This is a great Beer of the Month Club. While so many other monthly beer clubs offer a very similar product — 12 bottles of beer from 2 or 3 different breweries — the Rare Beer Club from Gourmet Monthly Clubs is totally different.
In this club, you get 2 750ml bottles of featured beer each month. These are no ordinary brews… they are specialty, high quality beers. Here is what the Gourmet Monthly Clubs website has to say about the Rare Beer Club:
“Our owner’s favorite club features the finest the world of beer has to offer in limited-release, celebratory, artisanal beers from some of beer critic Michael Jackson’s favorite breweries. Two different selections are presented each month in 750 ml bottles, often cork finished, and some individually tissue wrapped.”
We tried this club and we agree. Let me show you what we received in our first shipment.
Both beers tasted smooth. There was not a strong aftertaste like some craft beers. I liked the contrast between the light and the dark beers. Good variety.
The main negative I have with this club is that once you open the bottle, you’ll have several glasses. So it’s not easy to enjoy just 1 beer, if that’s all you want. But that’s a pretty small negative in my book.
The club also comes in 4 or 6 bottles. You’ll pay a little less per bottle when you order more than 2.
So if you are looking for a step up from the typical Beer of the Month Club — for yourself or as a gift — check out the Rare Beer Club from Gourmet Monthly Clubs. This may be just what you are looking for.