I pledge allegiance to my Mug and the Dark Horse Nation… To tell my server when I plan to use a $1.00 beer, never take my Mug home, nor allow others to use my Mug. Membership is a privilege, bestowed upon me by the Beer Gods. I vow to respect and uphold the Laws of the Mug Club until Death… by Zombie Apocalypse.
Dark Horse Brewing Company Mug Club Policy – UPDATED AS OF January 1st, 2024
At Dark Horse, we do our best to ensure that your mug is always properly cared for. With over 4,500 mugs to manage, we need your assistance to try and ensure your mug will (almost) always be hanging in its correct spot. The following is a complete description of how our mug club works along with answers to the most commonly asked questions, generally dealing with missing, stolen (by some peckerhead), or broken mugs.
YOUR MUG CLUB MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Once you purchase your mug, you are in our mug club for life; there is a yearly due of $1.00 to be sure each member is active. If your mug is not active, we will take down your mug and place it into storage to be able to use the hook.
Mugs are currently $5.25-$7, which are priced the same as a pint. Each mug averaging a few more ounces than a pint. All that extra beer for the same price as a pint! When you purchase your mug, or when a previous card is full, you will receive a Mug Club Card. Each card has 4 rows of 6 “punches”; each time you purchase a mug at regular cost, you will receive 1 punch on your card; every 6th punch gets you a $1.00 fill! Wow! However, YOU are responsible for informing your server of your intent to use a $1.00 fill(s). You only receive punches for mug fills YOU purchase, and you do not get punches for the purchase of snifters or pints.
QUESTIONS, RULES, ETC.
Your mug is exactly that, YOUR MUG! Your mug is to be used exclusively by you, not your wife, kids, uncle, friend, etc. If we feel you are abusing your Mug Club membership in this manner, we reserve the right to rescind it. This is for both your and our protection. It’s fair to those who paid for membership; we don’t get taken advantage of by non-members. When you purchase(d) a mug, you will be or were asked for a name for our master list; this is the only person who may use the mug. Period. If you are purchasing a mug as a gift, you must give the person’s name that will be using it.
Mugs, without exception, may not be taken out of the taproom and still be eligible for Mug Club membership. We lose all control of the mug then and will not take that responsibility. If you take your mug home for any reason, we will assume you are relinquishing your Mug Club membership and will re-sell your number; to get back in the club, you would be required to pay the $100.00 again, and you would be issued a new number. The bottom line is don’t take it home. You are welcome to purchase a mug to take home, as a gift, etc., but that mug will not be in the Mug Club, nor will it be allowed in the Mug Club in the future without another $100.00 from the recipient and the mug being left to be hung.
If we break your mug beyond repair, we will replace it free of charge from our next batch of mugs. You will be eligible to pick your mug out the Thursday or Friday morning immediately preceding our mug release date at no cost to you.
If you break your mug beyond repair accidentally, you will pay $45.00 to replace it from the next batch of mugs; if you broke it beyond repair being a knucklehead (our discretion), you pay the full $100.00 and you forfeit your Mug Club benefits until you replace it. Either way, you are eligible to pick out your new mug the Thursday or Friday morning immediately preceding our mug release date.
UNFORTUNATELY, MUGS ARE SOMEWHAT FRAGILE AND THEY DO GET BROKEN. IF YOUR MUG IS BROKEN BY ANYONE, WE WILL ATTEMPT TO FIX IT BEFORE REPLACING IT. IT MAY BE A LITTLE “FRANKENSTEIN-ESQUE”, AND LESS BEAUTIFUL THAN BEFORE, BUT IF THE VESSEL HOLDS LIQUID, IT STAYS IN BATTLE. IF YOU JUST CAN’T LIVE WITH ITS NEW LOOK, YOU ARE WELCOME TO PURCHASE A NEW ONE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. WE WILL FIX MUGS AT OUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE, PLEASE EXERCISE PATIENCE, I.E.: DON’T ASK ABOUT IT EVERY TIME YOU ARE IN. WHEN IT’S FIXED, IT WILL BE ON ITS HOOK. WE PROMISE.
Until your stolen or accidentally broken mug is fixed or replaced, you will receive a “Lost/Stolen/Broken” Card which will entitle you to $3 pints and Mug Club card benefits as well. Again, mugs broken because you were being an idiot will not be entitled to these benefits. You must present this card to your server so they can charge you appropriately and ensure you get your punches. That’s about it! Please ask your server if you have any further questions. Thank you for being a part of Dark Horse Brewing Company’s Mug Club!
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