Our Brewery is being built as you read this and YOU can be a founding member of McHenry County’s FIRST Brew Pub! Join our Founders’ Club and reap the benefits of BEER FOR A YEAR!
Join Cary Ale House & Brewing Company’s Founders’ Club!
Do you love Cary Ale House? Do you love beer? Excellent! The Cary Ale House is FINALLY building out the brewery portion of the restaurant! Therefore, we are offering membership to a very exclusive club – the FOUNDERS’ CLUB.
What is the “Founders’ Club?”
The Founders’ Club is essentially a mug club on steroids. Similar to other mug clubs we will provide each member their own Founders’ Club mug for that member’s use each time they come in. Our pints are 16 oz. and the mug holds 20 oz., so you will, in effect, be receiving 4 additional ounces of beer in your mug with each beer you drink. Certain restrictions may apply (for example we reserve the right to limit the pour quantity of rare beers, ones with high alcohol, or any other we deem fit at any time).
So what’s so different about the Cary Ale House Founders’ Club?
All proceeds for membership will go directly towards the remaining FUNDING needed for our in-house brewery and once we start brewing ALL Founders’ Club members will receive a “punch card” for 25 Cary Ale House brewed BEERS per month for ONE YEAR! That’s 300 beers! Each beer will be served to club members in their 20 oz. mug, rather than the 16 oz. pints we normally serve! – Certain restrictions apply.
So beyond the obvious reason of 300 BEERS FOR A YEAR, why should I join the Founders’ Club?
As a member of the Founders’ Club you will become part of the exclusive few who helped to make the “& Brewing Company” part of our name a reality and in return for your patronage and generosity, you will receive 20 oz. pours of ANY and ALL 16 oz. “Cary Ale House” beers we have available for purchase on draft – FOR LIFE! Without having to renew the membership each year! This benefit will begin as soon as you receive your mug (which will include “guest” beers prior to us brewing our own)! We will have some mugs available on hand for you to use.
In ADDITION, the following items are INCLUDED with your membership?
Membership into the Founders’ Club includes the following:
- Official Founders’ Club Mug,
- Special Founders’ Club T-Shirt only available to club members
- Invitation to a Member’s only party celebrating the grand opening of the brewery complete with a tour of the facility where members will be the first to try our beer! Some food and beer (of course) will be provided.
- Members will be emailed special monthly discounts on food offered at the pub
- 10% discount on growler / howler fills (after initial purchase of a Cary Ale House growler and first fill)
We have two membership levels for individuals and couples:
Founders’ Club Individual Membership
Membership for an individual into the Founders’ Club includes official Founders’ Club mug, redeemable for 20 oz. whenever you’re at the Ale House, punch card for 25 beers per month, official Founders’ Club t-shirt, invitation to Member’s only party, monthly discount coupon, and 10% off growler / howler fills.
Founders’ Club Individual Bonus Membership
Membership for an individual into the Founders’ Club at the Bonus Level includes official Founders’ Club mug, redeemable for 20 oz. pints whenever you’re at the Ale House, punch card for 25 beers per month, official Founders’ Club t-shirt, invitation to Member’s only party, monthly discount coupon, and 10% off growler / howler fills, AND a $100 Cary Ale House gift card redeemable for food, merchandise or additional beer/growler fills.
Founders’ Club Double Membership
Membership for two into the Founders’ Club includes two official Founders’ Club mugs, redeemable for 20 oz. pints whenever you’re at the Ale House, (2) punch cards for 25 beers per month, (2) official Founders’ Club t-shirts, an invitation to the Member’s only party, monthly discount coupon, and 10% off growler / howler fills.
Founders’ Club Double Bonus Membership
Membership for two into the Founders’ Club at the Bonus Level includes two official Founders’ Club mugs, redeemable for 20 oz. pints whenever you bring it into the Ale House, (2) punch cards for 25 beers per month, (2) official Founders’ Club t-shirts, invitations to the Member’s only party, monthly discount coupon, 10% off growler / howler fills, AND a $125 Cary Ale House gift card redeemable for food, merchandise or additional beers/growler fills.
Founders’ Club math:
Are you thinking, “$500 bucks for a club membership?” Hang in there while we do some math:
An average pint at Cary Ale House costs about $6 each. However, at this price per ounce a 20 oz. pour would cost on average $7.50 – which is what you receive as a club member – FOR LIFE! Therefore, every time you order a 16 oz. draft, you will be essentially receive $1.50 worth of beer for free. To put some numbers to it, (2) 20 oz. Mugs per week for an entire year would cost you $780.00 – which means, that you would be essentially consuming $280.00 of free beer!
But, wait there’s more! If you become a member of the Founders’ Club, for $500 you will receive (25) 20 oz. beers per month for one year from when we begin brewing so long as you bring in your Founders’ Club monthly punch card!
The cost for (25) 20 oz. mugs per month would be as follows:
$7.5 x 25 mugs = $187.50 x 12 months = $2,250!
