The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club Review + Coupon – November 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.
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
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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 birthday gifts, Mother’s and/or Father’s Day.
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club November 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. The newsletter really provides more education on each beer and the background of the breweries, which is awesome. The featured breweries for November are Crazy Mountain Brewing Co., out of Edwards, Colorado, and Sand Creek Brewing Company out of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Cheers!
Sand Creek Smash Calypso American Pale Ale
This is a loooong name for a beer, but it’s deliberate – “Calypso” refers to the type of hops found in this brew! As the moniker might imply, the flavors that these hops impart are fruity, sometimes tropical, and even could contain notes of mint! It was a light flavor, a little grassy, and while I could absolutely detect the hops, it wasn’t a bitter blend. The ABV is a little higher than average (most beers are about 4.5%), but still fairly middle of the road at 5.2%. I think this would be fantastic with lighter marinated and grilled meats, like swordfish kabobs or a super-flavorful chicken breast.
Sand Creek Oscar’s Stout
The second beer from Sand Creek has a shorter name, but it had the distinction of being my favorite of the box! Another fairly average ABV here, 5.6%, it was super dark with a nice foam capper, and the oats in this made it super-creamy. Dark beers are my favorite, so I could’ve just sipped on this on its own, but it paired spectacularly well with some double-fudge mint cookies I scored in my holiday cookie exchange!
Crazy Mountain Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
What a name! This type of beer was classified as an “Extra Special Bitter,” which I don’t have a ton of experience with, but I found intriguing. This was the highest ABV in the box, 6.0%, and it had a ton of flavors for me to work through. My husband referred to this beer as almost spicy, and while I wouldn’t say it was like, jalapeno-spicy, there was almost a black-pepper depth that I really enjoyed. This beer could really stand up to some seriously heavy eats; I’m thinking pork belly mac and cheese, beef stroganoff with lots of cream or fried chicken and mashed potatoes!
Crazy Mountain Creedence
This pilsner was probably the lightest beer of the bunch, and definitely was the lowest ABV at 4.9%, but it was also a very flavorful offering! The notes on this beer made mention of a crackery element, from the pils malt, and my husband and I agreed that it translated into an almost buttery finish. I was also a big fan of the major carbonation factor to this brew! This was refreshing and would’ve paired well with a number of different foods; I had a glass of this with the shrimp and bok choy stir fry I made for dinner that night and I thought they tasted great together!
A shot of all four beers – you can really see the different colors of the brew in each bottle!
Verdict: Best. Box. Ever. I love receiving The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club box so much! I enjoy learning about these super-small breweries, especially since the ones this month are so far away from where I live. There’s so much to know and learn about the craft of beer, and it’s particularly helpful when the beers are very different from each other – it allows me to expand my knowledge. I really liked it.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? November is no longer available. You are able to choose which month you’d like to start with (the earliest option is currently January).
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, not to mention the home delivery!
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