Nobody informed us of the change. Everybody just had to find out as they looked in their bags
     
  5. degardebrewing

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    The glassware was the gift, as I believe was stated in the email we sent.

    Apologies for the lack of notice on the beer switch. We ended up less than perfectly happy with how the conditioning had progressed on the Chenin Blanc Imperial Bu, so made the difficult last minute decision to switch to Linsey's favorite of the Berliners. I expect the Chenin Bu to mature nicely, so when it meets approval, we will release it, either for sale or as a future Keepers beer.

    Well said.
     
  6. kscaldef

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    I'm definitely looking forward to the Chenin Blanc when it's ready -- an under-appreciated grape IMO.
     
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  7. degardebrewing

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    Loire Valley for the win!
     
  8. jeblikesbeer

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    Will there ever be a round 2 of the keepers?
     
  9. 1987GN

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    This.
     
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  10. grandmeaulnes

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    will there be new memberships in 2015?
     
  11. kscaldef

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    Come on people, we're barely 1/3 of the way through this year...
     
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  12. Usofar

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    After finally having a degardebrewing brewing beer this past week, i'm ready to make a payment now to secure my 2015 Keepers membership. Think outside the box and combine the society membership with Fiftyfifty's futures. Just don't call it a kick starter... I think FL has that one trademarked.
     
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  13. jmgrub

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    degardebrewing when are signups for the 2019 Keepers? I feel like your processes will REALLY have hit their stride by then, and I'm just excited at the prospect. Can I lock in the 2013 price for 2019 now?
     
  14. Juice

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    I'd love to sign us as well, but only on the condition that Keepers '14 convocations will be sealed with sex magic and will be blood-in, blood-out. If these stipulations can be met I'd literally send you all of my money.
     
  15. degardebrewing

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    Memberships for next year will be available in the next couple months. PLEASE don't email, call or message. We'll be posting on Facebook (it's open to a public search) specifics when it happens.
    Thanks guys. Sorry for the delay!
     
  16. w_klon

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    Email SENT and I left a a VM, too. Thanks! ;)
     
  17. degardebrewing

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    REPORTED
     
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  18. lurchingbeast

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    The first 237 envelopes to arrive with $13 cash and $386 in postage affixed to a standard 6 3/4" envelope get in right?
     
  19. OakedCanuck

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    Are you going to give current Keepers first rights to re-up/refusal?



    The answer is yes.
     
  20. w_klon

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    FTFY
     
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