SPD Community Supported Alcohol (CSA) ProgramNovember 12, 2015
We’re expanding our lineup of spirits! We’ve been working hard to develop new spirits, and we’re ready to start rolling them out. In the months and years to come we’ll be steadily releasing new spirits, and we’ve created our CSA program as the platform to launch our new spirits.
Every new spirit we offer will be released as a limited edition, single batch offering made as part of our Community Supported Alcohol (CSA) program. We’re always hatching ideas that push the boundaries of what spirits can be, and the CSA program is our way of involving you, our customers, in the development process.
If you’ve ever wanted to be a taste tester for booze, this is your big chance! Each offering in the CSA program has gone through our internal R&D and needs only one more thing before it becomes a full-fledged addition to our product line — you! Based on the input of our CSA members, we’ll periodically select a few spirits to become a permanent part of our product line.
We are offering CSA spirits in limited quantities, and we anticipate demand for these spirits will outstrip supply. Therefore, we’ve created a select number of CSA Memberships for those who would like to be guaranteed the ability to preorder a bottle of each CSA offering ahead of the release, as well as a bunch of other perks that we think you’ll like.
Here are all the details of the Community Supported Alcohol program:
How often will you release CSA spirits?
We’ll release at least one new spirit every 3 months. If we’re feeling feisty, we may even release more! Our first two releases will happen in December 2015.
How can I purchase a CSA spirit?
CSA spirits can only be purchased directly from our tasting room at the distillery in Everett. Pre-orders for our CSA releases will be available exclusively to our CSA members prior to the release date. If there are any bottles remaining after CSA members have had the opportunity to preorder, bottles will be available for sale in our tasting room.
How do I become a CSA member, and what does my membership get me?
You can purchase a membership through our website or in-person at the tasting room. Each CSA member receives the following perks:
– Guaranteed ability to pre-order at least one bottle of each CSA offering prior to launch
– Members-only discount of 15% off all CSA bottle purchases
– a complimentary SPD branded t-shirt and rocks glass
– an invitation to a yearly member appreciation event at the distillery
Please note that while your membership gives you the ability to pre-order CSA releases, the spirits themselves are not included in the cost of membership.
How much does a CSA membership cost?
A CSA membership costs $65 for one year. Memberships will become active immediately, and expire 1 year after purchase. We’ll be sure to offer you the chance to renew your membership before it expires.
What happens when a CSA spirit is sold out?
We won’t be making additional CSA releases of a spirit once the CSA bottles sell out. You’ll just have to hope that the spirit is popular enough to eventually become a permanent part of our product line!
Hang on, I’m confused. Did you just say you won’t be making any more CSA bottles after a release sells out, but also say that CSA spirits might be released again later?
Yup! To be clear, a spirit will only be offered through the CSA program only once. We’ll periodically be selecting the best CSA offerings to “graduate” from the CSA and become a part of our regular product line. Some CSA spirits will make the cut, and some might only be made once. Think of the CSA program as the last step a spirit takes before it gets a wide release — and we’re looking for help from our customers to decide which spirits make the cut and which ones don’t! Each CSA bottle will have special CSA labeling and packaging, different from the labeling that the spirit will have if it graduates from the CSA.
Have another question? Don’t hesitate to reach out! You can email us at email@example.com