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Hey guys, I'm helping someone write an article on membership clubs and he asked if there was a list of them all. I'd like to include things like Sour Futures and the more popular ones that were cancelled... Any help would be appreciated.

I'm looking for a little details like:

Tired Hands "Believers Club" ($500, $1000, $2000)
$500 gift card
-10% discount with use of gift card!
-1 Believers Club exclusive t-shirt.
-1 Believers Club exclusive Teku glass.
-1 Believers Club bottle tote.
-Annual Believers Club only bottle release.
-The ability to reserve any bottle we release via thbcbc.com for 1 year. No lines for you, buddy!
*for the $500 tier

Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve (cancelled after 2014)
$300
- Membership Card
- (2) Cellar Reserve exclusive stemware glasses
- (2) pieces of exclusive Members only gear
- Access to purchase specialty bottle releases at 15% discount (subject to allocation limits)
- First right of refusal for future membership
- 15% discount on all taproom purchases.
- Future planned Cellar Reserve Member events (additional charges apply)
10 different Barrel-aged Sour beers(each bottle release includes (2) 375 ml bottles per release, with additional purchases available if the yield permits)
 
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Transient Artisan Ales has 6 month memberships. We just finished the first 6 months and have re-upped for the second. The first 6 month had the following:

  • Eight 750ml bottles of barrel-aged/sour/funky beers (or equivalent volume)
  • Two logoed glasses
  • A Transient shirt
  • A handmade bottle carrier
  • One 750ml Growler
  • One growler fill
  • Admission to 2 bottle allotment release events (Dates TBD)
  • First right to refuse subsequent memberships
  • First chance to purchase extras of reserve bottles
Price- $185

The next one contains the following:

  • 5500mL of Barrel Aged Beer minimum: mixed between 500mL and 750mL bottles.
  • Transient Branded Shirt
  • Transient Growler and Fill
  • Handmade Bottle Opener- This will be taking the place of the bottle carrier, and is the current outlet for our woodworking addiction.
  • Glasses- You will be getting 2 more glasses, though in a different style/logo.
  • Admission to 2 bottle allotment release events (Dates TBD)
  • First right to refuse subsequent memberships
  • First chance to purchase extras of reserve bottles
Price- $185 Tax Included
 
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Night Shift Brewing.

http://www.nightshiftbrewing.com/product/2015-night-shift-barrel-society/

Membership includes the following:
Seven barrel-aged beers

Seven different barrel-aged beers (750 ml bottles), exclusive to the Night Shift Barrel Society. Here is a list of what we’re currently planning (please keep in mind this is subject to change):

  • Double-barrel-aged imperial stout, first in bourbon barrels, then into port/wine barrels for a secondary aging period
  • Belgian-style quad fermented with plum juice and aged in red wine barrels
  • Imperial saison aged in white and red wine barrels with wild yeast added
  • Wheat wine brewed with local wheat and aged in a blend of rum and brandy barrels
  • Wild red ale – a blend of our favorite young and old barrel-aged beers. You are going to want this…
  • Sour ale aged with TBD exotic fruits in tequila barrels
  • Golden sour ale aged with apricots in white wine barrels
Regarding bottle quantity, we’ve set up a multi-tiered membership system. You can choose between:

Aficionado (1 bottle of each beer = 7 bottles total); $150 membership

Connoisseur (2 bottles of each beer = 14 bottles total); $250 membership

Cellarmaster (4 bottles of each beer = 28 bottles total); $450 membership

Two exclusive 2015 Barrel Society snifters
One 2015 Barrel Society membership t-shirt (option for 2nd shirt)
• Option to purchase Barrel Society hoodie
• Priority to purchase extra bottles of each beer
• Exclusive access to Barrel Society taproom draft line
• End-of-year party for all 2015 members
• Exclusive access to purchase leftover 2014 Barrel Society bottles
First rights to renew your membership for 2016
If a gift, a complimentary “Welcome” card with membership details (must be purchased before 12/1/14)
 

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thanks guys!

Night Shift also has the Sour Futures (reserve Berliners in advance)

Hill Farmstead Collect Works (only 2013, cancelled). Included 6 beers?

Upland Secret Barrel Society - $250
  • Two Upland Sour Program custom glasses
  • 1 free general admission ticket to Sour Wild and Funk Fest
  • Free entry to a members only event immediately following the Sour Wild Funk Fest (one guest will be allowed for each member)
  • Free entry to a food and sour beer pairing event at the brewery before the end of the year (one guest will be allowed for each member)
  • Right to purchase beer (no beer included)
 
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Ale Apothecary Ale Club
$300, 1 year, 12 beers, 2 glasses

SARA's Cellar(2014)
12 beers, 6 cellar member exclusive bottles, 6 public release with the option to purchase an extra of each public release
Exclusive member tshirt

