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KevSal

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So forced, what if you were on vacation or on a work trip during the signup period? Just S O L?
then they might be able to email derek, hes pretty active and vocal in the membership fb page im sure he would listen. also those displaced by the fires have more time.
 
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I mean, it's a two week sign up window. If you really do want to just cater to locals, then doing it this way makes a lot of sense.
Some people do go on vacations or work trips in December, for 2 weeks. So it didn't matter if you lived 300 miles away or 1 block away. Would miss the sign up.

I don't have a horse in this matter, but this setup is hilarious.
 
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Moksa has renewals right now. in person only, no online sign ups, until Dec 16th... man its cutting it close for me, fate will decide if i can do another year lol. plus it went up to $300. thats alot of cash for mid December.

4 different beers, 2 regular and 2 barrel aged. includes 3 each of the regular and 2 each of the barrel aged. anyone else here in Moksa?
there is a new prestigious club or whatever now as well right?
 
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Some people do go on vacations or work trips in December, for 2 weeks. So it didn't matter if you lived 300 miles away or 1 block away. Would miss the sign up.

I don't have a horse in this matter, but this setup is hilarious.
It's extremely hilarious, it's funny to me why someone would sign up for a beer membership where ALL beer purchases must be made in person. Shit happens and sometimes you can't rush down to the brewery at their beck and call. If my local Casa Agria switched to this I would definitely not renew.
 

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damn, $150 more. how much more beer do you get
no idea, and those that have gotten the invite have been tight lipped about it for some reason.

its probably like an additional 2 beer ba beers for that tier only or something. most likely ba pastry method lol
 
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Some people do go on vacations or work trips in December, for 2 weeks. So it didn't matter if you lived 300 miles away or 1 block away. Would miss the sign up.

I don't have a horse in this matter, but this setup is hilarious.
I'm certainly not driving up to Sacramento to either a) sign up or b) pick up all the beer. But I also don't see it as some terrible idea from the brewery either. It's a helluv a lot easier to manage in-person signups/purchases/distribution that adding an online system. And, outside of the 1(?) person that's out of town for the first two weeks in Dec, you're hardcore catering to the local crowd - the same ones that are there buying pints on a regular basis and keeping your lights on. In the early stages of a brewery, that totally makes sense to me.

It's extremely hilarious, it's funny to me why someone would sign up for a beer membership where ALL beer purchases must be made in person. Shit happens and sometimes you can't rush down to the brewery at their beck and call. If my local Casa Agria switched to this I would definitely not renew.
I just don't see why you care? Modern Times had non-proxy, limited pickup of its beers for the first several years of the club and it's seemed to do just fine. It's an approach that works, even if it doesn't make your life easier.
 

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I'm certainly not driving up to Sacramento to either a) sign up or b) pick up all the beer. But I also don't see it as some terrible idea from the brewery either. It's a helluv a lot easier to manage in-person signups/purchases/distribution that adding an online system. And, outside of the 1(?) person that's out of town for the first two weeks in Dec, you're hardcore catering to the local crowd - the same ones that are there buying pints on a regular basis and keeping your lights on. In the early stages of a brewery, that totally makes sense to me.
i definitely get catering to those that keep you lights on.
 
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I'm certainly not driving up to Sacramento to either a) sign up or b) pick up all the beer. But I also don't see it as some terrible idea from the brewery either. It's a helluv a lot easier to manage in-person signups/purchases/distribution that adding an online system. And, outside of the 1(?) person that's out of town for the first two weeks in Dec, you're hardcore catering to the local crowd - the same ones that are there buying pints on a regular basis and keeping your lights on. In the early stages of a brewery, that totally makes sense to me.


I just don't see why you care? Modern Times had non-proxy, limited pickup of its beers for the first several years of the club and it's seemed to do just fine. It's an approach that works, even if it doesn't make your life easier.
You could buy MT beers online, they didn't force you to go in person to buy the beers. I don't understand the comparison at all. My issue isn't with the lack of proxies or pickup windows, it's that if you want a beer and cant make it down there the two days they sell it to members you're SOL. I seem to care as much as you since you stated you wouldn't sign up either.
 
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You could buy MT beers online, they didn't force you to go in person to buy the beers. I don't understand the comparison at all. My issue isn't with the lack of proxies or pickup windows, it's that if you want a beer and cant make it down there the two days they sell it to members you're SOL. I seem to care as much as you since you stated you wouldn't sign up either.
I'm not signing up because I'm not the target audience. I don't think it's a bad approach though, which is the difference.

Not sure I see the difference between a short pick-up window in-person and a purchase window. Feels like semantics at that point. Even with an extended purchase window from MT, having to show up in person meant that club didn't make sense for me.
 
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I'm not signing up because I'm not the target audience. I don't think it's a bad approach though, which is the difference.

Not sure I see the difference between a short pick-up window in-person and a purchase window. Feels like semantics at that point. Even with an extended purchase window from MT, having to show up in person meant that club didn't make sense for me.
I guess if you consider a 3 month window to be short, then yeah sure it's short. I don't consider 90 days to pickup your beer to be short. I still don't understand your comparison to modern times, but hey that's you.
 
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I guess if you consider a 3 month window to be short, then yeah sure it's short. I don't consider 90 days to pickup your beer to be short. I still don't understand your comparison to modern times, but hey that's you.
I don't make it to San Diego 4 times a year on a regular cadence. It required in-person pickup. Too short to be useful, especially when you compared to The Bruery or Rare Barrel.

I still don't see the difference between picking up in person and purchasing in person. Forget the MT comparison if it's confusing you.
 
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