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 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 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 want a little more flexibility, choose the Beer Drop Plus category.
The Beer Drop team is committed to supporting independent breweries, and promoting beer knowledge. The subscription model is flexible and allows you to cancel at any time without incurring any fees. 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 also a great way for you to learn more about ale drinking. Each can is decorated with artwork from a local artists. 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’ll save time and money searching for these bottles.
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 also cancel or pause your subscription whenever you want. The company behind this club has stellar customer service, and they get a lot of positive feedback from their subscribers. They’re also very good at keeping the prices of their boxes low. They donate a part of their profits to local charities.
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. 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 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. Although they can be pricey, it is worth it if want to try out more styles of beer.