Why Beer Subscriptions Are a Great Gift Idea
If you’re a beer lover, or you want to give a gift that is unique and exciting, consider a beer subscription. These boxes deliver exciting and new brews to your door. No need to drive anywhere.
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 experts monitors your purchasing trends to ensure that only the beers you prefer are delivered. Each shipment includes a mysterious beer to introduce new styles and flavors.
Beer Drop offers a range of different subscriptions to fit your tastes and budget. The basic subscription plan is the most affordable and comes with five beers from different breweries (two cans of each style). If you prefer a bit more flexibility, try their Beer Drop Plus category.
The Beer Drop team is dedicated to supporting independent breweries and promoting beer education. They also offer a flexible subscription model, which allows you to cancel anytime without any fees or charges. You can also earn rewards by referring friends to Beer Drop, following them on social media or reviewing their products.
Beer Club of the Month
There are many beer subscriptions available, but the best ones let you choose which brews to receive. Some subscriptions focus on specific beer types while others are general. They can be a great way for you to discover new brews.
The Duration Beer Club for example sends out 12 cans per month of its core beers or 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, each month they donate to non-profits.
City Brew Tours Beer Club can be a great option for beer enthusiasts. They take you on an imaginary road trip, highlighting the brew options of cities and offering virtual samplings. 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’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.
Each month, you’ll receive two 750ml bottles (similar to wine bottles), each from a different brewery. 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 this club has stellar customer service, and they get a lot of positive feedback from their 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. They also help 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 allow you to cancel or pause delivery and most ship for free within the US.
The best beer subscriptions let you sample a wide range of styles, from traditional ales to hoppy and sours to lagers and dark beers. 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.