Each month beer club members will receive four different selections, three of each (12 total) of 12 ounce fresh bottled microbrews from award winning American microbreweries. Along with the beer comes our monthly brew newsletter. Included is information on the featured breweries for the month, their beer tasting notes, food pairings, and other beer related articles. All Beer of the Month Clubs are Shipped via Ground Delivery Only. Shipments will arrive the last week of each month. Prior to the first shipment each beer club member will receive a custom gift card via US Mail notifying them of their membership plus any message you would like to add. View Featured Beers for December 2016
Not so long ago, the palette of the average American did not quite understand all of the different styles of beer that are popular throughout the world. However, a renaissance among small, independent brewers, often referred to as craft brewers or microbrewers, has expanded the knowledge and tastes of U.S. beer drinkers. Rather than choose from a handful of American lagers that largely have the same flavor profile and a few select imports, beer enthusiasts across the country are now enjoying a wide selection of different styles.
If you enjoy a bottle of beer or know someone who does, an excellent way to try out a full range of beers from craft breweries across the country is to join a beer of the month club. Craft beer clubs send you a selection of bottled beers directly to your doorstep every 30 days. The specific brands and brews vary each month, allowing you to make amazing new discoveries you would have never known existed.
One of the types of beer that has recently become extremely popular is India pale ale (IPA). IPA was invented nearly 200 years ago by the British, and it was crafted in order to survive long trips in supply ships headed for India. However, this single style can have hundreds of different flavor profiles depending on the amounts and types of malt and hops used in the brewing process.
In addition to IPAs, a beer of the month club can expose you to many more styles, and each one is uniquely different depending on who crafts it. Pale ale, nut brown ale, porter, stout, Irish red ale, Scottish ale, hefeweizen and saison are just a sample of the styles that you will receive when you join a beer of the month club at BeerGifts.com.
BeerGifts.com is proud to offer beer of the month clubs that run for various lengths of time, from three months to 12 months at three-month intervals. This allows you give the gift of beer no matter what your budget is. You will receive three bottles each of four different beers to try, giving you a total of 12 bottles every month.
When you take a drink of Basement Batch from Choc Beer, the battle for your taste buds begins. On one side, you have Cascade and Centennial hops. On the other side, you have Munich and Caramel malts. The hops jump out right away, stealing your attention with earthy flavors. The malts aren't far behind with a delicate sweetness that threatens to win you over. This battle can continue bottle after bottle, but your taste buds will always come back to the hops. You'll enjoy grapefruit and other citrus influences along with touches of pine, nuts and spicy pepper. It ends with a dry bitterness that delivers the victory to the hops.
Miner Mishap offers the carbonated fizz, deep brown coloring and tan foam that comes with a tall glass of soda, but it delivers a punch of German Perle hops that you won't get in a soda bottle. Those hops are balanced out with Carafa, Weyermann Pils, and Munich malts to create a smooth black beer crafted in the German style. Sourced from a homebrew recipe, this beer offers a deep aroma with chocolate, plum and citrus notes. When it hits your palate, you'll detect coffee and chocolate right off. The mint and black licorice add complexity to the brew, and it's all topped off by a slight bitterness. If you mistake this for your favorite soda, just smile and consider it a Miner Mishap.
If you're trying to keep everything in your life as simple as possible, pick up a bottle of Saranac India Pale Ale from Matt Brewing. While many craft beers now contain a long list of hops and malts, this beer keeps it simple with Cascade hops and North American 2-Row Pale Malts. Before you assume that simple is bland or boring, let us reassure you that Saranac explodes with hops from the first to last sip. It has a spicy quality that hits your nose first, warning your taste buds of what's to come. With an ample crown of creamy foam, this simple beer could easily serve as your dessert.
When Saranac Irish Stout is allowed to mingle with amber lager, you get a delicious spin on the traditional Black & Tan brew. The Brewers at Matt Brewing combined Willamette hops with Roasted Barley, Chocolate, and Caramel malts to craft a blended beer with a giant topping of creamy foam. The fruity tones of the malts play nicely with the citrus zing provided by the hops, and the blend of apple, coffee, and milk chocolate is surprisingly enjoyable for many fans. The flavors do contrast, but it's what you crave when other beers start to all taste the same.