What is the Reserve Society?

The Reserve Society is where we share our most adventurous and exclusive projects. This annual membership costs $300 + tax and includes 12x 750mL large format members-only beers, plus member-exclusive beer releases, special event invitations, and so. much. more.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

What Sets Us Apart?

The Included Beers

These beers are included as part of your $300 membership fee. You will get to choose your preference between Non Sour, Sour Only, or a Mix of Sour and Non Sour beers.

Tap the options below to see the included beer lists. 👇 

Looking for the Reserve Society 2021 included list? Visit the Reserve Society 2021 page.

The Full List of Benefits

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    You choose the style of beer included with your membership

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    One 750mL bottle included each month, for a total of twelve bottles included.

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    A minimum of $350 retail value

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    Save 15% on all online and in-store purchases, including hoppy beers from Offshoot Beer Co., our Ruekeller Lagers, Bruesicles, and more!

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    24-hour priority access to limited Tasting Room exclusives like Bruesicles

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    You're invited to preview all new beers the first Monday of the month at Society Member Monday

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    Included merchandise of two exclusive Reserve Society glasses

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    Access to order over 60 Society-exclusive beers throughout the year

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    Access to order over 100 archive beers throughout the year

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    Invitations to exclusive Society events

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    Digital cellar management - we will cellar and store your beer onsite for you for up to 14 months. You can use your digital cellar to select pick up and delivery options.

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    One Guest Access Card to extend your Tasting Room and D.C. Store membership benefits to friends or family

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    Loakal Delivery in Los Angeles, Orange County, D.C., and NoVa

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    Delivery options throughout CA, DC, ND, NH, OH, PA, VA, and VT.

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    Free Pickup options in Orange County and Washington, D.C.

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    Guaranteed access to 2022 Black Tuesday

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    Access to order over 100 archive beers throughout the year

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    Invitations to exclusive Society events

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    Digital cellar management - we will cellar and store your beer onsite for you for up to 14 months. You can use your digital cellar to select pick up and delivery options.

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    One Guest Access Card to extend your Tasting Room and D.C. Store membership benefits to friends or family

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    Loakal Delivery in Los Angeles, Orange County, D.C., and NoVa

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    Delivery options throughout CA, DC, ND, NH, OH, PA, VA, and VT.

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    Free Pickup options in Orange County and Washington, D.C.

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    Guaranteed access to 2022 Black Tuesday

More Exciting Projects

In addition to included beers, you'll have access to over 60 Society-exclusive beers throughout the year. Here are some that we're most excited for.

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    Petit Mardi — A Black Tuesday/wine hybrid inspired by fortified dessert wines. In the vein of Portified Black Tuesday.

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    Piearesquare (2022) — A pie inspired, bourbon barrel-aged ale treated with huckleberries, blueberries, and Tahitian vanilla beans

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    Creme Bruelay (2022) — The return of of dessert-inspired take on a bourbon barrel-aged barleywine, in collaboration with 3 Sons

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    Ice Cream Concept — A bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout inspired by the creamy mouthfeel and decadent flavors of one of our favorite ice creams

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    Vanilla Villain (2022) — A bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, generously treated with Vanilla Planifolia from Madagascar, Mexico, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Uganda, along with Vanilla Tahitensis from the Cook Islands, Ecuador, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Tahiti.

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    Black Tuesday Blender's Reserve

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    A brand new treatment of our Fürst base beer

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    A new barrel-aged blonde stout treated to mimic the flavors of the Painkiller Tiki cocktail.

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    The 7 Days Pack

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    An all-new Black Tuesday barrel-focused box

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    Black Tuesday Blender's Reserve

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    A brand new treatment of our Fürst base beer

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    A new barrel-aged blonde stout treated to mimic the flavors of the Painkiller Tiki cocktail.

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    The 7 Days Pack

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    An all-new Black Tuesday barrel-focused box

Retail Benefits

We have two Tasting Rooms in Orange County, CA and a retail store in Washington, D.C. Come say hi to our beertenders and enjoy these benefits:

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    Save 15% on all draft and to go purchases

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    Exclusive members-only draft lists

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    Preview new beers on the first Monday of the month

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    Early access to Bruesicles and Small One-ders

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    Preview new beers on the first Monday of the month

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    Early access to Bruesicles and Small One-ders

Events

These are just a part of what we have planned, but of course are contingent on the state of the world.

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    Society Kick-Off Party

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    The return of The Bruery Anniversary Invitational

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    The Black Tuesday Release & Weekend

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    The Bruery Supper Club

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    Society Member Mondays

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    Talks at Terreux

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    The Bruery Supper Club

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    Society Member Mondays

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    Talks at Terreux

The FAQs

EAST VS. WEST

Select West if you plan to pick up at our location in CA or you plan to ship your beer within CA. Choose East if you’d prefer to pick up in D.C. or ship to one of our shipping-eligible states – D.C., ND, NH, OH, PA, VA, and VT.


Why the difference? Your choice of West or East determines where your product is shipped from due to shipping rates, inventory, and other logistics. This helps save you (and us) time and money so you can enjoy your beer faster.


