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WHAT IS THE RESERVE SOCIETY?

At The Bruery we like to think of ourselves as taste-obsessed. Whether we're out grabbing cocktails, sharing dinner with friends, or indulging on a decadent dessert— we're always inspired.

The Reserve Society is a very special beer community. It's our beer membership where we share our most adventurous and exclusive projects. This annual membership includes 12 large format (750 mL) members-only beers, plus access to purchase other member-exclusive projects, invitations to events, special Tasting Room privileges and more.

The Reserve Society starts with the beers, but it's so much more. Keep reading for the full list of benefits and beers.

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS

Society members get much, much more than just 12 included bottles…

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    Up to $450 worth of included beer for just $325 annually ($300 for renewing members)

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    Your choice of flavor: barrel-aged stouts and experimental ales, or a mix with sours

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    Save 15% on beer & merch purchases in the Tasting Room & online

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    Access to over 50 Society-exclusive beers throughout the year

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    Priority access to all other beers we release throughout the year (that's an additional 50 beers)

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    Included member-exclusive welcome gift

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    Invitations to Society-exclusive events throughout the year

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    Access to share your benefits with a Guest Access Card

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    Up to 14 months of complimentary cellar storage (through 2/28/25)

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    …and so much more!

YOUR INCLUDED BEERS

These beers are included as part of your membership and will be released monthly throughout 2024. You will get to choose your preference between two packages:

The Bruery Package: barrel-aged stouts, traditional ales, and experimental beers

The Mixed Package: wild & sour ales intermixed with releases from The Bruery Package

Tap the options below to see the included beer lists for each package.

The Bruery Package

Twelve Beers ($450 Value)

The Mixed Package

Twelve Beers ($437 Value)
Members Only

February

On Tuesdays We Brunch (2024)

Imperial Stout

1 included
750 mL Bottle

The fan-favorite donuts-and-coffee imperial stout from 2018 returns

Members Only

March

Mother Floater

Imperial Stout

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Inspired by the iconic diner treat, using a Monster Stout base

Members Only

April

Fuego Fresa Especial

Blended Ale

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Jammy-spicy imperial stout with Aleppo peppers and strawberry

Members Only

May

Orange You Happy I Didn't Say Coconuts

Imperial Stout

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Barrel-aged blended stout inspired by our 2022–2023 Coconuts series

Members Only

June

All the Strawberry Cows

Imperial Milk Stout

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Barrel-aged milk stout with strawberries, inspired by fresh strawberry ice cream

Members Only

July

2econd (2024)

Imperial Stout

1 included
750 mL Bottle

New take on our 2021 favorite (and #3 rated beer on Untappd) German chocolate banana cake-inspired stout

Members Only

August

Port of Naples

Imperial Porter

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Continuing the hype around our barrel-aged porter, this time treated with chocolate and vanilla

September

Graf Concept

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Cider-beer hybrid, á la 2022’s BrueAnxo and 2019’s Apfelsap

October

Thr3e (2024)

1 included
750 mL Bottle

A new take on 2021’s Thr3e, a decadent blend inspired by Mélange beers of years past

November

Sundae Sunday (2024)

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Inspired by the 2018 vintage, we’re recreating this ice cream Sunday-inspired imperial stout

December

Eggnog Concept

1 included
750 mL Bottle

The classic festive beverage, but with a Monster Stout base

Members Only

January

Blossom's Creek

Fruited Sour Blonde Ale

1 included
750 mL Bottle

An artful blend of sour ales to compliment the addition of cherries

Members Only

February

On Tuesdays We Brunch (2024)

Imperial Stout

1 included
750 mL Bottle

The fan-favorite donuts-and-coffee imperial stout from 2018 returns

Members Only

March

Thank You, Mrs. Goodfellow

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Blended sour ale akin to 2023’s Meringue My Bell

Members Only

April

Fuego Fresa Especial

Blended Ale

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Jammy-spicy imperial stout with Aleppo peppers and strawberry

Members Only

May

Orange You Happy I Didn't Say Coconuts

Imperial Stout

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Barrel-aged blended stout inspired by our 2022–2023 Coconuts series

Members Only

June

Hold the Cart

Fruited Sour Ale

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Sour ale with orange, pistachio, and condensed milk, inspired by Sicilian Granita

Members Only

July

2econd (2024)

Imperial Stout

1 included
750 mL Bottle

New take on our 2021 favorite (and #3 rated beer on Untappd) German chocolate banana cake-inspired stout

Members Only

August

Crush the Pint

Fruited Sour Ale

1 included
750 mL Bottle

A sour ale with the bright, fruity flavors of the summertime treat

September

Graf Concept

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Cider-beer hybrid, á la 2022’s BrueAnxo and 2019’s Apfelsap

October

Blueberry Sour Concept

1 included
750 mL Bottle

Fans of 2016’s Les Ronces will enjoy this sour ale with blueberries

November

White Wine-Beer Hybrid Concept

1 included
750 mL Bottle

We’re bringing in white wine grapes for this bright, bubbly oeneobeer

December

Eggnog Concept

1 included
750 mL Bottle

The classic festive beverage, but with a Monster Stout base

HOW IT WORKS

JOIN THE CLUB
JOIN THE CLUB

The Reserve Society has limited spots for 2024 so that we can ensure innovative, taste-inspired, boundary-breaking beers all year long.

GET YOUR BEER
GET YOUR BEER

Starting in January of 2024, each month at least one of your included beers will be ready in your digital cellar. Pick up your beers in CA or DC for free, or have it shipped for an additional fee.

ENJOY MORE PERKS
ENJOY MORE PERKS

Your membership includes your 12 included bottles, PLUS access to purchase additional members-only beers, invitations to special events, special merchandise, and more!

SO MANY REASONS TO JOIN

MORE EXCITING PROJECTS

Your membership unlocks access to additional exclusive releases, such as:

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    The return of the acclaimed Sundae Sunday, Spicy Island, and Smoking Wood— three Bruery Classics most requested by 2023 Society members

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    The first ever-release of an ingredient-treated Black Tuesday Grand Reserve

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    A specialty maple syrup barrel-aged Black Tuesday project

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    A Societies-wide collaboration where members like you will vote on the direction of the project

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    An exciting R&D Black Tuesday project with boysenberries— not simply BT with boysenberries added. Shhh!

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    A root beer float-inspired Monster Stout

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    The sixth iteration of our Small-Batch Black Tuesday collection with four new decadent variants (think shortstacks, but… bigger)

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    …and so much more!

RETAIL BENEFITS

It's not all online! Visit us at the Tasting Room to enjoy the following 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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    Unlock an early preview of new beers each month

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    Early access to our "drink fresh" releases, like beers from Offshoot Beer Co. and smoothie-style Bruesicles

MEMBER EVENTS

Hang out with your fellow Society members at the experiences we have planned for 2024, including:

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    Invitations to the two biggest member events of the year: our 16th Anniversary party and the 15th annual Black Tuesday Release party

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    Supper Clubs, our Society-exclusive curated culinary experiences at boutique locations with multi-course meals and carefully planned pairings

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    Happy hours & bottle shares with fellow members

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    In-person and virtual educational events focused on sensory, tasting, process, and more

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    Unique beer pairing events, guided tastings, happy hours, and more at each Society Sunday Funday

WHAT HAPPY MEMBERS ARE SAYING

“We love their beers so much that we both joined their Reserve Society and regularly stock up our cupboards that only Reserve Society members can get”
“We love their beers so much that we both joined their Reserve Society and regularly stock up our cupboards that only Reserve Society members can get”

- Daryl C., Yorba Linda, CA

“Love this place! Their bourbon barrel stouts are excellent. If you haven’t been, then give them a try. You may just want to join the Reserve Society”
“Love this place! Their bourbon barrel stouts are excellent. If you haven’t been, then give them a try. You may just want to join the Reserve Society”

- Paul M., Orange, CA

“My bf is a Reserve Society member and so we come to let him drink all of the other fantastic beers. Great atmosphere and lots of fun!”
“My bf is a Reserve Society member and so we come to let him drink all of the other fantastic beers. Great atmosphere and lots of fun!”

