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Craft Beer Club
by The Original Craft Beer Club

Beer Club Rating: This Beer Club is rated 5 stars

The best beer club gift around. Great beers and free bonus gifts all for an exceptional value.

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The Rare Beer Club
by Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club

Beer Club Rating: This Beer Club is rated 5 stars

The king of premium beer clubs—offering elite, hard-to-find beers from the best American craft brewers and leading international breweries.

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Best American Beer of the Month Clubs


Craft Beer Club
by The Original Craft Beer Club

Beer Club Rating: This Beer Club is rated 5 stars

What makes this club the best: Variety and a commitment to discovering award-winning beers from all over the US.

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Best International Beer Clubs


International Beer Club
by Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club

Beer Club Rating: This Beer Club is rated 3.5 stars

Beer without borders—this beer club focuses on high-quality imported beers from across the world with an emphasis on the popular German and Belgian beer styles.

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Topics covered in the Beer Club Gift Guide:

  • Top 5 Tips for Buying a Beer Gift
  • Unique Beer Gifts for Men
  • Beer Presents for the Ladies
  • Stating the Obvious: Beer Clubs are only for Adults 21 and over

Published: 3/13/13


Top 5 Tips for Buying a Beer Gift

  1. Shop By State
    Alcohol laws restrict beer shipments to certain states so be sure to Find A Beer Gift that Ships to your State. We’d hate for you to find the perfect beer gift only to discover that you can’t have it delivered because of restrictive shipping rules. Save yourself some time and find a beer gift that can ship exactly where you want.
  2. Look for the Great Gift logo
    Gift Ribbon Logo Highly recommended beer club gifts are identified with a Great Gift logo. These clubs combine flexible gift-giving options with tremendous value. Or save yourself some time and go straight for the Best Beer Club Gift
  3. Know Thy Beer Lover
    Are you buying for a Beer Snob or a Beer Rookie?
    Buying for a beer snob? That’s cool! Craft beer connoisseurs know their beer inside and out and are likely to be pickier than the average Joe. We’ve made finding gifts for beer lovers easy by putting beer clubs they’ll love in a list of Beer Clubs for Connoisseurs.

    Are you buying for someone new to craft beer? Awesome, a beer club is one of the best ways to learn about the world of craft beer! Most people don’t care about fancy beer terms but will definitely appreciate a unique beer gift. For this crowd we recommend the Best Beer Club Gift because, well, it’s the best.
  4. Shop By Category
    We carefully reviewed every beer club on this site and choose the best in each category. You can see the winners here: Top Beer Clubs by Category We’ve also listed the top categories below for your convenience:

  5. Big Gift Budget?
    Beer clubs are a great way to explore and discover craft beer so if you want to give a big present we suggest buying two different clubs so that the beer lover in your life can try more styles of beer instead of buying a larger quantity of beer from a single club. For example instead of buying a 24-pack of the Craft Beer Club we suggest buying the 12-pack and then also buying the The Rare Beer Club. With both the 12- and 24-pack options you’re going to get 4 different styles of beers (3 each of 4 different styles if you buy the 12-pack, 6 each of 4 different styles if you buy the 24 pack) and going with the 12-pack ensures that if you don’t like a particular beer you’re not stuck with a six-pack.

Unique Beer Gifts for Men

You’ve probably already figured out that sending a box full of beer is an awesome gift. But just in case you’re not convinced here is a list of 5 reasons why a beer of the month club is an excellent and unique beer gift for any guy.

  1. Men Love Beer
    American men love beer and the data backs it up. According to the pollsters over at Gallup 67% of adults drink alcohol, they average over 6 drinks a week, and beer continues to be America’s preferred drink. A beer club will keep the man in your life well-stocked with delicious beer via a convenient monthly beer gift delivery.
  2. Great Last-Minute Gift
    Beer clubs are a great last-minute gift idea since many of them will let you send a personalized or custom message to your recipient announcing the gift. This message can arrive via email or be made available for you to download, print, and give to the recipient immediately. You get the share the excitement of giving a unique beer gift right away. Additionally, every month the shipment arrives the recipient will be reminded of your awesome gift.
  3. Beer #1 Drink for Men between the ages of 21 and 54
    Beer is the beverage of choice among both the 18- to 34-year-old crowd and the 35 to 54 age group. Adults over the age of 55 prefer wine so you might be better off finding a great wine club gift over at WineClubReviews.net.
  4. Craft Beer Exploding in Popularity
    Craft beer (beers available in smaller quantities) are more popular than any time since Prohibition ended. The beer lover in your life will enjoy learning about interesting new beers that are brewed in smaller batches and are harder to find. Budweiser, while popular, is easy to find everywhere and doesn’t make for a special or unique beer gift. Instead choose one of the craft beer clubs that we’ve reviewed on this site and your present will be a sure-fire hit. We suggest the Best Beer Club Gift.
  5. Beer is Fun.
    Here’s how I see it:
    Beer = Fun
    Gift = Celebration
    Beer + Gift = Fun Celebration


    I don’t have a Gallup survey to back this up, but it looks like I’m having fun in these pictures from Oktoberfest.
    Brian Thomas - Beer Enthusiast - Reveling at Oktoberfest in Germany
    Brian Thomas - Beer Enthusiast - Reveling at Oktoberfest in Germany
    Nope. Not having any fun.
    Nope. Not having any fun.

You can figure out the occasion for yourself but we think beer clubs are a particularly cool choice for beer birthday gifts or beer wedding gifts. Personally, I really enjoyed the beer birthday gift I got last time around and you can bet that a beer club will be on my b-day wishlist from now on.

Beer Presents for Ladies

While 52% prefer wine according to a Gallup survey —beer is still popular among the ladies. Just ask Jess, our resident beer rookie! She'll tell you, a beer of the month club can make for an interesting and memorable gift.

We think The Rare Beer Club makes for a nice gift for the ladies because it’s one of the top-rated clubs we’ve reviewed and it features artisanal beers from around the world. The beer comes in bottles like wine, and is often corked like Champagne or other bubbly bevs. With so much label space, the beers don't just taste good, they're pretty, too. This is important to (most) women when it comes to gifts. “Trust me,” says Jess.

If you’re not sure she’s going to want a beer club gift, you’ll want to choose a club that has a 100% Money Back Guarantee. We suggest any of the beer clubs offered by the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club.

If you know you want a boozy gift, but don’t think beer will do the trick then you should consider a wine club gift. Learn more at WineClubReviews.net.

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Women are having a significant impact on the craft brewing industry and we’ve listed a few interesting articles and websites below in case you want to learn more:

Stating the Obvious: Beer Clubs are only for Adults 21 and over

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”
–Arnold Schwarzenegger

So the Terminator/esteemed former Governor of California may be right, but keep in mind that “when you grow up” enough to drink beer means 21 years old in the good old U.S. of A.

Alcoholic beverages may only be sold and delivered to individuals who are at least 21 years old and the person to whom delivery will be made is at least 21 years old and present to sign for the package. The beer club won’t deliver to anybody who is under 21. Save yourself the hassle and if the recipient is under 21 then buy him milk, he’s still a baby.

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