As per usual here is our list of monthly bullet points/need-to-knows for The Rare Beer Club™. Here is the lowdown on what is happening in December…
1) ‘Tis the Holiday Season
If you weren’t already thinking about it in November, now is the time to think about what beer gifts you want to give and what beer gifts you want to get. The Rare Beer Club is a great option in both cases. We will revisit all of the beer clubs and the reasons why you should check out the club over the course of December. For now, one easy way to indicate to friends online that you want a club membership as a gift is to visit the website, click one of the green buttons and then click one of the social media buttons on the right side of the page. A message will then appear on your social media feed for your friends to see.
2) Use a BeerPulse special discount when ordering
BEERPULSE10 – $10 off ANY Beer Club Membership (2-month minimum)
BEERPULSE15 – $15 off ANY prepaid Beer Club Membership of 6 months or longer
BEERPULSE25 – $25 off ANY prepaid 12 month Beer Club Membership
3) Check out this month’s featured beers
Grand Teton Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Cauldron Imperial Stout: “Fresh out of the bottle, the bourbon aroma is quite bold, but dissipates quite a bit as the beer breathes. The recipe includes a small amount of beechwood-smoked malt, which contributes a hint of smokiness. A mélange of dark fruit abounds, including plum and sherry-soaked raisins, with a distinct cherry note and some vanilla coming from the bourbon barrels. Also expect scents of ultra-dark chocolate, espresso and alcohol. [...] We’re looking forward to laying down a few bottles and checking in on this “members-only” brew over time. As the beer ages—and we do encourage you to lay some bottles down for 6-12 months—we expect the sherry notes will increase and the beer will continue to dry out, taking on increased notes of roastiness and walnuts.
Scaldis Triple (rated 93/91 on RateBeer) “[...] is one of the youngest variations in the Scaldis line, having just been created in 2008. It is the least distributed of the entire brand, with roughly 200 cases having been sold in limited markets in the last year. A fine bottle-conditioned ale of high ABV, this is a great beer for cellaring. Wonderfully vibrant and fresh right now, it will continue to mature for up to 2 years, so grab a few extra bottles to squirrel away. But do enjoy some now, it’s also brilliant fresh.”
Read more info on these two beers and breweries.
To get these beers, please place your order on or before December 20th.
4) The Rare Beer Club™ has a new website!
After months of hard work, the company behind The Rare Beer Club™ launched a new website this fall that make it a lot easier to learn about all of the clubs, learn about the featured beers and for the first time be able to design your own club.
5) Don’t like this month’s featured beers? Substitute in other beers.
For your first shipment, you will receive the above two beers unless you specify otherwise. You may call and ask for one of the beers that they still have on the floor and substitute it into your first shipment. Just make sure to do so right after you place your order.
Beginning with the second month, you’ll automatically be enrolled in the Personalized Shipment Program™ which ensures that as a personal member of The Rare Beer Club™ you’ll receive only the beers you want to get. (Also available to gift recipients upon request.) Each month prior to receiving your shipment, you will be sent an email detailing the two upcoming beer selections and given the ability customize what you will receive. You can:
-Add more bottles of either or both of the upcoming featured beers
-Add more of your favorite past selections
-Replace one or both of the featured beers with your favorite past selections
-Choose not to receive one of the featured beers
-Skip the entire shipment altogether
-You’re in complete control of what you receive every month and can rest easy knowing you’ll never get a beer you didn’t want to get. No other beer club offers that kind of flexibility.
6) Beers currently available for ordering/substituting from past months:
|1||Rodenbach Vintage (2010)||99/96|
|2||To Ol Sans Frontiere||90/95|
|3||De Proef Primitive Flemish Wild Ale (aka Reinaert)||94/86|
|4||The Bruery 5 Golden Rings||(NEW)|
|5||Jester King Gotlandsdricka||76/75|
7) How many bottles can I order?
You can order a no-obligation membership or a prepaid membership. There is no cancellation fee. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. There are three different membership levels:
Platinum – (6) – 750 ml. bottles each month, three bottles of two different beers. $69.95 plus $19.00 S&H per month.
Gold – (4) – 750 ml. bottles each month, two bottles of two different beers. $52.95 plus $16.00 S&H per month.
Silver – (2) – 750 ml. bottles each month, one bottle of two different beers. $32.95 plus $14.00 S&H per month.
The beer will arrive at your address approximately 2-3 weeks after the 15th-of-the-month deadline passes.
If you have questions or comments, please fill out the form below. Thanks!