Top 10 reasons to go with The Rare Beer Club™ as your holiday gift

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…that is, a gift for you or a gift for someone else.

For the past 18 months, The Rare Beer Club™ has graciously supported BeerPulse’s mission to provide one of the most informative and interesting beer websites out there. Haven’t come around yet on placing an order? Take another look and check out these reasons.

As a gift recipient of The Rare Beer Club™, you (or your favorite friend or family member) will get:

1. The World’s Best Hand-Selected Rare Beers

Our tasting panel, once headed by Michael Jackson, is a tough lot to impress. Collectively, they have over 100 years of experience in the brewing industry, from heading brewing operations at BJ’s Brewhouse, a 100+ location brewpub chain, to judging at the Great American Beer Festival. They rate each prospective selection only knowing its style and not where it was brewed. Our blind-tasting format assures no prejudices sway our goal of identifying extraordinary beers.

2. Limited-Release, Celebratory Beers and Exclusive Selections

All of our selections are presented in 750 ml bottles; most are also cork finished and wire caged. We often help introduce products to the US market so you’ll be the first to try them. You’ll also get beers brewed exclusively for our members, like Jolly Pumpkin’s Lupulo de Hielo, an oak-aged spiced blended ale.

3. Barrels, Brett and Innovative Ingredients

We work with breweries like Belgium’s Fantôme, where brewer Dany Prignon continues to dazzle the world of craft beer with products like Fantôme Chocolat, a Belgian saison brewed with cocoa powder and chili pepper. Many of our featured beers are aged in French oak, bourbon, or even cedar barrels and are brewed with brettanomyces and other wild yeasts.

4. Imperial and Extreme Beers

Many brewers are now offering beers to consumers in small-batch releases that were once enjoyed only by their inner circles. Imperial or Extreme beers are often bigger versions of existing styles. More malt, more hops, and much higher ABVs, some of which exceed 12%. They are often complex, celebratory offerings, meant to be shared and sipped as you would enjoy a fine spirit.

5. Selections You Can Age

Many selections will offer high enough hop acidities and ABVs to allow them to be laid down and aged. Members can easily reorder their favorite selections, set them aside, and see how they’ve matured in months and even years to come.

6. Introducing New Brewers and Countries to the Craft Scene

When you think of bold, exciting, creative styles, several countries including the US, England, and Belgium come to mind. But we’ll also introduce you to exciting microcosms of creativity found in countries like Brazil, Japan, The Netherlands, Scandinavia and more.

7. Flexibility

Our Personalized Shipment Program™ 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.

8. Budget options:

You can choose gifts from 2-12 months, pay monthly or all at once. Ship monthly, every other, quarterly or on specific months.

9. Customer Service:

In the rare couple of cases out of hundreds of orders (in well over a year of working with The Rare Beer Club™) that a customer didn’t receive the beers that they expected, the company took great care of the customer and acted quickly in both cases. You’re in great hands! Or if you just have general questions, the staff is very friendly and willing to assist you.

10. Discounts:

Take advantage of these coupons that encourage multiple uses.

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

Though the beer will not physically arrive in time for Christmas, the Club has multiple ways to announce the Club as a gift for someone including email gift announcements. Ordering deadline for this month’s featured beers is December 20th.

Here are some gifting ideas from the Club that could help you further.

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