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MICROBREWED BEER OF THE MONTH CLUB

The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club offers the best beer club we could find. Members can choose between three options to meet their preference and budget needs. You can select from domestic beers, international beers, or a combination of hand-crafted microbrewed beers. Your delivery also includes information on beer festivals, beer trivia, microbrewery reviews, and more. The packages are offered at great, low prices, and the quality of the beers is top-notch.

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CRAFT BEER CLUB

The Craft Beer Club provides four delicious beer flavors each delivery. Ales, lagers, stouts and more are all tasted and selected from small production craft beer facilities in the US and delivered direct to your doorstep. Flexible membership terms and affordable pricing make The Craft Beer Club a great option.

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CLUBS OF AMERICA

The Beer Club at Clubs of America does a good job of providing a straightforward beer club membership with no hidden tricks or surprises. Each month you can look forward to receiving 4 different hard-to-find domestic beer varieties - a full 12-pack of rare craft beers (3 bottles each) from all over the United States, all freshly brewed in small batches. If you like flexibility in your membership and domestic microbrewed beer, this is a great club to consider.

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INSIDE THE CELLAR

Inside the Cellar provides what they call, "artisan crafted" beer. Shoppers will find a basic, one-option, beer club providing three 22 oz. bottles per month. While the price is better than almost all other clubs we would like to see more options and flexibility within Inside the Cellar's beer club.

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AMAZING CLUBS

At Amazing Clubs, beer club members receive twelve bottles of hard-to-find, micro-brewed domestic beer from two different award-winning breweries. Each shipment includes up to four different varieties of premium beer. The terms of the membership are less flexible than other services we reviewed. They also offer a seasonal club that sends beer four times a year.

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CLUBS GALORE

Priced a little higher, Clubs Galore offers a beer club that delivers 12 beers direct to your door with a wide range of delivery options. Each shipment includes a mixture of domestic and international brewed beers, and an informative newsletter. However, they are priced a bit higher than other beer clubs we've reviewed.

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Beer Clubs

Whether you're shopping for a gift for a beer lover that you know, or you like to try a variety of beers yourself, Beer Clubs can be a great idea. Many people enjoy a beer while watching the game, or simply relaxing with some friends. Breaking open and trying a new beer can be a fun and exciting event.

For people that enjoy trying new flavors from a number of breweries, beer clubs are a perfect idea. Periodic deliveries of different beers arrive at your doorstep ready to be enjoyed. The anticipation of the new flavor and location of the respective brewery can be a great source of entertainment. And sampling new beers throughout the year lets you try fun, seasonal flavors not found at the local grocery store.

However, all beer clubs are not the same. Before you give a gift of a beer club membership, or sign up for your own enjoyment, you should consider several factors. Some of these include:

  • Duration.  What is the beer club membership length Can you choose one to fit your needs
  • Cost.  How does the beer club membership fee compare with the competition
  • Frequency.  How frequently will the beer arrive Can you select monthly, every other month or quarterly as needed
  • Beer Choices.  If you'll only drink light or pale beer and can't stomach the heavier formulas, it's important to know if the beer club offers you a choice.
  • Membership Minimums.  Are you required to stay in the beer club for a period of time, or can you cancel your membership at your discretion
  • Shipping.  It's important to know what shipping charges, if any, will be applied.

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best beer clubs available today. We hope this information helps you find the best beer club membership to meet your needs!



What to Expect From a Beer-of-the-Month Club

There are clubs for reading books and clubs for learning to stitch, so why not a club that focuses on beer

Beer-of-the-month clubs are designed to bring consumers a variety of beer straight to their doorsteps each month at a group rate, making it affordable and convenient. If you like beer, it is an ideal way to try a number of brands and flavors without ever having to leave the comfort of your home.

However, the number of beer-of-the-month clubs offered online is staggering and can leave the consumer confused as to which club would best fit their needs. So how does one select the ideal beer club

First and foremost, do you like domestic or foreign, micro-brewed or mass-produced Are you adventurous and enjoy trying new things, or would you prefer to stick with what you know and love Once a decision is made about the kind of beer that is preferred, those preferences can be used to select a club which fits your taste criteria.

Next, decide how much you can reasonably spend for a membership. Most beer-of-the-month clubs offer several options when joining. Subscribers can select original flavors, which would consist of the kinds of beers most commonly sold on tap and by the bottle. These selections generally are pulled from various microbreweries in the United States. This kind of basic membership is the least expensive at around $20-25 per month depending on the club. However, for those who truly enjoy beer, an original selection may be a bit boring.

