More or less 24 hours from this posting, 3 Stars Brewing Company's Illuminati Reserve Society will return for its second year when sales begin on the brewery's website.
A Reserve Society membership, which costs $100, entitles the purchaser to:
- 5 Limited Release 750ml Barrel Aged Beers Throughout 2015
- 10% Discount on Purchases in the DC Homebrew Shop & Special Growler Fills in the 3 Stars Tasting Room.
- First right of refusal to renew membership for the 2016 Illuminati Reserve Society
A more detailed FAQ on the program can be found here.
Three of the five 2014 Illuminati beers have been released. The first included a tri-mix of Pandemic Porter with one part aged in rye, one part aged in a Catoctin Creek/maple syrup barrel, and the last part fresh Pandemic Porter. The second was a rye barrel-aged pale ale on pureed raspberries. The third was Two to the Dome Double IPA aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels and then blended back with freshly brewed Two to the Dome.