March 17, 2018

Home  >  Beer Clubs  >  Articles

Your Information Is Secure
Brew Your Own Beer with Over 640 Recipes Newsletter

Latest Reviews

Air Purifiers

Baby Cribs

BBQ Sauce Clubs

Candy Clubs

Dog Beds

Graduation Invitations

Hair Care Products


Mystery Shopping

Web Hosting


Related Articles

Are Beer-of-the-Month Clubs Fun?

What Kind of Beers are in a Beer-of-the-Month Club?

When Should You Give a Beer of the Month Club Membership?

Who Enjoys a Beer-of-the Month Club?


Top Consumer Reviews Articles provides unique articles that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. These articles are designed to help you make the most informed decisions possible.

When Should You Give a Beer of the Month Club Membership?

If you’re not a beer lover yourself, but you know someone who is, there is no better gift than the gift of ale. But rather than just plopping down a case of the old standard from the local beer distributor, why not consider a custom plan from a beer-of-the-month club?

Beer-of-the-month clubs are fast becoming a popular choice for those who enjoy beer, and welcome trying new flavors and brands in the comfort of their own homes. For monthly fees ranging between $35 and $70 a month, domestic, micro-brewed and even exotic beers will be delivered directly to your doorstep. It can make a great gift for a friend or loved one.

But how do you know whether giving a beer-of-the-month membership is a good decision? Suppose you know nothing about beer except that your best friend loves to drink it. Should you risk getting him a beer-of-the-month club membership as a surprise gift? You can, so long as you follow a few simple guidelines.

First and foremost, you’ll need to know what kind of beer the intended recipient likes to drink. If they are a regular, run-of-the-mill kind of beer drinker, who prefers whatever brand is on tap or available at the local distributor, then they probably will be satisfied with a basic or “original” membership. Packages of this nature tend to be the least expensive out there, and feature samples from microbreweries across the United States. They run from $25 to $35 a month, plus shipping and handling costs. Most clubs which offer this kind of package allow for membership lengths as little as three months, which may be a good option if you are still unsure that the recipient will like your choice of beer.

If the person for whom you are purchasing the membership prefers beer with a more exotic look and taste, then you may want to explore purchasing a membership that features domestic and international varieties, or a “rare” beer club. A membership for a domestic/international club can cost around $35-50 a month, plus shipping and handling. It features the best brands from domestic and international microbreweries, making it a very popular option. If the gift is for someone who likes no-frills beer – but also might like the occasional new taste – this plan would be ideal.

The third and final option offered by most beer-of-the month clubs is strictly of a “rare” or “international” variety. Creatively-prepared and full of surprises, these are hard-core brands not readily available in the United States. A true beer connoisseur would love this kind of membership.

Once you’ve decided on the kind of beer you wish to give as a gift, the final step is to choose a membership length that is affordable for you. The mid-range plans tend to be the most popular, but with the additional shipping costs, it can be upwards of $100 a month. If this is not in your budget, then choosing a shorter-length plan or the basic plan may be a better option. Most clubs allow memberships as short as three-months, which may be ideal for gift-givers.

Lastly, make sure to check reviews for any club you consider using. Many clubs are members of the Better Business Bureau, providing an extra layer of protection for customers should there be a dispute in services.

Mug clubs/beer clubs at breweries

Dollar off growlers is a big one around here. 10% off kegs. $1 off pint pours. Or they'll serve a larger serving size for the regular price. Most run about $25-$45. Some include a first time gift like a filled growler or six pack of brews. So that's $ ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:04:00 GMT

Good Times on Tap for This Friendly, Beer-Loving Running Club

When Brendan Dowling moved to Spokane, Washington, in 2006, he didn't know a soul. Now, when the 36-year-old heads out for his Thursday night run, there are as many as 600 friends by his side. Dowling is president of the Flying Irish Running Club, a ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:22:00 GMT

Not Just The Boys' Beer Club: Female Crafters Tap Their Skills For Brew Day

Last week, women around the U.S. collaborated to make batches of beer. Here in Massachusetts, more than 20 breweries signed on to highlight women's increasing influence on what's been a male-dominated industry. But, many women in the field note there are ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:01:00 GMT

The Tough Guy Book Club is a meeting place to discuss books and life in general

There are only a couple of rules you need to follow to join the club. First, don't talk about work, what you do is not important and the members don't want to know. Second, bring a positive attitude to each meeting. That's right, finishing the club ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:13:00 GMT

Beer board addresses delinquent taxes, other violations

A police officer testified that he pulled her over and she said she'd come from the club. In a past meeting, beer board members wanted evidence to show she was intoxicated from alcohol and not high from marijuana, which the police officer said he smelled ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:13:00 GMT

"˜Case' Study: NASCAR, Busch Beer announce return of Busch Pole Award

"Returning as the Official Beer of NASCAR strengthens our deep-rooted history in ... Competitors can become eligible for the Busch Pole Award beginning this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. At the end of the season, drivers who accumulate the most Busch ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:32:00 GMT

Share Us!    Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure