Creative gift ideas are hard to come by, but a gift of a beer of the month club is a gift that keeps on giving. Each month, new beers are delivered to the recipient's doorstep, giving him or her new tasting experiences every time the package is delivered. For anyone who sincerely enjoys good beer, a beer of the month club subscription is an excellent gift for any occasion.
What is a beer of the month club?
A beer of the month club is exactly what it sounds like. It is a subscription service that provides the recipient with new beers each month from various breweries around the country or around the world. There are various different beer of the month clubs to meet even the most eccentric of taste buds; from domestic beers to imports, microbrews to brewery's new releases, there is something to make everyone happy. Each month, a selected number of beers - usually twelve - are delivered to your doorstep. Generally, there are three bottles each of four different beers in the box, and each box comes with detailed descriptions of each beer, brewery, and information on how to order more of your favorites.
Who would like this as a gift?
Anyone who enjoys beer would love to have a beer of the month club subscription as a gift. Beer of the month clubs provide beer lovers with the ability to find new beers and try new flavors they might not otherwise have been able to try. Even beers from around the United States are difficult to find in your average liquor store, so even the most avid beer seeker might not find what is available through a beer of the month club. Imported beers are even more difficult to find in the United States, so a club that includes international beers is an extra special treat.
How do I sign up?
Signing up for a beer of the month club is easy. The best way to start is by doing a little research. There are quite a few options out there, so start with an Internet search for "beer of the month clubs." You'll find all sorts of different webpages that will lead you to all of your options. There are clubs that deliver domestic beers, imported beers, microbrewed beers, and any combination of the above. Some sites will even tell you what breweries they work with, which can give you a better idea of what you might like. Once you find the club that works for you, you can sign up right on the club's webpage with a credit card and shipping information.
How much does it cost?
Beer of the month club subscriptions can cost anywhere from $30-$50 per month. Shipping beers domestically is cheaper than shipping them internationally, so clubs that are all international beers are usually the most expensive, and ones that include some international beers are somewhere in the middle. The most inexpensive option would be to subscribe to a club that only offers domestic beers and microbrews. Generally, your credit card will be charged each month when the beer is shipped.
How long does it last?
Beer of the month clubs are a perfect gift because you can choose how many months you want the beer to come. Generally, each club has a minimum number of months that are required to be purchased, but after that you can choose from two months to twenty-four and up. You can even have the beer shipped monthly, every other month, or quarterly.