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15 Beer Subscription Clubs to Enjoy Craft Brews at Home

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Monthly Microbrews

Bars, pubs, and watering holes of every kind were hobbled from the outset of the pandemic. Many folded, a few rebelled, and some adapted — but the craft breweries that kept their kegs full learned that beer lovers were thirsty for hand-crafted, small-batch suds whether or not their local haunts were open for business. Some of the names on this list are among the hottest new beer subscription clubs to hit the market. Others are industry pioneers with pre-internet mail-order roots. All, however, guarantee a pleasant surprise in the mail every month.


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U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club
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U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club is one of five subscription options under the umbrella of the Beer of the Month Club, which has tallied an impressive 1 million-plus customers since its founding in 1994. This first offering includes 12 bottles from two different "lightly distributed U.S. microbreweries." Each order contains three bottles each from four different styles of beer for $29.95 plus $15 shipping. 


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International Beer Club
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International Beer Club

Also from the Beer of the Month Club is The International Beer Club, which delivers 12 unique beers from breweries around the world for $37.95 plus $15 shipping. If Czech pilsners, Irish dry stouts, or Belgian abbey ales are your thing, this might be the one for you. Beer of the Month Club boasts an A+ rating from the BBB. 


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International and Domestic Variety Beer Club
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International and Domestic Variety Beer Club

If you just can't choose between domestics or imports, the Beer of the Month Club also offers the International and Domestic Variety Beer Club, which offers up more variety than any other club in the network. There are 12 beers in this monthly box, as well, but in this case, they're beers without borders. Four different styles are included for $35, plus $15 shipping, with two styles from select U.S. microbreweries and two from international breweries. 


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Hop-Heads Beer Club
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Hop-Heads Beer Club

As the name implies, the Hop-Heads Beer Club is all about the dankest IPAs, IPLs, and other well-hopped styles like hoppy red and pale ales. It's $35 per month plus $15 shipping, and like all five of the Beer of the Month Club choices, Hop-Heads can be combined with any or all of the club's other subscription offerings, including the cheese club, wine club, chocolate club, cigar club, or flower club. 


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Rare Beer Club
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Rare Beer Club

The last and most exclusive of the five Beer of the Month Club selections is the Rare Beer Club. Founded by the late, great beer writer and critic Michael Jackson, it starts at $38.95 for two bottles, $56 for four bottles, or $73 for six. If you have the means, the beers are really that good and really that rare. Some are brewed in one-off batches. Others are brewed with previously forgotten methods and traditions. All are true originals that you'll likely never see again. Think: Alesong's Raspberry Gose, which is a German-style gose with raspberries, coriander, and sea salt, or American Solera's The Ground Is Shaking! That's a Flemish-inspired sour brown ale aged in Vin Santo wine casks.

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Beer Across America

Beer Across America claims a lineage longer than even that of the vaunted Beer of the Month Club. In fact, with a founding date of 1992, it claims to be the very first beer subscription club and the original industry trendsetter. Either way, you can still subscribe to Beer Across America for $43 per month. You get 12 unique beers from two different independent craft breweries in four different styles and varieties. Shipping is free and it's known as a top choice for brew-lovers on a budget. 


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Original Craft Beer Club
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Original Craft Beer Club

The Original Craft Beer Club partners with a dizzying number of awesome breweries, all of which are small and 100 percent independent. The tried-and-true no-frills service offers cost-to-quality value that is hard to match among beer clubs. Delivery options are monthly, every other month, or quarterly. Shipments are $45 for 12 beers per month or $90 for 24. Each shipment features beers in four different styles from two different breweries. Shipping is always free no matter your package and there are no membership fees. 


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Hops Collective

Nine different subscription options are available through Hops Collective, each of which is sourced straight from microbreweries and include limited-release or otherwise rare or hard-to-find beers. Amazingly, considering the quality, not a single one breaks the $50 mark. Options include seasonal craft beers, cider beer, exclusive and rare beer, European beer, and a mystery crate. 


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Craft Beer Box

You choose your level of hoppiness and the curators at Craft Beer Box will fill your subscription accordingly with three each of four different beers. Next, just choose how many 12-beer boxes will come and how frequently, and before you know it, you'll be sipping stout, pilsner, kölsch, saison, session IPAs, and sour beers for $705-$378, depending on how much you order. 


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Beer Drop
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Beer Drop

Unlike so many subscription clubs that deliver beer by way of total surprise, Beer Drop turns the reins over to you, the drinker—or at least the buyer. Billing itself as the most customizable club on the market, Beer Drop lets you choose your beer styles, swap out cans, skip drops, and opt out whenever. It's affordable, too. Each delivery comes with two cans each of five different styles for a total of 10 at a cost of $4 per can. Shipping is $5 flat no matter your order size. 


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LA Beer Hop
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LA Beer Hop

LA Beer Hop is not a group that loves beer on an academic level. They give bus-based beer tours around the 500 square miles of craft brew heaven that is Los Angeles. The wife and husband who run LA Beer Hop are both Certified Cicerones, and the subscription package they offer comes with a bonus that they're perfectly suited to deliver. Once a month, LA Beer Hop hosts a live virtual beer tasting to walk you through the history, background, and profile of every beer in your box. Each $75 box comes with six beers in can, bottle, crowler, and growler form.

Craft Beer Kings
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Craft Beer Kings

Craft Beer Kings has one of the most impressive assortments of specialty subscriptions that any beer lover will be able to find. Starting at $60, each box contains an assortment of 12- or 16-ounce beers with themes like IPAs, hazy IPAs, stouts, dark beer, sours, and California beer. Mixed boxes like IPA/stout, and stout/sour are also available.


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Barrel Aged Subscription Box
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Barrel Aged Subscription Box

The top-of-line offering from Craft Beer Kings is the company's Barrel Aged Subscription Box, which goes for $150 a month with shipping included. Those with a refined palate and cash to spare will receive 500-ml, 12-ounce, and 16-ounce bottles and bombers plucked from the top breweries that barrel age porters, stouts, and other dark ales.

Tavour Gift Boxes
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Tavour Gift Boxes

Craft beer supersite Tavour doesn't have a subscription club, but it does offer a big enough variety of craft beer gift boxes to keep them coming for months on end without getting the same one twice. Each box is curated by Tavour beer experts and shipping is free. Prices range from $35-$99 and themes include sour beer, sample stout, mixed beers, and IPAs. 


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First Sip Brew Box
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First Sip Brew Box

The First Sip Brew Box from Cratejoy is pitched as the perfect gift for "the ultimate craft beer enthusiast" — but for legal reasons, it doesn't actually come with any beer. What it does come with is lots of super-cool, high-quality craft-beer-related merch and swag from select breweries. You can show your love of good beer and support small businesses as a recurring subscription or as a single box.  


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