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Mare Island Brewing Co.

Become a Yardbird

"Shipyards do not build ships, ships do not fight battles. It is the people who build ships, people who fight battles." -- anonymous Mare Island Yardbird (civilian shipyard worker).




Two releases per year (spring and fall). $125 per release. Each is a "mixed craft case” (12 bottles, mostly 22oz’rs). Yardbirds can pick up their shipment at the Pick-Up Parties, have it held for later pick up at the Ferry Taproom, or have it shipped (as a member, you'll receive 50% off shipping).


Rotating limited-availability seasonal brews including: Monomoy Märzen Lager, Nuclear Sandwich Double IPA, Six Buckets Russian Imperial Stout and more. Additional Yardbird-only, reserve level tiny-batch brews crafted specifically for our beloved Yardbirds including: General Order No. 99 and Murphy the Pig Fresh Saison.


The two releases (spring and fall) include a dog tag specific to that release (handmade in-house on an old typo-graph). When you pick-up your release, you'll receive a dog tag that identifies you as a current, active, beer-purchasing-and-receiving-Yardbird. It will be required at events as proof of being a current member in order to receive member perks. 


Each release, Yardbirds and their guests can purchase tickets to our rockin' Pick-Up Parties held at our Coal Shed Brewery on the waterfront of Mare Island. Parties include catered food, beer, live music, an intense and highly anticipated game (usually the highlight of the event, water balloon launchers have been involved), and of course, your release will be ready for pick up.


Multiple, fun, Yardbird-only events throughout the year: The Winter Feast, Yardbird Brewer's Bootcamp, 4th of July Fireworks viewing, SF Giants game, Historic Mare Island Brew Cruise, Crawfish Boil, and more. (See the calander below!)


Yardbirds (themselves only) tour and taste at our Coal Shed Brewery for free. Tours must be scheduled in advance.


Yardbirds receive 50% off shipping on all online orders, always (including club releases). Yardbirds also receive unique discounts and special access to various events throughout the year.


Questions? Contact the Keeper-of-the-Flock at



Club Events

September 2019
Crawfish Boil
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM     Sun, Sep 8, 2019
Venue: Mare Island Brewing Co. Coal Shed Brewery

Cooked on site, we'll splatter crawfish and fixings down the center of a long table on the waterfront. Tickets include dinner and a beer. Dig in.

Yardbirds (plus a guest) only.

Tickets required. Details to follow. 

12:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Sep 28, 2019
Venue: Mare Island Brewing Co. Coal Shed Brewery

Join us in celebrating Oktoberfest! Previously held at our Ferry Taproom, we've moved this party to our Coal Shed Brewery. This event is open to the public and Yardbirds will receive a discount at the event.

More details to come. 

October 2019
Halloween Costume Party
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Oct 26, 2019
Venue: Mare Island Brewing Co. Coal Shed Brewery

Details to come.

November 2019
Yardbird Pick-Up Party
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Nov 23, 2019
Venue: Mare Island Brewing Co. Coal Shed Brewery


Make sure to save the date for the fall 2019 Pick-Up Party! Music, beer, games, and fun will be in abundance. Most importantly, your case will be available for pick up.

More details to come.​


December 2019
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Dec 21, 2019
Venue: Mare Island Brewing Co. Coal Shed Brewery

In your best Santa attire, join us for a beer (or 2, or...). 

More details to come.