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Spring House Brewing Announces Barrel Reserve Society

Spring House Brewing logoChoo coo! Everyone aboard the Reserve Society train! Pennsylvania’s Spring House Brewing Company is the next in a long line of craft brewers to form their own exclusive beer club, reserve society, founder’s group, whateveryawannacallit by announcing memberships for their 2014 Barrel Reserve Society. These are slated to go on sale Thursday, May 29 at 5pm via the Spring House online store only. I repeat – these cannot be purchased at the taproom in Lancaster.

Memberships will be $200+ tax and are limited to 200 people.

The details (as taken from the Spring House site):

Included in your membership in the initial package available in June, upon announcement:

  • 1 – 750mL bottle of Big Gruesome Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout (aged in bourbon barrels over coffee beans and cacao nibs) OPTION to buy second bottle at time of membership purchase
  • 1 – 750mL bottle of Kerplunk! Imperial Chocolate Stout (aged in bourbon barrels over vanilla beans and cacao nibs) OPTION to buy second bottle when release is announced
  • 1 Barrel Society glassware

Included in your membership later in 2014, upon announcement:

  • June: 2 – 750mL bottles of Blood Lust Russian Imperial Stout (aged in rum barrels over cacao nibs and jalapenos) OPTION to purchase third bottle when release announced
  • July: 1 – 750mL bottles of Blood Lust Russian Imperial Stout (aged in bourbon barrels over cacao nibs, habaneros, cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans) only one bottle per membership
  • August: 1 – 750mL bottle of Dean Rustic Farmhouse Saison (aged in red wine barrels with raspberries and brettanomyces) OPTION to purchase second bottle when release announced
  • September: 1 – 750mL bottle of Dean Rustic Farmhouse Saison (aged in red wine barrels with cherries and brettanomyces) OPTION to purchase second bottle when release announced
  • October: 2 – 750mL bottles of Blood Lust Russian Imperial Stout (aged in Jamaican rum barrels over cacao nibs and coffee beans) OPTION to purchase third bottle when release announced

There are additional beers that we intend to release in 2014. Membership will guaranteed access to each of these:

  • Citra Must Be Destroyed! Double IPA-22oz bottle, 10.5% abv
  • Blood Lust Russian Imperial Stout (aged in French oak red port wine barrels and fermented in the barrel with brettanomyces)
  • Rustic Farmhouse Saison (aged in French oak red port wine barrels and fermented in the barrel with brettanomyces)

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
All beer must be picked up at the Taproom, 25 W. King St, Lancaster, PA. We will not ship beer. No exceptions will be made. Beer that is not picked up after 30 days from each bottle release will be forfeit. No credits will be given.
All membership holders must present proof of payment and valid ID(21+) each time they pick up their beer at the Taproom. If another person is picking up your beer for you they must also provide valid ID showing they are 21+ years old. They must also show your proof of payment and a copy of your valid ID.

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