Full-Time Friends FAQ

As of 1/1/2018, all openings in the inaugural Full-Time Friends club have been filled. Please check back in November 2018 for 2019 membership information! 

Interested in becoming a Full-Time Friend of The Virginia Beer Company? Join us: 

Where are the benefits of becoming one of our Full-Time Friends? 

There are a myriad of specials, personalized swag, and VIP events that come with an annual membership! The full list of benefits can be found here: bit.ly/FTF2018

Where do I purchase a 2018 Full-Time Friends membership?

You can purchase your membership right here! Memberships are also available for sale in the taproom. Sign-ups end on 1/1/2018. 

When do the benefits begin and end?

Purchasing a Full-Time Friends membership entitles you to benefits beginning on the first day the brewery opens in 2018 (January 3rd @ 4 pm) - lasting for a full year, through December 31, 2018. 

How does membership renewal work?

The annual renewal period will begin in early November each year and will continue through the end of December or until memberships are sold out. 

Who can receive these benefits?

The benefits are for you, the member, but not eligible to be used by anyone else. 

Can I use my FTF glass at the brewery?

The exclusive Full-Time Friends glassware is for members to enjoy at their home. We have 20 oz. glasses ready for you at the brewery! 

Why are beers above 8% ABV excluded from the up-sizing benefit?

Safe, responsible consumption is extremely important to us! Beers above 8% ABV are best enjoyed in servings up to 13 oz. But don't worry, as a Full-Time Friend you'll get 10% off our high gravity beers! We now have 16 taps and most of our beers are under 8% ABV, so you'll have plenty of options for the bump to 20 oz. pours!  

Can I buy an additional Full-Time Friends glass? 

Yes (while supplies last)! Additional Full-Time Friends glassware will be available for purchase at the first FTF event.

When will I receive all of my cool new FTF swag?

The majority of the items will be available at our first VIP sneak peek event in early 2018. Personalized items will be available soon after.

How will I be alerted to the 2018 FTF kick-off and additional news/notes/events? 

The brewery staff will be in touch (via email) for personalized details and upcoming exclusive FTF events throughout the year! 

How do I unlock my benefits when I get to the brewery? 

You will receive a FTF bottle opener keychain that can be flashed to our team. In addition, please be prepared to show your ID. 

Can I buy this as a gift?

Yes! In the Member Info form at checkout, please fill in the lucky recipient's information and choose "Yes" in the Is This Membership Being Purchased As A Gift? dropdown so we know not to spill the beans. Then get ready to be thanked. A lot. 

Is FTF refundable and/or transferable?

Not at this time. 

Can you mail the personalized items to me if I don't live locally?

Yes, for a nominal fee. 

Who should I contact if I have a question?

Please send all questions to:  Taproom@VirginiaBeerCo.com