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.
This review is of The U.S. Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, $27.95 a month, box.
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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
ACTIVE DEAL: $10 off a 4 shipment order
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 birthday gifts, Mother’s and/or Father’s Day.
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club July 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 July are Backpocket Brewing Company and Ale Asylum. Now for the beers!
Our first brewery of the month is Backport Brewing Company out of Coralville, IA. Jake Simmons had homebrewed for several years, but his main focus at the time was in the biotech industry. Ultimately, though, brewing is where his passion was. Jake found himself at Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery in 2008. By 2012, the brewery was rebranded as Backpocket where Jake was the brewmaster. The brewery has a 30-barrel brewing system, a taproom, and a kitchen! They offer five year-round beers plus some seasonal ones!
The first beer from Backpocket is Raygun, an American IPA with 7.8% alcohol and 67 IBUs. This IPA is unlike many that I have tried! It is very fruity and sweet. Each sip offers a bitterness as well that compliments nicely with all of the fruity sweet and tart flavors. This is a great beer to enjoy during the summer on a hot day! I could see this working nicely with some fish tacos, so light and refreshing.
Our next beer from Backpocket is Slingshot, a Dunkel lager with 5.3% alcohol and 22 IBUs. According to the monthly booklet, Dunkel lager is a style from Munich, Bavaria. I hadn't tried one before so I was excited to dive right in! This beer had so many layers of flavor. You get hints of spice with each spice, a strong bitterness that mixes with creamy caramel flavors, and I even tasted some raisins. This is the perfect beer for fall, it has the perfect amount of spice while still being smooth. Perfect for a crisp afternoon! I was delighted to try such a flavorful brew!
Our second brewery is Ale Asylum in Madison, WI. The brewery began back in 2006 in a small industrial park location. By 2012 the brewery outgrew their location. They expanded to a 33-barrel system with a large bottling line. They also opened the Ale Asylum Riverhouse in downtown Milwaukee in 2014! They offer seven beers year-round, seasonal styles, and a few limited-run styles.
The first beer is Ambergeddon, an American Amber Ale with 6.8% alcohol and 65 IBUs. This beer was smooth while still having a nice bitter taste to it. I had a bit of a floral aftertaste with each sip, while also getting some creamy sweetness. There were a ton of hops as well making this really well rounded! I typically don't love amber ales, but this beer had so many different flavors and that lovely hop that I could not resist this one!
The last beer of the month is 12 oz. Curl, a German Pilsner with 5.2% alcohol and 35 IBUs. My first reaction here is how much I love this retro label! The beer was created in 2017 and quickly became a favorite so the brewery turned it into one of their core offerings. I can see why! This beer is smooth with hints of spice and a light floral flavor. There were hints of lemon and an overall freshness that I couldn't really put my finger on, but the monthly booklet describes this flavor as earthy. This beer is extra light and smooth, I could see myself drinking this all night long or enjoying during an afternoon of football watching.
Now that we are done tasting, here is a view of all the beers to see the difference in each! From left to right: 12 oz. Curl, Raygun, Ambergeddon, Slingshot.
Verdict: This Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club was another winner! My husband usually only drinks IPAs, but this month's box featured different beer styles that he really loved. We also loved the variety this month which offered beers that you could drink year-round, ones that are perfect for a hot summer day, and ones that made us dream of cooler afternoons ahead. The best part about this box is that you really do receive a unique curation in 12 beers, there is always something for everyone to try!
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? July is no longer available.You are able to choose which month you'd like to start with (the earliest option is currently August).
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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