Deschutes Brewery announces Rare Bottle Reserve Club Memberships

UPDATED 12/13/2019: Deschutes has opened up more memberships to the club. Follow the link for info.

Deschutes Brewery is opening their cellar for a new rare bottle membership program called the Reserve Club with access to single barrel bottlings. Memberships to Deschutes Reserve Club are highly limited with only 200 members that must win their spot via a lottery starting tomorrow, August 15th at 10am via the website Deschutes will notify the lucky 200 members by August 20. The Bend, Oregon-based brewery is the latest local brewery to do so after last week’s announcement of the Little Beast Brewing “Guardians of Funk” bottle club.

This exclusive Pioneer membership includes two deliveries per year of 6+ bottles. Each shipment will be hand selected by Deschutes Brewmasters and consist of specialty Club-only bottles of single and small batch barrel-aged rarities in addition to new small batch releases and coveted vintage Reserve Series beers from their cellar.

“We’re really excited for the opportunity to honor our core fans and build new ones by sharing these select barrel aged beers,” said Ben Kehs, Assistant Brewmaster of Deschutes’ barrel program. “Pioneer members will have the opportunity to discover single barrel bottlings created solely for this membership.” 

Pioneer Reserve Club members will receive benefits such as:

  • Complimentary group tours at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon.
  • Complimentary sample trays at any of Deschutes’ brick and mortar locations in Oregon.
  • Goodies and other specialty items will be included in the first fulfillment.
  • Pick up events with special barrel tastings, food, meet and greet with brewers, and discounts on additional beer purchases.
  • Opportunities to purchase additional special releases or vintage Reserve Series beer.

 The Reserve Club membership costs $200 per year, members will be charged $100 per fulfillment in April and October. If members live outside of Oregon, they must designate a trustee within the State of Oregon who is 21+ to pick up or receive a shipment. For more details about the Reserve Club, please visit

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