2021 Ambassadors of Sour
Public enrollment is now open!
2021 Terms and Conditions
- 4 Ambassador of Sour blends! Each bottle release will likely consist of either (4) 375mL bottles or the equivalent volume of sour beer in different format bottles. We really enjoy making these special blends just for you!
- First access to purchase most public sour releases online before the public
- 15% discount on all purchases online and in the Tasting Room & Kitchen
- 15% discount on shipping
- Ability to store club goods and most online bottles purchased from January-June until July 31, 2021, and July-December until January 31, 2022. Get your beer when it’s convenient for you.
- Option to pick-up beer at brewery, ship within California (at an additional cost), or assign a trustee. We want to make things convenient for you.
- AOS Welcome Pack (includes a personalized membership card, AOS 2021 Enamel Pin, AOS 6 bottle bag, 2 AOS glasses)
- Access to purchase exclusive Ambassador merchandise.
- First right of acceptance for 2022 membership
- $250 for everything mentioned above
Membership benefits, which are designed for one person, commence on January 1st, 2021, and conclude on December 31, 2021. Here are more details about Ambassadors of Sour.
ALL THE DETAILS
4 Exclusive Ambassador of Sour Blends
As an Ambassador of Sour, you will receive exclusive sour blends that the blenders at The Rare Barrel will create just for you and the other club members. We anticipate that there will be 4 different blends, of which you will receive (4) 375mL bottles or the equivalent volume in smaller format bottles. We have a lot of fun making these special beers just for you but don't take this responsibility lightly. In order to preserve quality and make the best beers we can for you, we can’t commit to any specific release schedule. As such, your bottles may be released at any point in 2021. In the case of a slight overage in blending, The Rare Barrel may offer you the opportunity to purchase the limited, additional bottles online. Access to additional bottles is not guaranteed and they may sell out. We also plan to cellar some of these excess small-batch blends for the purpose of a vintage release at a later date or for serving at special events. Our intent is for these beers to be available just for the Ambassadors of Sour, but if we have an excess after 2021 we may offer them for special events or to the public for on-site consumption in the Tasting Room in 2022 and beyond.
First Access to Purchase Most Bottle Releases Online
In 2021, we plan to release other bottles that are not included in the Ambassadors of Sour membership. As an Ambassador, you will have the first right to conveniently purchase most bottle releases through the Ambassador Online Pre-sale on our website, before they go on sale in the Tasting Room & Kitchen. We want you to be able to have first access to our beers! Most bottles purchased through this method can be stored at The Rare Barrel until July 31, 2021, or January 31, 2022. Please note that while you and the other Ambassadors will have access to these online pre-sales, some of these beers may be limited in quantity. All bottles are sold on a first-come basis and may sell out.
Ability to Store Club Beers and Most AOS Online Pre-sale Bottle Purchases at The Rare Barrel
You and other members can conveniently store your club beers (bottles included with membership) and bottles purchased through Ambassador Online Pre-sales at the brewery. Bottles released and purchased online from January to June of 2021 may be stored at The Rare Barrel until July 31st, 2021. Bottles released and purchased online from July to December of 2021 may be stored at The Rare Barrel until January 31st, 2022.
You and other Ambassadors will receive a 15% discount on all beer, merchandise, and food purchases made through our website and Tasting Room. We hope you enjoy that! The discount does not apply to membership renewal or purchases made by your trustee.
15% Discount on Shipping
You and other Ambassadors will receive a 15% discount on all shipping orders. We understand that 2020 slowed travel, onsite business models adapted to public safety protocols, and your needs may have shifted. We want you to be able to enjoy your beer as conveniently and quickly as possible which is why we are now offering a 15% discount on shipping. We hope you enjoy that!
Order Shipping and Pick-up
You’ll have three options for fulfilling your beer orders placed online: pick-up at the brewery, ship to your house/business in California, or designate a trustee to pick-up from the Tasting Room & Kitchen for you.
Pickup at the brewery – You’ll have the convenience of placing Ambassador Online Pre-sale orders online and picking them up in the Tasting Room & Kitchen during normal hours, at no additional charge. All requests for pickup during Tasting Room & Kitchen hours are required to be submitted online at least 24 hours in advance. All Ambassador Online Pre-sale beer purchased through the membership may be stored at The Rare Barrel until the designated cut-off time.
Shipping within California – You’ll also have the opportunity to ship your beer to any residential or business address in California at an additional cost. When we ship beer in California, we usually ship orders on Monday and Thursday and they usually arrive the following day. If you would like to save on shipping costs, we make it easy for you to combine multiple orders to ship at once. While we do have online public bottle sales, only the Ambassador Online Pre-sale orders can be combined and shipped at a later date. The Rare Barrel is only legally allowed to ship to addresses within California, even if your state allows beer shipping. A signature and government-issued ID proving that the person accepting the packing is 21+ years of age will be required upon delivery. We cannot ship beer to P.O. boxes.
Trustee – You may also designate a Trustee to pick-up your beer in the Tasting Room. This is a great option if you live outside of California and are not able to visit the Tasting Room or ship your beers in California. The 10% discount and other club benefits do not apply to Trustees.
2021 AOS Welcome Pack
Upon enrolling we will get you set up with an Ambassadors of Sour (AOS) Welcome Pack. This AOS Welcome Pack is our gift to you and with some gear that is exclusive to you and our other Ambassadors. These packs will include a personalized, non-transferable, membership card. Your discount will automatically be applied to online orders, but we ask you to present this card in the Tasting Room & Kitchen to receive your 15% discount when you come to visit. This personalized membership card will also double as a bottle opener that will conveniently fit in your wallet. Your welcome pack will also include an Ambassadors of Sour 6 bottle tote bag and 2 Ambassadors of Sour glasses. We will be shipping these welcome packs to you in January of 2021.
First Right of Acceptance for 2021 Membership
If you enjoy 2020 with us, we’d love to have you back. Ambassadors of Sour will have the first right to re-enroll in the 2021 club. The number of memberships available for 2021 is currently undetermined, but will be based on production volumes and our ability to provide club members with limited release blends.
Public safety is our top priority at The Rare Barrel. Due to the pandemic of 2020, we currently do not have any plans to host any large events onsite. When we feel that we can safely invite our Ambassadors back to The Rare Barrel, our intention is to host some awesome AOS only parties.
Enrollment in Ambassadors of Sour is valid through December 31st, 2021. Any beer or club goods that are not picked up by the pick up deadlines will be forfeited.
Termination of Membership
Each person is allowed to have a maximum of one membership. If a member is found to have multiple memberships, we reserve the right to cancel and refund the unused portion of all of that person’s memberships.
All beer purchased and obtained through your Ambassadors of Sour membership is for the purpose of consumption. Drink the beer, enjoy the beer, or trade it with your friends. However, please do not resell our beer without obtaining a wholesale account with us. Licensed retailers and wholesalers are prohibited from purchasing beer as an Ambassador of Sour unless it is solely for personal consumption and not for resale or distribution. If a club member is found illegally reselling our beer, their membership will be canceled.
Phew… that’s a lot of info to digest! If you have any other questions about Ambassadors of Sour, feel free to email us email@example.com or call us at 510.984.6585 x5!