The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club Review + Coupon – February 2018
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.
About The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club
The Subscription Box: The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club
The Cost: $27.95 a month + $15 shipping and handling
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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
Good to know: Not only can you choose from one of the six monthlyclubs.com memberships, you can also “Design Your Own Club” by combining any or all clubs into one. This is a great idea for December holidays and birthday gifts, Mother’s and/or Father’s Day.
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club February 2018 Review
A detailed newsletter is included each month where you can read about the two featured breweries and the beer that you will find in your box. I love reading the stories behind each brewery and learning more about how they make each beer. The featured breweries for February are Free State Brewing Company out of Lawrence, KS and Sprecher Brewing Company from Glendale, WI. Now for the beers!
I’m starting with this bottle because it was my least favorite out of this month’s box. First brewed in 2015 to celebrate Sprecher’s 30th anniversary, in conjunction with Milwaukee radio station WKLH, this 6.0% ABV pale lager was not at all what I expected. The first thing I noticed was the spicy aroma it gave off. I don’t think I’ve ever described a beer as thick and meaty, but that’s what I would call the definition of this brew. It really reminded me of a Christmas beer with spicy and complex nutmeg tones. I’d call this almost a “dessert beer”. Something I’d probably drink one of and be done.
Moving from my least favorite to my favorite this month is Sprecher’s Belgian triple ale. From their Premium Reserve line of beers, this 8.4% ABV beast of a beer went down thick and smooth. The malty aroma emanating from the bottle is what I like to call “that good old brewery smell” and was like walking in heaven. Super easy to drink, but the unassuming smooth drinking taste could definitely lead to some trouble later in the night with the high ABVs if you’re not careful. But who’s counting beers? This is a good one.
This crisp and clear American pale ale was a treat to sample. From the cherry aroma to the clean light bite of hops, this is a night long drinker. This one would be a great back porch brew for those hot summer nights. At only 5.8% ABV you can enjoy a few and still remember it the next day. This is also a great starter beer for newcomers to pale ales and IPA’s as it’s not overwhelming. I’d love to try this one again if I can find it at a local distributor.
As soon as I popped the top, the deep deep chocolate aroma was the first thing I noticed. This dog was unfortunately not as big as its bite. What I’d call an average stout, this one wasn’t as bold as it smelled. Don’t get me wrong though, this isn’t a bad beer. It’s just a little less bold than I’d like. Really smooth drinking with a hint of a nutty tone, this would be perfect alongside a big heavy meal like of grilled steaks or meaty pork chops. Not my favorite, but I’d definitely give it another go.
From left to right: Hometown Brew from Sprecher Brewing Co., Oatmeal Stout from Free State Brewing Co., Copperhead Pale Ale from Free State Brewing Co., and Abbey Triple from Sprecher Brewing Co.
Verdict: Some good, some just ok…but overall you can’t complain with a monthly subscription that delivers new beers right to your door. Am I right?! I was equally happy with both breweries beers this month. The standout was the Sprecher Abbey Triple. I love strong, bold beers and it was everything a Triple should be. I actually made a Chicago-style deep dish pizza the night I sampled the Triple and it was pretty much a perfect match with the Abbey. Wow. I’d definitely give the Free State brews a second go if I can find them locally here, which could be a challenge.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? As of publication, you will start receiving the March Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club box.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $42.95 a month including the shipping cost. I received a total of 12 beers which is a value of $3.57 per bottle of beer, much less than you would pay for these beers if you ordered them at a pub. Plus, the overall curation and exclusivity of each brewery is where I really see the value each month.
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