The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club Review + Coupon– March 2017
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.
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.
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This review is of The U.S. Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, $27.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club
The Cost: $27.95 a month + $15 shipping and handling
The Products: Twelve 12 oz. hand-crafted beers (3 of each) from “two different lightly distributed U.S. microbreweries.”
Ships to: U.S. only, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah
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A newsletter was the only supplemental information this month, and as normal, it describes the two breweries featured. This month’s breweries are RJ Rockers Brewing Company and River Horse Brewing Company. I am not familiar with either company, so this will definitely come in handy when trying the beers. It also helps in appreciating the brewery’s process and ultimately discovering what I like or dislike about each beer.
River Horse Brewing Company was originally based in Lambertville, New Jersey, and named in reference to the hippopotamus, which I didn’t realize is Greek for “horse of the river.” I’ve been to Lambertville and New Hope, which is just across the Delaware River, but have never been to River Horse. I’ll need to stop by on my next adventure to the area!
I was most excited to try their oatmeal milk stout since I enjoy dark beers best. It has a 6.7% alcohol content and is described as their winter seasonal beer – available December through February. It’s brewed with oats and milk sugar and hints of chocolate and caramel. I didn’t experience the creaminess and smoothness described but did enjoy this beer.
The second beer from River Horse Brewing Company is a Czech Pilsner and year-round favorite. It has an alcohol content of 5.3% and has a mild bite to it! Despite the 28 IBUs (International Bittering Units), I found this beer to be quite smooth. It’s light and clean with a hint of citrus. I’m overall pleased with both beers from River Horse!
RJ Rockers Brewing Company is based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was founded in 1997 originally as a brewpub but transitioned in 2009 to a full-fledged production brewery. I am super excited by this first beer, which is an American wheat ale. And the best part is that South Carolina-grown peaches are incorporated into this brew! It has an alcohol content of 5.7% and bottled unfiltered. This beer smells incredible and the flavor tastes so good. I’m officially ready for summer! I love that The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club sent RJ Rockers’ top seller too.
The second beer from RJ Rockers is a lot stronger, with an 8.3% alcohol content and 48 IBUs – I’m nervous! It smells nice and citrusy, likely from the pineapple and grapefruit. And although quite hoppy, it’s actually pretty good. There’s a lot of different flavors that overwhelmed my taste buds, which is probably why I didn’t initially notice the high amount of hops. This is RJ Rockers second top seller and I can see why.
Here’s a comparison of all the beers. From left to right: River Horse Brewing Company Roly Poly Pils, RJ Rockers Brewing Company Son Of A Peach, RJ Rockers Bell Ringer, and River Horse Brewing Company Oatmeal Milk Stout.
Something else worth noting is the durable styrofoam packaging the beers are mailed in. Not eco-friendly at all, but the top and bottom sections can be reused as a handy beer refrigerator! The climate is still pretty cold at night, so I placed the beers in the styrofoam and left it outside to stay chilled.
Verdict: I enjoyed this month’s The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club! I love learning about new breweries each month and this subscription not only sends quality beer but also a lot of information promoting the brewing companies. They sent four top-notch beers with a variety of styles and taste.
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. I like how this subscription brings local and craft-brewed varieties straight to your home, and feel the value is there for me this month.
What did you think of March’s The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club? Which was your favorite beer?