Brewmaster's Collective - Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Firestone Walker Brewmaster's Collective

Introducing
Brewmaster’s Collective

For years, Brewmaster Matt Brynildson dreamed about creating a beer club that would directly connect Firestone Walker’s most interesting beers with the brewery’s most passionate fans. That time has now come with the launch of Brewmaster’s Collective—a beer club dedicated to “the best of the best” from Matt and his team.

“The most exciting thing for me is that we will be creating a series of exclusive beers that will only be available to club members. This is where we can get decadent and have some fun. Basically, it’s our very best small-lot creations shared directly with the folks who will appreciate them the most!” – Brewmaster Matt Brynildson

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The Benefits

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Membership includes eight curated collections of small-batch Vintage and Barrelworks releases shipped to your door throughout 2021.

Your eight collections will span a total of 27 separate beers, including 14 member-only exclusives.

You will receive a Welcome Pack featuring an exclusive welcome beer, Brewmaster’s Collective Membership Card, commemorative coasters and deck of playing cards.

Shipping is always included, and each collection will include exclusive glassware selected by Brewmaster Matt Brynildson.

Each collection will be accompanied by an online guided tasting with the Brewmaster.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

15% off beer and merchandise online and in-store

10% off dine-in or take-out at Taproom restaurants in Paso Robles, Buellton and Venice

Access to purchase select limited quantity Library beers, as released

Early access to online beer releases

Opportunity to purchase additional Brewmaster’s Collective exclusive beer

Annual Membership $599

Membership available for California residents only

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Meet The Brewmaster

For years, Brewmaster Matt Brynildson dreamed about creating a beer club that would directly connect our most interesting beers with our most passionate fans. That time has now come.

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Release Calendar

*All beers, shipping time & formats are subject to change

Welcome Pack
  • Shipping with Parabola Collection

    Welcome Pack

    As a member of Bremaster’s Collective, we’ll make it official and start you off with a stainless steel membership card, leather coasters, custom playing cards and Dark Ray—our first “Brewmaster’s Reserve Exclusive” beer. Welcome Pack will arrive with your Parabola Collection.

  • Dark Ray

    Dark Ray

    Bourbon Barrel-Aged Blended Ale with Vanilla, Cocoa Nibs, and Toasted Coconut

    ABV: 11.6% IBU: 40 SRM: 110

    Introducing Dark Ray—your Brewmaster’s Collective welcome beer and our first “BR Exclusive.” We went all out to create this beer, working with a third-generation local vanilla importer to secure Madagascar vanilla beans. We incorporated the beans into a special bourbon barrel-aged ale along with 400 pounds of coconut and 300 pounds of cocoa nibs. The result is an epic new beer to kick your membership off.

    Cases Produced: 300

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

  • Dark Ray

    Bourbon Barrel-Aged Blended Ale with Vanilla, Cocoa Nibs, and Toasted Coconut

    ABV: 11.6% IBU: 40 SRM: 110

    Introducing Dark Ray—your Brewmaster’s Collective welcome beer and our first “BR Exclusive.” We went all out to create this beer, working with a third-generation local vanilla importer to secure Madagascar vanilla beans. We incorporated the beans into a special bourbon barrel-aged ale along with 400 pounds of coconut and 300 pounds of cocoa nibs. The result is an epic new beer to kick your membership off.

    Cases Produced: 300

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

PARABOLA COLLECTION
  • Shipping Late February

    PARABOLA COLLECTION

    Experience the ultimate immersion into the world of Parabola. This collection features the latest release of our iconic barrel-aged imperial stout along with two exciting variants that take the Parabola experience to new heights. Includes a pair of custom Glencairn glasses.

  • 2021 Parabola

    2021 Parabola

    Imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels

    ABV: 13.6% IBU: 55 SRM: 160

    Aged for first time in an equal mix of bourbon, rye and wheat whiskey barrels, accentuating Parabola’s signature richness and intensity with vintage-specific hints of black pepper and cereal grain.

    Cases Produced: 3250

    BUY NOW

  • Double Barrel Parabola

    Double Barrel Parabola

    Imperial Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels

    ABV: 15.5% IBU: 48 SRM: 160

    A small-batch Parabola matured for 12 months in premium bourbon barrels, then transferred to a separate lot of wheat whiskey barrels for an additional year of aging—all for an impossibly smooth sipping experience.

