Beer Craft Beer Club Review
The Beer Craft Beer Club delivers some of the best craft beers straight to your door. Each month you receive three hand-picked beers and even find yourself exposed to beers you will not find anywhere else. As a well-received club by its members, it offers great variety, exceptional quality and fair pricing – making it an ideal club for those looking for something unique to try each month.
A fun monthly beer club that delivers unique craft beers each month.
- No-Fuss Membership
- Hard to Find Beers Each Month
- Limited Production Craft Beers
- No Contracts
- Store Pick Up for Locals
- Domestic Beers Only
- No Free Shipping
- Only 3 Beers Per Shipment
Beer Selection: (Rating: 6/10)
The Beer Craft Beer Club definitely offers great beer, but they are limited to domestic beers only. Also, your shipment will only contain three beers each month – which may not be as big of a variety for some members. They do, however, scour the country and look for limited production beers – so you may find options that you cannot find anywhere else.
Beer Quality: (Rating: 10/10)
This club is not lacking quality – that is for sure. They only feature rare, limited production and highly awarded beers. Because some of these beer varieties are so hard to find locally, if ever, it is a fun opportunity for those in the club. These craft beers are hand-selected by their team of experts for quality, taste and finish. These beers come from some of the finest USA-born craft breweries and are exceptional on every note.
Memberships/Pricing: (Rating: 6/10)
There are three membership options – two of which are contracts, while the monthly membership is not a contract. The price per bottle is much higher than other clubs and you only receive three 22-ounce beers in your monthly shipment – which makes this a costly club to consider. The one month subscription is $55 per month and includes shipping at a $15 minimum value (though it can be higher depending on the area). The 6-month subscription offers a 5 percent discount at $314 total and the 12-month subscription offers a 10 percent discount at $594 total for the year. Members will pay about $18 and change per 22-ounce bottle.
Additional Perks: (Rating: 5/10)
There are not a lot of additional perks – instead, this club focuses on the beers itself. They do have a member portal area and if you are a local, you can head over to their California location and try craft beers they have on tap.
Shipping and Packaging: (Rating: 6/10)
Shipping is unclear with Beer Craft Beer Club, especially when it comes to how much you will pay in shipping. This unpredictability may make it difficult for some members to plan out the true costs of the membership – especially when they are already paying such a high amount for three bottles of beer. The company does make it clear that they do not ship to states including ID, SD, GA, FL, AL, AR, DE, IN, MS, OK, PA, UT, KY, MA, HI, AK, NH, ND and TX. Locals can skip the shipping charges and pick up their shipment locally at their California location.
Website Features: (Rating: 8/10)
The website has all of the information a new member would need to find out about the beers they can expect, how it works and even pricing. There is a membership portal area as well for members to manage their subscriptions and even preview the beers coming up in the next shipment.
Customer Service/Support: (Rating: 6/10)
It is difficult to reach their customer service, but once you do, they are very friendly. They are only available Monday through Saturday 11am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm. They do offer email, but it can take a little while to receive a response.
Monthly: Receive three, 22-ounce USA craft beers each month. Billed at $55 and includes up to $15 of shipping rates (shipping may be more).
6 Month: Receive three different 22-ounce craft beers each month and receive a five percent discount. Starts at $314 for every six months.
12 Month: Receive 3 different 22-ounce USA craft beers each month and receive a 10 percent discount off the total price. Starts at $594 for every yearly contract.
Price Per Shipment: $55
Help and Support
Bottle Count(Beer Clubs)
Beer Club Shipping Frequency
Club Features(Beer Clubs)
Money Back Guarantee?: Yes
Contract Required?: No
Cancellation Fee?: Yes - unless you sign month-to-month
Can I Skip a Shipment?: Yes
Can I Limit the # of Shipments?: No
Cans or Bottles?: Bottles
Can I specify Beer Preferences?: No
Can I get a refund/replacement if I don't like a selection?: No
Can I place an order without a Club Membership?: No
States Shipped To
Customer Base This Club is Best Suited For
Beer Craft Beer Club definitely offers unique craft beers and limited production, but doing so limits their client options. Those new to beer clubs or even beer drinking may find this club too expensive and may not offer the variety they need to truly appreciate or even understand the beers they are receiving. While the club does help educate their members, it is still better suited for those that are experienced beer drinkers.
What We Like and What We Don't Like
We like the fact that this club deals exclusively in rare, limited production beers. While that does come at a price, the cost per beer is comparable to other companies that focus on these types of beers. Beer Craft does have an excellent reputation with their clients and high satisfaction rates – but for people new to these types of memberships this club just does not have the same variety.
We wish that this club would also delve into international limited production beers so that drinkers can truly taste their way around the world. Also, they include part of the shipping in the monthly membership – but most shipments end up costing members more than the included shipping – making it difficult to price or predict how much will actually be billed out. While there are no contracts, members that want a discount have to commit to a long six month or 12 month contract.
Overall, we appreciate what Beer Craft Beer Club is trying to do here. They are definitely unique and offer exceptional quality. If you are looking for rare beers, you will definitely be satisfied with this club and can appreciate the rarity of the beers you will receive.
Have hand-selected craft beers delivered straight to your door. Beer Craft Beer Club offers three different packages that make getting high-quality craft beers delivered to your door easy.