Cellar Door is our beer subscription club, which offers exclusive membership benefits to yearly subscribers. Applications are accepted in June of each year. Current membership is valid from June 21, 2018 to June 20, 2019.
2019-2020 membership will be available in early June 2019.
Current members, log in here.
For the 2019-2020 membership year, Cellar Door members will receive:
A curated collection of specialty bottles and cans, chosen by our brew team, including two 500 ml bottles or one pack of cans released each month for 12 months
Our monthly, members-only newsletter, announcing new bottles, cans, wines, menu items, books, flowers, and events
The option to store all beers for bi-annual pickup
Exclusive access to purchase Cellar Door merchandise and Cellar Door surplus bottles through our online store
One ticket to our Cellar Door Members’ Party in the fall, with the option to purchase additional guest tickets
A 10% discount on merchandise, books, and flowers through our retail shop
Exclusive Cellar Door members’ pin
First right of acceptance for 2020-2021
2019-2020 Cellar Door memberships cost $250 per person. Benefits begin on June 21, 2019 and end on June 20, 2020. Read below for more details on individual benefits.
Cellar Door Inner Circle members will receive standard Cellar Door benefits as listed above, plus:
12 club-exclusive 750 ml Cellar Door bottles, released as 3 bottles of Cellar Door #13 in July 2019, 3 bottles of Cellar Door #14 in October 2019, 3 bottles of Cellar Door #15 in January 2020, and 3 bottles of Cellar Door #16 in April 2020
The option for biannual nationwide shipping (billed as a separate charge in December 2019 and June 2020)
Two tickets to our Cellar Door Members’ Party in the fall
Pre-sale access to Soft Beer Fest tickets each spring, with the ability to purchase 2 pre-sale tickets.
2019-2020 Inner Circle memberships cost $500 per person. Benefits begin on June 21, 2019 and end on June 20, 2020. Read below for more details on individual benefits.
As a member of either Cellar Door or the Inner Circle, you will receive a collection of 24 bottles and cans chosen by our brew team. In contrast to last year’s membership, these are not CellarDoor club-exclusive bottles. Instead, they will be either new, one-off bottles (like Melo or Puncheon), seasonal releases of our core wood-aged bottles (like Brett Saison, Roselle, or Saison Blanc), or special wood-aged cans in 4- or 6-packs. Our great ambition for 2019 is to move a limited selection of wood-aged beers (like Bounty) into cans. When we do, we want to share them with you!
In an effort to allow a flexible pick-up schedule and ensure that each beer is of the very best quality, these monthly releases will not include hop-forward beers, like IPAs, which require cold storage and need to be consumed fresh. Instead, we will emphasize the wood-aged beers that our brew team is most excited to make and to share. Expect sour saisons, wine-inspired ales, imperial stouts, barleywines, and maybe some wood-aged lagers!
This section marks one of the most significant changes to our structure. In contrast to last year’s program, 2019-2020 Cellar Door members will not automatically receive our club-exclusive bottles (those bearing the Cellar Door labels and logo) but will retain the option to purchase surplus Cellar Door bottles through our online shop. Instead, Cellar Door bottles will be an exclusive benefit to Inner Circle members.
Cellar Door Inner Circle members will receive a total of 12 750 ml bottles, released as 3 bottles of the same beer in July 2019, October 2019, January 2020, and April 2020. Moving these releases from a monthly rhythm to a seasonal rhythm allows our brew team to create each offering with more intention, creativity, and care. Each club-exclusive release will be wood-aged, wood-fermented, or blended with a wood-aged beer. Details of each release will be announced in our monthly newsletter. These bottles will never be sold to the public; however, we reserve the right to pour Cellar Door exclusives in our taproom, at special events, and at festivals.
10% Retail Shop Discount & Membership Card
Your Cellar Door membership includes a custom membership card, which entitles you to a 10% discount on all non-alcoholic purchases through our retail shop at 218 S Blount Street. (NC state law prohibits the discount of alcoholic beverages.) Flowers, books, and merchandise are included. Food (even for take-away) and alcohol are excluded. You will be asked to show your driver’s license when using your discount card. Friends and family may be included in this discount so long as you are present at their time of purchase.
Storage and Pickup
We will gladly store all pre-sold beer. However, each Cellar Door member must clear their personal stock of bottles and cans before the end of December 2019 and again before June 20th, 2020. Members who do not retrieve their full stock of bottles and cans will forfeit those beers as of January 1, 2020 and again on June 21, 2020. For convenience, members may assign a proxy to retrieve their bottles in their absence.
Nationwide shipping is included as a club benefit only for members of our Inner Circle. We will automatically ship all stored beer to Inner Circle members in mid-December 2019 and mid-June 2020, at the members’ personal cost. Shipping will be billed as a separate charge to the members’ card on file.
Memberships are limited to one per person. Shared memberships are allowed, although not accommodated. We will only register one member per membership and will not make special accommodations for dual parties within one membership.
Reselling beer is immoral and illegal. We monitor all major beer resale sites and will take punitive action against members who are caught or implicated in reselling our beer. Licensed resellers are prohibited from purchasing membership allotments for resale or distribution.
In all cases, we reserve the right to revoke membership without refund and refuse future member or wholesale relationships. All membership purchases are intended solely for personal consumption or trade without financial gain.