exclusive access. limited releases.

In 2020, we’re thrilled to launch our second year of the Luminary Society, your ticket to gain exclusive access to the small-batch, experimental barrel projects curated by our brew staff.

Update: Memberships for the 2020 Luminary Society are closed. Want to be in the know for next year? Add your name to our waitlist.

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.

membership benefits & details.

T-shirt and glassware – sign up for size of T-shirt at time of purchase

First option to purchase membership for 2021 (there is no guarantee of a confirmed membership spot, but first option will be given)

Some Luminary Society releases may allow for extra bottles to be purchased, depending on the size of the barrel. 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 anticipate 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 a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout to cap off the year.

mailing & shipping.

Bottle shipping is available to any residential or business address in Massachusetts only at an additional cost. Please note that Lamplighter Brewing Co. is only legally allowed to ship to addresses in Massachusetts, even if your state allows beer shipping

Shipping fees will be billed at a flat rate dependent on membership tier: Tier 1 (+$90), Tier 2 (+$110), Tier 3 (+$120). These fees cover the cost of MA-only 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)

If packages are returned to Lamplighter Brewing Co. you may re-choose your delivery / pick-up at that time by contacting [email protected]

pickup & holding.

Whenever a new bottle is released to the Luminary Society, members will receive an email listing a two week-long pick-up window during which bottles may be claimed on-site or designated for delivery to MA addresses only. Pick-ups are only available during Taproom hours

If you are unable to pick up your bottle(s) during this time, you must email [email protected] to coordinate an alternative pickup time. At least 24-hour notice is required. Refunds will not be issued for orders that are not picked up or shipped within the designated time frame!

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, 2020) 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 wholesale account with Lamplighter Brewing Co. 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 a refund based on remaining allocations will be refunded to you


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