Getting Access to Specialty Crooked Stave Beers

Crooked Stave beers have become highly sought after since their initial releases just months ago. Currently they operate out of the Funkwerks brewery space in Ft. Collins, and Funkwerks has become incredibly popular as well...which means both breweries have been super busy and trying to use the same space. Chad Yakobson, brewer and founder of Crooked Stave is planning to set up their own brewery space in Denver and he's been looking for ways to help fund it. He's come up with what I believe is a pretty good looking plan at a reasonable cost point. For $300 you could become a Cellar Reserve Member and have access to special and exclusive beers from the cellar and other exclusive merchandise. Space will be limited to 400 members due to the small batch nature of these beers, membership opens on Saturday Dec 17th at 10am, so move quickly! Here's information from the Crooked Stave website on what you would receive as a member:

Below are the details for the 2012 Cellar Reserve Membership which will be available through starting at 10am MST on Saturday, December 17, 2011. We look forward to seeing you at future Cellar Reserve Member events!

Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve Membership 2012:
- 2012 Membership Card
- 2 Cellar Reserve stemware glasses
- Exclusive members only T-Shirt
- Neoprene Dual Bottle Beer Tote
(1 bottle) Blackberry Petite Sour (upon release, estimated Feb 2012)
(2 bottle) Batch #1 (100% Brett, 100% barrel fermented) (upon release, estimated March 2012)
(1 bottle) *Surette Reserva Chardonnay barrel-aged (upon release, estimated April 2012)
(1 bottle) L’Brett d’Or – 100% Brett Golden Sour (upon release, estimated May 2012)
(1 bottle) *Persica – Sour Peach(upon release, estimated July 2012)
(1 bottle) *Nightmare on Brett Street (Cognac barrel) (upon release, estimated Aug 2012)
(1 bottle) *Nightmare on Brett Street (Brandy barrel) (upon release, estimated Aug 2012)
(1 bottle) *Sour Quad (Cognac barrel) (upon release, estimated Nov 2012)
(1 bottle) *Cellar Reserve Blend (upon release in 2012)
*Denotes beer is a Cellar Reserve exclusive.
- Access to purchase specialty bottle releases at discount (subject to allocation limits)
- First right of refusal for 2013 membership
- Future discounts to be added once our taproom is open.
- Future planned Cellar Reserve Member events (additional charges apply)

As well as receiving the above listed beers and merchandise, the following beers are planned for release from our Barrel Cellar in 2012 and available for purchase to Cellar Reserve Members before they go on sale to the public.
- Blackberry Petite Sour
- Batch #1 (100% Brett, 100% barrel fermented)
- L’Brett d’Or – 100% Brett Golden Sour
- Burgandy Sour (not yet named)
- Oculus – Sour Belgian Golden Ale with Vignole grapes
- Barrel Aged 2012 Petite Sour (w/soon to be added fruit)
- Dark Sour (not yet named)
- Sour Quad (Bourbon barrel) (not yet named)
- First Anniversary Blend

Live Outside Colorado? No worries:
If you reside outside of Colorado and decide to purchase a Cellar Reserve Membership make sure to designate a Colorado Trustee or you are responsible for picking up your allocation which will be held at the brewery until March 21st, 2013. We are unable to ship beer as FedEx, UPS, and USPS does not allow us to ship beer direct to customers. No refunds will be given after placing an order.
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BeerEric Steen