The winter holiday gift-buying season is officially ON. And with more people than ever shopping online this year you’ll need to get on this soon.
What better gift for that beer lover in your life than a specially curated beer selection shipped directly to his or her door? And a rare cheese or candy club subscription (to pair with those beers), is a great gift combination that never disappoints.
The US Microbrewed Beer Club
A family-owned business for 25 years, The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ was founded and continues to be run on principles dedicated to consistently delivering quality, variety, and value through its structured craft beer selection process.
In addition to its comfortable pricing, they’ve a beer selection process that ensures that all the beers that they ship are, at the very least, interesting.
Each month, the company’s team of experts taste over 500 brews in consideration and only 20% of the beers make the cut. As founder Kris Calef likes to point out…”we drink a lot of bad beer… so you don’t have to.”
The Hop-Heads Beer Club
While we’re still big fans of The Rare Beer Club, an even more upscale division of The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, the company’s Hop-Head’s Beer Club offers smart mix of IPAs that that you just don’t find in most beer clubs.
Every month club members will receive twelve, 12oz. hop-forward beers each from both American craft breweries and International brewers. Each shipment will include a variety of hoppy beer styles, including IPAs, Double IPAs, Session IPAs, IPLs, Imperial IPLs, Session IPLs, hoppy Pale and Red Ales, along with a monthly newsletter complete with tasting notes, beer profiles, brewery histories, and even suggested food pairings.
Plus, there’s no auto-renewal with these beer clubs when you choose a fixed-duration between 2-12 shipments and they’ll even throw in a special bartender’s bottle opener with all orders of 3 shipments or more.
The Original Gourmet Cheese Club
Want to upgrade that beer club subscription? Just say cheese!
The Original Gourmet Cheese Club delivers a wide variety of traditional farmhouse and artisan cheeses, specially curated by the club’s award-winning cheesemongers (yep, that’s a thing) who spend hours in climate-controlled 45° aging rooms, tasting dozens of samples from literally hundreds of batches of the same cheese to find just the right one.
And like the beer clubs, this monthly mailing is serious about its quality and uniqueness. All the three cheese selections, come with tasting notes, cheese profiles, cheesemaker histories, and serving suggestions.
The Gourmet Chocolates of the Month Club
What pairs better with a serious Imperial Stout and the warmth of a fireplace than designer chocolates delivered every month?
The Gourmet Chocolates of the Month Club delivers sweet and savory works of art from renowned chocolatiers, like Jean-François Bonnet’s gourmet barks and truffles, made with exotic fruits, spices, and fresh herbs.
Members will receive specially curated hand-crafted chocolates from world-class chocolatiers each month…artisanal chocolates, handmade from pure, premium ingredients and crafted by hand in small batches with dedication to innovation and artistry.
(Image credits: The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club)