    Cases Produced: 450

    BUY NOW

  • Amburana Parabola

    Amburana Parabola

    Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels with Amburana Wood

    ABV: 14.6% IBU: 55 SRM: 160

    A small-batch Parabola aged for 12 months in premium eight-year-old bourbon barrels, then circulated with spirals of Brazilian Amburana hardwood to impart exotic hints of vanilla and baking spice.

    Cases Produced: 450

    BUY NOW

  • 2021 Parabola

    Imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels

    ABV: 13.6% IBU: 55 SRM: 160

    Aged for first time in an equal mix of bourbon, rye and wheat whiskey barrels, accentuating Parabola’s signature richness and intensity with vintage-specific hints of black pepper and cereal grain.

    Cases Produced: 3250

    BUY NOW

  • Double Barrel Parabola

    Imperial Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels

    ABV: 15.5% IBU: 48 SRM: 160

    A small-batch Parabola matured for 12 months in premium bourbon barrels, then transferred to a separate lot of wheat whiskey barrels for an additional year of aging—all for an impossibly smooth sipping experience.

    Cases Produced: 450

    BUY NOW

  • Amburana Parabola

    Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels with Amburana Wood

    ABV: 14.6% IBU: 55 SRM: 160

    A small-batch Parabola aged for 12 months in premium eight-year-old bourbon barrels, then circulated with spirals of Brazilian Amburana hardwood to impart exotic hints of vanilla and baking spice.

    Cases Produced: 450

    BUY NOW

FERAL COLLAB COLLECTION
  • Shipping Early April

    FERAL COLLAB COLLECTION

    We got together with some of our most feral friends to create this eclectic wild ale collection, featuring two collaborations as well as the latest release of Feral One from Barrelworks. Includes a pair of Teku Taster glasses.

  • Beerjolais

    Beerjolais

    Wild Ale Fermented with Red Grape Skins

    ABV: 6.7%

    Once again, Barrelworks Master Blender Jim Crooks has been foraging out in the vineyards, this time in collaboration with Santa Barbara County’s Whitcraft Winery. Co-fermenting a special wild ale with Whitcraft’s freshly-pressed red grape skins, he has created the beer world’s answer to Beaujolais Nouveau.

    Cases Produced: 136

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

  • Feral One Batch 8

    Feral One Batch 8

    American Wild Ale

    ABV: 6.1%

    Our new annual release marking Barrelworks’ 8th anniversary, Feral One is a blend of select barrels made as an ode to traditional Belgian farmhouse beers. Experience the beer that started it all for Barrelworks.

    Cases Produced: 194

    BUY NOW

  • All Things Go

    All Things Go

    Mixed Fermentation Wild Ale with White Grapes

    ABV: 9.0%

    Anything goes in “All Things Go” as we embark on this rootsy collaboration with Austin’s Jester King Brewery. Combining grapes from Curtis Vineyards—all macerated by foot—with Jester King’s proprietary yeast and bacteria cultures, we have created a hybrid wild ale that will dazzle your palate.

    Cases Produced: 124

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

  • Beerjolais

    Wild Ale Fermented with Red Grape Skins

    ABV: 6.7%

    Once again, Barrelworks Master Blender Jim Crooks has been foraging out in the vineyards, this time in collaboration with Santa Barbara County’s Whitcraft Winery. Co-fermenting a special wild ale with Whitcraft’s freshly-pressed red grape skins, he has created the beer world’s answer to Beaujolais Nouveau.

    Cases Produced: 136

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

  • Feral One Batch 8

    American Wild Ale

    ABV: 6.1%

    Our new annual release marking Barrelworks’ 8th anniversary, Feral One is a blend of select barrels made as an ode to traditional Belgian farmhouse beers. Experience the beer that started it all for Barrelworks.

    Cases Produced: 194

    BUY NOW

  • All Things Go

    Mixed Fermentation Wild Ale with White Grapes

    ABV: 9.0%

    Anything goes in “All Things Go” as we embark on this rootsy collaboration with Austin’s Jester King Brewery. Combining grapes from Curtis Vineyards—all macerated by foot—with Jester King’s proprietary yeast and bacteria cultures, we have created a hybrid wild ale that will dazzle your palate.

    Cases Produced: 124

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

COCKTAIL COLLECTION
  • Shipping Late May

    COCKTAIL COLLECTION

    Barrel Program Manager Eric Ponce is always pushing the envelope of flavor and innovation, using inspired ingredients to produce beers that echo your favorite cocktails. This collection features his latest creations as well as special glassware.