This represents a savings of $1750.00 for the year!
Any way you do the math, the Founders’ Club is offering you a HUGE savings on BEER – PLUS you will receive 20 oz. pours FOR LIFE, the limited edition Founders’ Club t-shirt, mug, private party with brewery tour, monthly food discount coupon & 10% off growler or howler fills!
I get it now, so what’s to prevent everyone from joining the Founders’ Club?
The Founders’ Club is limited to only 75 people and this includes all membership types (a Double Founders’ Club Membership is for 2 people, the “couple” does not count as one member). Membership to the Founders’ Club is a limited ONE TIME membership only! While we may offer another variation of an annual mug club in the future, NONE will offer LIFETIME benefits or the same package.
However, ALL Founders’ Club members will be the first people invited to any future mug clubs and ALL future mug clubs will offer limited enrollment. That’s why it’s a great idea to get in on the Founders’ Club membership while you can – you are setting yourself up to have first priority for mug club memberships in all the years to come!
I’m in! Where do I sign up?
Membership sales will begin Wednesday, September 27th 2017 at 5:00PM – membership is limited, so be here early to ensure your spot in the Founders’ Club!
We will be accepting sign-ups for early registration to secure a spot in the Founders’ Club. Early registration is limited to 30 people. So, if you can’t make it to the restaurant on Wednesday, September 27th to make your purchase email firstname.lastname@example.org to register early. We will take your name, phone number, and email at that time. When registering please indicate if the membership will be a gift or, for yourself. We will call you on Wednesday, September 27th to take payment over the phone and ask for your t-shirt size. IF spots are still available, your opportunity to be part of our Founders’ Club will END on October 9th at 11:00 PM! We will order the Founders’ Club merchandise October 10th and let everyone know when it arrives on site.
Founders’ Club FAQ
So, I have 25 prepaid beers to drink per month…?
Yes. But, please continue to drink responsibly. Consuming say, 10 of your 25 beers in one sitting is probably not a good idea. Just remember we have the right to stop serving you if you look or act intoxicated per Illinois law.
What if I forget my mug at home?
Don’t worry, we will have a list of all current Founders’ Club Members behind the bar and will have some extra mugs on hand for you to borrow should you need to use one.
Do I have to drink my pints out of my Founders’ Mug?
Not at all! Simply tell your friendly bartender you prefer your beer in our standard pint glass or tulip if you fancy!
Do I get a full 20 oz. of the Premium (higher ABV or price point) beers in my Founders’ Mug, instead of the 12 or 10 oz. that you pour?
Unfortunately no, for the special Premium releases we have in our taproom (those with high ABV’s, rare beer, or those poured in another size other than 16 oz), we will still only pour the size that we are selling to the average consumer. Remember, only beers that are brewed in-house by Cary Ale House & Brewing Company count towards your 25 beers. Any other draft or bottled beer you wish to consume must be paid for the old fashioned way.
Does membership in the Founders’ Club expire?
Yes. Membership will expire one year after the official Founders’ Club membership party celebrating the opening of our brewery!
When does my membership in the Founders’ Club start?
The 20 oz. pours for every 16 oz. draft purchased FOR LIFE benefit of the Founders’ Club membership will begin as soon as you receive your mug (Guest beer at first and Cary Ale House beers after we start brewing). You will receive your punch card for the 25 beers per month for one year the day of our official Founders’ Club membership party celebrating the opening of our brewery.
Can I really drink as much as I’d like?
Yes, you and you alone may redeem your 25 drinks per month however you wish, we just can’t serve you 2 drinks at one time and please remember we have the right to refuse service you if you look or act intoxicated per Illinois law.
What about Tips?
Tips are not included with your Founders’ Club membership. Please support our bartenders with the customary $1 or $2 per beer. The tip goes directly to your bartender and not to Cary Ale House.
Can I share my 25 beers with my friends?
We love that you want to bring your friends into the Cary Ale House & Brewing Company, but the 25 drafts are only for the specific Founders’ Club member. However, if you purchase at one of the Bonus levels, you can use the gift card you receive to purchase additional beers for anyone you choose (those people over 21 years old of course) until it runs out.
Can I buy a Founders’ Club Membership as a gift?
Absolutely! Simply tell us who the membership is for and when we distribute t-shirts, mugs and cards, we will ID the individual appropriately.
All memberships are final and non-transferable.
Cary Ale House does reserve the right to terminate a membership if program rules (as stated in FAQ above) are violated. In addition, Cary Ale House reserves the right to add or amend rules as it sees fit if necessary.
You must be at least 21 years of age to join.
Intrigued? Still have questions? Simply send us an email (email@example.com) or stop in and talk to a staff member about it!
REMEMBER: Sales of memberships to the Founders’ Club begins on Wednesday, September 27th 2017 at 5:00PM – membership is limited, so be here at that time or register through firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your spot in the Founders’ Club! All membership sales are final and non-refundable.