Best Beer of the Month Clubs
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How to Give a Beer Club Gift
Things to know before you give someone a beer club gift — know your beer lover, know about local shipping laws, discover the available beer clubs.
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The Hop Heads Beer Club
IPA and other hoppy beers in every shipment, because some folks just really love IPA and only IPA. It's for people who love IPA. This is the ONLY beer of the month club on the market which ships only IPA (or other hoppy beers — hoppiness and it's typically-attendant bitterness are the reason IPA lovers love that style so much). We think everyone should get what they love.
$195.80 from Beer of the Month ClubFull Details Buy This Gift
The SUB Club
The SUB® is a beer-dispensing countertop appliance. It delivers fresh on-tap beer at home. You can give The SUB® and a beer subscription together, so they'll always have their favorites on hand.
The SUB® is $179.99 and the first shipment of beer is only a dollar (you get 4 2-L mini-kegs in each shipment). Delivery is also free. You can choose a flavor profile for your beer like Hop Head, Explorer, and Light Side.
$189.99 from HopsyFull Details Buy This Gift
The US Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club
The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club combines the excitement of American craft beer discovery with the comfort of working with a trustworthy company that has been operating since 1994. This club distinguishes itself through its commitment to selecting elite beers, educating customers with an informative newsletter, and making it easy to order more of your favorite beers.
The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club offers a great mix of beer styles from accomplished American craft brewers. This is one of the few beer clubs that keeps an archive of every beer they’ve ever shipped their club-members because they’ve got nothing to hide. We love the honesty and transparency of their approach and how they pride themselves on being accountable to their beer club members.
$171.80 from Beer of the Month ClubFull Details Buy This Gift
The International Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club
The International Microbrewed Beer Club combines the excitement of imported craft beer discovery with the comfort of working with a trustworthy company that has been operating since 1994. This club distinguishes itself through its commitment to selecting elite beers, educating customers with an informative newsletter, and making it easy to order more of your favorite beers.
The International Microbrewed Beer Club offers a great mix of beer styles from accomplished craft brewers around the globe. This is one of the few beer clubs that keeps an archive of every beer they’ve ever shipped their club-members because they’ve got nothing to hide. We love the honesty and transparency of their approach and how they pride themselves on being accountable to their beer club members.
$105.90 from Beer of the Month ClubFull Details Buy This Gift
The Rare Beer Club™
Tasting hundreds of beers each month, The Rare Beer Club™ only selects limited-release and exclusive craft beers, both from the U.S. and imported. The beers always come in large-format bottles (750 ml, like wine bottles). The styles are varied but include Farmhouse Ales, Russian Imperial Stouts, Belgian Abbey Ales, various Imperial and Grand Cru offerings, oak and other cask-aged ales, and so much more. Their Personalized Shipment Program™ allows recipients to customize shipments to exclude styles they don't like.
$103.90 from Beer of the Month ClubFull Details Buy This Gift
The US & International Variety Microbrew Club
The best US and International beers come together in this adventurous beer club. It gives your favorite beer lover a little bit of everything with half of the shipment focused on American craft brews and the other half exploring an eclectic mix of world beers. Fit for the beer explorer, this club won’t disappoint.
To give you a better sense of the truly global scope of this beer club here is a list of the countries that have been featured since 2010: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and United States. Half of the beer selections are from the United States and the other half are imported with an emphasis on German beer and Belgian brews because of the rich beer-making traditions in those countries.
$99.90 from Beer of the Month ClubFull Details Buy This Gift
Design Your Own Club™ - Beer & More
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club has some of the best beer clubs around, but they take it one step further letting you mix and match their awesome beer clubs into the perfect monthly club for your favorite beer lover.
Maybe you're sending a holiday gift but there's a birthday or an anniversary in the middle? Design your own club and pick something special for that occasion — like The Rare Beer Club — or even add on one of their other terrific options — Wine, Cheese, Cigars, or Chocolate!
$85.90 from Beer of the Month ClubFull Details Buy This Gift
Choose-Your-Own Beer Club
Tavour is a beer subscription service to make any beer lover go bananas. They scour the country looking for amazing beers and each day they surface a few via email and their phone app. If your beer lover finds something they want, they add it to their monthly box. At the end of the month they receive a box of goodness full of the gems they discovered all month long. It's a truly engaging beer experience — the writing is excellent, the beers are generally fascinating, and it's a daily thing (if they want it to be).
$50.00 from TavourFull Details Buy This Gift
Craft Beer of the Month Club
The Craft Beer Club makes beer gifting easy. Choose exactly how many shipments you want and stay within your gift budget. Each monthly Craft Beer Club selection is produced by small-production, independent artisan craft beer brewers who use traditional brewing ingredients with creative techniques and time-honored brewing methods to create their brews. They feature 2 different craft breweries, located states apart, 4 different craft beer styles with three of each. Three times a year we feature cans so they can take their beer to the beach or park.
Each shipment includes 12 beers from breweries that have limited distribution and awards as listed in our “Micro Brew News” monthly beer club newsletter. All gifts include a free 1-year subscription to Beer Connoisseur Web Magazine (a $15 value) which includes 6 issues, Beer School, Expert Beer Reviews, Member Forums, and more.
$42.00 from The Original Craft Beer ClubFull Details Buy This Gift
How to Pick a Beer Club Gift
Beer of the month clubs are one of the best ways to learn about craft beer. Craft brewing continues to grow in popularity and you’ll find that gifting a beer club helps your favorite beer lover learn about emerging breweries, new brewing techniques, and of course the enjoy the top microbrews around. There are a lot of beer subscriptions out there, some offered by local beer shops and others with a national scope.
Shop by State
It is highly recommended that you start your search for a beer gift of any kind by selecting the state you'll be shipping the gift to from the green selector in the upper right corner of the screen. Because of the complexity of interstate liquor laws in the United States, not every beer club can ship to every state and you don’t want to be disappointed after you find the perfect beer club that they can’t ship to your beer lover's state.
Ship to your Office
Beer club shipments must be signed for by an adult who is at least 21 years old. Unless they have somebody at home who can sign for the shipment, we recommend having their beer club shipped to their office. It can be frustrating playing tag with the shipping company, especially when the box is full of delicious craft beers! We also recommend signing up for the free delivery management services from FexEx (Delivery Manager) and UPS (MyChoice). These services will email, text, or call your recipient when a shipment is out for delivery and give them a chance to redirect the shipment somewhere more convenient.
Form Your Own Opinion
This sounds obvious but with so many passionate fans and judges of craft beer it’s easy to get caught up in what everybody else is drinking and raving about and forget to trust your own beer gut. They don’t have to love oak barrel-aged and pumpkin flavored beers, heck they don’t even have to like IPAs. If they enjoy lighter beers, try Tavour or Hopsy where they can select their beers each month. The best beer clubs are going to put a variety of beers in front of your recipient for a reason — so they can develop their palate and own opinions of the delicious craft brews being made today. Once they develop a sense of the styles you like and dislike, they can even contact the beer club and let them know... most clubs will record personal styles preferences so that they can ensure they only send beers your favorite beer lover will enjoy.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying beer at home in a convenient and exciting way!