For most people bills are the only reoccurring monthly mail they receive. However each month promises something to look forward to for those of us who have discovered the world of subscription boxes. Now I look forward to shipments of makeup, snacks, and now beer, packaged in cute little boxes, intermingled with the Fios and water bills.
Kris Calef, owner of The Beer of the Month Club founded by Michael Jackson, sent me a sample shipment from one of their four offerings for me to try out.
I got twelve beers, three each of 16 Mile Tiller Brown Ale, Florida Beer Company Surplus Honey Citrus, Brouwerij Affligem Blond, and Konig Brauerei Konig Pilsner. In addition to the beers was their newsletter consisting of a detailed write up of the breweries as well as flavor profiles of the beers. Something to read while I drink. The beers themselves are picked by a panel of brewmasters and beer judges formed in 1994. As they say, they drink a lot of bad beer so you don’t have to.
The club has been around for 22 years, so they’re reliable and have withstood the test of time. It’s a fun subscription for anyone who likes getting beermail, and there’s an option to gift the subscription to someone. So if you have a beer lover in your life but don’t know much about beer yourself and are stumped for a gift idea, here you go.
Here’s a special they’re running as well as their options:
$27.95 per month plus $15 S&H
Members get twelve, 12-oz. microbrewed beers from two different lightly distributed U.S. Microbreweries. Each shipment includes four different beer styles, three bottles or cans of each style, and a monthly newsletter detailing tasting notes, beer specifications, brewery profiles, suggested food pairings, and more.
$32.95 per month plus $15 S&H
Offering the greatest variety, their most popular club features domestic and international beers from both U.S. craft breweries as well as imported selections from time-honored breweries in some of the world’s most respected brewing countries such as Germany, Belgium and England. Members get twelve, 12-oz. beers including four different beer styles from both US and imported breweries, three bottles or cans of each style, and a monthly newsletter.
$34.95 per month plus $15 S&H
For those most interested in exploring international beers crafted abroad, members of the International Beer Club get twelve, 12-oz. beers from two different imported breweries. Each shipment includes two different beer styles, six bottles or cans of each style, and a monthly newsletter.
$35.95 per month plus $14 S&H
This club includes 1 bottle of each of the two featured beers
$53.95 per month plus $16 S&H
This club includes 2 bottles of each of the two featured beers
$70.95 per month plus $19 S&H
This club includes 3 bottles of each of the two featured beers