- Taylor R., Sacramento, CA

FAQs

When is the last day to fulfill my cellar items?

If you're picking up in CA, the last day to pick-up any 2023 purchases is Sunday, March 3rd 2024.  If you are picking up in D.C., the last day to pick-up 2023 purchases is Friday, January 19th, however the last day to have your beer shipped to you is Friday March 1st, 2024.

What items in my cellar are subject to the 2023 deadline?

Any and all items that were either included in your 2023 membership or purchased during the 2023 calendar year

I can’t make it to the Fulfillment Center before the deadline, can I have an extension?

Because of the extremely limited warehouse space available and the fact that we now offer shipping to 47 states (meaning you can have your cellar items shipped at any time), we are not accommodating extension requests for the 2023 deadline

Can I have my cellar items shipped to someone else or have another person pick them up for me?

Absolutely! You will have the option to enter a new shipping address for your order at checkout and someone can pick up for you as long as they have your confirmation order number

If I want to pick up my cellar items at your Fulfillment Center, how far in advance should I place my cellar request order?

Due to the high volume of cellar request orders we receive during the deadline season, we ask that you place your cellar request order 5 business days before your planned arrival date to ensure our team can successfully fulfill your order

What happens if I don’t fulfill my cellar items before the deadline date?

All 2023 cellar items not fulfilled by the deadline date are subject to forfeiture (permanent loss) and removal from the virtual cellar by our site team. We do not want to forfeit anyones beer, so please reach out to us so we can assist!

I can’t request one of the items from my cellar…

Please reach out to us at society@thebruery.com and we will assist with your inquiry

If I just signed up for the membership or renewed for 2024, does my cellar “roll over” to the next year?

No. Regardless of 2024 membership status, all 2023 cellar items are required to be fulfilled by the deadline date

I have over $200 worth of items in my virtual cellar. Why does my order not qualify for free shipping?

Our free shipping promotions are meant for non-cellared and newly purchased items only. The inherent costs on our end to offer the cellar option throughout the year negates our ability to provide shipping promotions for these items in addition to new orders.

Can I pick my order(s) up at the Tasting Room if the Fulfillment Center is closed?
If you placed your order in advance and you received an email stating that the order was ready for pick up (PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT your confirmation email, which you receive right after placing your order), then our Tasting Room staff will be able to assist in fulfilling your order(s). If no cellar request order was placed or it has not been marked Ready for Pick Up at the time of arrival, your order may not be available for fulfillment.

Due to the regulatory nature of shipping alcoholsomeone 21 years or older must be available to receive and sign for your beer package. To ensure all shipments work with your schedule, we place included beers, including Preservation Society boxes, into your cellar for you to ship when you’re ready.

 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!

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 or Shipping 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. 

Pick-up (no additional cost)

  • Pick-up is available from the Society Fulfillment Center located at 719 Dunn Way, Placentia CA 92870, Wednesday - Sunday from 12 PM PT to 6 PM PT.

    Shipping (ADDITIONAL FEE or free for purchases over $200)

    • We can ship your beer to any State with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii and Utah via our partners at GSO and UPS. You can learn more about our Shipping regions by heading to our delivery page.

    Pick-up is available at our Society Fulfillment Center, located at:

    719 Dunn Way, Placentia CA 92870
    open Wednesday - Sunday from 12 PM PT to 6 PM PT

    For an additional fee, we can ship your beers to your doorstep.  We ship nearly Nationwide however we are unable to ship to Alaska, Hawaii , North Carolina, Michigan, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Utah.

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

    We cannot update shipping addresses once the carriers have picked up a package.  This includes adjusting the destination to a UPS store for pick-up.

      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, 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!)