exclusive access. limited releases.

2021 marks the third year of Luminary Society, our year-long bottle subscription program. This membership-only society is your ticket to gain exclusive access to the small-batch, experimental barrel projects curated by our brew staff.

*2021 Luminary Society Memberships are now sold out! Interested in joining next time around? Subscribe to our waitlist to be the first to know about next year’s memberships.*

Members of the Luminary Society will receive 6 special releases in 750ml format of innovative brews throughout the year (bottle quantity per release is dependent on membership tier).

Beers released to the Luminary Society will not be available in our taproom or for general sale; they are both collectible and dynamic, anticipated to evolve in complexity under proper cellaring conditions. In fact, these one-off batches are some of our favorite beers to date – expect sours, wild ales, and enough funk, fruit, and booze to knock your socks off.

subscription benefits & details.

In addition to each release, each subscription includes: a bottle tote, a bottle opener, an exclusive Luminary Society stemmed glass, access to a guided, virtual tasting for each bottle release, and first option to purchase membership for 2020

Some Luminary Society releases may allow for extra bottles to be purchased, depending on the size of the batch. These will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

You must be 21 years of age or older to join the Luminary Society

The styles and timing of the six releases will be at the sole discretion of our team, though we predict releasing bottles in January, March, May, September, November, and December. The beer list will evolve as we taste, blend, and condition, but we anticipate offering a sampling of sour beers aged on fruit, a few Belgian-Influenced wild beers fermented with Brettanomyces, and Bourbon Barrel Aged darker options.

shipping & pick up options.

Bottle shipping is included in each membership, and is available to any residential or business address in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Please note that Lamplighter Brewing Co. is only legally allowed to ship to addresses in these three states, even if your state allows beer shipping

Shipping fees will be billed at a flat rate dependent on membership tier: Tier 1 (+$100), Tier 2 (+$120), Tier 3 (+$135). These fees cover the cost of shipping for all releases throughout the year

All packages are shipped overnight and will be delivered within a week of release date (bank holidays, inclement weather, etc. may cause unexpected delays in transit time)

All shipments require proof that the purchaser and individual being delivered to are 21+ years of age. A signature and government-issued ID will be required upon delivery. We cannot ship beer to P.O. Boxes

If purchaser is not present for adult signature and package is returned, purchaser will be charged a return fee (determined by cost of return shipping, restocking, and any other fees that may occur)

UPS will attempt to deliver each package three times. After that, bottles will be returned to Lamplighter. In this instance, you may either re-pay for shipping (at the cost of $20 per bottle), or pick-up at the brewery. This must be confirmed by contacting [email protected]

pickup & holding.

Whenever a new bottle is released to the Luminary Society, members will receive an email detailing the release, pickup window, shipping and pick-up options, and information about the virtual tasting. Pick-ups are only available during Retail Window hours – currently 11 am – 8 pm daily, but subject to change.

If you are unable to pick up your bottle(s), you may email [email protected] to coordinate alternative pickup time, or additional shipping.

Members may designate a Trustee to pick up their beers. An ID proving that the person accepting the package is 21+ years of age will be required. Name of Trustee must be emailed to [email protected]. Trustees must be indicated for each order unless you have designated a permanent Trustee. Trustees can be changed at any time by emailing [email protected]

Any bottles allocated for the Luminary Society members that are not picked up / set to be delivered by the end of the year (December 31, 2021) will be considered property of Lamplighter Brewing Co. and will be forfeited without refund.

re-selling beer.

We expect that no Luminary Society release will be resold for any reason. All beer purchased and obtained through the Luminary Society is for the purpose of consumption only

Re-selling bottles without a Lamplighter Brewing Co. wholesale account is illegal and can jeopardize our and your ABCC license

If a club member is found illegally re-selling our beer, their membership will be revoked and whatever allocations are left at that point will be refunded

cancellations & terminations of membership.

Lamplighter Brewing Co. reserves the right to cancel / terminate Luminary Society memberships for any reason. If your Luminary Society membership is cancelled by Lamplighter Brewing Co., you will be notified through the email attached to your account and refunded based on remaining allocations


All shipping and pick-up policies are subject to change at any time