2018 Beer Club Renewals

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by UnknownKoger, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (512) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Some of the club and society renewals are starting to come around.

    Which ones are you keeping? Which are you leaving? Which are you trying to join or maybe want more info on?
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  2. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (621) Aug 15, 2013 California

    Keeping -
    Bruery Hoarders
    TRB Ambassador of Sour
    MT - League
    Mikkeller - Vikings (although this isn't due until April)

    Leaving -

    Hoping to Join -
    Superstition Guild
    3Sons (assuming he ever gets it going)
    SARA (almost 4yrs on waitlist)
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  3. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (512) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Good Beer Co Stable
    Phantom Carriage Barrel Guild

    MT League (mad props to Josh for dealing with me the previous two years)
    I found myself buying very little from MT this past year, and most of what I wanted went to general sale. I was primarily interested in the sours.

    Long Beach Beer Lab Rats

    Hoping to join:
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  4. cquiroga

    cquiroga Initiate (160) Oct 14, 2004 California

    MT League
    Cellador Syndicate


    Hoping to Join:
    Superstition Guild
  5. Dka67

    Dka67 Aspirant (272) Nov 27, 2014 California

    Keeping: Cellador Syndicate

    Leaving: Bruery Reserve and Preservation
  6. kbenson

    kbenson Initiate (114) Aug 15, 2012 Texas

    Bruery HS
    Rare Barrel Ambassadors
    Casa Agria
    Good Beer


    Interested in Joining
    Cellador, but I would need a trustee that lives up that way...
  7. johnInLA

    johnInLA Crusader (779) Jun 12, 2005 California

    Keeping: Bruery Reserve

    Waiting for: MT - League ( with DTLA pickup )
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  8. PG2G

    PG2G Zealot (531) Dec 26, 2011 California

    On the fence about adding Cellador. Have enjoyed all of the fruited public releases I've had. How has the members only stuff been?
  9. sethsticles

    sethsticles Initiate (96) May 6, 2014 California

    Keeping: Casa
    Dropping: Rare Barrel if I can't find someone to split with. ( <-- anyone want to split? :-D )
    Hoping to join: Cellador
  10. taylordane

    taylordane Initiate (128) Dec 28, 2015 California

    Leaving: Bruery PS

    Keeping: None

    Joining: None

    Hoping to Join: None
  11. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (137) Oct 20, 2016 California

    Ok as I only have about 11 months in the craft beer scene, what the heck are we talking about here!? Are theses special clubs from specific breweries where you are notified about new releases and get VIP access to these releases?
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  12. Saxmusik45

    Saxmusik45 Initiate (199) Nov 18, 2011 California

    Honestly can't tell if troll or serious, but yes.
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  13. Saxmusik45

    Saxmusik45 Initiate (199) Nov 18, 2011 California

    Keeping: MT League
    Possibly Keeping: Splitting Hoarder's Society
    Looking to join and need convincing: Cellador or CASA
  14. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (137) Oct 20, 2016 California

    lol no trolling for me. I was serious. Try to soak up all the secrets on craft brewery. I went from drinking "God Knows How Old" Stone IPA, then fresh IPAS from Liquor Stores & Now Drinking nothing but cans from local breweries.

    Dove Head First Into The Craft Brew Life Bra, while trying to keep my integrity by not becoming a Haze Bro and selling my babies instead of trading and enjoying them.
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  15. wilymobastardo

    wilymobastardo Disciple (342) Jan 12, 2015 California
    Premium Trader

    Keeping: MT League
    Not joining but like reading people complain about: The Bruery
    Siphoning off friends' memberships: Pure Project, Hangar 24
    Stomach lining won't let me join: Rare Barrel
    Would join if there were such a thing: AleSmith
    Do I need a mustache to join: Viking Club
  16. Blackmill

    Blackmill Initiate (37) Jan 18, 2017 California

    Looking to join: Cellador

    I put myself on their waitlist back in March. I really hope they send invites in waves with the people who signed up earliest getting the first chance to join.

    Are there any Mad Fritz members here? I'm not planning to join but wish there was talk about them. Their beers seem really interesting.
  17. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (621) Aug 15, 2013 California

    *winks slyly about Alesmith* Technically there is one, but currently invite only. Basically having regulars do a trial run before they consider opening it to the public.

    I have meh for facial hair and they let me into Viking Club...you should have no issues. =P
  18. Rbarnes4381

    Rbarnes4381 Initiate (139) Oct 29, 2013 California

    Keeping Cellador and Casa
    Probably dropping Rare Barrel (to much sour beer with the others)
    Going from Reserve to Preservation for the brewery. To me there are minimal benefits of reserve, most beers trickle down to PS and the only event I would attend is the anniversary party and it was awful last year.
  19. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (507) Mar 26, 2013 California

    leaving: Bruery RS

    keeping: Bruery RS
  20. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Devotee (446) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Keeping SN Alpha Hops Society. Would add Alesmith if available.
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  21. Mshea805

    Mshea805 Initiate (190) Apr 12, 2014 California

    Keeping Casa Agria and Bruery Reserve.

    Planned on dropping Bruery but a BA vanilla stout, BA coconut stout and brunch variant Black Tuesday convinced me to go for another year.

