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 bring new and exciting brews straight to your door.
Some offer seasonal brews, such as pumpkin-inspired beers around Halloween and traditional strong Christmas ale. 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 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 offers different subscriptions that can be tailored to your budget and tastes. The basic subscription plan is the most affordable and comes with five beers from different breweries (two cans of each style). If you’d like a little bit more flexibility in your selection, then try the Beer Drop Plus.
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 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. 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.
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 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.
Each month, you’ll receive two 750ml bottles (similar to wine bottles), each from a different brewery. 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. 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. These subscriptions offer a flexible no-commitment option with monthly, quarterly, or yearly shipments. Most make it easy to cancel or pause your delivery, and most ship 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. They also come with tasting notes, brewery information, and recommendations for food pairings. These can be expensive but are worth it to discover more styles of ale.