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The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club

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Beer Club Rating:

This Beer Club is rated 4.5 stars

Summary

The best US and International beers come together in this adventurous beer club.

What We Like

Adventure. This beer club gives you a little bit of everything with half 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.

Improvements

Not much, just be aware that some of the World beers are shipped in 11.2 oz bottles because most of the world uses the metric system and 1/3 liter = 11.2 ounces.

This beer club is...

What you get

4 styles of beer (2 American and 2 World), Door-to-Door Delivery, and Malt of the Earth Newsletter

Shipment Choices

Shipment Frequency

Monthly Bimonthly Quarterly

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The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club Review

Carefully reviewed by Beer of the Month Club Specialists on 3/8/2013 and updated on 9/8/2016

Our first shipment of shiny beers from around the world.
Our first shipment of shiny beers from around the world.

The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club is the most popular club offered by Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club for a reason. It gets top marks because of the adventurous variety of the beer selection, the high quality of the beers chosen, the well-written newsletter, and the reorder discount perk.

First, discovering new beers and breweries is one of the highlights of being in a beer of the month club and is something that distinguishes The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club. A quick glance at the Recently Featured Beers list below gives you a sense of the unrivaled diversity of beers this club offers. In a given month you might get one beer from Colorado, another from Maine, a third from Brazil, and the last one from Belgium. Cool.

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.

A 2016 The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club shipment
A 2016 The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club shipment

The second reason we love this club is because the beer choices have been positively reviewed by independent beer rating websites and won’t disappoint.

If you’ve been doing your homework on this site you know that that The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club offers 4 beer styles from 2 different American craft breweries and The International Beer Club offers 2 beer styles from 2 different international breweries— The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club offers the best of both clubs. You get the top beer from each American brewer and both of the International selections for a total of 4 different beer styles from 4 different brewers.

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This "box of beer" thing really never gets old...

Another reason to buy The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club is because it will help you learn about craft beer, whether it’s being brewed here at home or abroad. The Malt of the Earth monthly newsletter describes each of the 4 breweries featured in your shipment and helps you understand how the unique brewing processes employed by each brewer impact the flavors you’re enjoying. Maybe you should buy a travel book too so that beer isn’t the only thing you know about each country!

Another 2016 The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club shipment
Another 2016 The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club shipment

Finally, the ability to re-order your favorite beers at a discount is great perk offered by The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club. You’re quickly going to discover a beer that you just fall in love with and this club makes it easy for you to order more. Only a couple beer clubs go through the effort to carry inventory of each beer so that they can fill reorders from club-members and it’s a great benefit that helps set them apart.

Want to make it IPA-only?

The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club can be customized to be an IPA-only beer club. At the time of this review, that means extra work for you or your gift recipient each month BUT it also means only getting IPAs (or other hoppy beers) in every shipment.

  1. Join The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club
  2. Check the Current Featured Beers page at their website on the 1st of the month each month to view the eight microbrewed beers they're offering.
  3. Call customer service at 800-625-8238 and let them know how you’d like to customize your order.

This is the best option for IPA-lovers of any beer of the month club, because the other clubs, when they allow personalization at all, only allow you to skip shipments, not customize them!

Want more IPA-only info? Please visit their IPA beer of the month club page.

Feedback from the Beer Enthusiast

I recommend this club over the International Beer Club because you get the same imported beers —you just get 3 bottles of each beer instead of 6 bottles. More adventure and more variety.

You can’t go wrong with The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club. You get adventure, high-quality beers, an educational newsletter, and reorder discounts. Break out your beer passport already!

Recently Shipped Beers

Brewery
(Country)
Beer Name Beer Style
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
(United States)
Original American IPA American IPA
Lakefront Brewery
(United States)
Fuel Cafe Coffee Flavored Stout American Stout
Konig Brauerei
(Germany)
Konig Pilsener German Pilsner
Brouwerij Affligem
(Belgium)
Affligem Blond Belgian Pale Ale
Woodstock Inn Brewery
(United States)
Loon Golden Ale American Blonde Ale
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co.
(United States)
Deep South Pale Ale American Pale Ale (APA)
Neumarketer Lammsbrau Okobrauerei
(Germany)
Lammsbrau Organic Dunkel Munich Dunkel Lager
Orkney Brewery
(Scotland)
Skull Splitter Scotch Ale
Boulder Beer Company
(United States)
Flashback India-Style Brown Ale American Brown Ale
Sea Dog Brewing Company
(United States)
Hazelnut Porter American Porter
Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
(Brazil)
Xingu Black Beer Schwarzbier
Brouwerij Rodenbach
(Belgium)
Rodenbach Sour Ale

Gift Review

Unrivaled variety? Yes.
Great value? You know it.
Personalized gift announcement? Yup.

The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club is one of my favorite beer club gifts. It’s a fun one to give because of the adventurous mix of American and World beers. It’s a great value because you get highly rated beers in every shipment. And it helps the recipient learn about craft beer because of the well-written newsletter.

All I want for Christmas... is beer!
All I want for Christmas... is beer!

Benefits of giving The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club as a gift include:

  • Gift Announcement Options
    There are several choices for notifying the gift recipient including sending a gift announcement email immediately, setting up an automatic gift email for a specific date (for example, you can have the email sent on the recipients birthday but pay for it now) and the option to print out an attractive PDF with your personalized message in case you want something you can hand-deliver.
  • Flexible Gift Length
    You can choose to give 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 shipments or select an ongoing membership that you can cancel anytime. I’d like to see them offer a 1-month gift membership for gift givers on a budget, but hey it’s not a subscription if it’s only 1-month so I totally understand.
  • Flexible Payment Terms
    You can prepay for the entire gift or you can pay each month when the beer ships.
The form to customize your gift announcement
The form to customize your gift announcement

Personalized and great for last-minute gifts!
Personalized and great for last-minute gifts!
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  • Shipping is extra
  • Exciting and eclectic assortment of US & International Beers
  • Includes: Malt of the Earth Newsletter
  • 98% of customers highly recommend
  • All previous selections published - they stand behind their beer!

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The U.S. & International Variety Beer Club

Offering the greatest variety, our most popular club features beers from both U.S. craft breweries as well as imported selections from time-honored breweries in some of the world’s most respected brewing countries such as Germany, Belgium and England. Members get twelve, 12-oz. beers including four different beer styles from both US and imported breweries and our monthly newsletter.

Our Panel Members Travel to Top Beer-Making Regions

Our panel keeps busy attending, judging and submitting beers at prestigious festivals, creating collaborative beers with other microbreweries, meeting with brewers and importers, and most importantly, trying new beers.

Exclusive Selections With Direct Imports

Strong brewery and importer relationships enable us to offer you beers that have either been exclusively imported for us, such as Lefebvre Brewery’s Abbaye De Floreffe, a 7.5% Belgian Triple as well as U.S. craft beers that have been brewed exclusively for our members, like Saint Somewhere’s Cynthiana, a 9% Strong Dark Farmhouse Ale.


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