2018 Barrel Club

Until now, one had to be within earshot of the Ol’ Republic Taproom to get a taste of our super-premium Project X beers. As soon as they went on-tap they disappeared.

 

January 2017, we started the inaugural year of our new Barrel Club. Members were given first opportunity to take home – or give to others – our best, and often exclusive, barrel aged beers in 500ml bottles, not to mention the other benefits listed below. We also initiated our Founding Members Club. 49 beer lovers received their names forever engraved in wood staves in our taproom, along with a number of extra benefits above our regular Barrel Club. In 2018, we have slightly adjusted our membership benefits and price to better serve our members. 

 

The art of barrel aging

Aging beer in wooden vessels is an age-old tradition. Richness, depth-of-flavor, complexity and overall character are often used when describing barrel-aged beer. Common use of retired spirit barrels will add the influence of that particular spirit along with subtle wood aromatics and flavor.  Extended aging, up to 18 months, creates a synergetic enhancement to the overall flavor of the beer. Much like a chef, the real art is knowing how to match the flavor profile of the beer to the spirit barrel type along with the length of aging. The bottles you receive will have been aged to perfection and will continue to improve for many years to come. Collecting rewards patience!

 

Past beers

  • CHOCOLYPTO - Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Stout aged in Tequila Barrels

  • CONN OF THE 100 BATTLES - Imperial Red Ale aged in Scotch whisky Barrels

  • CHOCOLYPTO - Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cherries

  • DARKEST MATTER - Black Scotch Ale aged in Laphroaig Barrels

  • HEAVIER FUEL - Imperial Baltic Porter aged in St. Croix Rum Barrels with Turkish Figs

  • MY PRECIOUS - Biere de Garde Lager aged in Cognac and American Brandy Barrels

  • IT WAS ALL A DREAM - Belgian Saison with Brett. aged in oak barrels with mandarins - members were given a flight of 4 bottles, each aged in different barrel, some with fruit and others without, in order to discern the impact each component has on the beer. 

Future beers

  • DOUBLE CHOCOLYPTO - Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Stout aged in Cognac barrels with cocoa husks

  • DARK MATTER - Black Scotch Ale aged in Rum Barrels

  • BARLEY WINE 

  • More to come!

How it works

Ol’ Republic fans are invited to become members of our 2018 Barrel Club, of which there is no limit on membership! We have three tiers of membership. If you are a new member, or have allowed your membership to lapse for a year, the New Barrel Club Membership is for you. If you are a 2017 Barrel Club member, you may purchase a Continuing Barrel Club Membership at a reduced price, in order to thank you for being one of our favorite customers. Founding Members will always carry the title, but in order to retain their extended benefits and discounts, they may purchase a Continuing Founding Membership. If there is ever a break in membership, a New Membership must be purchased.

NEW BARREL CLUB MEMBERSHIP - $225 

  • Four (4) 500ml bottles of limited edition barrel aged beer each quarter (16 bottles total), available for pick-up at the Ol' Republic Brewery taproom. These beers will often be available only to Barrel Club members, and always in very limited amounts. Shipment available for an extra fee.

  • One (1) 750ml bottle of limited edition barrel aged beer (Brewer’s Choice).

  • One (1) Barrel Club T-shirt.

  • Two (2) Barrel Club printed tasting glasses.

  • 10% discount on all taproom and merchandise purchases for the member only (cannot be used on membership, special event rentals, or kegs).

  • Invitation to all barrel tasting events (may be fee based and cost of event is not included).

  • First opportunity to purchase more limited edition releases.

  • First invitation to attend special events at the Ol' Republic Taproom and Roadhouse.

 

Barrel Club Renewal Benefits - $175

To thank you for being a member, we offer membership at a slightly reduced rate, as long as you retain continuous membership.

 

  • Four (4) 500ml bottles of limited edition barrel aged beer each quarter (16 bottles total), available for pick-up at the O'l Republic Brewery taproom. These beers will often be available only to Barrel Club members, and always in very limited amounts. Shipment available for an extra fee.

  • One (1) 750ml bottle of limited edition barrel aged beer (Brewer’s Choice).

  • 10% discount on all taproom and merchandise purchases for the member only (cannot be used on membership, special event rentals, or kegs).

  • Invitation to all barrel tasting events (may be fee based and cost of event is not included).

  • First opportunity to purchase more limited edition releases.

  • First invitation to attend special events at the Ol' Republic Taproom and Roadhouse.

 

Founding Member Renewal Benefits - $175

A Founding Member will always be a Founding Member, and you will always retain your Founding Member Benefits as long as you have continuous membership.

 

  • Four (4) 500ml bottles of limited edition barrel aged beer each quarter (16 bottles total), available for pick-up at the Ol' Republic Brewery taproom. These beers will often be available only to Barrel Club members, and always in very limited amounts. Shipment available for an extra fee.

  • Two (2) 750ml bottle of limited edition barrel aged beer (Brewer’s Choice).

  • 20% discount on all taproom and merchandise purchases for the member only (cannot be used on membership, special event rentals, or kegs).

  • $1 off all pints for the member only at the Ol Republic Brewery Taproom.

  • Invitation to all barrel tasting events (may be fee based and cost of event is not included).

  • First opportunity to purchase more limited edition releases.

  • First invitation to attend special events at the Ol Republic Taproom and Roadhouse.

Join now!

  • Membership in the 2018 Barrel Club is a fabulous gift whether for you or somebody else.

  • Complete the e-mail form below. We will respond to you with sign-up details

  • All items will be available for pickup at Ol’ Republic Brewery, 124 Argall Way, Nevada City, CA 95959. Members must pick up all items themselves or assign a trustee. Bottles must be picked up within two months of bottle release or could be subject to replacement with a more current release. Members will be notified of bottle releases via e-mail. Shipping is available at an additional charge if requested.

ol' Republic Brewery

124 Argall Way

Nevada City, CA 95959

 

Tel: 530-264-7263