Here’s what the 2021/22 club looks like: (wait list is closed for this year and will get you signed up on the wait list for next year, aka 2022/2023). Our membership runs for 12 months from April through the following March.
At Highland Park Brewery, we continue our quest to be exceedingly thoughtful in everything we do, which leads us to a couple changes for this this upcoming year.
First, we expect this year to have slightly fewer bottle releases than in the past (3-5/quarter vs. ~5-7/quarter), with an even greater emphasis on intentionality, exploration, and kickass-ness. While we’ve been very proud of the bottles we’ve released through the club thus far, we want to make sure we don’t ever feel the need to paint ourselves into a corner and release something just to fill a release spot on a calendar. We’re going to make sure every release isn’t just a great beer, but a great beer that we are beyond excited to share with you, our friends. We also expect this to be a bit of a transitional year, while we have a couple awesome non barrel aged beers on the way (such as Colonel Griffith & a variant…) that we think are going to blow your socks off (or any other clothing items on your feet), later in the year we plan to have fully transitioned into ensuring that all bottle releases are barrel aged releases (Barrel Friends perhaps?). It’s only up from here!
Over the last year, we’ve been playing with some new recipes and some fun new barrels (Weller, Willett, McKenna, etc), we’ve got a few years worth of spontaneous beer aging to perfection, and we even just did our first double barreling of a stout. While only time will tell when these projects will be ready to share, we can’t wait to go on this journey with you.
Current Bottle Friends have an exclusive renewal period from 2/19-2/26 at 11:00a, at that time it will open to people on the wait list (and a password will be required to access).
4/1/21 to 3/31/22
$149 (+ crv/tax)
– Membership includes 8 curated bottles. (4 separate quarterly releases*; with 2 bottles of each release). [*We expect the included releases to be released quarterly, but in the event the beer isn’t ready it will be pushed to the following quarter].
– Member exclusive online presale period and extended pickup window for bottles (and canned stouts) through membership portal.
– Option to have purchased & included membership allocations shipped to you quarterly. (within CA/shipping fees apply).
– 10% Discount on all HPB purchases* [*some exceptions may apply; there are no discounts on event tickets, shipping, and/or delivery costs].
– Invite to end of year member brunch party* [*Covid-19/large gathering allowances willing/event tickets not included]Please be sure to read all details before purchasing as some things have changed since last year.
We expect the included releases to be released quarterly, but let the beer tell us when it’s ready. We expect included bottle releases to be sold entirely to members, in the event of inventory overages, bottles may be poured at the taproom, at events, or released to non-members.
Pickup & Shipping:
Pickup will be available as it has in the past: during hours of operation following the presale period. Trustees welcome.
Shipping throughout CA will be available following the release of the last bottle of each quarter and be available for one month (4 shipping periods over the course of the year). Bottles not picked up or shipped by the end of the pickup window will be forfeited back to the brewery without a refund.
Shipping will be handled through GLS and requires the receiver to be 21+ and present during delivery (and can not ship to P.O. boxes).
Shipping & Pickup Windows & Details:
Q1 (April-June): Bottles will be available for shipping from 7/1 – 7/31. Bottles must be picked up or shipped by 7/31.
Q2 (July-September): Bottles will be available for shipping from 10/1 – 10/31. Bottles must be picked up or shipped by 10/31.
Q3 (October-December): Bottles will be available for shipping from 1/1 – 1/31. Bottles must be picked up or shipped by 1/31.
Q4 (January-March): Bottles will be available for shipping from 4/1 – 4/30. Bottles must be picked up or shipped by 4/30.
When will I receive my included beers?
Included beers will be available at various times during the year, but we expect to release one per quarter. We try to schedule and communicate when we expect to release beers, but sometimes the beer lets us know when it’s ready.
What other bottles will be available for purchase?
We expect there to be approximately 14-20 different releases this year. Bottle counts vary by release and some releases will likely end up only being available to Bottle Friends.
Are the included bottles exclusive?
While the included bottles aren’t “technically” considered member exclusives, based on the limited nature of our small batch bottles it is likely that 95-100% of the inventory of the included releases will be allocated & sold to members.
When and where can I pick up my beer? Do you ship?
All beers must be picked up at our Chinatown Brewery located at 1220 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA, 90012 during open tasting room hours. At the end of each quarter there will be a window where an option to add shipping throughout CA will be available for beers from that quarter.
What happens if I miss a pickup window?
Due to limited space the pickup window must be adhered to, if you or your trustee are not able to pick up during the allotted window your bottles will be forfeited back to the brewery and will not be refunded. Please make sure to have yourself or a trustee pick it up during the designated pickup window or have it shipped to you.
Membership is valid through Mar. 31, 2022
Cancellation of Membership:
Membership may not be cancelled or terminated by members for any reason. Highland Park Brewery reserves the right to cancel and terminate a membership at any time and for any reason.
Memberships are non-transferable. There are no exceptions. You must be 21 years or older to be in the Highland Park Brewery Bottle Friends Membership.
Memberships are limited to one per person. Memberships purchased beyond that limit will be cancelled.
Everything is subject to change.