Neighborhood Restaurant Group brewery Bluejacket is setting aside exclusive offerings — including up to three cases of beer the Navy Yard producer plans to begin canning in 2018 — for the first 200 people that join its new Officers’ Club.
The membership program ($225 per year), which is scheduled to begin registering clients Friday, December 8, includes a number of benefits. Subscribers can expect to receive 12 large format bottles (750ml) of barrel-aged beers per year, dispensed two at a time as they become available from the brewery’s constantly evolving product line.
NRG beer guru Greg Engert tells Eater that the featured selections will range from alternate expressions of popular brands such as American-style IPA Lost Weekend and stout Mexican Radio to fruited sours and barley wines.
“There’s a lot of great liquid in those barrels,” Engert says of the selections currently on hand. Three of the six releases next year will only be made available to subscribers.
In addition to bottling the barrel-aged brews, Engert says Bluejacket expects to start canning up to three types of beers per week (presented in four-packs of 16-ounce cans) by February or March. “We’re definitely going to be canning a lot of hoppy beer,” Engert predicts.
While said cans will only be sold to the general public at the brewery, Officers’ Club members will be able to reserve up to a case (24,16-ounce cans) of each batch (72 cans total), or mix-and-match orders from each. The brewery will store reserved can orders for up to one week, while featured bottles will he held for 30 days.
The most immediate perk: starting January 1, 2018, Officers’ Club members get 15 percent off any Bluejacket-branded merchandise. The discount will also apply to the canned beers once they arrive.