This year I received a few beer-related gifts for Christmas. My brother-in-law gave us a subscription to the Beer of the Month Club. This was the PERFECT gift for me! With all of the great beer available in Portland, I never thought about buying a subscription for myself. However, this will provide a great opportunity for me to try beer that's not available in my area!
We got the Variety pack which includes twelve, 12 oz beers from two domestic and two international breweries. Each shipment contains 4 different styles and has three bottles of each. The shipment arrived by UPS. As you can see in the shots below, the beer was very well packaged and arrived with no damage.
The club included detailed information about each brewer as well as the individual beers.
My shipment included the following beers. I will post detailed reviews for each:
- Never Summer Ale, Boulder Brewing (Boulder, Colorado)
- Pemi Pale Ale, Woodstock Brewing (North Woodstock, New Hampshire)
- Smoke Lager (Rauchbier), TAPs Brewery (Istanbul, Turkey)
- Wolters Fest-Bier, Hofbrauhaus Wolters, (Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Has anyone tasted beer from these breweries? Or have you received beer from a club? If so, please let me know what you thought about it.
2/20/11 update: Full Disclosure. I have really enjoyed the Beer of the Month Club and am happy to recommend them based on my great experience. I enjoyed it so much that I became an affiliate partner of the club. So what does that mean? If you purchase a club membership using one of the links on my site, the Beer of the Month Club will pay me a referral fee (equivalent to a six pack of really good craft beer). This results in no additional cost to you. Just to be very clear, I do not accept fees or any form of compensation for any of my beer reviews.
9/1/12 update: Beer of The Month Club is offering special discounts for readers of this blog. To get these discounts for any of their programs (including The Rare Beer Club), visit their site via the links in this post and enter one of the following codes during the checkout process!
NOTSOPRO5 - $5 off any membership
NOTSOPRO10 - $10 off any prepaid membership of 6 months or longer
NOTSOPRO20 - $20 off any prepaid 12 month membership
11/23/12 update: Click to see my review for The Rare Beer Club.