Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project has announced the reintroduction of its Cellar Reserve program. Crooked Stave will revive the Cellar Reserve membership at beginning of 2018, and the brewery’s progressive barrel-aged blends will be available in limited releases to Cellar Reserve members throughout the year. Memberships will go on sale to the public December 14th, 2017 and details on purchasing the membership will be posted on the brewery’s Facebook page.
The brewery discontinued the Cellar Reserve program in 2014 due to production constraints; however, as Crooked Stave has grown and expanded their production facility over the last few years they are able to once again produce beers for a membership-based bottle club.
“We are thrilled that our growth and expansion of our Barrel Cellar is allowing us to be able to bring back the Cellar Reserve Membership,” said Crooked Stave Owner and Brewer Chad Yakobson. “As a modern artisan brewery, we have always focused on quality, striving to progressively blend science and art through creativity and following our passion. The reintroduction of the Cellar Reserve lets us get back to our roots of experimentation and small batch blends”
2 select 750mL cork and cage bottles + custom glass
Access to purchasing bottles available to Cellar Reserve members – Minimum of 6 brands once a quarter (4 x year) priced between $24 – $38
10% discount in the Crooked Stave Tap Room
First option to renew membership each year
Private Online Portal for purchasing and managing membership
The Cellar Reserve will release a minimum of 6 brands once a quarter that will be available for members to purchase via the online membership portal. Some exciting releases that will be available in 2018 are Nightmare on Brett Sour Cherry Double Barrel Aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels, L’Brett d’Apricot aged in Sauvignon Blanc Barrels, Persica aged in Calvados Apple Brandy Barrels, and Private Reserve Mama Bears Sour Cherry Pie aged in Port Barrels. Crooked Stave will also be releasing several new additions like Member Berries, a Golden Sour Ale aged in oak with various wine grapes grown in Colorado.
Cellar Reserve beers will be available for purchase to members in the months of February 2018, May 2018, August 2018, and November 2018 and will be available for pick-up in the months of March 2018, June 2018, September 2018, and December 2018. Members will be required to pick up purchases in person or can have another member pick up purchases on their behalf. Members must pick up within 3 months of release date outside of the Cellar Reserve designated release parties.
Bottles release through the Cellar Reserve will vary in quantities and will be available to purchase on a first come first serve basis once the releases are opened to members. Bottles will have limits subject to availability and any bottles not sold to members will be available for purchase in the Crooked Stave Tap Room at a higher price.
Founded in Denver, CO in late 2010 as an artisan beer project, Crooked Stave is the culmination of brewmaster and “Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing blends science and art through creativity and passion. The resulting creations, most of which use Brettanomyces yeasts and mature in oak, are beers of extraordinary complexity.