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 exciting and new brews to your door. No need to drive anywhere.
Some offer seasonal brews like pumpkin-inspired beers for Halloween and strong Christmas ales. Many support local charities and community groups.
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. Each shipment includes a mysterious beer to introduce new styles and flavors.
Beer Drop offers a range of different subscriptions to fit your tastes and budget. The basic subscription plan, which is the most affordable, comes with five different beers (two cans each of each style) from different breweries. If you prefer a bit more flexibility, try their Beer Drop Plus category.
The Beer Drop team is dedicated to supporting independent breweries and promoting beer education. They also offer a flexible subscription model, which allows you to cancel anytime without any fees or charges. 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 many different beer subscriptions, but you can choose the ones you want. Some beer subscriptions are aimed at specific types of beer, while others are more general and are a great way to discover new brews.
For example, the Duration Beer Club sends 12 cans a month of their core beers and collaborations. It’s a great way to expand your ale-drinking skills, and each can also features art from a local artist. Plus, they give back to the community by donating to a non-profit each month.
City Brew Tours Beer Club can be a great option for beer enthusiasts. They take you on an imaginary road trip, highlighting the brew options of cities and offering virtual samplings. If you don’t want to commit to a long term commitment, there are plenty of other beer subscriptions that make it easy to cancel or modify your order.
Rare Beer Club
These clubs are ideal for beer connoisseurs and collectors of rare, limited-release beers. You will be able refine your palate while learning about styles you do not enjoy. 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 are chosen by a team that includes beer experts, and include brewery exclusives you won’t find anywhere.
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. They’re also very good at keeping the prices of their boxes 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 provide a fun and convenient way to sample new beers without having to go to a brewery or even leave your home. They also help support local businesses and charities. For example, one club in NYC sells a mango-lassi flavored beer that benefits the non-profit SapnaNYC that 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. 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 subscriptions allow you to sample a variety of styles from traditional ales, to hoppy and sour beers, to lagers and darker beers. 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.