What is the Order of the Anvil? Your curiosity leads you down a path towards numerous coveted benefits from our brewery! You have discovered AleSmith Brewing Company’s premium beer club. Welcome to the 2021 half-year membership for Order of the Anvil!

Our exciting beer club is entering the fourth year of bringing our members the biggest, baddest, and best barrel-aged beers AleSmith has to offer. Built off feedback from our great fans like you, we are supremely confident that you will be thrilled with the stellar lineup of member beer releases, plans for killer Order of the Anvil merchandise inspired by our club’s new look, and amazing member perks like priority access to AleSmith public releases, festive member events*, available growler/crowler fills of barrel-aged beers not accessible to the public, a generous 15% discount from our Tasting Room bar, and a swanky new online member portal that includes mobile app support! Indulge yourself with the ultimate AleSmith experience. Simply put…if you are a fan of our brewery, you have to be a member of this club!

2021 half-year membership registration will begin Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 12pm on Oznr.


* Events will be planned and conducted in a safe and responsible manner that is compliant with all state and county health guidelines.

2021 Half-Year Membership Includes:

Six (6) 750mL Bottles: member-exclusive barrel-aged bottles (listed in projected order of release; release names and adjuncts subject to change) *
  • (1) Pierre Seine – Belgian-style Quadrupel Ale Aged in Red Wine Barrels Then Cognac Barrels
  • (2) Jeanna’s Brew Ha Ha – Ryewine Aged in Bourbon Barrels and Rye Whiskey Barrels (Named After Order of the Anvil Member Richard Dickinson’s Late Wife, Jeanna Dickinson)
  • (1) Heavy Forge: Maple Van Edition – Imperial Stout Aged in Vanilla Extract Barrels and Maple Syrup Barrels
  • (1) Noble Empire: Cellar Dweller – Imperial Porter Aged in Weller Bourbon Barrels
  • (1) 2020 Vintage Bottle of Your Choice (select a bottle from the following list):
    • 2020 Heavy Forge: Vanilla Noice!
    • 2020 Heavy Forge: Hipster’s Wrath (Premium Reserve Release)
    • 2020 Heavenly Rye (featuring coffee from Cafe Virtuoso and aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels)
    • 2020 Noble Empire: Choco Raisin Edition
    • 2020 Lost Prophet: Cocomon Edition

Since all beers are barrel-aged, we cannot commit to a specific release schedule, and reserve the right to make edits to the list provided above.
INCLUDED MEMBER SWAG: Custom “Order of the Anvil” Taster Glass Set


A set of two taster glasses to allow for easy sharing of all the amazing Order of the Anvil membership beers!

Additional Membership Benefits:
  • 15% Member Savings on tasters, draft pours, growler, AND crowler fills in our tasting room (Order of the Anvil beers and Sublime Mexican Lager excluded)
  • Additional Order of the Anvil bottles for purchase when available
  • Opportunity to purchase member-exclusive “PREMIUM RESERVE” bottles throughout the remainder of the year*
      • Noble Empire: Fairer Crochet – Imperial Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Hazelnut, Cacao Nibs, and Vanilla Beans
      • Heavy Forge: Grand Mariner – Imperial Stout Aged in Grand Marnier Barrels with Double Cacao Nibs
  • Priority access to and guaranteed allotment for most public beer releases
  • Access to two (2) member-only events*
      • Member Fall Social (Tentatively Planned as a Private Yacht Charter in San Diego Bay)
      • Member Holiday Social
      • * The events listed above are always planned to be included in our membership on an annual basis, but are currently tentative as we abide by state and county health guidelines during the pandemic. We will do our best to hold safe and responsibly planned alternative “events” should we not be able to carry out these listed events as planned
  • Exclusive growler/crowler fills of both member and non-member barrel-aged beers available for purchase throughout the year
  • Option to purchase other member-exclusive merchandise
  • *UPDATED* 90-day pickup window for both member-exclusive and public release bottles purchased
    • After the 90-day pickup window, bottles that are not picked up will automatically be forfeited and refunded with a 25% restocking fee assessed
    • Refunded bottles will then be made available to members again for 72 hours, then for public sale after
    • Membership included releases are exempt from this policy; Only applies to extra member bottles purchased and pre-sold public releases
  • Use of designated trustee (proxy) to pick up bottles on your behalf
  • New Member Portal Platform on Oznr (formerly Craft Cellr), Complete With Mobile App Support

Membership Fee: $225.00 + Tax and Platform Fees (may be broken down differently on Oznr/Shopify sales page in order to account for fees absorbed by AleSmith)

Membership With Shipping Included (Quarterly Bottle Shipments): $275.00 + Tax (may be broken down differently on Oznr sales page in order to account for fees absorbed by AleSmith). Your first shipment would be processed after October 1st, 2021. If you would like to receive your beers in a more expeditious manner, this is not the membership tier for you. Please select the standard membership tier mentioned above and you will be able to make a la carte selections for shipping for each release.

