I'm not sure an RS member is in a position to imply that HS members somehow cross a line into expensive alcoholism that RS members don't already cross. There was no mention either way - I specifically asked the Bruery if the RS would receive reduced allocations of beers like BT and Melange #3, and they avoided answering the question. I decided not to upgrade to the HS and stuck with the RS, knowing that allocations could end up reduced on some beers. Whether or not I regret that remains to be seen, but the opportunity to buy 12 bottles of SitR when we could buy 3 last year is a good sign. The beef with Griffon Bruxellois is valid - they specifically marketed it as an RS 2013 beer and now may or may not be able to offer it to all RS members. I hope to get a bottle, but I'm not going to sweat it. If you joined the RS largely because of a beer that was taking its sweet time carbing up and had an unknown release, you were taking a risk anyway since they could've cancelled it like they did with Iniquitous a couple years ago.