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 support local charities and community groups.
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. Plus, each shipment includes a mystery beer to introduce you to styles and flavors you might not have tried before.
Beer Drop has a variety of subscriptions to suit 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 committed to supporting independent breweries, and promoting beer knowledge. They also offer a flexible subscription model, which allows you to cancel anytime without any fees or charges. 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 many different beer subscriptions, but you can choose the ones you want. 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 a great way to expand your ale-drinking skills, and each can also features art from a local artist. 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 on an imaginary road trip, highlighting the brew options of cities and offering virtual samplings. 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
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. You can also save time and money by not having to search for these bottles yourself.
You will receive two 750ml beer bottles (similar in size to wine bottles) from two different breweries each month. The beers are chosen by a team that includes beer experts, and include brewery exclusives you won’t find anywhere.
You can customize your membership unlike other subscriptions by selecting the number of bottles you want or a specific beer each month. You can also cancel or pause your subscription whenever you want. 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 provide a fun and convenient way to sample new beers without having to go to a brewery or even leave your home. These clubs also support local businesses and charities. 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 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.