I’m curious as I start to plan adventures around the North West to explore all of the beers that we have access to, are there any Pub Clubs or Beer Drinking memberships that you belong to that you think are worth sharing? Here in Boise, I recently discovered Boise Beer Buddies and so far I’ve been pleased. If you are a regular consumer of craft beer in Boise, it’s definitely going to pay for itself and then some in no time.
For $20/year you get a membership card that entitles you to various perks at local bars & breweries in the greater Boise area. Typically this is either a 10% discount on food/drink or $1 off pints, but if you go out just a few times a month and get 2 or 3 pints it adds up quickly. In fact, take a quick peek at their most current “Buddy Hubs” now! They also have a newsletter (email) which helps keep you in the loop regarding specials, events, and new breweries opening in the area. My hope of course is that they continue to expand their reach as some bars/breweries are not participating yet. Overall though, this concept is spot on, the only thing that might make it better would be to convert it to a digital format instead of the membership card.
What else is out there in Oregon/Washington? Do you have anything similar to Boise Beer Buddies? Please feel free to share in the comments with links so that we can all get on board!