Projected bottle lineup is subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE: Order of the Anvil members may pick up their bottles in person at our Tasting Room Gift Shop in San Diego. Shipping to CA and NV is also available at an additional cost. Members receiving shipments within CA and NV must be at least 21 years of age and must be available to sign for their deliveries and verify their age. If you can’t make it in person to pick up, please designate a trustee/proxy who is of legal age to pickup or receive the bottles on your behalf. We will check IDs for both trustee/proxy and member at time of pick-up.  Again, bottles not picked up or shipped within 90 days of the first available procurement date will be forfeited and refunded with a 25% restocking fee assessed.

Member-Exclusive Bottles:

Our cellar team has developed a diverse list of unique beers for 2021 members. Since all beers are barrel-aged, we cannot commit to a specific release schedule, and reserve the right to make edits to the list provided above.  Membership bottles may be released at any point during the membership year of 2021.

For some of our membership-only releases, our cellar may produce more bottles than what is automatically allocated to the members as part of the program. These bottles will be available to the members for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the event that all bottles are not sold after initial member offering, we may increase limits and reopen the sale to members for a short period, but also reserve the right to offer these beers to the public once the member sale period ends. In addition, we reserve the right to offer these specialty beers on draft to the public for a short window of time and/or during special events. Our every intention is to keep these beers and bottles initially exclusive to members as much as possible, but if members fail to sellout a member-exclusive release during the dedicated timeframe that exclusivity will be surrendered.

Priority Access to Most Public Bottle Sales:

In addition to the membership exclusive bottles we will be producing in 2021, we will continue our tradition of offering to the public our unique, world-class quarterly beer releases.  As a member, you will have priority access to many of these releases.  However, there may be instances where we produce a beer specifically for a special event, group, or entity (eg. – San Diego Beer Week, collaborations with third parties, Anvil of Hope, CheeseSmith, etc).  Depending on availability of these special releases, Order of the Anvil members may not be given priority access prior to the public release.  Once again, our every intention is to have members of this program receive premium access to all of our main public bottle releases.

We will reserve the right to allocate a designated number of bottles for these releases to ensure the public continues to have access to these specialty offerings.

Member-Exclusive Events:

Throughout the year, we will host events* exclusively for members of Order of the Anvil when half-year members may pick up their first bottle(s) and merchandise. Some events may include an additional cost for those who choose to attend.

*NOTEAs mentioned previously, events are always planned to be included in our membership on an annual basis but are currently tentative as we abide by state and county health guidelines during the pandemic. We will do our best to hold safe and responsibly planned alternative “events” should we not be able to carry out these listed events as planned.


Membership exclusive merchandise will NOT be available for pickup immediately upon registration. To ensure the merchandise remains exclusive to members, we will be ordering only to meet the demand of our membership roster size. Members have the option to either pick up their items at the brewery, or choose to have them shipped for a small additional cost.

We will continue to offer additional member exclusive merchandise throughout the duration of the membership year.  These items will be available for purchase and are not included in the initial registration fee.

Member-Exclusive Bottles/Merchandise Pickup:

Following release of any of our member-exclusive beers, members will have two options to pick up their bottles and/or merchandise: 1) Members are able to pick up items in the tasting room during normal business hours; 2) Members may designate a trustee (aka. proxy) to pick up their bottles and/or merchandise for them.  The use of (or a change of) a trustee requires at least 24 hours notice and a copy of identification for that designated person. Any benefits offered to members of Order of the Anvil do not apply to trustees.

The brewery will hold all membership bottles and merchandise for 90 days.  In addition, we will hold all member purchases of public release bottles for a 90 day period.  Extra bottles and pre-sold public releases not picked up within 90 days of the first available procurement date will be forfeited and refunded with a 25% restocking fee.  Forfeited bottles will then be made available to members for additional purchase for a 72 hour period. Bottles will then be sold to the public after this member-exclusive additional purchase period.

NEW Shipping-Included Membership Tier:

If pickups (made by yourself or trustee) are difficult for you to make, we are offering a new membership tier that includes quarterly shipments of a portion of the 11 membership-included bottles. The included shipping will only cover the beer that comes with membership. Additional purchases of member-release and/or public-release bottles, will be charged additional shipping fees based on the number of items.

First Right to Renew Membership for Following Year:

Order of the Anvil members will have the first right to renew for the 2022 membership program. The number of members accepted for the 2022 calendar year will be determined solely based on our production volumes and ability to continue to provide all members with exclusive bottles and experiences. We reserve the right to cancel the membership at the end of any membership year.

Termination of Membership:

The membership program runs from January 1st, 2021 through December 31st, 2021. It is non-refundable and members do not have the option to opt out during the course of the membership year.  While we hope never to do so, AleSmith reserves the right to cancel a membership at any time.

An individual is allowed one membership. If a member is found to have multiple memberships, we reserve the right to cancel all duplicate memberships purchased by the member. All beer purchased and/or obtained through your “Order of the Anvil” membership is for your own consumption. Please always feel free to enjoy the beers and share them with friends. We reserve the right to cancel any membership.

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