Other memberships, which include both domestic and foreign beers, often are the most tantalizing to the beer connoisseur, but also are the most costly at around $40 per month. It should be noted that the monthly membership fees do not include shipping and handling charges, which can range between $12-15 per shipment.

For the most elite beer drinkers, there also are several clubs which offer rare brands of beers, including limited-release brands by Elevation Brewing Co. and Jolly Pumpkin. These beers are not for the faint of heart. Creatively-prepared, they often can be placed in a traditional wine cellar and aged for a more refined taste.

Some clubs ship several times a month, so the additional shipping and handling can add up. Be sure to include the estimated cost of shipping when determining your beer-of-the-month club budget.

If you've never belonged to a beer-of-the-month club before, it might be a good idea to read reviews about each club out there, or ask friends and family for recommendations. Some clubs are members of the Better Business Bureau, which provides the customer with an extra layer of protection should they be dissatisfied with their club membership and unable to obtain a reasonable resolution to their grievance through the club itself.

Lastly, a smart thing to do when signing up as a member of any club is to fully read and review the terms of service, as well as the membership agreement. Some clubs require a minimum membership term, usually around three months. This is the minimum amount of time the member agrees to be in the club and pay the monthly dues and fees. Some also offer payment options and automatic-renewal options. Be clear on what the terms are before agreeing to them in order to avoid being deadlocked into an expensive club you may not be able to afford.

 



Beer Clubs In The News

Drink beer for a good cause at Brewfest

It's an evening to "Do Good. Drink Beer." Brewfest is hosted by the Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary Club and our Title Sponsor is Mattox Realty. If the past 10 years are any indication, Brewfest 2017 will raise more than $25,000 for dozens of local charities.

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:46:00 GMT



Beer calendar: Bodhifest, Masthead-Brewnuts dinner, Lord Hobo Beer School, pumpkin events, more

Saturday, Oct. 21: The Lake Erie chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America is holding a show at Double Wing Brewing, 7840 Doty Road, Madison. The breweriana show is about all things beer-related - cans, signs, posters, trays, openers and more.

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:50:00 GMT



Have a beer and eat it too: Next time you pop a top, save some to cook with and taste the difference

In a large bowl, whisk together the beer, club soda and egg. Gradually whisk the flour mixture into the beer mixture. Whisking until smooth. Heat enough vegetable oil to fill a deep skillet or Dutch oven by 1 1/2 inches. Working in batches to prevent ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:53:00 GMT



Beer pairing meets fine dining at Hong Kong's Island Shangri-La

Meet the subscription-only tasting club sating Chinese thirst for exclusive craft beer The welcome drink of Island Ale - a beer that is exclusive to the Island Shangri-La hotel - will be served with hickory smoked horse mackerel. The first dish of the ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:08:00 GMT



Arizona basketball: Beer, wine might be sold at McKale Center

He said the beer and wine would be sold by a third-party company that ... West Coast Elite director Ryan Silver said the scrimmage will also be attended by three of his club's players - 2019 guard Josh Green, 2020 guard Nico Mannion and 2020 football ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:27:00 GMT



Pitt drops trademark hammer on Voodoo Brewery's Pitt-themed beer

In fact, Matteo Rachocki said, Voodoo has twice been invited to showcase it on campus, once on draft at the University Club and another time for a men's basketball game at Petersen Events Center. Those experiences have helped build the beer's ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:39:17 GMT



J.M. Stock Provisions co-owner James Lum shares his meat and beer pairings.

Stock's wares are still easy to come by - its meat club, fashioned along the lines of a CSA, has different weekly pickup spots in the city. We asked co-owner James Lum to list his top five meat choices and beer pairings: " Champion Brewing Co.'s ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:04:00 GMT



Nerd Food: A Taste Of The Underworld At Club Charles In Baltimore, MD

Club Charles - located at 1724 N ... and if you're looking for Natty Boh - a Baltimore staple - you'll be out of luck. The only cheap beer they have is PBR. But they do have some mighty good mixed drinks, so we tried one of their Halloween ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:42:00 GMT



CDJs And Turntables Have Been Banned From This Underground Berlin Club

Leave your vinyl and USBs at the door. Berlin boasts some of the most notorious clubs in the world. At many of these establishments, vinyl records and USB sticks are as important as cocktails and beer. One club, however, is taking a stand against the ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:43:00 GMT




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