  • Mezca-limón

    Mezca-limón

    Mezcal & Orange Bitters Barrel Aged Ale Brewed with Agave Nectar, Chili, Sea Salt, & Lime Peel

    ABV: 13.5% IBU: 14 SRM: 28

    Echoing the traditional Mezcalita recipe, this specialty base beer was brewed with agave, chile peppers, sea salt, and aged in mezcal and orange bitters barrels, all finished with a touch of lime zest to offer an authentic sipping experience inspired by the Mezcalita cocktail.

    Cases Produced: 1700

  • Waukesha Press

    Waukesha Press

    Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cocktail Inspired Blended Ale with Lemon Peel

    ABV: 10.2% IBU: 18 SRM: 15

    The Whiskey Sour was originated and popularized in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It also happens to be our Brewmaster’s favorite bourbon cocktail. Waukesha Press is our take on this classic elixir that mixes the kick of bourbon with aromatics of cherry and orange; a touch of tartness; and a pop of fresh lemon.

    Cases Produced: 300

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

  • Tequila Barrel Sunrise

    Tequila Barrel Sunrise

    Tequila Barrel-Aged Cocktail Inspired Ale with Orange Peel and Hibiscus

    ABV: 11% IBU: 21 SRM: 28

    Tequila Barrel Sunrise is a spirited riff on the classic namesake cocktail, aged in Extra Añejo tequila barrels and infused with orange zest and hibiscus. The result is a uniquely delicious blonde barleywine that offers an authentic Tequila Sunrise sipping experience.

    Cases Produced: 750

  • Mezca-limón

    Mezcal & Orange Bitters Barrel Aged Ale Brewed with Agave Nectar, Chili, Sea Salt, & Lime Peel

    ABV: 13.5% IBU: 14 SRM: 28

    Echoing the traditional Mezcalita recipe, this specialty base beer was brewed with agave, chile peppers, sea salt, and aged in mezcal and orange bitters barrels, all finished with a touch of lime zest to offer an authentic sipping experience inspired by the Mezcalita cocktail.

    Cases Produced: 1700

  • Waukesha Press

    Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cocktail Inspired Blended Ale with Lemon Peel

    ABV: 10.2% IBU: 18 SRM: 15

    The Whiskey Sour was originated and popularized in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It also happens to be our Brewmaster’s favorite bourbon cocktail. Waukesha Press is our take on this classic elixir that mixes the kick of bourbon with aromatics of cherry and orange; a touch of tartness; and a pop of fresh lemon.

    Cases Produced: 300

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

  • Tequila Barrel Sunrise

    Tequila Barrel-Aged Cocktail Inspired Ale with Orange Peel and Hibiscus

    ABV: 11% IBU: 21 SRM: 28

    Tequila Barrel Sunrise is a spirited riff on the classic namesake cocktail, aged in Extra Añejo tequila barrels and infused with orange zest and hibiscus. The result is a uniquely delicious blonde barleywine that offers an authentic Tequila Sunrise sipping experience.

    Cases Produced: 750

BIG THINGS COLLECTION
  • Shipping Late July

    BIG THINGS COLLECTION

    With one of the most storied barrel-aging programs in craft beer, we are always acquiring barrels from premium spirits producers and dreaming up new ways to create with them. For this collection, we are going big with not one, but two exclusive “large format” barrel-aged beers accompanied by special glassware.

  • Dreamwood

    Dreamwood

    Parabola Imperial Stout Double Barrel Aged in Rare Bourbon Barrels

    ABV: 16% IBU: 48 SRM: 155

    For this exclusive release, we aged Parabola in 15-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels for 1 year, then an additional 6 months in 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Barrels, housed in 750ml bottles. Go big or go home.

    Cases Produced: 150

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

  • Skipping Time

    Skipping Time

    Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Toasted Macadamia Nuts, Coffee & Vanilla Beans

    ABV: 11.5% IBU: 50 SRM: 150

    This 750ml exclusive release features our Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with toasted macadamia nuts, coffee, & Madagascar vanilla beans. A grown-up version of your favorite island coffee.

    Cases Produced: 300

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

  • Dreamwood

    Parabola Imperial Stout Double Barrel Aged in Rare Bourbon Barrels

    ABV: 16% IBU: 48 SRM: 155

    For this exclusive release, we aged Parabola in 15-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels for 1 year, then an additional 6 months in 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Barrels, housed in 750ml bottles. Go big or go home.

