The Amazing Beer Club is one of the top-rated clubs on AmazingClubs.com, a gourmet gift club company that has been featured on television shows like the Today Show and Extra, as well as in major newspapers like USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. As a member of the Amazing Beer Club, you will get to try a variety of premium craft beers from some award-winning microbreweries around the US that have all been carefully selected on your behalf by a panel of beer experts. The Amazing Beer Club has two basic options for membership: Beer of the Month Club or Beer of the Season Club. With a monthly membership, you can choose between buying three, six or twelve shipments and whether you want them delivered on a monthly or bimonthly basis. With a seasonal membership, you will receive a total of four shipments that are delivered every three months. Regardless of membership, each shipment will contain a total of twelve standard size beers (twelve ounces) with up to four different styles of beer from two separate breweries. A copy of the Amazing Beer Club's newsletter, The Frosted Mug, is also included. The newsletter details the history of each brewery, tasting notes on the different beers and discount offers should you want to re-order any of your favorites from that shipment.You can purchase a monthly or seasonal membership to the Amazing Beer Club online. A 3-month membership costs $101.85 ($33.95 per month), a 6-month membership costs $197.70 ($32.95 per month), or a 12-month membership costs $383.40 ($31.95 per month). Beer of the Season club memberships cost $135.80 ($33.95 per shipment). Shipping costs are included in the prices listed.
We give Amazing Club’s Amazing Beer Club a B+ because we like that they have a team of beer experts that hand selects the featured microbrews and puts together an interesting and educational newsletter. We also like that Amazing Beer Club offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and that they provide members with great discounts on reorders. However, we deducted points because they require a 3-shipment membership minimum, don’t guarantee 4 styles of beer in each delivery and don’t publicly archive all previous beer selections.
While the Amazing Beer Club doesn't have any consolidated customers reviews on independent (unbiased) websites, I did read a few very positive individual reviews on the club and saw that Amazing Clubs itself has received great online feedback (4/5 on epinions.com out of 133 reviews). The only things we find frustrating about this beer club are that you can't specify any types of beers or regions you are most interested in and that you aren't guaranteed to get four different styles of beer in each shipment. That said, most members were pleased with the quality and selection of beers they received. As you can imagine, the Amazing Beer Club makes an excellent gift because the recipient will be able to enjoy receiving multiple shipments of new and exciting craft beers to try that they wouldn't otherwise have had access to. Some reviewers even noted that when they received shipments, they invited friends over for a fun tasting party. Whether you buy a membership for yourself or someone else, the Amazing Beer Club definitely sounds like the gift that keeps on giving.
Cedar City, UT
Amazing Clubs - Beer of the Month
Review submitted: 2014-01-09I received the beer club as a gift from my in-laws - we enjoy beer and the club has been great. There is always a new variety in every shipment. Most of the beers are micro brews and they come from all over the country. It is fun to try new varieties of beer and to see where they are made. As with everything there are a few beers that have not been our favorite - but that is to be expected - not everyone likes the same kind of beer - I especially do not like the flavored beers - just doesn't seem like the right thing to do to the natural taste of beer. overall we have been very happy with it and if anything was damaged they did not hesitate to send a replacement.
Micro-brewed Beer of the Month Club
Review submitted: 2013-11-04I was given a 3 month membership as a gift last year. Every other month I got a package in the mail with 4 different types of micro-brewed beer and a newsletter with info on each of beers like glass recommendations, a tasting guide and a little background on the brewery that made it. Overall I really enjoyed it as I got to try a bunch of (mostly really good) beers that aren't available in my area; I definitely looked forward to getting my package every other month. The only complaints I can really make are that there wasn't very much variety in the types of beer they sent. It seemed like they sent lots of pale ales and browns. But that may have just been me, they were good either way. I would consider trying another one of the beer clubs in the future; maybe the rare or international club. And I would definitely recommend this as a gift.
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