Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thirsting For: Beer of the Month Club

Beer of the Month Club

Nitch is wish listing this repetitive little nugget as she got it waved in her face by a friend in the U.S. who has been subscribed for almost a year already with great delight. As to be expected, they aren't an international establishment, but I've learned not to hold my breath for fear of constantly blue skin. 

Reasons to go for it?

#1. Great selection. They really seem to get some good stuff from local and over seas. What they currently have is inique and diverse from small local stuff and overseas. They get some great imports as I saw while sampling through my friend's international selection. There honestly were some beers I had never heard of from Germany and Belgium rolling around his refrigerator which were spaced between some things I had already noted.

#2. Trusted tasting panel. Their tasting panel used to be headed by Michael Jackson, nuf said.

Incase you want more then the nuf: 

The tasting panel has over 100 years of combined experience, over about 6 people, looks like. Averaging about 17 years per person in experience although the picture only shows one lady who is rather youthful in appearance. I would love to see a few more lady palates in there, namely The Nitch. I need a job.

Each year they rate over 500 brews which is a rather small number for a such a large group but in mathematical terms I guess that is about 1 new beer every other day for the team.

Seems like they are friendly time with the breweries so they get some pretty good insight and special edition stuff.

#3. Mixed bag. They offer a variety of packages which offer a fairly diverse selection of beer styles along with the ability to add on non beer clubs like cheese and chocolate. These are things I can get around the corner where I live, but you's all in America should sign right up and get the best of most creamy and sweet of most dark to combine powers with your beers.

#4. Been around the block. They've been kickin this project around the States for over 18 years, having started er up in 1994.

Most grand understanding of the connection between great thinkers is that BeerPulse posted today about this same company, stating that the Micro brewed selection is  big winner. They have a link for discounts!
Discounts are good!

Three (or six) ways to go with these guys:

The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club
Members get twelve, 12-oz. beers from two different lightly distributed U.S. Microbreweries. Each shipment includes four different beer styles, three bottles of each style and our monthly newsletter detailing tasting notes, beer specifications, brewery profiles, suggested food pairings, and more. 
$23.95 per month plus $15 S&H 
The U.S. and International variety Beer Club
The International Beer ClubOffering the greatest variety, our most popular club features beers from both U.S. craft breweries as well as imported selections from time-honored breweries in some of the world’s most respected brewing countries such as Germany, Belgium and England. Members get twelve, 12-oz. beers including four different beer styles from both US and imported breweries and our monthly newsletter. 
$29.95 per month plus $15 S&H
 The International Beer Club
For those most interested in exploring beers crafted abroad, members of our International Beer Club get twelve, 12-oz. beers from two different imported breweries. Each shipment includes two different beer styles, six bottles of each style and our monthly newsletter. 
$33.95 per month plus $15 S&H

AND then, three more options from the: 

Which gives you exclusive, no yet distributed in the U.S. brews and things that could be cellared and aged. This set up also gives you the Personalized Shipment Program which allows you to get only the featured beers you want, because control is always a good thing. 
If you are in the U.S.A. and have a beer budget or a buddy drinker, pick this gift up! You can always create it how you want and then tack on the wine selection for your finicky other. Heck, I'd get the whole lot and set up a monthly tasting with my friends while I squirreled the unique bottles down into my celler. (or back of my closet, as it were.)
All pictures taken from the BeerMonthClub site.

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