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 bring new and exciting brews straight to your door.
Some breweries offer seasonal brews such as pumpkin-inspired beer around Halloween or traditional strong Christmas ales. Many also support local communities and charities.
Beer Drop is your best option if you’re searching for a subscription service that tailors your beer deliveries to your preferences. Their team of beer experts tracks your buying trends to deliver only the beers you want. Each shipment also includes a mystery ale to introduce you styles and flavors that you may not have tried previously.
Beer Drop has a variety of subscriptions to suit 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. 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 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.
The Duration Beer Club for example sends out 12 cans per month of its core beers or 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 a virtual road trip by highlighting cities’ brew options and offering virtual tastings of the selections. 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 great for collectors or connoisseurs of limited-release, rare beer. You will be able refine your palate while learning about styles you do not enjoy. 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 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
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. One club in NYC sells beer with mango-lassi flavors to benefit SapnaNYC, a non-profit that helps South Asian women who are low-income.
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 offer a flexible membership that is free of commitment. You can choose to receive shipments monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. 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. Also included are tasting notes, brewery details, and food pairing suggestions. They can be expensive, but they are worth it if you want to explore more styles of beer.