Society Terms & Conditions
Preservation Society is a quarterly beer membership that includes $85 or more worth of beer. Preservation Society is open year ’round. The quarterly fee to join is $70. You can choose to pick-up in Orange County, CA or Washington D.C. You can also have your beer shipped within the state of California. Here’s what else you get:
- • Typically includes 3-4 bottles per quarter
- • Mix of barrel-aged, experimental and sour beers
- • 10% off online and in tasting rooms
- • Access to purchase exclusive archived and members-only beers
- • Early access and discounts on Offshoot Beer Releases
- • Included cellar storage through end of following quarter
The Reserve Society is an annual membership that includes 14+ bottles depending on your selected beer preference. Reserve Society enrollment is currently closed.
The Hoarders Society is an annual membership that includes 27 bottles. Hoarders Society is invite only, enrollment is currently closed.
Societies terms and conditions
You must be 21 years old or older to be in any Society or purchase any beer from The Bruery. A Preservation Society membership applies to the quarter following the successful rebilling of quarterly membership fees. The retail value of the quarterly Preservation package is based on a the retail value of package contents. The Bruery may change prices (including membership price or retail prices) at its own discretion, effective upon notice and posting. The Bruery may substitute any scheduled beer for another beer or other merchandise. Discounts, if any, may be subject to change.
For members who select California as their fulfillment center (by purchasing a “Preservation Society – CA” or “Reserve Society – CA” or “Hoarders Society CA” membership for 2020), sales are deemed to occur in Placentia, California, thus CA (Placentia area) sales tax will be applied to all orders at the current prevailing rate (7.75% as of 9/1/17). For members who select Washington, D.C. as their fulfillment center (by purchasing a “Preservation Society – DC” or “Reserve Society – DC” or “Hoarders Society DC” membership for 2020), sales are deemed to occur in Washington, D.C., thus, the Washington, D.C. sales tax rate for liquor sold for off-premise and on-premise consumption will be applied to all orders at the current prevailing rate (10% as of 9/1/17).
The Preservation Society is an ongoing subscription. You will be automatically be charged $70 at the beginning of each quarter. You understand that your Preservation Society Membership will automatically renew each quarter and you authorize us (without notice to you, unless required by applicable law) to collect the then-applicable membership fee and any taxes, using any credit card we have on record for you. Reserve Society and Hoarders Society are annual memberships billed once before the membership begins.
Cancellation of Membership
Preservation Society members may be removed from future billings at any time. To cancel, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime before the recurring billing for the quarter takes place. You must notify us prior to the your renewal. Please note that we will not issue refunds for any reason, for a quarter that has already been billed.
All Memberships are designed to be held by one person, and all associated benefits may only be exercised by that person during the membership term. Memberships are non-transferable and all membership purchases are final, subject to the right of The Bruery to cancel or terminate a membership in accordance with this Agreement. The Bruery reserves the right to cancel and terminate a membership at any time and for any reason, effective immediately upon notice. Such reasons may include, but are not limited to, abuse of state or federal alcohol related laws, attempted shipments to minors, Society members reselling Society beer at retail establishments (regardless of whether the membership account is in the name of a retail establishment or an individual’s name), reselling of beer without required licenses, or other reasons that The Bruery may determine in its sole and absolute discretion. If The Bruery cancels a membership, a member’s sole recourse is limited to a refund of the fee assessed for the quarter minus the non-discounted retail value of any beers included with his/her membership level that have not already been picked up, or released by The Bruery, by the appropriate pickup deadline window (see Preservation Society Time Table below). Applicable refunds shall be made within thirty (30) days of cancellation notice.
Pickup, Delivery, Storage
Society Members enjoy the privilege of picking up online beer purchases in person at our Society Fulfillment Center. Shipping within California is also available, at an additional cost. Recipients of beer shipped within California must be at least 21 years old and must be available to sign for their beer deliveries and verify their age. We are not able to ship outside of California. If you are outside of California, please designate a trustee within California who is over 21 years of age to pickup or receive shipment of your beers. Proof of age is required to be provided for both the member and trustee at time of pick-up. The Bruery is not responsible for and will not issue refunds for any beer once released to a trustee.
Preservation Society membership includes the benefit of climate controlled storage of online allocation purchases for a certain period of time, generally for three months following the end of the calendar quarter in which the sale occurred.
Reserve and Hoarders Society membership also includes the benefit of climate controlled storage of online allocation purchases. Members of the Reserve and Hoarders Society have until February 28 to pickup their beer purchases from the 2020 calendar year (all outstanding orders as of March 1 shall be shipped no later than March 31 at an additional cost).
The Bruery will not issue refunds or exchanges for any items that are not picked up or shipped by the appropriate deadlines, or which cannot be successfully delivered to a California address on file for any reason. The Bruery is not responsible for any change or failure to change your shipping information that may result in your beer being undeliverable. You will be responsible for any additional charges that may occur due to reshipping in the event that a delivery attempt fails. The Bruery is not responsible for any beer or merchandise once it has been signed for and picked up by a member or a trustee. Please allow yourself adequate time to check the accuracy of all orders before taking possession of the beer. We are not responsible for orders after they have been signed for.
2023 memberships are not interchangeable, as tax rates and fulfillment procedures vary. A member who purchases a “Preservation Society – DC” or “Reserve Society – DC” or “Hoarders Society – DC” membership may not pickup beer from CA. A member who purchases a “Preservation Society – CA” or “Reserve Society – CA” or “Hoarders Society – CA” membership may not pickup beer from DC.