Firestone Walker introduced the 2022 edition of its “Brewmaster’s Collective” beer membership this week, a bunch that will get entry to among the brewery’s most fascinating beers.
The brewery launched the membership in 2021 for the primary time, the place it was restricted to only residents of California. For 2022 that availability opens up a bit extra. Now residents of eight states extra states —-Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C. — can take part.
“The primary 12 months of the membership has been an enormous success, and our intention is to take the expertise to a different stage in 2022,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson.
A 2022 annual membership within the Brewmaster’s Collective prices $575 (or $625 in installments) plus tax and transport. A membership contains six collections, a welcome pack and a birthday present, spanning 31 particular person small-batch beers, together with 17 member exclusives. Every assortment additionally contains particular tasting glasses, meals pairings or membership merchandise, in addition to digital or onsite taste-along periods with the brewers.
In case you are native, or planning a visit to the world, members additionally obtain 15 p.c off Firestone Walker beer and merchandise purchases and 10% off Taproom meals purchases; complimentary Paso Robles brewery excursions; members-only ticketed dinners and occasions; and month-to-month member completely happy hours in any respect three Firestone Walker areas.
As for what you possibly can count on, Firestone Walker says the 2022 season of the Brewmaster’s Collective begins with a “Welcome Pack” that options Collective Selection, a bourbon barrel-aged ale infused with vanilla, cocoa, cardamom and sea salt, as chosen by 2021 membership members. The pack additionally features a 2022 membership card, a tasting journal, a bottle stopper and a membership brand present.
Every assortment shipped after that options 5 completely different small-batch beers, inclusive of three barrel-aged beers from Firestone Walker’s Classic program and two beers from the Barrelworks wild ale cellar. Of the 31 whole beers slated for 2022, 10 will likely be made in collaboration with different breweries similar to pFriem, The Bruery, Beachwood, Highland Park and Facet Undertaking in addition to WhistlePig Farm distillery.
“The Brewmaster’s Collective has confirmed to be a dream come true,” Brynildson mentioned. “It’s not solely an unimaginable platform for personally connecting with craft fans, it offers us a runway to unleash our imaginations as brewers. These are going to be among the most creative and inventive beers we’ve ever produced in our 25 years.”
Beers are shipped in January, February, April, Could, August, October, and November — so that you’ll have a fairly fixed stream of beer headed your manner in case you enroll.
And also you gained’t have to attend lengthy to start out getting some fairly wonderful stuff. Whereas January’s Collective Selection stout seems like a winner, in February you’ll be getting a 2022 bottle of Firestone Walker’s award-winning Parabola stout in your doorstep in addition to two new limited-edition variants and a pair of distinctive creations from the brewery’s Barrelworks wild ale cellar.
2022 Membership is open for signups now, with a December 31, 2021 cutoff date.