The Rare Barrel:
Ten 750 mL bottles of sour beer (our choice)
First right to purchase most bottle releases online
10% discount on all purchases in tasting room and online (excluding memberships)
One custom growler
Two pieces of custom glassware
Membership ID card
First right of acceptance for 2016 membership
Option to pick-up beer at brewery, ship within California (at an additional cost), or assign a trustee
Cost - $300 (+tax), non-refundable
 
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Rare Barrel Founders Club:

  • Ten 750 mL bottles of sour beer (Blender’s Choice)
  • First right to purchase most bottle releases online
  • 10% discount on all purchases in tasting room and online
  • One custom ceramic 32oz. growler
  • Two pieces of custom glassware
  • Membership ID card
  • First right of acceptance for 2015 membership
  • Option to pick-up at brewery, ship within California (at an additional cost), or assign a trustee
  • Cost - $300 (+tax). Non-refundable
 
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actually... this one should be listed... any deets on this?
Kickstarter
Vaporware
Won't ship glassware

Adroit Theory Black Heart Society
Level 1:
$100 per year / 1,000 available memberships
  • 10% off future purchases for up to 1 Year**
  • 2 Bottles of Each Release I and IV (size 375ml)
  • Invite to Applicable Bi-Monthly Release Parties
  • Limited to 1000 members
Level 2:
$200 per year / 500 available memberships
  • 20% off future purchases for up to 1 Year**
  • 2 Bottles Each of Release I, II, IV, V (size 375 ml)
  • Invite to Applicable Bi-Monthly Release Parties
  • Limited Edition Teku Glass
Level 3:
SOLD OUT
$300 per year / 250 available memberships
  • 30% off future purchases for up to 1 Year**
  • 2 Bottles Each of Release I, II, III, IV, V, VI (size 375 ml)
  • Invite to Applicable Bi-Monthly Release Parties
  • Limited Edition Teku Glass
  • Limited Edition Shirt

They sell their Teku in their online store fwiw.
 
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Is he interested in clubs where beer isn't really included?

Stubborn Beauty here in CT sold 125 stainless steel growlers for $125, which then got you 1/2 off growler fills for the first year they were open. I'm sure there are plenty of similar examples (i.e. mug clubs and things like to that).
 
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Is he interested in clubs where beer isn't really included?

Stubborn Beauty here in CT sold 125 stainless steel growlers for $125, which then got you 1/2 off growler fills for the first year they were open. I'm sure there are plenty of similar examples (i.e. mug clubs and things like to that).
I think the ones that at least give you some priority for bottle purchases... like Upland who actually doesn't give you beer
 
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Here is an uber local membership society information

Imperial Oak Brewing in Willow Springs IL

Snifter Society Membership
$1,000.00 lifetime membership
  • x1 free beer every day for the rest of your life
  • custom hand made ceramic snifter / mug
  • x3-x4 member only events throughout the year
  • first notification for new barrel aged offerings
  • bottles of all released barrel aged offerings
  • free workshirt or T-shirt & glassware combination
 
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I think the ones that at least give you some priority for bottle purchases... like Upland who actually doesn't give you beer
Better CT example: Black Hog Brewing Co

Squealer Club
$84.00, 1 year
- 1 custom stenciled 32 oz. squealer unique only to squealer club
- 10 32oz Squealer fills
- Priority fill times before we open the "trough" to the public on all specialty and new release beers- Specialty Black Hog Brewing co. Can Koozie
- 20% off all Black Hog Brewing Co. Events & Gear

Whole Hog Club
$203.00, 1 year
- 1 custom stenciled 32 oz. squealer unique only to whole hog club members.
- 12 32oz. squealer fills
- Black Hog T-shirt (white or black)
- Private WHOLE HOG member only VIP HOG Roast - Date TBD
- Priority fill times before we open the "trough" to the public on all specialty & new release beers
- Custom hand formed pig tail bottle opener - Specialty Black Hog Brewing co. Can Koozie
- 20% off all Black Hog Brewing Co. Events & Gear

valued @ $300+
 
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Schramm’s Mazer Club
If you didn’t already know, a mazer is a large Germanic drinking bowl crafted from the 13th to the 16th centuries- not coincidentally, used for drinking mead!
Club Benefits
• Special opportunities and early access to limited production and seasonal releases, including the Heart of Darkness (due to limited quantities, no discounts will be available on the Heart of Darkness or The Statement Reserve)
• Bottle reservations will be held for 30 days from the date of any release
• Free dessert on your birthday
• 10% member-only savings on bottle purchase throughout the year, 15% case discount – most members recoup their membership within their first few purchases
Exclusive Events
• Ticket pre-sale for Valentine’s dinner, seasonal release parties, and Mead Day events
• Exclusive access to intimate annual member-only events
• Discounted private tasting rates
• Reduced prices for mead-master classes
Cost
Schramm’s Mazer Club is $100 a year for membership and only $75 for yearly renewals. For $750, lifetime membership is also available for true mead-addicts and Schramm’s supporters. Lifetime members receive even more perks and discounts throughout the year.
 
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