TopConsumerReviews.com is a world-leading consumer product review site. We provide detailed reviews and ratings for thousands of products and services.
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.
Top Consumer Reviews Articles
TopConsumerReviews.com 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.
Beer Clubs In The News
Brett Kavanaugh appears to have been a hard-drinking party animal in high school. The embattled Supreme Court nominee's high school yearbook entry contains several references to debauchery and beer gu...
Published: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:00:00 GMT
(Courtesy of the Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg) Brews that Benefit returns Sept. 30 for its third year of beer-filled bellies and family-friendly fun. But for co-chairwoman Erica Hammett, it's d...
Published: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:51:00 GMT
[Gregory Shaver for Shaw Media] Tom Sikorske, president of the Johnsburg Lions Club, pours beer Saturday during the annual Lions Club Banjo Beer Night at the Saufen und Spiel weekend celebration in Jo...
Published: Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:03:00 GMT
A 100 percent vegan supper club will feature hearty and flavourful meat alternatives that any carnivore would enjoy, according to the chef. Karl Tyler, who previously worked at Michelin-starred Hamble...
Published: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:21:00 GMT
The Grid District in Worcester has already brought hundreds of living units and a pair of new eateries to the south side of Worcester Common. In the next six weeks, four new, long-awaited features are ...
Published: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 12:48:00 GMT
From restaurant server to brewmaster, Garratt Fitts is bringing the art of craft beer to the Big Island of Hawaii. Situated on the picturesque shores of the Kona Coast, the 450-acre residential ...
Published: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:16:00 GMT
A cash menu of hot dogs, burgers, chips, desserts, beer and wine was also offered ... "Derek van Gulden, president-elect of the Rockport Rotary Club, did an amazing job as the chair for the event," cl...
Published: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:32:00 GMT
The Kiwanis Club of Swoyersville will hold a craft beer pairing dinner Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Coal City Tavern, Main Street, Luzerne. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The dinner will include craft beers fro...
Published: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:50:00 GMT
"We've got some connections with the rugby clubs, and the Dons have a decent following among ... declare us officials candidates Mr Blaylock is currently holding a beer festival at the Doncaster Brewe...
Published: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:21:00 GMT
He said he's hopeful he'll be able to sell beer on Oct. 1. He sent in the application a couple of weeks ago. Even at the privately owned Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club in Kingston, Golf Director ...
Published: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:18:00 GMT
- View Full Site -
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form without the express written consent of TopConsumerReviews.com, LLC is strictly prohibited.