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- 6 exclusive cork and cap 750ml bottles of 3 different Appalachian Wild Ale blends, created specifically for AWAS members. (6 bottles total)
- First right of refusal to purchase most Appalachian Wild Ales brands with a one week purchase window and a two-week pickup window.
- 10% discount on all non-alcohol purchases (tasting room(s) only).
- AWAS custom membership ID card.
- Option to pick-up beer at the brewery or assign a trustee.
- One radical party at our farm location for members only.
- Optional membership swag available for purchase throughout the year.
- $225 +tax, non-refundable.
Appalachian Wild Ale Society is priced at $225 +tax, to give our most loyal supporters the ability to get exclusive releases first, without waiting in line and the ability to appoint a trustee to pick up in their absence. The 2018 membership fees collected will be used towards funding the permanent conservation of our new farm brewery, Whippoorwill Farm. Membership will run from the date of purchase to December 31st of 2018. See more details below.
The featured perk to AWAS membership is access to three special Appalachian Wild Ale blends, two 750ml bottles each. NO ONE ELSE WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THESE BOTTLES. With that, we do reserve the right to pour these blends on draught at our tasting room for special events or festivals. Your special blends will be brewer’s choice and will be released to members when our brewer determines that the perfect blends have been crafted, and ready for consumption. Details for these blends will be given one month prior to their “release”. These blends have already been included in your membership fee.
An additional perk of AWAS affords you first right to purchase most brands of our Appalachian Wild Ales. This allows for an AWAS member to reserve and pay for bottles without the hassle of waiting in lines or having a fast trigger finger during an internet pre-sale. These brands will be brewer’s choice, and allotment sizes will depend on production levels. Allotment sizes for AWAS members will always be higher than allotments to the general public. This means that these brands will be sold to the public at a lower daily allotment. We cannot control how many times a customer returns to the brewery to purchase these brands. Of course, members always have the option to come in and purchase public allotment sizes in the same fashion. The release dates for these brands are undetermined to allow for proper aging and conditioning.
As part of AWAS, you are granted a 10% discount on all non-alcoholic merchandise purchases. This is limited to in-house only. This excludes the purchase of alcohol (NC state law prohibited) and future membership dues. AWAS 10% discount is given to members only and does not include your trustee, or friends\family joining you at the tasting room.
Membership ID Card
With the purchase of a membership, you will be given an ID specific, non-transferable membership card. This card will allow you access to all of the perks mentioned in these terms, as well as possible additional perks that we determine during the year. All members must bring AWAS membership ID card and a valid Driver’s License, Passport, NC Special Identification Card, or Military Identification Card in order to receive perks and 10% discount on non-alcoholic purchases.
Membership renewal for 2019 will be based on invite only.
Being an AWAS member means never waiting in line (excluding busy, normal service hours in our tasting room) We will have special pickup times for AWAS members or their trustee. All members are allowed to assign one trustee. Your trustee must present a valid ID when picking up your purchases. We do not allow trustees aka proxies for the general public. This an exclusive perk for you, the member, to make obtaining your purchases as convenient as possible. We do ask that your purchases be picked up within the pickup window as we do not have storage onsite to facilitate otherwise. If this pickup window is consistently abused, we reserve the right to revoke membership.
We do not accommodate split memberships on our end and discourage splitting your membership. If you find an urgent need to, you are completely responsible for the logistics. All orders must be placed in the name of the membership holder, or they will be canceled. Split members will not have access to the secret Facebook group, nor will they have access to any in-house perks/merchandise.
Termination of Membership
Memberships are limited to one per person. If you purchase multiple memberships, we reserve the right to refund any unused portions of all of your memberships. This includes revoking your ability to purchase a membership for the following year. We realize that technology is not perfect and that human error always comes into play. If additional memberships were purchased by you, or for you accidentally, please let us know right away.
The resale of our beer by any unlicensed reseller is strictly prohibited and ILLEGAL. If you are found to exchange your membership purchases for financial gain, your membership will be revoked and you will not be eligible for any future membership purchases.
Resellers with an ABC license are strictly prohibited from purchasing membership allotments for resale or distribution. If it is found that this has occurred, we reserve the right to revoke membership, you will not be eligible for future membership purchases, or future wholesale account opportunities.
All membership purchases are solely for personal consumption or for trade without financial gain.
If a club member is found to be violating the above-mentioned terms their membership will be canceled, without refund, and they will not be eligible for future membership purchases.