So between Citra and CFH, obviously we have an issue with how limited brewery only releases are handled. Whether it be line cutting/mules/masters of impersonation/significantly more demand than supply, people are getting shut out, and a not insignificant number of them are locals who feel as though they are more entitled to these releases than out of towners. A few breweries address the issue of locals being shut out in various ways with various levels of effectiveness (alesmith being perhaps one of the best examples of servicing their locals by holding a quantity of BA releases back to randomnly sell in their tap room), but there are two models I prefer and would like to encourage with my purchasing power. As the title suggests, those two are Hangar 24's frequent flier program and The Bruery's Reserve Society. If you aren't aware of Hangar 24's frequent flier program, it's essentially a free membership that tracks your purchases, translates dollars spent into points, and offers various perks at certain thresholds. The most minor perk involves a 10% discount on merch for hitting a couple hundred points (can be stacked with one other 10% discount), but the first significant threshold is hitting 1000 points, opening up the Bronze Tier. There are a couple nifty things bronze offers, but perhaps the most significant, and relative to what my question is (if you've read the title and this paragraph, you can pretty much stop reading now and proceed to comment ) the ability to preorder, in store, the standard allocation of their Barrel Roll beers. Tangentially, most of these have shown up in decent quantity at various bottle shops in the greater SoCal area which reduces the need to actually stand in line, and enough is produced that there is less of a risk of anyone that shows up before opening to risk actually being shut out. But this is Craft Beer 2013 bros, so who knows? I personally like this system because it incentivizes me to spend time and money at their brewery the once a month I'm in Redlands. I'm not a local, but I'm a regular enough patron of their establishment to have hit bronze level through the duration of 2012. Obvious exploits include passing your card down your line of mules during a limited release, but even then it's only one person reaping the rewards. Not perfect, but functioning in a matter that aligns with my beer buying preferences. The Bruery Reserve Society(sad to say, im not baller enough for that hoarders madness) should need no explaining, and is my personal favorite system for handling limited allocations. Obviously something like CFH with a 360 bottle production isn't feasible for a 1000+ member club, but most breweries also don't seem to have as much dedication as the Bruery does for their barrel aged beers). So, anyone out there familiar with any other establishments that either reward dedicated patrons in a trackable fashion or offer membership clubs that guarantee members access to their limited release beers? I've heard mention of Port/Lost Abbey's Sinners and Saints club, now defunct, and out of state RS analogs (Crooked Stave for example), but I'd much rather limit the amount of disposable income I dedicate to shipping. SoCal only please and thank you.