Full-Time Friends

Full-Time Friends FAQ

The Virginia Beer Co.’s Full-Time Friends:

More than just a mug club

As of 1/1/2019, all 2019 memberships have been filled!

Registration for the 2020 Full-Time Friends Social Club will begin on Friday, November 29th, 2019.

Interested in becoming a part of the virginia beer co.’s Full-Time Friends social club? Join us: 

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

Membership into an exclusive group of beer lovers who get:

  • behind-the-scenes access to the brewery,

  • FTF-only beers,

  • VIP events,

  • beer release previews,

  • club swag,

  • …and a full year of specials on beers & cheers!

The full list of benefits can be found here: bit.ly/FTF2019

Where do I purchase a 2019 Full-Time Friends membership?

You can purchase your membership right here! Memberships are also available for sale in the taproom. Sign-ups end on January 1st, 2019. 

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 2019 (January 2nd @ 4 pm) - lasting for a full year, through December 31, 2019. 

Who can receive these benefits?

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

Members will receive a “Plus 1” for all VIP events!

Can I use my FTF glass at the brewery?

An exclusive 20 oz. Full-Time Friends nonic pint will be given to each member early in 2019. That is for you to better enjoy beers & cheers at home!

We’ll have the same 20 oz. Full-Time Friends nonic pints available for you to use at the brewery so you can show off your status, much to the awe of those around you.

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 member of Full-Time Friends you'll get 10% off our high gravity beers EVERY day!

We 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 EVERY day!  

Can I buy an additional Full-Time Friends glass? 

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

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

The majority of these exclusive items will be available at our first VIP sneak peek event in early 2019.

What kind of shirt is included in the Exclusive FTF Button-Down Shirt Up-Size package?

This will be a high-end, long-sleeve, button-down shirt similar in quality to the shirt that Charter Members received in 2018, but of a different style. This shirt will be of AT LEAST a $50 value and will feature the VBC logo, FTF logo, and a personalized monogram of your choice.

For those interested in adding the exclusive FTF button-down to their membership, please select the second (Up-Size) option in the dropdown at checkout.

If you select the Up-Size option, you will received a follow-up email during the first week of January to personalize your bonus swag!

How will I be alerted to the 2019 FTF kick-off and additional news/notes/events? 

We will be in touch through a number of mediums - in the taproom, in a FTF-only Facebook group, and via email - with personal updates and details on upcoming exclusive FTF events throughout the year! 

A preferred email will be asked for when you purchase membership. Email will be the primary method of communication for FTF updates throughout the year.

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

When the year starts, simply come in and say “Hi!” to the team; then let them know which benefit you’re interested in utilizing (e.g., up-size pint, discount on to-go beer, new brew sneak peak)! As we get to know you even better, you won’t have any problems receiving each and every one of the FTF member benefits.

You will also receive a FTF bottle opener keychain that can be flashed to new team members if you - like us - sometimes want to make a grand entrance.

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?

Once membership is purchased, it is yours and yours alone for the (amazing) year ahead.

Can you mail my FTF swag to me if I don't live locally?

Absolutely! If you have concerns about not making it in to grab your goods, just let us know and we’ll be in touch with shipping options.

How does membership renewal work?

The annual renewal period will begin in mid-November each year and will continue through the 1st of January, or until memberships are sold out. Charter & current members will receive a heads up about renewals before announcements to the general public.

Who should I contact if I have a question?

Hit us up in the taproom, or send any questions to: 

Taproom@VirginiaBeerCo.com