Beer hero

Happy Thursday, people! Today is National Beer Day and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate by taking full advantage of the all the cheap beer promotions brewing (pun intended).

For real beer lovers though, everyday is a celebration. Sure, you know where to get your favorite ale, but why not up your game and earn that beer merit badge? Scouts, it’s time to become an expert – and to get there, joining a brew subscription service is key. Here are your top two options:

Craft Beer Club
The original craft beer clubWhy you want it: okay, so the name sounds like a hipster’s dream to novices, but you know how killer these pints can actually be. Boasting a tagline of “exceptional craft beers from the country’s best, small, independent brewers” this is mecca.

How it works: you select either single, monthly, every other month, or quarterly installments, and then choose how much you need:
– 12 beers (4 styles, 3 of each): $39 per shipment
– 24 beers (4 styles, 6 of each): $74 per shipment

The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club
Beer of the Month ClubWhy you want it: to start, they’re a small, family owned company –  and doesn’t helping out small businesses just feel good? The real key here, though, is their dedication to continue to find new, great selections through attending umpteen beer festivals yearly and building relationships with independent breweries. Plus, you can order cheese and chocolate, which just ups the ante.

How it works: choose either 12 hand-crafted beers (12 oz.) each month OR up to six, 750 ml. bottles of beer in their Rare Beer Club. All options are part of four unique beer memberships designed to serve specific tastes. Prices range from $27.95 to $34.95 per shipment with a caveat: $15 shipping and handling fees. Worth it? I think so.
Bonus: You’ll also receive their monthly newsletter, with detailed tasting notes, beer profiles, brewery histories, and suggested food pairings!

Happy (responsible) drinking!