I have always ascribed to Groucho Marx' supposition
that I wouldn't want to belong to any club that would have me
as a member.
But I recently saw an ad in BYO
touting White Labs' 'Customer Club'
. I went to the White Labs
website and, after reading about the supposed 'perks', registered for membership in 'The Club'. I figured, "What the hell; why not?!" God knows, I use enough of their yeast!
If you save a certain number of empty yeast vials, they're offering coupons for free yeast, glassware, books, tee-shirts, baseball caps, various clothing items, etc., etc.
Reminds me of my days as a kid saving up cereal box tops to mail off to Battle Creek, Michigan to get some crappy prize. Like my 1966 Batman Ink Stamp Kit! I think I nearly gave it away at a garage sale three years after I got it. It's probably worth a fortune on Ebay now.
The coolest/most unique/funniest 'prize' is: collect 5000 empty vials and Chris White will come to your house, bring the yeast and brew with you!
I just wanted to give a heads-up to anyone here who might want to do as I did and throw caution to the wind... and Groucho.
Anyone else join this 'club'?