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The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club Review + Coupon– November 2016

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The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club is a subscription from monthlyclubs.com that includes 12-12oz. craft beers from two different U.S. microbreweries. Monthlyclubs.com also offers The International Wine, The Premium Cigar, The Gourmet Cheese, The Gourmet Chocolate, and The Fresh Cut Flowers monthly clubs.

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Rest assured that all of the beers arrived capped and sealed. We just got ahead of ourselves with tasting before photographing!

Within The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, subscribers can also choose between 5 options: The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club, The U.S. and International Variety Beer Club, The Hops-Head Beer Club, The International Beer Club, and the Rare Beer Club.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of The U.S. Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, $27.95 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club

The Cost: $27.95 a month + $15 shipping and handling

COUPON: Use code SAVE10 or SAVE15 or SAVE25 to save $10 off any prepaid 4 shipment order (SAVE10) or Save $15 off any prepaid 6 shipment order (SAVE15) or Save $25 off any prepaid 12 shipment order (SAVE25).

The Products: Twelve 12 oz. hand-crafted beers (3 of each) from “two different lightly distributed US microbreweries.”

Ships to: U.S. only, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah

Check out all of our The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club reviews and the Beer of the Month Club Subscription Box Directory!

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My box included a one-page flyer promoting “One Stop Holiday Shopping.” And I couldn’t agree more that these six options would cross several people off my gift list!

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I also received a booklet that beautifully elaborates on the six different Monthly Clubs subscriptions.

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A newsletter was also included, describing each brewery for this month: Kannah Creek Brewing Company and Ipswich Ale Brewery. I am not familiar with either brewing company, so this will definitely come in handy as my husband, a friend, and I try the beers.

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Now, I am by no means a beer connoisseur, so I was so happy to see such detail about each beer. It really helped in appreciating the brewery’s process and ultimately what we liked or disliked about each beer.

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Kannah Creek Brewing Company Standing Wave Pale Ale

The first beer we tried is a citrusy 5.5% alcohol content American Pale Ale. I don’t usually drink pale ales, but really enjoyed this beer! It was stronger than anticipated, but you can absolutely taste the orange and grapefruit zest, along with a bit of the pine they describe. According to Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s site and the newsletter, this beer has won home brew and world beer cup competitions and I can see why.

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Kannah Creek Brewing Company Vertical Drop Robust Red Ale

Yay to Microbrewed Beer of the Month for sending another type of beer I don’t normally try but really like! This red ale has a 6.2% alcohol content and packed with so much autumn and winter goodness. The beer is smooth but you can taste caramel and hints of cedar. This was also my friend’s favorite out of the bunch.

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Ipswich Ale Brewery S.I.P.A. (Session IPA)

Before receiving this box, I didn’t know what a Session IPA was. Simply, they have a lower alcohol content than traditional IPAs. This one, in particular, has a 3.9% alcohol content. Upon smelling this beer, grapefruit is apparent once again. It is a very smooth beer and while tropical fruitiness comes through, we did not enjoy this beer as much as the Standing Wave Pale Ale.

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Ipswich Ale Brewery Oatmeal Stout

Lastly is this month’s hands down favorite beer! This oatmeal stout has a 7.0% alcohol content and is one of the best any of us have ever tried. You can taste a smooth blend of caramel, chocolate, and coffee. I want to drink this for dessert after a nice dinner – it’s sweet, but not overwhelming.

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Here’s a comparison of all the beers. From left to right: Ipswich Ale Brewery S.I.P.A. (Session IPA), Kannah Creek Brewing Company Standing Wave Pale Ale, Kannah Creek Brewing Company Vertical Drop Robust Red Ale, and Ipswich Ale Brewery Oatmeal Stout.

Verdict: This was another great box from The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club. For $42.95 a month (if you include shipping), you receive 12 beers, which breaks down to $3.57 a beer. While not a bargain, you would likely pay more for each beer out at a bar or sampling at the brewery itself. And I like how this subscription brings local and craft-brewed varieties straight to your home. 3 of the 4 beers were seriously good and I’m already trying to figure out how to get more of the Oatmeal Stout! We all enjoyed sampling each beer and now I know a few people to gift this subscription and the 5 other Monthly Club options this holiday!

What did you think of November’s The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club?

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Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

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  1. Hi Sara!

    We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your Kannah Creek Beers!
    If you ever make it to Colorado’s Western Slope we hope you can come in and check out the brewery in person!

    -Kannah Creek

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