    Cases Produced: 150

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

  • Skipping Time

    Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Toasted Macadamia Nuts, Coffee & Vanilla Beans

    ABV: 11.5% IBU: 50 SRM: 150

    This 750ml exclusive release features our Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with toasted macadamia nuts, coffee, & Madagascar vanilla beans. A grown-up version of your favorite island coffee.

    Cases Produced: 300

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

WILD FRUITS COLLECTION
  • Shipping Mid August

    WILD FRUITS COLLECTION

    With a background in food science and a passion for all things edible, Barrelworks Master Blender Jim Crooks continually forages for unique ingredients in the pursuit of head-spinning flavors. This collection showcases some of his greatest finds and craziest creations. Includes special glassware.

  • Primal Elements - 4-pack 16oz cans

    Primal Elements – 4-pack 16oz cans

    American Wild Ale

    An unbelievably crushable, fresh take on our wild ales loaded with fruit flavors and aromas.

  • Frazzle Sass

    Frazzle Sass

    Fruited Wild Ale

    Originally intended for FWIBF 2020, this beer made in conjunction with Fonta Flora, an ale with nectarines and apricots pops with fresh aromas and signature funk from our wild brethren in North Carolina.

  • Yeast of Eden Collab

    Yeast of Eden Collab

    Fruited Wild Ale

    We invited our friends from Yeast of Eden in Salinas to help us get wild with some olallieberries.

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

  • Primal Elements – 4-pack 16oz cans

    American Wild Ale

    An unbelievably crushable, fresh take on our wild ales loaded with fruit flavors and aromas.

  • Frazzle Sass

    Fruited Wild Ale

    Originally intended for FWIBF 2020, this beer made in conjunction with Fonta Flora, an ale with nectarines and apricots pops with fresh aromas and signature funk from our wild brethren in North Carolina.

  • Yeast of Eden Collab

    Fruited Wild Ale

    We invited our friends from Yeast of Eden in Salinas to help us get wild with some olallieberries.

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

TERROIR COLLECTION
  • Shipping Late September

    TERROIR COLLECTION

    Our Terroir Project is all about blurring the genres of beer and wine to explore how ‘terroir’—or sense of place—drives what we taste. True to form, this collection showcases our finest wine-beer hybrids, revealing the unlikely synergy between grape and grain. Includes special glassware.

  • Terroir Trois

    Terroir Trois

    Wild Ale with wine grapes from Andrew Murray Vineyards

    To create this hybrid wild ale, we secured wine grapes from Santa Barbara County’s Andrew Murray Vineyards. Marked with the fruits and fingerprints of our local land, Terroir Trois blurs the line between beer and wine, challenging conventional thinking and drinking.

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

  • Brewmaster’s Collective Hybrid

    Brewmaster’s Collective Hybrid

    Hybrid Ale with wine grapes

    Matt and his team are still formulating the details of this beer. We will share more specifics closer to the ship date, but we’ve heard rumors of a collaborative blend between our Vintage and Barrelworks programs, pairing wheat wine and wild grapes.

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

  • Terroir Quatre

    Terroir Quatre

    Wild Ale with wine grapes from Thacher Winery

    To create this hybrid wild ale, we secured wine grapes our friends at Thacher Winery in Paso Robles. Marked with the fruits and fingerprints of our local land, Terroir Quatre blurs the line between beer and wine, challenging conventional thinking and drinking.

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

  • Terroir Trois

    Wild Ale with wine grapes from Andrew Murray Vineyards

    To create this hybrid wild ale, we secured wine grapes from Santa Barbara County’s Andrew Murray Vineyards. Marked with the fruits and fingerprints of our local land, Terroir Trois blurs the line between beer and wine, challenging conventional thinking and drinking.

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

  • Brewmaster’s Collective Hybrid

    Hybrid Ale with wine grapes

    Matt and his team are still formulating the details of this beer. We will share more specifics closer to the ship date, but we’ve heard rumors of a collaborative blend between our Vintage and Barrelworks programs, pairing wheat wine and wild grapes.

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

  • Terroir Quatre

    Wild Ale with wine grapes from Thacher Winery

    To create this hybrid wild ale, we secured wine grapes our friends at Thacher Winery in Paso Robles. Marked with the fruits and fingerprints of our local land, Terroir Quatre blurs the line between beer and wine, challenging conventional thinking and drinking.

    MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
  • Shipping Late October

    ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

    In our 25th anniversary year, we are taking our legendary Anniversary Ale program to the next level with this exclusive collection. In addition to enjoying our latest Anniversary Ale—XXV—you will experience each of individual beers behind this masterful blend. Includes special glassware.

  • XXV Anniversary

    XXV Anniversary

    Barrel-Aged Blended Ale

    Every August, we embark on an annual rite: the creation of our next Anniversary Ale, blended with the help of local winemakers. Winemakers are practicing experts in the art of blending, which is why we have sought their involvement ever since making our first Anniversary Ale in 2006. This year, the result will be XXV—marking our 25th anniversary.

  • Blend Components

    Blend Components

    For the first time ever, we will individually bottle each component beer included in our XXV Anniversary Ale blend. Once the blend is completed, Brewmaster Matt Brynildson will hand select the best representative barrels, allowing members to “deconstruct” the blend and taste through the same beers the winemakers and brewers did on their way to creating XXV. Three of these will be only accessible to you as a member.

  • XXV Anniversary

    Barrel-Aged Blended Ale

    Every August, we embark on an annual rite: the creation of our next Anniversary Ale, blended with the help of local winemakers. Winemakers are practicing experts in the art of blending, which is why we have sought their involvement ever since making our first Anniversary Ale in 2006. This year, the result will be XXV—marking our 25th anniversary.

  • Blend Components

    For the first time ever, we will individually bottle each component beer included in our XXV Anniversary Ale blend. Once the blend is completed, Brewmaster Matt Brynildson will hand select the best representative barrels, allowing members to “deconstruct” the blend and taste through the same beers the winemakers and brewers did on their way to creating XXV. Three of these will be only accessible to you as a member.

BLACK FRIDAY COLLECTION
  • Shipping Late November

    BLACK FRIDAY COLLECTION

    We are going all out for Black Friday once again, this time curating a collection of Barrelworks and Vintage creations that is designed to blow minds. Your palate will never be the same after experiencing this enlightening trio of beers. Includes special glassware.

  • Sazerac

    Sazerac

    Cocktail-Inspired Barrel-Aged Ale

    In a noble feat, Barrel Program Manager Eric Ponce, got his hands on some nearly unattainable 18-year-old Sazerac Rye barrels, French Cognac barrels, and Absinthe barrels to mature this beer. The addition of lemon peel leaves this beer reflecting the dignified flavors of the classic Sazerac.

  • Black Friday Barrelworks

    Black Friday Barrelworks

    Fruited & Spiced Wild Ale

    Barrelworks Master Blender is down in the cellar finalizing his vision for this beer. We will share details closer to your ship date, but we have heard rumors of fruits, spices and all things wild. Stay tuned!

  • Brewmaster’s Collective Hybrid

    Brewmaster’s Collective Hybrid

    Hybrid Ale with Blackberries

    Matt and his team are curating the details of this beer. We will share more specifics closer to the ship date, but we’ve heard rumors of a collaborative blend between our Vintage and Barrelworks programs, pairing Parabola and wild blackberries.

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

  • Sazerac

    Cocktail-Inspired Barrel-Aged Ale

    In a noble feat, Barrel Program Manager Eric Ponce, got his hands on some nearly unattainable 18-year-old Sazerac Rye barrels, French Cognac barrels, and Absinthe barrels to mature this beer. The addition of lemon peel leaves this beer reflecting the dignified flavors of the classic Sazerac.

  • Black Friday Barrelworks

    Fruited & Spiced Wild Ale

    Barrelworks Master Blender is down in the cellar finalizing his vision for this beer. We will share details closer to your ship date, but we have heard rumors of fruits, spices and all things wild. Stay tuned!

  • Brewmaster’s Collective Hybrid

    Hybrid Ale with Blackberries

    Matt and his team are curating the details of this beer. We will share more specifics closer to the ship date, but we’ve heard rumors of a collaborative blend between our Vintage and Barrelworks programs, pairing Parabola and wild blackberries.

    BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE

The Brewers

Master Blender

Jim Crooks

Jim “Sour Jim” Crooks is the originator and mastermind behind Barrelworks, which began as an illicit personal project before growing into a legitimate wild ale enterprise. Jim joined Firestone Walker in 2001 and acted as our quality control director before being turned loose to pursue all things wild. With a background in food science, Jim continually forages for unique ingredients in the pursuit of head-spinning flavors and balanced drinkability.

