’89 Club

September 89 Club Event

Is your cellar looking a little empty? Fear not! Thursday, September 28th @5pm we’ve got bottles of Benevolent Brew, a Collab beer we brewed with Do Good Distillery, coming your way. We teased it at last month’s club event, but now it’s bottled up and ready for a good home. This super chocolaty imperial stout aged in Do Good Benevolent Czar barrels is the perfect brew for keeping you warm as seasons begin to change.

In addition to bottles of Benevolent Brew we’ll be offering flights filled with all sorts of tasty treasures exclusively for members (and a plus one, if you so choose). Here’s what comes in the flight:

Benevolent Brew, 11.8%
Our Russian Imperial Stout was brewed with the fine folks at Do Good Distillery, and then put into their Benevolent Czar whisky barrels. This super chocolaty imperial stout gets a touch of smokiness and vanilla from the barrels it made a home in.
Rum Barrel Imperial Stout, 11.8%
The same Russian Imperial Stout that was used for Benevolent Brew, but this time left to age in Rum barrels. The resulting beer is rich with complexity, with a bit of dark fruit, dark chocolate, and a caramel sweetness.
Scarlett o’ Bretta, 7.75%
Scarlett o’ Bretta is a special batch of Drake’s American Sour Red aged in Rye Whiskey barrels, blending two seemingly different worlds with surprisingly amazing results. The whiskey barrels add subtle rye spice and flavors of oak and vanilla, which blend perfectly with the dark fruit, and caramel toasty-ness in the beer. This beer was aged just short of a year with our house culture of lacto, pedio and brett to give it quite the sour kick. 
Smoked Brette, 5.8%
This is the same Brette Davis base we all know and love, but with an extra twist.  This beer has been steeped with a traditional Chinese tea called Lapsang Souchong. The tea adds a spicy smokiness that hits you up front and fades to sour fruity flavors, creating a nice progression on the palate. This is one that we are really excited about, but we admittedly thrive in our own esoteric existence of freakish weirdom.  Try it and come over to the weird side.
Serenity Now, 5%
HOOCHIE MOMMA! Our Spring Saison sat in Pinot Noir barrels for a yearand then was steeped with Chamomile and Rose Hips. The results are much like a meditative technique, a calming and gentle experience with mild floral aromas and slightly sweet herbal flavors. It’ll make you forget about your problems, but only for an instant.

As always we’ll have snacks, and Travis will be on hand for questions, stories, and for spilling industry secrets after he’s had a few drinks. Flights will be $20 and we’ll also offer 8oz pours of all the beers featured in the flight for $6.

Bottles of Benevolent Brew are $15.99 (4-bottle limit for members). Event goes from 5-8pm, and members are welcome to bring a guest that’s 21+.

Event is free to attend and members are welcome to bring a guest.

Drake’s Barrel Reserve Club

UPDATE: Memberships are sold out for 2017! Be sure to check back in December to reserve your spot in the ’89 Club for 2018.

Membership includes:

  • Two ’89 Club glasses
  • ’89 Club 1 liter growler, with first fill free
  • A bottle of Cherryland- A Blonde Sour aged on Heirloom Cherries
  • ’89 Club Membership card
  • Exclusive access to all beers for growler fills, otherwise not available for growler, for all of 2017
  • Access to Barrel Reserve bottled beers one week before general public
  • Access to exclusive Barrel House beers at ’89 Club events
  • First to know about beer releases, events, and breaking news
  • 10% off on Drake’s merchandise at Drake’s Barrel House
  • Free VIP upgrades at select brewery events
  • First right of acceptance for 2018 membership


Glassware, and Growlers

Each member will receive two glasses, and a customized growler exclusive to members. Growlers and glassware cannot be purchased without a membership. If a member breaks his or her growler, he or she will be charged for a replacement.

Growler Fills

Members will have exclusive access to all beers for growler fills, otherwise not available for growler, for all of 2017. Growler fills will cost between $25-$35 dollars depending on the type of beer. Members may only use their designated ’89 Club growler for beer exclusive to members for growler fills.

Membership ID Card

Membership includes a personalized, non-transferrable, membership card. Members must present this card in the Tasting Room to receive the 10% discount. Membership cards will be going out at the end of March but in the meantime the fine folks at the Drake’s Barrel House have your names on file to make sure you’re getting your discount. 

10% Discount

Members of ’89 Club will receive a 10% discount on Drake’s merchandise at Drake’s Barrel House. The discount does not extend to any other Drake’s retail outlets and will not apply for future memberships dues or bottle purchases.


’89 Club members will also be subscribed to our newsletter and privy to insider info on bottle releases, event information, and other Drake’s Brewing Co. information.

2018 Memberships

As a member of the ’89 Club in 2017, you will have the first right to enroll in the ’89 Club for 2018. Membership details and merchandise may change year to year.

More Info:

  • Each person may only have one valid membership at a time
  • Memberships are not refundable
  • Membership benefits begin January 1st, 2017
  • Memberships will be valid until December 31st, 2017
  • Members must be 21 years of age or older
  • All beer purchases and growler fills must be made by ’89 Club members in person in our tasting room in San Leandro