The Society of Distinguished Beer Wizards

Welcome to our new membership. 
Revamped and built from the ground up. 
Created for everyone.

We call it…

The Society of
Distinguished
Beer Wizards

Over the years we’ve learned a lot about our membership program. It’s changed piece by piece, slowly becoming something greater than it was ever intended. Some of our past members liked all of the benefits, while others only enjoyed certain benefits. And so… a more approachable (and affordable, if you wish) membership was born.

The days of plastic cards and emails are gone. We have an entirely new system in place, and we think you’ll love it. We also have tons of new ideas for benefits that we will be trialing over the course of this membership period. Each level comes with a different colored keychain that is used to identify which membership level you’re apart of.

The wizard manifesto

The Society of Distinguished Beer Wizards is about community-driven craft beer enthusiasm and (most importantly) fun! We enjoy drinking beers with friends, bonding over the variety and nuances of craft beer, creating friendships and teaching newcomers, regardless of differences, about the love of craft beer with open minds (and bottles). We are distinguished beer wizards! If these things are apart of you… join us!

Choose your membership level below. You’re locked in once you place your order, so choose carefully. Click each benefit to read more details.

Membership starts September 1st, 2018 to August 31st, 2019.

Membership prorations

Silver and Blue level memberships will be prorated by 8.0% starting in November. You will receive an 8.0% stackable discount each month.

Black Level

$50.00

You will receive a “The Society of Distinguished Beer Wizards” branded black leather keychain (pictured above). Also functions as a bottle opener!

Happy birthday! You’ll receive a free draft beer ($8 value) during your birthday month! You’ll receive a birthday beer coupon inside your welcome packet.

Happy hump day! Enjoy one 7oz or one 5oz draft beer for just one penny! That’s spendin’ your Lincolns wisely!

Stock up for the weekend and get 10% off all packaged items to-go! Excludes giftcards and merchandise.

Join us in our private, members-only Facebook group where we post updates, special announcements, bottle lotteries (for Silver & Blue levels), and more! All announcements will be posted on the group ONLY (no more announcement emails), so join the group to make sure you don’t miss out!

To join the group: click the link above, the link in your welcome email, or go to our Facebook page, scroll down until you see “The Society of Distinguished Beer Wizards” group, and request access. 

Did we mention it’s really important that you join the member Facebook group? Do it!

You will have first dibs on purchasing tickets for all ticketed events hosted by The Open Bottle! Presale information will be posted in the members Facebook group, so make sure you join!

Throughout the year, we may close The Open Bottle for a special occasion, private event, holiday, employee outing, etc. If that day happens to be a day you’d normally receive a benefit, we will post in advance the “rollover” day. 

For example, if we close on a Wednesday because of a holiday,  we will announce Thursday as the “rollover” day for your “Draft taster on Wednesdays” benefit. Rollover announcements will be made via the member Facebook group and are not always the following day.

Rollover days are only available for full days we are closed. So if we close earlier or open later than we normal would, there will not be a rollover day.

Silver Level

$100.00 $92

All of the Black Level benefits (above) plus more (below)!

* does not include Black Level keychain

You will receive a “The Society of Distinguished Beer Wizards” branded silver leather keychain (pictured above). Also functions as a bottle opener!

Get all TOB branded merch for 25% off! Pick up a hoodie, bottle opener, hat, etc. for 25% off the normal price. Excludes giftcards.

Is today Tuesday? Awesome! You get 50% off all your draft beer!

This perk was demoed during our 2016 membership and went live during our 2017 membership! It’s back again! Get access to participate in bottle lotteries for limited-release, special, rare, whalezbro, .rar bottles! Bottle lotteries will be announced on the member Facebook group, so be sure to join (super good idea!)

Blue Level

$200.00 $184

All of the Black & Silver Level benefits (above) plus more (below)!

* does not include Black or Silver Level keychain

You will receive a “The Society of Distinguished Beer Wizards” branded blue leather keychain (pictured above). Also functions as a bottle opener!

All 16oz draft beers can be upgraded to 20oz for no charge! That’s 4 extra ounces of draft beer goodness in your gold-rimmed, members-only mug!

A cellar list made just for our members, separate from our public cellar list, full of delicious cellar beer! All cellar beers must be consumed on-site.

There’s a reason it’s called Sunday Funday. Bring your friend to The Open Bottle and both of you will get 25% off all draft beer! Your friend will suddenly become your best friend every Sunday.

Yep! That’s right. All Blue Level members will get access to EVEN MORE member-only bottle lotteries. Your chances of winning are even greater!

This is a brand new benefit that we’re really excited about! All Blue Level members will be invited to join us on a brewery tour! We’ll set up the transportation and beer, you come along for the ride, tour, and beer! And yes, we’re really excited about this one because it gives us an excuse (not that we need one) to go on a brewery tour and hang out with our members 🙂 More information about the brewery will be announced as we get closer.

QUESTIONS YOU MAY (OR MAY NOT) HAVE...

 What’s up with the name?
We spent an embarrassingly long amount of time coming up with a name for our new membership program. The idea was to create a name that encapsulates the idea of our membership; community-driven craft beer enthusiasm and (most importantly) fun. We are distinguished craft beer enthusiasts AND we are BEER WIZARDS!

 What happens when I sign up online?
Please allow 24 hours to complete your online registration. You will receive a keychain for your level, sign-up beer coupon, birthday beer coupon, and welcome letter via USPS. Please allow 3-5 business days to receive your membership in the mail. Membership begins September 1st, 2018.

 The Internet scares me. Can I sign up in-store?
Yes! Stop by and ask one of our associates for more information about The Society of Distinguished Beer Wizards. We can add any membership level to your tab, and your membership will be activated immediately! Once you sign up, you’ll receive a keychain for your level, sign-up beer coupon, birthday beer coupon, and welcome letter.

 Cool! So how do I use my membership?
Firstly (and we can’t stress this enough), join the Facebook group! All communication about events, bottle lotteries, fun things, etc. will take place on the Facebook group. To join the group: click the link above, the link in your welcome email, or go to our Facebook page, scroll down until you see “The Society of Distinguished Beer Wizards” group, and request access. Secondly, use your benefits in-store! Before you checkout, close your tab, or take advantage of your benefits, be sure to show your membership keychain to our staff. This helps us determine which benefits you’re signed up for. Our staff may also ask you for your phone number to link your membership to your tab.

 I have more questions. What should I do?
Please shoot us an email at society@theopenbottle.com or message us on our Facebook page and we’ll get those questions answered in a jiffy!

The fine print

  • Memberships start on September 1st, 2018 and end on August 31st, 2019. 
  • Membership and benefits are not transferable.
  • Memberships purchased online will take 24 hours to process. 
  • You will receive a welcome email once your membership is activated.
  • If you are purchasing a membership for someone else, please include their shipping address and birthday in the order notes at checkout.
  • Discounts are applied to member’s purchases only (except Blue level’s Sunday friend discount)
  • Membership discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.
  • Birthday beer can only be used within the month of your birthday and redeemable with birthday coupon you receive at signup. 
  • Memberships purchased on or after September 1st still hold the August 31st expiration.
  • All sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or downgrades/upgrades.
  • We hold the right to revoke any membership.

For more info, call 708-263-0449 or e-mail society@theopenbottle.com

The Open Bottle
7101 183rd St
Tinley Park, IL 60477
708.263.0449