The Beer Connoisseur® Club - Discover the World of Beer
The Beer Connoisseur® Club - Discover the World of Beer
Our vision is for the BC Club to become the world’s common place where people meet, share, learn and organize around beer!
Our vision is for the BC Club to become the world’s common place where people meet, share, learn and organize around beer! Read more
About this project
BEER! We share it in our homes, at ballgames, and with friends. It’s something to enjoy, discover and discuss. Beer is more than just a beverage; it’s a worldwide culture. From preparation to consumption, people come together around beer.
There are more than 3000 craft breweries in America alone! Every day, there are more beers to taste, more breweries to tour, more events to attend, and more interesting people to meet.
I’m Lynn Davis, founder of The Beer Connoisseur® magazine. Our publication was launched five years ago from the overwhelming support of our Founding Subscribers, and it has grown to be one of the most widely circulated and well-respected media brands in the beer industry today.
About the Club
We want to be more for beer enthusiasts than just a great magazine. There exists a unique opportunity for us to bring people together who have two great things in common, an interest in beer and a trusted source with The Beer Connoisseur®.
That’s why today I am excited to present to you The Beer Connoisseur® Club.
We have built relationships on every level of the beer experience – ranging from industry professionals such as brewers, Cicerone® professionals, chefs and beer judges to the owners themselves. We have the inside track and are able to leverage our relationships to provide unique opportunities for people to experience beer.
Our vision is for The Beer Connoisseur® Club to become the world’s common place where people meet, share, learn and organize around beer.
AN ANNUAL FOUNDING MEMBERSHIP COSTS ONLY $35.00.
You receive a one year subscription (4 issues) to The Beer Connoisseur® magazine plus 12 months of ALL ACCESS to the new BeerConnoisseur.com that includes an interactive Beer School.
Custom Membership Card
Club members receive an annual membership card proudly displaying their love for beer. The card brings special privileges and discounts from The Beer Connoisseur® Network Global Partners!
Your membership will more than pay for itself!
To further support our club members, we have launched a worldwide program called The Beer Connoisseur® Network. Whether you are new to beer or you are a connoisseur yourself, YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL MORE THAN PAY FOR ITSELF with numerous discounts and incentives provided by our Global Network of Partners.
Breweries & Brewpubs, International Breweries, Cideries & Meaderies, Restaurants & Gastropubs, Specialty Foods and Grocery Stores, Retail Stores, Homebrew Supply Stores and a number of great beer-centric Products and Services.
INCENTIVES INCLUDE: VIP Brewery Experiences, Exclusive Beer Tastings, Discounts on Brewery Apparel, Dining at Restaurants and Gastropubs, Homebrew Equipment, Event Tickets, Beer of the Month Clubs, Beer Tours, Travel Groups and much more!
What does membership in the BC Club mean? It means greater access to the countless businesses and activities that make up the ever-growing beer community.
List of Participants
The most up-to-date list of participants is located online at the new BeerConnoisseur.com/Network and is also printed in the back of each issue of The Beer Connoisseur® magazine!
Beer Concierge and Club Staff
Our Club Director and staff are dedicated to serving you, acting as your very own beer concierge!
Are you planning a trip and want to include beer in your travels? Our staff can make recommendations and arrange VIP experiences.
Interested in attending a beer festival or beer-centric event? Our staff can assist in finding discounted and complimentary tickets and even hard to get tickets.
For additional membership information, please contact Club Director Lisa Silfies by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Club Community
As a member you will receive regular eNewsletters with community updates including upcoming events, hot discussions, member highlights and the newest additions to The Beer Connoisseur® Network.
You can also meet members online in the club forum to discuss the latest beers and trends. You can participate in bottle shares, organize meet-ups, voice your opinions on the site’s expert beer reviews, and even post your own reviews!
Are you looking to create more opportunities for yourself and your beer-loving friends? Start your own local group and the BC Club will be there to support you. As a club leader, you can take charge and plan club excursions, happy hours, dinners, bottle shares and more.
Founding Member Recognition
In addition to all of the great club benefits, your name will be recognized as a Founding Club Member in a Kickstarter dedication publishing in the upcoming Fall Issue of The Beer Connoisseur® magazine!
The Perfect Gift
Father's Day is Sunday, June 21st!
The club also makes a great gift for Father’s Day, birthdays and for employees.
NOTE: Members worldwide will receive a membership card. Members in the U.S. and Canada may elect to take a print or digital magazine. International members may take only the digital magazine.
Please Share With Friends And Family!
Post this Kickstarter campaign on your social networks and we will send you a 12 months ALL ACCESS website membership that includes our interactive Beer School valued at $5.00!
Share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or more and take a screen shot of your post. CLICK THIS LINK and provide your Full Name, Email Address, and attach the Screen Shot of your post to receive your free 12 months ALL ACCESS website membership.
Join us now and help us build this amazing global community of beer lovers!
Founder & Publisher
Risks and challenges
We are thrilled to launch the BC Club. The most important aspect of this project is to unite a vibrant community of beer lovers.
We have an experienced team that produces the magazine, but we are aware that there will be challenges in making the club a valuable asset. Our promise is that we will tackle these challenges with the combined experience and passion our team brings to The Beer Connoisseur®.
To successfully build a global community of beer lovers with the benefits outlined above, the club requires a start-up budget for a dedicated staff to build the community, develop member engagement programs, grow The Beer Connoisseur® Network and execute live events.
Revenue will be allocated for the fulfillment of the member's magazine issues and membership cards, and to support the club staff and start-up costs for live events around the country.
The risk to Founding Members is that not enough members join quickly enough and we are not able to hire the full supporting club staff needed to quickly grow the member engagement programs, rapidly recruit a large number of new BC Network Partners and execute a healthy number of live events nationwide.
The good news is that regardless of the membership growth rate, the Founding Members will receive their magazine subscription, membership card, ALL ACCESS website membership, discounts to an already established group of BC Network Partners and will be able to participate in the online community.
We can accomplish great things with your Founding Membership!
Founder & Publisher
Thank you to the following people and companies for lending their footage and photography to our campaign!
Andrew Einhorn, Beer Cycling, Beer Street Journal, Ben Smith & Patrick Mclean, Brewers Association, Chris Barnes, Cicerone® Certification Program, Dan Silberstein, Daniel Bovalino Films, David Dickstein, DerekHumourless, good_luck_with_the_traffic, GoodFoodRevolution, Hans, Illusive Minds Media, J.M., Kohler, Kyle McKenna, Laura zombie, Lisa Silfies, Lords of Sapelo, Marek, Svoboda, Nissim Farin, Passager de l’image, Peter Szilagyi, Rob Van, SweetWater Brewing Co., Todorech, ZA EntertainmentLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
U.S. and Canadian subscribers will have the option to select the print or digital magazine subscription. International subscribers will receive the digital magazine only.
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