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 breweries offer seasonal brews such as pumpkin-inspired beer around Halloween or traditional strong Christmas ales. Many also support local charities and communities.
Beer Drop is a great option if you want a beer subscription that will customize your deliveries according to your tastes. Their team of beer specialists tracks your buying habits to deliver only beers that 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 a range of different subscriptions to fit your tastes and budget. The basic plan is the cheapest and includes five beers from various breweries, two cans of each type. 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. The Beer Drop team offers a flexible subscription that allows you cancel at any time, without any fees. You can earn rewards on your purchases by referring a friend, following Beer Drop socially, or reviewing the 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 subscriptions focus on specific beer types while others are general. They can be a great way for you to discover new brews.
The Duration Beer Club, for example, sends 12 cans of its core beers each month. 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, each month they donate to non-profits.
City Brew Tours Beer Club can be a great option for beer enthusiasts. They take you on a virtual road trip by highlighting cities’ brew options and offering virtual tastings of the selections. If you do not want to commit for a long time, there are other beer subscriptions which allow you to cancel or change your order.
Rare Beer Club
These clubs are ideal for beer connoisseurs and collectors of rare, limited-release beers. You’ll be able to refine your palate and educate yourself while avoiding styles that you don’t appreciate. You can also save time and money by not having to search for these bottles yourself.
Each month, you’ll receive two 750ml bottles (similar to wine bottles), each from a different brewery. The beers selected by the team of beer experts often include brewery-exclusives that you cannot find anywhere else.
Unlike other subscriptions, you can customize your membership by choosing the number of bottles or selecting a specific brew each month. You can also cancel or pause your subscription whenever you want. 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 even give a portion of their proceeds to local charities (e.g., SapnaNYC, which helps low-income South Asian immigrant women).
Craft Beer Club
For beer lovers, these clubs offer a convenient and fun way to sample new brews without having to leave home or 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.
A few of these beer subscriptions offer additional gifts like a year subscription to a craft-centric magazine, a heavy-duty bottle opener, and custom koozies. They also offer a flexible, no-commitment membership with monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or annual shipments. Most allow you to cancel or pause delivery and most ship for free within the US.
The best beer subscribtions let you try a wide variety of styles. From traditional ales to hoppy beers and sour beers to lagers, dark beers and lagers. They also come with tasting notes, brewery information, and recommendations for food pairings. These can be expensive but are worth it to discover more styles of ale.