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This policy covers how we use your personal information. We take your privacy seriously and will take all measures to protect your personal information.

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, passwords, credit card information, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request , including but not limited to, adding you to one of our mailing lists, enrolling you in our Ambassadors of Sour beer club or taking an order from you for any of our products.  This policy applies whether you submit the information via telephone, fax or the internet.

How Is My Information Used?

Your information is only used to fill your order or for our mailings or other programs you voluntarily sign up for. If you request that we ship your order to you, we will give the shipping company your email address, physical address and phone number so that they can contact you in case they need assistance delivering your package or rescheduling a delivery.  Otherwise, we do not sell or redistribute your information to anyone.

Except as provided herein, we will not intentionally disclose your information without your consent, unless: (i) required by law; (ii) if we believe it is necessary to provide you with a service which you have requested, or to respond to your inquiry; or (iii) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect your safety or the safety of others, or protect our rights.

Security and Storage

Your order data, including billing, shipping, and order contents data is stored on our server. This information is encrypted using a Secure Sockets Layer before it is transmitted over a web server. Your credit card data is stored with the payment processor if you choose to add a credit card to your user account. We also keep your other information, including name, email address and other personally identifiable information you provide to us in order to include you on mailing lists, etc.  This information is also kept secure.

Cookies and Browser Information

Cookies are small files that reside on your computer and allow us to recognize you on your next visit or store your shopping cart contents. We use them only to track this information.


By using this website, and any related pages linked to this website including our Ambassadors of Sour beer club, you consent to the collection and use of information as described herein by The Rare Barrel. The Rare Barrel may modify its privacy policies at any time without prior notice, however, any such material changes will be disclosed in this privacy statement so please check back every time you visit our site in case something has changed.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments for us regarding our policies, or want to request that we remove you from our mailing list or opt out of any program, club or list, then please contact us with your specific request at the address listed below or by using the email address listed below.

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us in the preceding calendar year.  To make such a request, please write to us at the following address, or email us at the following email address:

The Rare Barrel

940 Parker Street

Berkeley, CA 94710