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 exciting and new brews to your door. No need to drive anywhere.
Some offer seasonal brews like pumpkin-inspired beers for Halloween and strong Christmas ales. Many also support local charities and communities.
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 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 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 different beer subscriptions, but you can choose the ones you want. 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. Each can features artwork by a local artist. It’s an excellent way to improve your ale-drinking abilities. 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. 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 will be able refine your palate while learning about styles you do not enjoy. Plus, you’ll save time and money searching for these bottles.
You’ll get two 750 ml bottles of beer (similar to wine bottles) each month from two different breweries. 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. 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
For beer lovers, these clubs provide a fun and convenient way to sample new beers without having to go to a brewery or even leave your home. They also support local charities and businesses. One club in NYC, for example, sells a beer with a mango-lassi flavor to benefit the non-profit SapnaNYC which helps low-income South Asian Women.
Some of these beer subscriptions include additional gifts, such as a year’s subscription to a craft magazine, a heavy duty bottle opener, or custom koozies. They offer a flexible membership that is free of commitment. You can choose to receive shipments monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. Most companies make it easy to pause or cancel your delivery. They also ship 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. These can be expensive but are worth it to discover more styles of ale.