Which Beer of the Month Club option is best for you?  There’s a lot of good choices! Read on and we’ll help you decide.

Beer of the Month Club

A great way to sample new beers – for yourself, or as a thoughtful gift for someone else!

A beer of the month club subscription is a great way to sample new beers from around the country, and from around the world!  Every month, you can get a well-packaged delivery of different beers right to your doorstep.  It just doesn’t get easier than this.

Recently, I sampled and wrote about three different Beer of the Month Club options.  I was happy with what I found, and thought it would be helpful to explain some of the differences here so you can make the best decision.

Original Microbrewed Beer Club

Domestic Beer of the Month ClubWhen you sign up for the “Original Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, you’ll get three samples of four domestic beer styles, plus the ‘Malt of the Earth’ newsletter.  ($22.95/mo. +S&H)

If you’re into trying new “lightly distributed” domestic craft beers, this is the subscription for you!
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International & Domestic Variety Beer Club

Variety Beer of the MonthWhen you choose the Domestic and International Beer of the Month club, you’ll receive six bottles each from two different international breweries.  Of course, the “Malt of the Earth” newsletter comes with every shipment.  ($32.95/mo. +S&H)

If you want to get a feel for different American craft brews AND some of the world’s best beer offerings, this is the way to go.  I’ll say I was simply thrilled to find Lion Stout and Lion Imperial Lager (Ceylon) in my sample!  Some people gave these beers 5-star reviews some time back!  Anyway, I think this was my favorite of the bunch that I tried.
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International Beer of the Month Club

International Beer of the Month ClubSigning up for the their International Beer of the Month Club nets you six bottles each from two different international breweries.  Again, Malt of the Earth newsletter is included with each shipment.  ($32.95/mo. +S&H)

If you’re the type of person that reeeeely likes the imported beer variety, go for this one.  Personally, I like the mix that comes with the International and Domestic club (above) but as they say, different strokes for different folks!
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Rare Beer Club

Rare Beer ClubThe Rare Beer Club is pretty cool actually.  Its also known as the “Michael Jackson’s Rare Beer Club”.  (Micheal Jackson being the late, great beer connoisseur, NOT the singer!) , When you join this club, you’ll find that it offers two selections of hard-to-find domestic and imported beers.  (Starting at $31.95 /mo. +S&H)
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In addition to these cool Beer of the Month Club options, here’s some other points worth noting.

  • Flexibility.  Choose memberships from 2 to 12 months or open-ended. Get your shipments monthly, every other month, quarterly, or even on a specific schedule.  You can pay monthly as you go, or in one installment.
  • Reorder your favorite beers! How cool is this?  You can reorder your favorite beer selections right from their website or by calling them toll free!
  • Malt of the Earth Newsletter comes with every shipment and is tailored to each beer and brewery. It includes comprehensive tasting notes for each featured beer, detailed brewery histories, suggested food pairings, malt and hop varietal info, recommended glassware, and much more.
  • Awesome packaging!  I know this seems silly, but I found the packaging to be superb.  All of my bottles arrived in perfect condition within plainly-marked packages.  Check out the images of my samples below!

Seems I’m not the only person impressed with these guys.  While I usually take glowing testimonials with a grain of salt, after my experience with the Gourmet Monthly Clubs offerings, I can understand why people are happy.  Here’s just one of many positive reviews that can be found on their website.

“I look forward each month with relish to my shipment from Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club’s Beer Club. Whoever is selecting your beers has great taste (and a great job by the way – how can I apply?) and I can honestly say that in over two years of receiving your shipments, I have never received a bad beer!  Keep up the good work!”  ~Perry M., Tustin, CA

What are you waiting for?

I think that any of the above Beer of the Month Clubs would be a good choice really, you just have to decide how you want the Domestic to Imported beer ratio to be.  If you’re really into Domestic microbrews, go for the Original Beer of the Month Club.  Do you prefer imports?  Well, go for the International option.  Something in-between?  Well, you know what to do!

So why not?  CLICK HERE NOW to sign up for one of the Beer of Month Club options for yourself, as an excellent gift for a beer lover in your life!

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Just so you know, when you sign up for one of the above beer of the month options  through this page, be aware that I get a small commission which goes toward the costs of running this site.  That being said, this page is based on my own personal experience.  I wouldn’t risk pissing off my visitors by steering them the wrong way, with a crappy product!

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