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 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. Each shipment includes a mysterious beer to introduce new styles and flavors.
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 dedicated to promoting beer education and supporting independent breweries. 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. 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 a virtual road trip by highlighting cities’ brew options and offering virtual tastings of the selections. 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
If you’re a connoisseur or collector of limited-release rare beer, these clubs are perfect for you. You can refine your palate, learn about different styles and avoid those you don’t like. Plus, you can save yourself the time and expense of searching for these bottles on your own.
You will receive two 750ml beer bottles (similar in size to wine bottles) from two different breweries each month. 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 your membership by choosing the number of bottles or selecting a specific brew each month. You can also cancel your subscription or pause it whenever you like. 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
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 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 subscriptions come with additional gifts such as a subscription to a magazine devoted to craft beer, a heavy-duty opener and custom koozies. They offer a flexible membership that is free of commitment. You can choose to receive shipments monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. Most make it easy to cancel or pause your delivery, and most ship 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. These can be expensive but are worth it to discover more styles of ale.