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Is The Bruery Launching A Super Secret, Super Exclusive, Hoarders Society?

This was just submitted to BSJ. A letter (seemingly sent out early) about an even MORE special society by The Bruery called the Hoarders Society. We’re still checking the validity, but seems legit. A select few members (we think?) are being offered Hoarders Memberships, at the cost of $695 dollars. There are special “hoarders” beers, alongside the ability to purchase 2x the amount of Reserve Society allocated brews. Below is the purported email:

Dear Bruery Supporter,

You’ve been chosen to be an inaugural Hoarders Societymember due to your prized status as one of our top customers.We have been having a great time developing new and interesting beers for the Hoarders Society, and we look forward to you trying them as we get to know you better at the exclusive events that we’ll be having for you next year.

The Hoarders Society will be a much smaller membership base than the Reserve Society for next year and for the foreseeable future. Opportunities to join in the future will be very limited and will be by invite only. Members of the Hoarders Society receive all of the benefits of the Reserve Society, plus more.

If you wish to accept this invitation to join the Hoarders Society, please do so by purchasing your membership through this page by Sunday, September 23, 2012. Only purchase one membership, please. Duplicate membership orders will be cancelled and refunded.

Cost: $695

Membership begins on January 1, 2013 and ends December 31, 2013.

Membership includes the following bottles, exclusive to Hoarders (many of these beers are not yet named, our apologies): — 2 bottles Portola Coffee / Strong Ale Blend (1st Quarter release) — 2 bottles Peach Sour Blend (2nd Quarter release) — 2 bottles Fess Parker Riesling / Sour Collaborative Blend (3rd Quarter release) — 2 bottles Fess Parker / Saarloos & Sons Late Harvest Syrah / Black Tuesday Collaborative Blend (4th Quarter release) — 2 bottles Bois (5th anniversary) aged in new French oak barrels (4th Quarter release)

Membership also includes the following bottles, available after their release date (except for initial package offerings): — 1 bottle of Melange #3 (Initial Package, January pickup) — 1 bottle of White Chocolate (Initial Package, January pickup) — 1 bottle of Otiose (Initial Package, January pickup) — 2 bottles of Chocolate Rain (Available in March) — 4 bottles of Black Tuesday (Available in late October) — 1 bottle Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings (Available in December) — 1 bottle of Mystery Beer #1 (Mystery Release Date) — 1 bottle of Mystery Beer #2 (Mystery Release Date) — 1 piece of high quality merchandise

Other Perks: — Ability to purchase at least double the amount of allocations compared to Reserve Society members — 20% off: Allocations, other purchases through The Bruery website, purchases at the Tasting Room, and when purchasing Bruery beer at The Bruery Provisions (compared to 15% for Reserve Society members) — Access to special growler fills, special flights, access to Reserve Society events — Access to Hoarders Society events — First right of refusal to join 2014 Hoarders Society — Shipping within California (will apply to Reserve Society as well)

Anticipated Releases for 2013: *Society Member Exclusive = Hoarders & Reserve Societies

— Sour in the Rye — Chocolate Rain (Society member exclusive) — White Oak — Sans Pagaie — Bois — Bois Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels (Society member exclusive) — Bois Aged in Brandy Barrels (Society member exclusive) — Bois Aged in new American Oak Barrels #4 Toast (Society member exclusive) — Kumquat Sour In The Rye (Society member exclusive) — Barrel Aged English Barleywine with Portola Coffee (Society member exclusive, not yet named) — Blueberry Sour (Society member exclusive, not yet named) — Mystery Beer #1 — Mystery Beer #2 — Tart of Darkness — White Chocolate — Barrel Aged Apricot Strong Ale (Society member exclusive, not yet named) — Bourbon Barrel Aged Smoking Wood — Cherry Oude Tart (Society member exclusive) — Oude Tart — Black Tuesday — Grey Monday (Society member exclusive) — Melange #1 — Bourbon Barrel Aged Autumn Maple — Melange #3 — Rueuze — Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings (Society member exclusive) — Smoking Wood – Rye — Approximately 8 very exciting Provisions Series releases

Barrel aged beers tell us when they are ready, so keep in mind any stated release dates are estimates only.

Shipping within California will be offered for the beers included in the membership, however we will handle the additional cost of shipping at a later date.

You must be 21 years or older to be in the Hoarders Society. All pick-up purchases take place in Placentia, California, thus CA (Placentia area) sales tax will be applied to all orders at a rate of 7.75%. All shipping orders will be taxed at the shipping address rate.

Please note that we will not be able to ship outside of California. If you are outside of California, please designate a trustee who is over 21 years of age to pick-up or receive shipment of your beers.

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