’89 Club

Happy Summer Solstice! Hope you all are doing well and finding ways to avoid this heat wave, and while we’re on the topic we’ve got a suggestion on how to keep the heat at bay tomorrow night: join us for some beers! We’ll be releasing Lusu’s Love Child, another beer/wine hybrid that we made with the awesome folks at Bedrock Wine Co. To make this tart wonder, we barrel aged our Flanders-style red sour with 2000lbs of Grenache grape pomace. Fast forward six months and you get this floral, funky and crazy delicious beer.

Bottles of Lusu’s will be on sale exclusively to members starting tomorrow at 5pm. 500ml bottles are $15.99, limit 4 per member. The remaining bottles will go on sale to the public Friday, June 30th.
Along with bottle sales, we’ll be tapping some barrel-aged delights in the backroom exclusively for you and your guests to sip on. Here’s the full line-up:

Lusu’s Love Child

Tart, jammy, with red wine accents, Lusu’s is our Flanders-style red sour base beer that’s been aged on Grenache grapes from Bedrock Wine Co. The resulting combination is a bold wine/beer hybrid with flavors reminiscent of ripe raspberries, a kiss of peppery spice, and balancing tannins.

Nitro Bourbon Barrel Aged Drakonic

We love the magic that happens when Drakonic spends a year in freshly emptied whiskey barrels. Oak aging rounds out the beer as it develops complex flavors of dark chocolate, burnt caramel, vanilla bean, and bourbon spice. We’ve put on our mad scientist hats and decided to serve this beer on nitro, offering a silky mouthfeel that’s reminiscent of a milkshake.

Port Barrel Aged Drakonic

Our classic Imperial Stout has spent time in American Oak Zinfandel Port barrels. Aged for one year, Drakonic’s classic, rich, roasty and bitter chocolate flavors mesh beautifully with stonefruit and ripe berry notes from the port barrel. Aspects of both industries combine to produce a lush, bittersweet stout with bright and fruity red wine flavors.

Smoked Whiskey Colonial Porter

We took our Colonial Brown Porter and aged it in a Peat- and Cherrywood-smoked whiskey barrels from our friends at Do Good Distillery. After aging it for 6 months in the barrels, we blended the two concoctions together to create a barrel aged porter with hints of coffee and slight smokiness that’ll transport you to a warm summer campfire.


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