Why Beer Subscriptions Are a Great Gift Idea
If you’re a beer lover, or you want to give a gift that is unique and exciting, consider a beer subscription. These boxes deliver new and exciting brews right to the door, no road trip required.
Some offer seasonal brews like pumpkin-inspired beers for Halloween and strong Christmas ales. Many also support local communities and charities.
Beer Drop is your best option if you’re searching for a subscription service that tailors your beer deliveries to your preferences. Their team of beer experts tracks your buying trends to deliver only the beers you want. Plus, each shipment includes a mystery beer to introduce you to styles and flavors you might not have tried before.
Beer Drop offers different subscriptions that can be tailored to your budget and tastes. The basic subscription plan is the most affordable and comes with five beers from different breweries (two cans of each style). If you prefer a bit more flexibility, try their Beer Drop Plus category.
The Beer Drop Team is dedicated to promoting beer education and supporting independent breweries. They also offer a flexible subscription model, which allows you to cancel anytime without any fees or charges. You can also earn rewards for your purchases by referring friends, following Beer Drop on social media, or reviewing products.
Beer Club of the Month
There are a lot of beer subscriptions to choose from, but the best ones allow you to decide which brews you want to get. Some are focused on specific beer types, while others are general and can be a good way to discover new brews.
The Duration Beer Club for example sends out 12 cans per month of its core beers or collaborations. It’s also a great way for you to learn more about ale drinking. Each can is decorated with artwork from a local artists. Plus, they donate to a non profit each month.
The City Brew Tours Beer Club is another great option for beer lovers. They take you on an imaginary road trip, highlighting the brew options of cities and offering virtual samplings. There are many beer subscriptions where you can cancel or modify your order without committing to a long-term commitment.
Rare Beer Club
If you’re a connoisseur or collector of limited-release rare beer, these clubs are perfect for you. You can refine your palate, learn about different styles and avoid those you don’t like. Plus, you can save yourself the time and expense of searching for these bottles on your own.
You’ll get two 750 ml bottles of beer (similar to wine bottles) each month from two different breweries. The beers are selected by a team of beer experts and often include brewery exclusives that you can’t find anywhere else.
You can customize your membership unlike other subscriptions by selecting the number of bottles you want or a specific beer each month. You can cancel or pause the subscription at any time. The company behind the club offers excellent customer service and receives a lot positive feedback from its subscribers. The prices of their boxes are also kept low. They donate a portion of the proceeds to local charities.
Craft Beer Club
These clubs are a great way for beer lovers to try new beers and have fun without having to visit a brewery. They also support local charities and businesses. One club in NYC, for example, sells a beer with a mango-lassi flavor to benefit the non-profit SapnaNYC which helps low-income South Asian Women.
Some of these subscriptions come with additional gifts such as a subscription to a magazine devoted to craft beer, a heavy-duty opener and custom koozies. These subscriptions offer a flexible no-commitment option with monthly, quarterly, or yearly shipments. Most companies make it easy to pause or cancel your delivery. They also ship free within the US.
The best beer subscriptions allow you to sample a variety of styles from traditional ales, to hoppy and sour beers, to lagers and darker beers. Also included are tasting notes, brewery details, and food pairing suggestions. These can be expensive but are worth it to discover more styles of ale.