Beer Of The Month Clubs – Reviewed

Whether you’ve exhausted your local supply of craft beers, live in a city without many choices or simply want to find the best beer of the month clubs for the beer lovers in your life – The following comparisons should help you finally pull the trigger.

~Enjoy

 

CraftBeerClub.com


Craft-Beer-Club-Logo

CraftBeerClub has a great pool of small & micro breweries they select beer from for their Monthly Beer Club Plans. They are also one of the only clubs on this list to offer additional incentives for longer term subscriptions. (see below for details)

Like a lot of similar beer clubs out there – It does leave a bit to be desired in terms of customizing your delivery.

Available Plans:

#What's Included?PriceShippingTotal Cost Per Month
1*12 Craft Beers
*4 Different Styles of Beer
$39.00
Free!

$39.00
2*24 Craft Beers
*4 Different Styles of Beer
$79.00
Free!

$79.00

Shipping Restrictions:
“Excludes Alaska & Hawaii”

Bonus Gifts!

  • Bottle Opener – 3 Months+ Subscription
  • 4 Tasting Glasses – 6 Months+ Subscription
  • $25.00 Off – 12 Months+ Subscription

Pros

  • Fair Pricing
  • Free Shipping
  • Bonus Gifts

Cons

  • Only 2 plan options

CraftBeerClub Discount Codes!

Get $5.00 bucks of any of the CraftBeerClub.com Beer Of The Month Club Subscription Plans!

  • Pintfor5  = $5 off first month of ongoing memberships, or $5 off 3 to 12 month prepaid gift memberships
  • Pintfor5 = Ongoing memberships receive $5 off first month plus Bottle opener and set of 4 tasting glasses in the first shipment
  • Pintfor5  = 3, 4 and 5 month prepaid gift memberships receive $5 off plus bottle opener in first shipment
  • Pintfor5  = 6,7,8,9,10,11, month prepaid gift memberships receive $5 off plus bottle opener and tasting Glasses in first shipment
  • Pintfor512 month prepaid gift memberships receive $5 off plus bottle opener, tasting Glasses off in first shipment plus additional $25 off total

 

BeerMonthClub.com


Beer-month-club-logoWith a great selection of monthly plans to choose from, BeerMonthClub.com has something for everybody. Whether you are partial to the American style lagers, IPA’s & stouts or you are looking to change things up by checking out one of their international or Rare beer plans.

The Beer Advocate forums are full of people who praise their Rare Beer Club for their ability to consistently deliver unique brews and simultaneously allow you to customize future deliveries to suite your palette. That being said – You pay for what you get, as they are a bit pricey!

Available Plans:

#What's Included?PriceShippingTotal Cost Per Month
1U.S. MicroBrewed Club
*Includes 12 different craft beers
*4 different varieties per month
$24.95
$15.00

$39.95
2U.S. & International Beer Club
*Includes 12 different craft beers
*4 different varieties per month
$30.95
$15.00

$45.95
3The International Beer Club
*Includes 12 different craft beers
*4 different varieties per month
$33.95
$15.00
$48.95
4The Rare Beer Club - 2 Bottles
*Includes 2 750ml Bottles
*2 different varieties per month
$34.95
$14.00
$48.95
5The Rare Beer Club - 4 Bottles
*Includes 4 750ml Bottles
*2 different varieties per month
$52.95
$16.00
$68.95
6The Rare Beer Club - 6 Bottles
*Includes 6 750ml Bottles
*2 different varieties per month
$69.95
$19.00
$89.95

Shipping Restrictions:
“We ship our Wine and Beer clubs to all states except Utah, Alaska, and Hawaii.” It should also be noted that people have experienced a number of issues with Beer Clubs shipping to Pennsylvania due to local state laws.

Pros

  • Fair Pricing
  • Large Variety of Plan Options
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Rare Beer Club affords you the option of customizing your brews

Cons

  • Rare Beer Club Plans are a tad pricey

 

GreatClubs.com


Great-Clubs-logoGreatClubs.com specializes in delivering unique gifts, and their beer club is no exception. While they lack the ability to customize your orders and only have 1 plan to choose from – Their beer club can make a great gift for the beer lovers in your life.

My only real concern here is, That with only 1 plan option you have little control of what gets shipped to your front door.

