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Blender’s Choice Subscription

Terms and Conditions

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No one knows our beer better than the good people that blend them. With a Blender's Choice subscription, you'll receive curated selections of our blender's favorite beers. If you love sour beer and convenience, this is the subscription for you. Kick back, relax, and let us select 6 or 12 bottles of beer for you to enjoy! Receive your allotments by pickup or shipping within California.


Average cost per allotment (with discount) $65 to $90 $125 to $150
Brands per allotment 3 to 4 3 to 5
10% discount on bottles in allotment No Yes
Occassional access to cellar bottles No Yes
Free pickup within 30 days Yes Yes
$19 shipping in California Yes Yes
Priority access to Ambassadors of Sour membership No Yes
  • 6 or 12 beers will be selected by us and allocated to you approximately once per quarter
  • Option to pick up your allotment in our Berkeley Tasting Room & Kitchen or conveniently ship to a California address
  • Subscribers in the 12 beer tier receive a discount on bottles and shipping, occasional access to Cellar Bottles, and the first opportunity to purchase an Ambassadors of Sour membership prior to the public sale
  • There is no initial cost to sign up. Your card on file will be charged before each allotment ships. Price will vary within the range listed above based on which beers are included

All the Details

The Beer

As a Blender’s Choice subscriber, you will be allotted 6 or 12 bottles of sour beer at a time, depending on which tier you select when you enroll. Each allotment in the 6-bottle tier will contain 3-4 different beers and the 12-bottle tier will contain 3-5 different brands of beers.


We expect to have 3 to 5 allotments for you throughout the year. We always prioritize quality and blending the best beer we can instead of a consistent release schedule. Good things take time, which means we don’t have as much control over when beer is ready. We hope you understand and appreciate why we do it this way!

Pickup or Ship within California

As a Blender’s Choice subscriber, you have the option when you enroll to either pick up your bottles in our Tasting Room & Kitchen or have us conveniently ship them to a residential or business address in California.
Pick Up Orders - If you enroll to pick up your bottles, all we ask is that you pick them up during normal Tasting Room & Kitchen hours within 30 days of your order being processed. If you would like to have your allotment switched from pickup to shipping after the order has been processed, please send an email to BEFORE the pickup deadline and we can help you. We will not issue any refunds for beer that is not picked up or shipped within the timeframe of these terms. 
Shipping Orders- If you live in California, we’ve made things super easy for you by providing overnight shipping for your bottles through GSO to any residential or business address in California. Shipping currently costs a flat $19 for 6-bottle and 12-bottle tiers. Normal shipping fees for this amount of beer are ~$25. GSO will collect a signature and request a government-issued ID proving that the person accepting the package is 21+ years of age. Because of that, we cannot ship beer to P.O. boxes. In the case of GSO being unable to deliver your shipment and it is returned to the brewery, it can be picked up within 30 days of the order being processed or shipped again at the standard GSO shipping rates. We will contact you to ask if you would like to have it shipped again or come and pick it up. If you select shipping, another shipping fee will be applied. We will not issue any refunds for beer that is not picked up or shipped within the timeframe of these terms. We are not legally allowed to ship beer outside the State of California at this time. 

Discount on Bottles and Shipping

Subscribers in the 12-beer tier will receive a 10% discount on their bottles included with their subscription as well as a discounted shipping rate.


Priority Access to Ambassadors of Sour the following year

Are you enjoying the convenience of your subscription? Why not take it to the next level and join Ambassadors of Sour? All currently active 12-Beer Tier Blender’s Choice subscribers will be first in line to sign up for the Ambassadors of Sour beer club prior to the public on sale date. Ambassadors of Sour offers many unique opportunities such as access to exclusive beers, pre-sale of new beers, cellaring at our brewery, fun events, and much more. Please note that Ambassador of Sour memberships are limited, can sell out, and are not guaranteed.

Occasional Access to Cellar Bottles

Subscribers in the 12-bottle tier may receive occasional access to Cellar Bottles in their allotment or as an additional optional offering for purchase


There is no initial cost to join…we will simply charge your credit card on file when your allotment is ready for you to pick up or ship! By subscribing to Blender's Choice, you’re giving us permission to charge your credit card on file for each allotment and any shipping charges tied to them. Once the order for your allotment has been placed, we will not be able to issue any refunds.


Termination of Subscription

We ask that you commit to your first 2 allotments, but after that, you may cancel your subscription by emailing Please note though that we will not be able to issue any refunds once we place the order for your allotment.
All beer received through your Blender's Choice Subscription is for the purpose of personal consumption. Drink the beer, enjoy the beer, or trade it with your friends. However, we ask that you do not resell our beer without obtaining a wholesale account with us. Reselling bottles without a wholesale account with The Rare Barrel is illegal and can jeopardize ours and your ABC license. Licensed retailers are prohibited from purchasing beer unless it is solely for personal consumption and not for resale or distribution. If a subscribed member is found illegally reselling our beer, we will have to cancel the subscription.
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