Why Beer Subscriptions Are a Great Gift Idea
Consider a beer subscription if you are a beer enthusiast or want to give an exciting and unique gift. 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 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 has a variety of subscriptions to suit 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 committed to supporting independent breweries, and promoting beer knowledge. 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.
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, each month they donate to non-profits.
City Brew Tours Beer Club offers another great option to beer lovers. They take you to a virtual roadtrip by highlighting brews from different cities and offering virtual tastings. 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’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.
You’ll get two 750 ml bottles of beer (similar to wine bottles) each month from two different breweries. 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 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. They also support local charities and businesses. 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.
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 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. They can be expensive, but they are worth it if you want to explore more styles of beer.