Available Plans:

#What's Included?PriceShippingTotal Cost Per Month
1*12 MicroBrewed Beers
*4 Different Varities
$38.95
Free!

$38.95

Shipping Restrictions:
“Not available in AK, HI, or UT”

Pros

  • Fair Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Free Beer Expeditions monthly newsletter subscription

Cons

  • Only 1 Plan option
  • Unable to Customize Orders

 

AmazingBeerClub.com


amazing-beer-club-logoAmazingBeerClub.com is essentially the same deal as above – Huge company, with great support – but few options to customize your craft beer experience.

Available Plans:

#What's Included?PriceShippingTotal Cost Per Month
1*12 great micro-brews from award-winning breweries!
*4 Different Varities
$35.95(On Sale Now)
Free!

$35.95(On Sale Now)

Shipping Restrictions:
“We cannot ship beer clubs to AK, HI, UT”

Pros

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Free Shipping
  • Cheapest Plan! (currently on sale)

Cons

  • Only 1 Plan option
  • Unable to Customize Orders
  • No monthly Plan options

 

HalfTimeBeverage.com


Half-Time-Beverage-Logo

HalfTimeBeverage.com offers a number of taste-specific monthly beer club options to ensure that you are only getting your favorite types of beer delivered to your door every month.

For whatever reason, It seems that they are a little limited in which states they currently deliver to – Make sure to check the shipping restrictions below first!

Available Plans:

#What's Included?PriceShippingTotal Cost Per Month
1Variety Beer Club
*Includes 12 craft micro-brewed beers!
*2 bottles each - 6 different brews
$131.97 For 3 Months
$251.94 For 6 Months
$467.88 For 12 Months
Free!

$43.99 For 3 Months
$41.99 For 6 Months
$38.99 For 12 Months
2East Coast Beer Club
*Includes 12 craft micro-brewed beers!
*2 bottles each - 6 different brews
$131.97 For 3 Months
$251.94 For 6 Months
$467.88 For 12 Months
Free!
$43.99 For 3 Months
$41.99 For 6 Months
$38.99 For 12 Months
3German Beer Club
*Includes 12 craft micro-brewed beers!
*2 bottles each - 6 different brews
$131.97 For 3 Months
$251.94 For 6 Months
$467.88 For 12 Months
Free!
$43.99 For 3 Months
$41.99 For 6 Months
$38.99 For 12 Months
4IPA Hop Head Beer Club
*Includes 12 craft micro-brewed beers!
*2 bottles each - 6 different brews
$131.97 For 3 Months
$251.94 For 6 Months
$467.88 For 12 Months
Free!
$43.99 For 3 Months
$41.99 For 6 Months
$38.99 For 12 Months
5Ports & Stouts Beer Club
*Includes 12 craft micro-brewed beers!
*2 bottles each - 6 different brews
$131.97 For 3 Months
$251.94 For 6 Months
$467.88 For 12 Months
Free!
$43.99 For 3 Months
$41.99 For 6 Months
$38.99 For 12 Months
6Around The World Beer Club
*Includes 12 craft micro-brewed beers!
*2 bottles each - 6 different brews
$131.97 For 3 Months
$251.94 For 6 Months
$467.88 For 12 Months
Free!
$43.99 For 3 Months
$41.99 For 6 Months
$38.99 For 12 Months

Shipping Restrictions:
“We currently only ship beer to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MD, MI, NE, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OR, SC, VA, WA”

**They also have an awesome selection of Beer Gift Baskets!

Pros

  • Great Variety
  • Lots of Plan Options
  • Tasting Notes & Food Pairing for each beer!

Cons

  • Pricing is a little expensive

 

MicroBeerOfTheMonthClubs.com


micro-beer-of-the-month-clubsThis is a great alternative to the more expensive “Rare Beer Club” mentioned above – They claim to offer unique beers that no other beer club is willing to. If you are the adventerous type – I’d give these guys a shot!

With their “cancel anytime” guarantee, and 26% discount for your first order – What do you have to lose?

Available Plans:

#What's Included?PriceShippingTotal Cost Per Month
Big Bomber Beer Club
*Includes 6 Bombers (22oz) of craft micro-brewed beers!
*6 bottles each - 3 different brews
$52.00
Free!

