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Whether you need to find the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life, or you are the beer lover and want to try new things, look no further than the oh-so-trendy food subscription box craze. Any artisan-loving, craft-beer-glugging, “I-wish-this-IPA-was-hoppier” suds fiend would love a subscription to one of these top beer enthusiast clubs that send out craft brews, unique ingredients, and beer-themed accessories every month.
Whether you—or they—like ale or lager, IPA or porter, sour styles, or all of the above, there’s a beer subscription box for everyone. (Unless, of course, you prefer wine.)
Craft Beer Club
Craft Beer Club is arguably the most popular beer
subscription box out there—and for good reason. This no-frills club sends out monthly shipments of the most exceptional craft brews in the country, all of which are produced with traditional ingredients and techniques. Many of the brands have limited distribution, meaning a subscription to CBC might be your only shot to taste those specialty brews.
Beer of the Month Club
This club dates back all the way to 1994, and features only the highest quality, award-winning, and rarest brews from around the country. Each month, their team of experts tastes over 500 brews in consideration for that month’s shipment, and only 20% of the beers make the cut. This is perfect for the true beer snob in your life.
Beer of the Month Club
The Rare Beer Club is the most unique of them all, featuring only two 750ml bottles of beer a month. But don’t be discouraged by the limited choices, because the quality is stellar. You’ll only receive beers crafted using cutting edge techniques, like aging through blending or in bourbon and cedar barrels. Plus, you’ll get super rare brews from around the world, including from up-and-coming brewers in Brazil, Japan, and Scandinavia.
First Sip Brew Box
Each box features merchandise like t-shirts and glasses from one amazing craft brewery every month, plus optional extras like beer-infused baked goods
and other little extras. With three subscription levels (Brewmaster, Enthusiast, and Connoisseur), this is a great way to immerse yourself in the creative world of craft brewing and appreciate one brand at a time.
This San Fransisco based company originally only delivered to a limited area near their home base, but now ships to California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, and Chicago, IL. They’re also all about flexibility: they’ll deliver craft beers to your doorstep on a monthly or biweekly basis, in your choice of 32 ounce growlers or mini-kegs compatible with The SUB home draft machine, and you can see what’s scheduled to arrive ahead of time, so you can substitute other beers from the list if they’re more to your liking, and skip a month if you need to. Plus, they boast a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee.See It
When you want to get outside, see our guide to the best beer festivals of 2019. And for when you’re staying home, learn which types of beer glasses are best for which styles.
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