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Bruery Reserve Society

The Bruery is a brewing company based in PlacentiaCalifornia founded by Patrick Rue and named as a fusion between his family name and the word “brewery.” From The Bruery website:

We’ve been inspired by many different breweries and beers, some from Belgium, and some not. As strong as these influences are, we’re mostly driven by experiences of flavor. Sweet potato pie, Thai food, the intense aroma of freshly picked lavender, among many others, are our primary influences. Most of our beers are 100% bottle conditioned and all are unfiltered, and unpasteurized. We create complex flavors from simple ingredients, and commit to producing our beer in the most wholesome of ways.

Succinct, but it describes their beers perfectly.

This year Russ and I split a membership in The Bruery Reserve Society for 2012. I am a big fan of The Bruery’s year-round releases and wanted to experience some of their rarer offerings. Many of my beer friends have highly recommended these Bruery releases and have even said that they are much better than the general releases.

The membership is fairly expensive with an inital cost of $295 + taxes (7.75% in California) but, since I had regretted not signing up previously, I wasn’t going to let this opportunity pass.

The following beers as part of the package:

•1 bottle 4 Calling Birds
•1 bottle Melange #3
•1 bottle Vitis Series: Oui Oui
•1 bottle Chocolate Rain
•1 bottle Mystery Beer
•2 bottles 2012 Black Tuesday
•2 bottles Bourbon Barrel Aged 4 Calling Birds

The membership also gives the opportunity to purchase the additional beers below at a 15% discount:

•Sour In The Rye
•Chocolate Rain
•100% Barrel Aged Fleur
•White Oak
•Oude Tart
•Oude Gueuzie
•Black Tuesday
•Melange #3
•Smoking Wood
•Barrel Aged 4 Calling Birds
•Approximately 8 Provisions Series releases

I receive an email stating that a new beer or beers are available for purchase with a set limit per beer. Russ and I usually purchase more than one of each release: one to drink and one to cellar.

The Bruery doesn’t ship directly to consumers so we had to first find someone (a “trustee”) that would be able to pick up the beers. We would then have to arrange to get the beers from the trustee.

Fast forward to yesterday! I was like a kid in a candy shop. It took a lot of will power to not open a few of these but, alas, I figured that I had to make it to work today and that it would be best not to show up with a hangover.

This is only the beginning. we’re not even half way through the year and many great beers are still to come. Black Tuesday, Chocolate Rain, and Melange #3 have yet to be release to the Reserve Society.

Back Row: White Oak, 4 Calling Birds, Smoking Wood, Mother Funker Front Row: Sans Pagaie, Otiose, Chocosaurus Rye, Filmishmish, Sour In The Rye



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Written by Bob Pack

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