$52.00
Original Bomber - 4 Pack of Great Beers
*Includes 4 Bombers (22oz) of craft micro-brewed beers!
*4 unique brews!
$39.00
Free!
$39.00

Shipping Restrictions:
“Excludes Alaska, Hawaii & Utah”

 

Pros

  • Risk Free Guarantee
  • Truly Unique Beer Selection
  • Fair Prices

Cons

  • Only 2 Plans

 

CraftBeerConnect.com


craft-beer-connect-logoFor anyone that is looking for some great Micro brews at a reasonable price – CraftBeerConnect.com is my personal favorite in this list. If you aren’t ready to fully commit – They have a reasonably priced sampler pack and if you aren’t 100% satisfied you can cancel your order at anytime.

They also offer you the chance to customize EVERY order. Or if you would prefer – They’ll pick them out for you based on your previous preferences!

Available Plans:

#What's Included?PriceShippingTotal Cost Per Month
1Sampler Pack
*Includes 2 Bombers (22oz) of craft micro-brewed beers!
*2 bottles - Assorted Tiers & Styles
$18.00
Free!

$18.00
2Teir 1 - Classicss
*Includes 6 Bombers (22oz) of craft micro-brewed beers!
*Pick any 3 Teir 1 Beers - They'll ship you 2 of each!
$33.00
Free!
$33.00
3Teir 2 - Premuims
*Includes 6 Bombers (22oz) of craft micro-brewed beers!
*Pick any 3 Teir 1 or 2 Beers - They'll ship you 2 of each!
$48.00
Free!
$48.00
4Teir 3 - Specialties
*Includes 6 Bombers (22oz) of craft micro-brewed beers!
*Pick any 3 Teir 1,2 or 3 Beers - They'll ship you 2 of each!
$63.00
Free!
$63.00
5Teir 4 - 12oz Beers
*12 - 12oz Bottles
*Pick Any 4 12oz bottles - They'll ship you 3 of each!
$38.00
Free!
$38.00

Shipping Restrictions:
“States that we cannot ship beer to: Hawaii, Alaska, Utah, MN, and Kentucky”

Pros

  • Great Variety
  • Lots of Plan Options
  • Tasting Notes & Food Pairing for each beer!

Cons

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Site Is Currently Down

The CraftBeerConnect.com website has been down for me a few months now – It would seem that they are no longer in business, except their social media pages are still plenty active. I sent them a tweet today (8/5/15) looking for a status update. I will keep everyone posted here 🙂

 

Craftshack.com


CraftShack-order-craft-beer-onlineWhile CraftShack.com isn’t exactly a beer club, They are the only place I was able to find online that will allow you pick out exactly what you are ordering and ship it straight to your front door. With over 1,800 beers in stock – CraftShack makes it easy to navigate the site, track down hard to find beers and click order. If you’ve exhausted your local supply of craft beers, and don’t mind paying a small premium for shipping, CraftShack is your online pipeline for finding new brews.

Shipping Restrictions:
None Listed.

Pros

  • Over 1,800 different beers stocked.
  • Always Sale items available.
  • Website is very easy to navigate.

Cons

  • $35.00 Order Minimum

 

My Personal Recommendations:


Below are my personal recommendations for the best beer of the month clubs. These are based entirely off of my personal preferences and values.

Best Value Club:
If are looking to get your monies worth – I highly recommend the following 2 clubs.

  1. CraftBeerClub.com
  2. AmazingBeerClub.com

The craft beer club has a solid lineup of local & micro breweries they source all their deliveries with, and I hate to admit it – but I really like the idea of the added incentives for long term subs. AmazingBeerClub.com gets the number 2 spot purely for being the best value for the money. (at least while their discount is running!)

 

Best Beer Clubs!:
The following 2 choices would be my go 2 personal favorites for the range of options, qaulity & pricing.

  1. MicroBeerOfTheMonthClub.com
  2. CraftBeerConnect.com

I really like the idea behind the Micro Beer Club – It seems they pride themselves on delivering a high qaulity and unique beer each month for their members. And Craft Beer Connect goes the extra mile by allowing you to completely customize your orders. You really can’t go wrong with choosing either.

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