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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).


Join our Yardbird Beer Club for regular shipments, special access to our reserve/limited-edition brews, exclusive discounts, and access to special events – including our legendary Yardbird Pick-Up Parties.


$250/year for Three Seasonal Shipments of Handpicked Brews:
  • Spring Release ($100): 3x500ml bottles of our always vibrant "Murphy the Pig" Fresh Saison, plus 16x16oz cans of our seasonals and new releases.
  • Fall Release ($100): 3x500ml bottles of our highly-coveted “General Order No. 99” barrel/bunker-aged porter, plus 16x16oz cans of a rotating selection of core, seasonal, and newly released brews.
  • Holiday Release ($50): “Our Three Wise Men” – 3x500ml bottles of festive versions of our limited-edition, reserve-level brews. Makes a great holiday gift for yourself, or for a special beer connoisseur in your life.


Each Spring and Fall Release includes 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 and it can be used to receive free beers and special access at events.


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, Brewer's Bootcamp, 4th of July Fireworks viewing, SF Giants game, Historic Mare Island Brew Cruise, Crawfish Boil, and more.


Yardbirds 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). 

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



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