Thursday, August 16, 2018

Beer Clubs: Compare


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Our Awards
Overall Score
62%
77%
67%
Pros
Good variety of domestic microbrews; no minimum membership requirements; interesting/educational newsletter; archives some newsletters/beer selections on website; sends the 1st shipment right after order is placed; bonus gifts; can ship to AK and HI (but not for free)
Variety of great domestic craft beers; rigorous selection process; flexible membership; no minimum commitment; reordering discount; fun and informative newsletter; club customization program
100% satisfaction guarantee; good variety of domestic microbrews; rigorous selection process; informative and fun newsletter; reordering discounts; club customization program
Cons
No satisfaction guarantee; no control over which craft beers you receive; no reordering discounts
No input into what craft beers you receive; only some previous beer selections archived on website; doesn't ship to AK or HI; gift shipments aren't sent out immediately
3-shipment minimum; no control over what craft beers are sent; shipment variety not guaranteed; doesn't ship to AK or HI; previous newsletters are not archived on website; gift shipments aren't sent out immediately
Pricing
$37.75 or $71.73
$38.95
$34.95
Shipping Included
Shipping Included (with the exception of shipments to AK or HI)
Shipping Included
Shipping Included
Bottles per Shipment
Choice of 12 or 24 bottles (12oz)
12 bottles (12oz)
12 bottles (12oz)
Business - 20%
Beer - 25%
Membership - 25%
Gifts - 10%
Shipping - 10%
User Feedback - 10%
Business Founded
2010
1994
BBB-Accredited
No
No
No
Newsletter
Yes, members will received The Micro Brew News, a monthly newsletter with tasting notes and background information on the selections.
Yes, all shipments contain "Beer Expeditions", a monthly newsletter with information on the beer selections and reordering discounts.
Yes, all shipments contain the Beer Lovers newsletter with tasting notes and background information on the selections.
Reviewing Previously Featured Beers
Some of the past newsletters are archived on the public website.
Clubs of America only lists some of its previous beer selections on the public website.
Amazing Clubs keeps a list of all the featured beers from the last year on their website.
Satisfaction Guarrantee
No
Yes
Yes
Domestic or International Beers
Domestic
Domestic
Domestic
Variety
Shipments include 4 styles of beer (3 bottles of each) from 2 different US microbreweries.
Shipments include 4 styles of beer (3 bottles of each) from 2 different domestic microbreweries.
Shipments include 4 styles of beer (3 bottles of each) from 2 different US microbreweries.
Selection Process
The club's tasting experts choose featured microbrews. Potential breweries are selected after careful consideration of their history, local reputation, variety of beer styles, specialty brews, any awards they have won and their distribution.
A panel of beer experts conducts taste tests to select featured beers each month.
Featured beers are selected by a panel of beer experts and nearly all of the beers come from award-winning breweries.
Reordering Your Favorite Beers
Yes
Yes (at a discount)
Yes (at a discount)
Membership Minimum
No minimum
No minimum
3-shipment minimum
Discount For Buying in Bulk
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bonus Gifts
Yes, new customers could receive up to 3 free gifts in their 1st shipment based on their membership commitment.
No
No
Customization
N/A
Yes, the "Mix Your Clubs" feature allows members to choose which of the 8 different clubs they want to try during each month of their membership.
Yes, the "Variety Club" allows members to choose which of Amazing Club's 38 monthly clubs they want to try each month of their membership.
Gift Notification Options
Email (instantly or on a scheduled day)
Printable Card
Traditional Mail ($2.99 charge)
Email (instantly or on a scheduled day) Printable Card Traditional Mail
Email (instantly or on a scheduled day)
Printable Card
Traditional Mail
Shipping Options
Monthly
Bimonthly
Quarterly
Monthly
Bimonthly
Quarterly
Monthly
Bimonthly
Quarterly
Shipping Schedule
Your 1st shipment will arrive within 7-10 days, and then monthly shipments will arrive during the last week of every month (depending on location).
Shipments should arrive during the 3rd or 4th week of the month.
Shipments should arrive the last week of each month.
Shipping Restrictions
UT
AK, HI, and UT
AK, HI, and UT
Approximate Cost Per Bottle
$2.99*
$3.07*
$2.75*
 
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