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 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 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. Each shipment also includes a mystery ale to introduce you styles and flavors that you may not have tried previously.
Beer Drop offers a range of different subscriptions to fit 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’d like a little bit more flexibility in your selection, then try the Beer Drop Plus.
The Beer Drop Team is dedicated to promoting beer education and supporting independent breweries. The Beer Drop team offers a flexible subscription that allows you cancel at any time, without 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 a lot of beer subscriptions to choose from, but the best ones allow you to decide which brews you want to get. 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, 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 ideal for beer connoisseurs and collectors of rare, limited-release beers. 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.
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 your membership by choosing the number of bottles or selecting a specific brew each month. 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. They also keep their prices low. They donate a portion of the proceeds 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. They also help support local businesses and charities. 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.
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. 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.