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 new and exciting brews right to the door, no road trip required.
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 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, 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 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 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 a lot of beer subscriptions to choose from, but the best ones allow you to decide which brews you want to get. 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. It’s a great way to expand your ale-drinking skills, and each can also features art from a local artist. 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. 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 can refine your palate, learn about different styles and avoid those you don’t like. Plus, you’ll save time and money searching for these bottles.
You will receive two 750ml beer bottles (similar in size to wine bottles) from two different breweries each month. The beers selected by the team of beer experts often include brewery-exclusives that you cannot find anywhere else.
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. This club’s company has excellent customer service. They also receive a lot of positive feedback. They’re also very good at keeping the prices of their boxes 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
These clubs are a great way for beer lovers to try new beers and have fun without having to visit a brewery. These clubs also 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.
A few of these beer subscriptions offer additional gifts like a year subscription to a craft-centric magazine, a heavy-duty bottle opener, and custom koozies. They also offer a flexible, no-commitment membership with monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or annual shipments. 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.