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The Blind Bat Brewery Club

Blind Bat Brewery Club

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I had been kicking around the idea of doing a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign, but have decided against that route for a number of reasons. However, I still want to open up the possibility of participation by people interested in helping to launch Blind Bat to the next stage.

You may already be familiar with the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model for local agriculture. That’s where folks pay a farmer money up front, before the season has started, and then receive a portion of the harvest throughout that season or seasons (typically Summer and Autumn). This helps the farmer with cash flow -- providing seed money, if you will.

You may also be aware of wine clubs, where one can become a member at a local winery, and then receive a number of bottles of wine throughout the year. You’d also get free tastings and discounts on purchases at the winery.

With an eye to our expansion Blind Bat will be forming something inspired by both of the above,
The Blind Bat Brewery Club.

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You’ll be able to buy a yearly membership in The Blind Bat Brewery Club, at various levels. Quarterly allotments of beer may be in special-format bottles, growlers, etc. Those allotments of beer will be provided to members at three of the five levels. You’d have to come to the brewery to pick it up, though. At this point we are not planning on shipping the beer, as we can’t guarantee it will be handled well. (Wine withstands Fed Ex, UPS, etc. better than beer will.) But since you’d be coming to the brewery to pick up your beer, you’d also get a to enjoy a nice tasting of what’s new on tap at the brewery -- and also help us do some R&D for those experimental brews available only in the tasting room

Memberships in The Blind Bat Brewery Club will become effective when the new, full-time brewery opens. We will
not be providing membership benefits while the brewery is still in part-time nano mode. We are working on opening the new brewery this year, 2013, and are at this point 99% sure it will be in Farmingdale.

That said,
you can join now, while we are still in nano mode. As thanks for helping us early, we’ll add additional discounts to each “pre-launch” membership. Your first year of benefits would begin when the new brewery opens, but you’d be helping us with some seed money to get to that opening day sooner.

Membership Levels:

Epsilon $50 (Yearly)
- Free Tastings at the Brewery
- 5% off purchases at the brewery
(Join early at the Pre-Launch Level and get 10% off purchases at the brewery)

Delta $100 (Yearly)
- Free Tastings at the Brewery
- 10% off purchases
(Join early at the Pre-Launch Level and get 15% off purchases at the brewery)

Gamma $250 (Yearly)
- Free Tastings at the Brewery for Member & One Guest
- 10% off purchases
- Quarterly allotment of beer (either large format bottles or growlers)
(Join early at the Pre-Launch Level and get 15% off purchases at the brewery)

Beta $500 (Yearly)
- Free Tastings at the Brewery for Member & One Guest
- 15% off purchases
- Quarterly allotment of beer (either large format bottles or growlers)
- Voting rights on Quarterly Special Brew
(Join early at the Pre-Launch Level and get 20% off purchases at the brewery)

Alpha $1000 (2 Years)
- Free Tastings at the Brewery for Member & One Guest
- 20% off purchases
- Quarterly allotment of beer (either large format bottles or growlers)
- Voting rights on Quarterly Special Brew
(Join early at the Pre-Launch Level and get 25% off purchases at the brewery for the first year)




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