The Brewmaster

Matt Brynildson

Matt Brynildson’s nickname says it all: “Merlin.” Renowned as one of the world’s leading brewmasters, Matt has worked his magic at Firestone Walker since 2001. He has been named “Champion Brewmaster” four times at the World Beer Cup and “Brewer of the Year” six times at the Great American Beer Festival. Matt established our Vintage spirits barrel program in 2006, helping spark the revolution in barrel-aged beers with Parabola, Anniversary Ale and other iconic creations.

Barrel Program Manager

Eric Ponce

Eric Ponce is a force in the world of barrel-aged beers. After cutting his teeth at several breweries here and abroad, he was recruited by Firestone Walker in 2017 and immediately took our Vintage program to the next level. Eric draws upon his Mexican heritage, his passion for food and his diverse brewing experience to bring extreme creativity to his barrel-aging recipes—from straight-up classics to exotic cocktail and culinary-inspired beers.

What do I get with my membership?

As a member of the Brewmaster’s Collective, you’ll receive eight shipments varying from 3-6 bottles shipped to your door throughout the year, along with curated glassware with each Collection, and an expert-led virtual tasting. Membership also grants you access to limited quantities of Library beers, the ability to purchase additional bottles of Brewmaster’s Collective exclusive beers, early access to beer releases, 15% off all beer and merchandise, and 10% off dining at our three Taprooms.

When should I expect my shipments to arrive?

You’ll receive an email 2 weeks prior to collection shipments with an estimated arrival window. All additional beer will ship within 5 days of beer release.

Payment

Full membership payment is due at the time of purchase. Due to legalities on the sales of alcohol, monthly financing is not available.

Can I join at any time?

Brewmaster’s Collective membership will open for registration on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., and will close for the year when all spots are filled. Once memberships fill up, you can be added to the 2022 waiting list. This does not guarantee 2022 availability, but will give priority access on a first come, first served basis in the event of availability.

Will there be member events?

Our top priority is the health and safety of our fellow craft beer fans and our employees. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently not hosting any events on site. In time, when we feel it is safe to do so, we have every intention (and some big ideas) to host Brewmaster’s Collective events.

Exclusive & Library Beers

The beer development process for scheduled beers are not finalized and subject to change. Many of the beers on the release calendar are placeholders, and beer specifics are not yet complete. Additional bottles of beers included in each Collection, including Brewmaster’s Collective exclusives, will be available for purchase for a limited window of time before and after each shipment. Select Library beers will also be available for purchase in very limited quantities, until sold out, and will be announced via email. Additional shipping charges will be charged, and additional beer will be shipped separately from the Collection.

Are there any limitations with my member discounts?

Your Brewmaster’s Collective membership card must be presented alongside your valid ID to receive discounts at our Taproom and Brew Store locations. Your member discount of 15% on merchandise and beer to-go is valid online and at all three retail locations. Exclusions on certain items do apply, but are minimal. Please see associate for details. A dining discount of 10% is valid for membership holders, plus three guests. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer.

When do Virtual Tastings happen, how do I get access, and who will be hosting them?

Virtual tastings will take place Thursday evenings, the week following shipments. Details and access instructions will be sent to you via email, as well as included in your Collection shipment. Dates and times are subject to change. Virtual tastings will be led by Brewmaster Matt Brynildson and/or Master Blender Jim Crooks or Vintage Program Manager, Eric Ponce.

I don’t live in California. Can I still get a membership?

At this time we’re only able to ship to addresses within California. In the future, we hope to be able to open up membership to additional states.

Refunds

We do not allow refunds on memberships or returns on beer. If your shipment arrives damaged, please email us at BrewmastersReserve@FirestoneBeer.com and we’ll be sure to get you a replacement.

Other Questions?

Email us at BrewmastersReserve@FirestoneBeer.com with any other questions.

Terms and Conditions

  • Members must be at least 21 years of age to join the Brewmaster’s Collective.
  • Memberships are non transferable.
  • Shipping address must be a valid CA address. An adult over the age of 21 must be present to receive and sign for the shipment. Shipments returned to Firestone Walker due to inability to deliver, will accrue additional shipping charges at the responsibility of the member, or the bottles will be forfeited.
  • No substitutions will be offered for any beer.
  • Membership is valid for the 2021 calendar year. First access to join the 2022 Brewmaster’s Collective will be given to all 2021 members early winter 2021.