UPDATE: Anchorage Mosaic Saison has replaced Jopen Koyt for January.
The Rare Beer Club kicks off 2016 with two new entries, one an import out of Netherlands and the other one homegrown in New Jersey:
> River Horse Brewing Co. – Imperial Chocolate Porter
> Anchorage Mosaic Saison – Rated 99 on RateBeer.com.
You can now view all the available beers for any given month on our new landing page.
Read on below to learn more about the monthly club…
1) Use a BeerPulse discount
Use one of the promo codes below when you order. You may use these codes on any of the multiple beer clubs offered by The Microbrewed Beer Club of the Month, not just The Rare Beer Club.
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
2) Check out this month’s featured beers
Anchorge Brewing Co. – Mosaic Saison
[Oak-Fermented Saison with Brett & 100% Mosaic Hops – 6.5% ABV] Mosaic hops are known for tropical notes, and they’re present in abundance in this expressive saison from Anchorage. The aromatics are intensely herbal, grassy, and citric, with Mosaic dry-hopping playing out fully as a lime and Brett-tinged grapefruit quality leads. Simultaneously edgy and round, early sips find the pointy edges a bit more, with vibrant CO2 and peppery saison yeast landing first. But with some time in the glass, everything else appears: vanilla and almond, plush papaya-like fleshy sweetness, as well as the delicate tannic brushstrokes from the oak-barrel aging. Some really cool, curious depth here.
River Horse Brewing Co. – Imperial Chocolate Porter
[Imperial Porter with Chocolate – 9.0% ABV] River Horse brews a seasonal 6.5% ABV chocolate porter, but this Imperial Chocolate Porter which they’re brewing especially for The Rare Beer Club is a different animal. Brewed with amped up malts and real chocolate, and weighing in at a big 9% ABV, this is one decadent brew perfect as a warming winter indulgence. Outside of the brewery’s tap room and gift shop, the only distribution for this RBC exclusive will be via club membership.
To get these beers, please place your order on or before January 15th 11:59PM EDT & make sure to ask for these beers. They will ship a couple weeks after. Note that beers are sometimes/often available for the following month’s shipment as well.
3) 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.
4) Beers available to substitute/order in your next shipment:
RB = RateBeer Score
1) Rodenbach Caractere Rouge – RB 100
2) Anchorage Mosaic Saison – RB 99
3) Boon 2012 Geuze Mariage Parfait – RB 98
4) Toccalmatto Zona Cesarini – RB 98
5) The Bruery 8 Maids-A-Milking – RB 92
6) Malheur Zestig – RB 92
7) De Ranke Pere Noel – RB 88
7) Jopen Koyt Gruit Beer – CURRENT MONTH SELECTION
8) River Horse Imperial Chocolate Porter – CURRENT MONTH SELECTION
9) Valiant Chernyy Medved Imperial Cherry Stout – NEW! – RBC Exclusive
10) Adelberts Brewing Co. Scratchin’ Hippo
5) 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.
6) Give as a gift
– Choose from 4 unique beer club membership types to meet your budget and suit all palates.
– Send anywhere from 2 to 12 shipments, sending every month, every other month, quarterly or on specific months you choose and your thoughtfulness will be remembered long after the first shipment arrives.
– Use our Design Your Own Club™ program to combine our four beer clubs into a single membership or combine a beer club membership with any of our other 5 monthly clubs.
– Order easily online or toll free in minutes.
– Print out or email a customized gift announcement now or on the date you choose. No gift wrapping or waiting in line ship your gift.
– Best of all, rest easy knowing that we’re going to make you stand out by shipping an assortment of expertly selected, hard-to-find craft beers throughout the duration of your gift.
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