Thursday, August 16, 2018

Beer Clubs: Compare


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Our Awards
Overall Score
79%
73%
71%
Pros
100% satisfaction guarantee; access to amazing, rare craft beers (domestic & imported); rigorous selection process; club customization program; flexible membership; educational and fun newsletter; archives all beer selections; longstanding reputable business (BBB-accredited)
100% satisfaction guarantee; awesome craft beer (domestic and imported); rigorous selection process; club customization program; flexible membership; educational and fun newsletter; archives all beer selections; longstanding reputable business (BBB-accredited)
100% satisfaction guarantee; access to amazing imported craft beer; rigorous selection process; club customization program; flexible membership; educational and fun newsletter; archives all beer selections; longstanding reputable business (BBB-accredited)
Cons
No input into what craft beers you receive; doesn't ship to AK or HI; doesn't offer gift notification by traditional mail; no reordering discounts; gift shipments aren't sent out immediately
No input into what craft beers you receive; doesn't ship to AK or HI; doesn't offer gift notification by traditional mail; no reordering discounts; gift shipments aren't sent out immediately
No input into what craft beers you receive; doesn't ship to AK or HI; doesn't offer gift notification by traditional mail; no reordering discounts; gift shipments aren't sent out immediately
Pricing
$46.95 - $88.95
$44.95
$38.95
Shipping Included
Shipping Included
Shipping Included
Shipping Included
Bottles per Shipment
Choice of 2, 4 or 6 bottles (750ml)
12 bottles (12oz)
12 bottles (12oz)
Business - 20%
Beer - 25%
Membership - 25%
Gifts - 10%
Shipping - 10%
User Feedback - 10%
Business Founded
1994
1994
1994
BBB-Accredited
Yes
Yes
Yes
Newsletter
Yes, members of the Rare Beer Club will receive the club's monthly newsletter, Brew Harvest Review: Malt of the Earth, in each shipment. The newsletter provides tasting notes and additional background on each of the featured beers.
Yes, members of the U.S. and International Variety Beer Club will receive the Brew Harvest Review: Malt of the Earth in each shipment. This newsletter will provide tasting notes and additional background on the featured beers.
Yes, U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club members will receive the Brew Harvest Review: Malt of the Earth, in each shipment. The monthly newsletter has tasting notes and additional background on the featured beers.
Reviewing Previously Featured Beers
All previously featured beers from the Rare Beer Club are publicly archived on www.beermonthclub.com.
All previously featured beers from the U.S. and International Variety Beer Club are publicly archived on www.beermonthclub.com.
All previously featured beers from the U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club are publicly archived on www.beermonthclub.com.
Satisfaction Guarrantee
Yes
Yes
Yes
Domestic or International Beers
Domestic
International
Domestic
International
Domestic
Variety
Shipments include 2 styles of beer from 2 different microbreweries (US or international)
Shipments include 4 styles of beer (3 bottles of each) from a US and an international microbrewery.
Shipments include 4 styles of beer (3 bottles of each) from 2 different US microbreweries.
Selection Process
For each of its beer clubs, MonthlyClubs.com has a panel of beer experts conduct a blind taste test of over 500 beers a year. Less than 20% of beers they taste will be considered for use in the clubs.
For each of its beer clubs, MonthlyClubs.com has a panel of beer experts conduct a blind taste test of over 500 beers a year. Less than 20% of beers they taste will be considered for use in the clubs.
For each of its beer clubs, MonthlyClubs.com has a panel of beer experts conduct a blind taste test of over 500 beers a year. Less than 20% of beers they taste will be considered for use in the clubs.
Reordering Your Favorite Beers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Membership Minimum
2-shipment minimum
2-shipment minimum
2-shipment minimum
Discount For Buying in Bulk
Yes
No
No
Bonus Gifts
No
No
No
Customization
Yes, the "Design Your Own Club™" program allows members to combine any of the company's six monthly clubs that they want to try.
Yes, the "Design Your Own Club™" program allows members to combine any of the company's six monthly clubs that they want to try.
Yes, the "Design Your Own Clubâ„¢" program allows members to combine any of the company's six monthly clubs that they want to try.
Gift Notification Options
Email (instantly or on a scheduled day)
Printable Card
Email (instantly or on a scheduled day)
Printable Card
Email (instantly or on a scheduled day)
Printable Card
Shipping Options
Monthly
Bimonthly
Quarterly
Monthly
Bimonthly
Quarterly
Monthly
Bimonthly
Quarterly
Shipping Schedule
Shipments are sent between the 15th and 25th of each month and arrive within 7-10 days.
Shipments are sent between the 15th and 25th of each month and arrive within 7-10 days.
Shipments are sent between the 15th and 25th of each month and arrive within 7-10 days.
Shipping Restrictions
AK, HI, and UT
AK, HI and UT
AK, HI, and UT
Approximate Cost Per Bottle
$14.83*
$3.75*
$3.25*
 
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