BARREL-AGED VS. MIXED

We make a LOT of beer, and we want to make sure you’re getting access to your favorites! If you prefer to stick to barrel-aged stouts, barleywines, ales, and the like, Barrel-Aged is for you. If you’d like some tart and funky options mixed in with the barrel-aged stuff, choose Mixed.


What if I want more? Your choice of Barrel-Aged or Mixed only determines your included beer (1 bottle per month for Reserve Society, up to 2 bottles per month for Hoarders Society). You still have access to purchase additional bottles from that month’s releases, from which you can get whatever sounds best!

In short, we are adjusting our offerings to keep up with demand of styles and preferences. Our wild and sour ales from The Bruery - Terreux aren’t going anywhere, but we are scaling back production to allow more focus on fewer, more select sour and wild beers in the future. If you’re wanting sour and wild ales included in your membership, then the Mixed option is the way to go.

There are many ways to get your beer. Each month, when the new releases are ready, they will be added to your virtual cellar within your account at thebruery.com.

Selecting your beer(s) for fulfillment via Pickup, Shipping, or Delivery is easy. Navigate to your account, then to your cellar and place any cellared items in your cart. From there, proceed through checkout and select your preferred fulfillment option. 

Pickup (no additional cost)

  • Members can pick up from the Society Fulfillment Center located at 719 Dunn Way, Placentia CA 92870, open daily from 12 PM PT to 6 PM PT.
  • Members can pick up from the Washington, D.C. Store located at 513 Morse St. NE Washington D.C., 20002, open Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM ET, and Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM ET.

Loakal Delivery ($15 or free for purchases over $250)

  • Select areas of Orange County and Los Angeles County qualify for same-day local delivery if you place an order before 12:00 PM PT. You can learn more about our zones on our delivery page.

Express-Shipping (ADDITIONAL FEE or free for purchases over $250)

  • We can ship your beer to all of CA, DC, ND, NH, OH, PA, VA, and VT via our partners at GSO and UPS. You can learn more about our Express-Shipping regions by heading to our delivery page.

You can pick up your beers from two locations:

  • The Bruery Society Fulfillment Center, located at 719 Dunn Way, Placentia CA 92870, open daily from 12 PM PT to 6 PM PT
  • The Bruery Store D.C., located at 513 Morse St. NE Washington D.C., 20002, open Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM ET, and Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM ET

For an additional fee, we can ship your beers to CA, DC, ND, NH, OH, PA, VA, and VT. 

Please note that a signature from someone 21 years or older is required for shipments of alcohol.

Due to state regulations, we can only ship the following amounts of beers to ND, NH, OH, PA, VA, and VT:

  • Virginia – 2 CEs per month per customer 
  • Pennsylvania – 192 oz per month and 96 oz per brand per month
  • New Hampshire – the equivalent of 12 750ml bottles per month, per customer. 
  • North Dakota – 288 oz. per month, per customer
  • Ohio – 288 oz. per month, per customer and no more than 24 cases per year per family
  • Virginia – the equivalent of two cases per month, per customer

We offer same-day delivery options in Los Angeles County and Orange County for a flat rate of $15. To qualify for same-day, you need to place your order before 12:00 noon PT; otherwise, we’ll attempt to deliver your order the next day.

You can learn more about our zones by heading to our delivery page.

Hoarders & Reserve Society members can cellar their beers until February of the following year. For example, if you're a member in 2023, we will store your beers until February of 2024.

Please note that some products do not qualify for cellaring.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Kegs
  • Crowlers
  • Offshoot IPAs
  • Bruesicles

Simply put, no. We'd love to accommodate; however, due to the limited nature of these beers, we are unable to change your preference type for included bottles in the middle of the year. That being said, most beers are available to purchase even if they're not included in your membership.

Absolutely! All you need to do is include their name in the email you send to society@thebruery.com or dc@thebruery.com, otherwise you can list them in the order notes field while placing an order on the online store.

Guest access cards grant the holder the same privileges as a member in our Tasting Rooms and the Washington D.C. store. That means whoever has your guest access card will receive your member discount along with member access. Hoarders receive 2 guest access cards, while Reserve members receive 1.

We plan to release one included bottle per month, at minimum. You can check which bottles are included and when by logging into your account clicking on the "included" tab. 

Your included bottles will automatically populate in your cellar as soon as they are available to you. To view your cellar, just log in to your account, and click on "my cellar" to see which beers are available to ship or pick up.

Each month we release a flurry of new beers, with members always getting first dibs. Your allocations are just the number of bottles or cans allocated to you as a member to purchase. Until it's sold out, you have the access to buy the allocated number of each beer, throughout the month. These beers are typically Society-exclusive releases, member-only presales on limited distribution beers, special archives pulled out from our cellar, or first access on returning favorites.

No, you will need to cancel your Preservation Society membership when you join the Reserve Society— unless you’d like to keep both memberships (many members do this so you get discounted access to the quarterly packs in addition to your included & society-specific monthly releases!)