Why Beer Subscriptions Are a Great Gift Idea
Consider a subscription to beer if you love beer or want to give someone a unique and exciting gift. These boxes deliver new and exciting brews right to the door, no road trip required.
Some offer seasonal brews, such as pumpkin-inspired beers around Halloween and traditional strong Christmas ale. 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 experts tracks your buying trends to deliver only the beers you want. Each shipment includes a mysterious beer to introduce new styles and flavors.
Beer Drop offers different subscriptions that can be tailored to your budget and tastes. 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 subscription model is flexible and allows you to cancel at any time without incurring 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 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. Each can features artwork by a local artist. It’s an excellent way to improve your ale-drinking abilities. Plus, they donate to a non profit each month.
City Brew Tours Beer Club offers another great option to 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
These clubs are great for collectors or connoisseurs of limited-release, rare beer. You’ll be able to refine your palate and educate yourself while avoiding styles that you don’t appreciate. Plus, you can save yourself the time and expense of searching for these bottles on your own.
You will receive two 750ml beer bottles (similar in size to wine bottles) from two different breweries each month. The beers are selected by a team of beer experts and often include brewery exclusives that you can’t 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 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
These clubs are a great way for beer lovers to try new beers and have fun without having to visit a brewery. These clubs also 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. These subscriptions offer a flexible no-commitment option with monthly, quarterly, or yearly 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. Although they can be pricey, it is worth it if want to try out more styles of beer.