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 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 experts monitors your purchasing trends to ensure that only the beers you prefer are delivered. 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 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. The subscription model is flexible and allows you to cancel at any time without incurring any fees. You can also earn rewards by referring friends to Beer Drop, following them on social media or reviewing their products.
Beer Club of the Month
There are many beer subscriptions available, but the best ones let you choose which brews to receive. Some beer subscriptions are aimed at specific types of beer, while others are more general and are a great way 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, they give back to the community by donating to a non-profit each month.
The City Brew Tours Beer Club is another great option for beer lovers. 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
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. You can also save time and money by not having to search for these bottles yourself.
You will receive two 750ml beer bottles (similar in size to wine bottles) from two different breweries each month. 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 the membership by choosing a number of bottles each month or selecting a particular brew. 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 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 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. Also included are tasting notes, brewery details, and food pairing suggestions. Although they can be pricey, it is worth it if want to try out more styles of beer.