    I would join any membership that does good BA stouts only and doesn't mix in sours but I don't know of one.
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  22. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (131) Dec 11, 2014 California

    Secondary or tertiary "dibs" on any extra Anniversary Party tickets you've got for next year. :grinning:

    Is there a waitlist/sign-up for that, or are you just hoping that they announce something and can get on it?

    On the bright side, at least you could sign up, I tried a few years ago and they said they weren't taking any additional waitlisters. Maybe with their expansion they'll open it up.
  23. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (621) Aug 15, 2013 California

    lolz on "extra anniversary tickets.

    hoping they announce it. They originally mentioned it would be a go for Feb. this year, but that didn't quite happen obviously. So still hopeful.

    I dunno, the fact that I am on the list for this long is pretty much a cock-tease. I almost rather not be on it then sitting here patiently, twiddling my thumbs around renewal time. Ah well, still hasn't been difficult to get their beers and some very nice cellar members have shared their beers with me in the past. I then, of course, beer-it-forward to other friends. Cracked a nonna's 5 - 10 vert for shits and giggles one evening. That was fun.
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  24. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (422) Dec 6, 2010 California
    Premium Trader

    Doesn't make much sense, the price difference is only like 40 bucks to just keep RS.
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  25. johnInLA

    johnInLA Crusader (779) Jun 12, 2005 California

    But you pay it in quarterly increments and can drop out each quarter.

    While I 'm very satisfied with RS, going into my fourth year, with 1 year as PS, I could see the downgrade making sense for some people, especially with the increase in PS benefits. Truth is the distinction between the societies has become grayer over the years.
  26. swolepeer

    swolepeer Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 California

    Hoping to join:

    MT League.
  27. SoNiC21

    SoNiC21 Initiate (153) Jan 20, 2015 California

    Modern Times(yay for Anaheim being super close)

    On the fence teeter totting like a mofo
    Bruery RS

    Not big on sours but there beer list is enticing
  28. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,203) Jul 27, 2013 California
    Premium Trader

    Keeping : Bruery Reserve
    Hoping to join: Modern Times
    Avoiding: AA
  29. LocestLXCX

    LocestLXCX Initiate (105) Mar 3, 2016 California

    Keeping: CASA

    Either keeping Bruery Preserve for a third year or joing Reserve

    Hoping to join: Cellador and Viking
  30. ClippersSD

    ClippersSD Initiate (139) Jul 17, 2013 California

    Keeping: CASA (IPA delivery to SD is huge)

    Leaving: Rare Barrell (good sours, but no compelling standouts)
  31. sittinggc

    sittinggc Aspirant (226) Mar 2, 2015 California

    On the fence for keeping The League
    Joining none
    Would consider Bottle Logic
  32. sittinggc

    sittinggc Aspirant (226) Mar 2, 2015 California

    Edit: Just tried the League Exclusive Jamaican Rum Devil's Teeth Turkish Coffee (Cardamom, coffee, vanilla) and was blown away. Goddamn in MT...with the DTLA location no way I can't renew...right?...right? It's been so hit or miss. I just don't know.
  33. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (200) May 2, 2016 California

    We including the free memberships because you buy so much?

    Cellador (though will up my tier for certain)
    De Garde Keepers

    Active/Will Maintain:
    HPB Beer Friends (waiting on dat BAGJG)
    BL Tier 3/Level Up (though lets hope that lambic stuff they were trying was just a phase :nauseated_face:)

    Bruery HS split

    Bruery RS
    Rare Barrel
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  34. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (200) May 2, 2016 California

    Only problem is most of the beer for PS quarterly aren't hard to get, and the extra $40 would get you far better/harder to obtain bottles in RS.
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  35. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Zealot (597) Mar 10, 2013 California

    Leaving: Rare Barrel (just too damn sour)

    Joined: Casa Agria

    Hoping to Join: Cellador
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  36. Rbarnes4381

    Rbarnes4381 Initiate (139) Oct 29, 2013 California

    It's also done quarterly and if I don't like the quarter I can dump it. Honestly, of the beers included in RS, the only ones I am really excited for are the 3 Black Tuesday variants and that is not enough to renew. The rest sound good, but if I miss them, I would be ok with that. Also, the spirit aged 10 whatever's sounds awful, as I am not a fan of rum, gin, tequila aged beers, which I assume that will be.
  37. johnInLA

    johnInLA Crusader (779) Jun 12, 2005 California

    For some people, "hard to get" isn't a motivator, I know it isn't for me.

    And for some people getting a handful of very good beers from The Bruery every quarter is enough. I think PS is a good program for people in this camp.
  38. SanDiegoJoe2011

    SanDiegoJoe2011 Initiate (105) Nov 30, 2014 California

    Keeping: The League
    Joined: Casa
  39. JeffTD

    JeffTD Initiate (24) Jul 27, 2013 California

    *maybe* Bruery PS
    Dry River Brewing

    *maybe* Bruery PS

    MT League (assuming dtla pickups)
    *maybe* Cellador
  40. BeerZombies1

    BeerZombies1 Disciple (340) Jan 20, 2014 Nevada

    MT League


    Looking to ass:
    Vikings club