a treasured membership
“Yardbird” once referred to civilian workers employed at Mare Island Naval Shipyard during its heyday. Today, Yardbird members enjoy a much more leisurely life, receiving three seasonal beer shipments, attending exclusive parties and events, plus many more perks listed below.
of hand-picked & exclusive beers
of our always vibrant "Murphy the Pig" Fresh Saison, plus...
of our seasonals and new releases.
of our highly-coveted “General Order No. 99” barrel-aged, bomb shelter conditioned porter, plus...
of a rotating selection of core, seasonal, and newly released brews.
“Our THREE WISEMEN”
of festive versions of our limited edition, reserve-level brews.
dog tags in your shipment
Each Spring and Fall release includes a dog tag specific to that release (handmade in-house on an old typo-graph). Your dog tag identifies you as a current Yardbird, and it can be used to receive exclusive beers, penny-priced samplers and special access at events.
Each spring and fall 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, and the intense and highly anticipated Yardbird game (usually the highlight of the event... water balloon launchers, sledge hammers, and homing pigeons have all been involved). Drop by our Holiday Open House each winter to pick-up your Holiday release, and enjoy exclusive Yardbird perks and reserve-level beers from our library while you're here.
yardbird Get togethers
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 receive 50% off shipping on all online orders, always (including club releases).
tasting & tours
Exclusive tours at our Coal Shed Brewery for free. Tours must be scheduled in advance.