Thursday, August 16, 2018

Beer Clubs: Compare


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Our Awards
Overall Score
79%
67%
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; good variety of domestic microbrews; rigorous selection process; informative and fun newsletter; reordering discounts; club customization program
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
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
$46.95 - $88.95
$34.95
Shipping Included
Shipping Included
Shipping Included
Bottles per Shipment
Choice of 2, 4 or 6 bottles (750ml)
12 bottles (12oz)
Business - 20%
Beer - 25%
Membership - 25%
Gifts - 10%
Shipping - 10%
User Feedback - 10%
Business Founded
1994
BBB-Accredited
Yes
No
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, all shipments contain the Beer Lovers newsletter with tasting notes and background information on the selections.
Reviewing Previously Featured Beers
All previously featured beers from the Rare Beer Club are publicly archived on www.beermonthclub.com.
Amazing Clubs keeps a list of all the featured beers from the last year on their website.
Satisfaction Guarrantee
Yes
Yes
Domestic or International Beers
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 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.
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)
Membership Minimum
2-shipment minimum
3-shipment minimum
Discount For Buying in Bulk
Yes
Yes
Bonus Gifts
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 "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
Email (instantly or on a scheduled day)
Printable Card
Traditional Mail
Shipping Options
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 should arrive the last week of each month.
Shipping Restrictions
AK, HI, and UT
AK, HI, and UT
Approximate Cost Per Bottle
$14.83*
$2.75*
 
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