Clubs of America Beer of the Month Club Review

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Clubs of America Beer Club Review

Clubs of America - Beer Club

You Get a 12-pack of unique Craft Beers in four different styles. Plus always free shipping and you determine length of membership!

$39.95/Shipment

Clubs of America

Clubs of America Beer of the Month Club is one of the longest-running monthly beer clubs. They bring the best, freshest craft beers straight to your door. With their free shipping, there are no surprises and because they are part of the Clubs of America family, you can pair your beer of the month club with other monthly memberships for a personalized club experience.
A club that exposes you to more than just monthly craft beer deliveries.

PROS:
  • Free Shipping
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Can Customize With Other Monthly Memberships
  • Rare Varieties
  • No Contracts
  • Discount If You Commit to 12 Deliveries

CONS:
  • Only One Membership Option
  • No Introductory Offers
  • May Ship Cans
  • Cannot Pick and Choose Beers
  • Cannot Customize by Preference


Beer Selection: (Rating: 7/10)

The selection with Clubs of America Beer of the Month Club is not as extensive as other memberships out there. They do offer 12 beers per shipment with three to four different styles, but their beers are mostly domestic – therefore, if a member is looking for international, hard-to-find varieties they may not be as impressed. The beers include microbrewed craft beers that include pale ales, blonde ales, amber ales, brown ales, pilsners and lagers.

Beer Quality: (Rating: 8/10)

The beer is not subpar by any means and they do offer rare varieties and award-winning craft beers. But, when you compare their quality to that of other memberships, they do not reach as high as others do. For those new to beer drinking, the beer quality from Clubs of America Beer of the Month Club is excellent. The beers are hand-selected for their crispness, freshness, flavor and brewing methods.

Memberships/Pricing: (Rating: 7/10)

Clubs of America Beer of the Month Club only has one membership for their beer club. You can customize it to deliver once a month, every other month or quarterly. There are no contracts, but you can sign up for contracts and pay in full. If you sign up for a 12-month delivery contract you receive a $25 discount – but it is unlikely a new customer will commit to 12 months without trying the company first.

Unfortunately, these memberships do not allow you to specify which types of beers to leave out – though not all clubs offer this anyway. The price is $39.95 per month for 12 bottles/cans or $3.33 per unit – which is close to average for these clubs. You can pair your beer of the month club with Clubs of America's other options like pizza, wine or even coffee of the month, but those customization options do not necessarily benefit the beer drinker.

Additional Perks: (Rating: 4/10)

There is not a long list of notable perks for this beer club. They do not have added discounts and while they give newsletters, so do all of the other clubs. This club does offer a member the opportunity to join more monthly clubs – like chocolate, coffee or even wine of the month club. But, this may not be an additional perk for everyone – especially if they are only interested in the beer of the month club. If you do mix a club, however, you will receive $25 off – but only if you commit to a 12-month membership for both types of clubs.

Shipping and Packaging: (Rating: 8/10)

Clubs of America Beer of the Month Club does include free shipping – so you do not have to worry about your per bottle price going up once shipping is calculated in. Beer is packaged using special packaging to protect it from light and ensure the bottles do not break. Sometimes cans are shipped due to freshness. They are unclear as to what states they can ship to, but one state for sure they do not deliver to is Utah. Other than that, customer service is not easily reached to answer the question nor do they readily display the shipping information on their site.

Website Features: (Rating: 7/10)

The website is not beer club-centered. Because they offer so many memberships, they provide limited information (limited to the FAQs) section about the beer club itself. They do have other beer-related pages, including household uses for beer and how to cook with beer. But, these are very basic and are not as in-depth as other beer club sites. A person can, however, easily manage their memberships and pay and/or cancel using the website.

Customer Service/Support: (Rating: 6/10)

Customer service is available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. They are avaialble via their 1-800 number, online form or email. When contacting customer service, it is important to note that your call will be to a general service department that handles all of the club memberships. Therefore, there are extremely long wait times and some customer service reps are less than knowledgeable about the beer club specifically.


Pricing

The monthly membership is $39.95 per month for 12 bottles. A discount is applied if you commit to a 12-month contract, but this only takes $25 off a total of $454.40 for the year.



Specification

Pricing

Price Per Shipment: $39.95

Bottle Sizes

12 oz

Help and Support

Phone

Email

Social Media

Bottle Count(Beer Clubs)

12

Beer Club Shipping Frequency

4 Times

6 Times

12 Times

Beer Selections

Domestic

International

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?: Yes help

Cans or Bottles?: Both

Can I specify Beer Preferences?: No

Can I get a refund/replacement if I don't like a selection?: Yes

Tasting Notes/Materials/Videos

Can I place an order without a Club Membership?: No

Free Shipping

States Shipped To

Unclear


Customer Base This Club is Best Suited For

Because of the basic selection and lack of international or rare beers, this club is best suited for someone new to beer drinking or new to beer of the month clubs. Some members may eventually find that they want to branch out into something more exotic and may switch to a different club. There is only one type of membership, which may be too limiting for more experienced club members.


What We Like and What We Don't Like

Clubs of America Beer of the Month Club does offer some great selections and they have been featured on numerous TV outlets for their excellence. They have a great rating with the BBB, which is rare in this industry. Their pricing is competitive with other clubs and the fact that they offer free shipping is always a bonus.

While they claim to offer “rare” microbrews, most of their beer selection is not as high-quality or rare as other clubs can boast about. Also, because they are more “commercialized” compared to other clubs, it may not be as great for those that have experience with various beer styles, qualities and types.

That being said, they have no contracts, great prices and a chance to mix and match club memberships.

6.7 Total Score
Good

The Beer of the Month Club by Clubs of America features one membership that includes 12 unique craft beers in four styles. Shipping is free with this club - so there are no unexpected prices. While they may only offer one club membership, that beer membership can be paired with other clubs for a well-rounded monthly delivery.

Beer Selection
7
Beer Quality
8
Memberships/Pricing
7
Additional Perks
4
Shipping and Packaging
8
Website Features
7
Customer Service/Support
6

Clubs of America - Beer Club

You Get a 12-pack of unique Craft Beers in four different styles. Plus always free shipping and you determine length of membership!

$39.95/Shipment

Clubs of America


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