There's a Subscription For That is a new series spotlighting subscriptions the team at My Subscription Addiction finds interesting and is excited to share with readers.
If you have hop-fueled ambitions of one day starting your own microbrewery, or want to impress your friends with beer you made yourself, home brewing is a great hobby. With some simple equipment and the right mix of hops, barley, water, and yeast, you can start cranking out your own craft brews in no time. If you’re new to brewing, though, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, there's a subscription for that. Several, actually.
The Craft Society Brewing Club is designed for brewers of all experience levels. Whether you're brewing beer by the growler or by the jug, this subscription will send you the ingredients you need to make a delicious new beer every single month. All memberships begin with the Initiation Imperial Stout, a rich dark beer flavored with chili peppers, cacao nibs, coffee beans, and vanilla that clocks in at 7.8% ABV. If you want to make 1 gallon of beer per month and need brewing equipment, you'll pay $90 for your first shipment and then $20 per month + shipping for each additional month. Already have the tools to get started? You'll get $30 off your first shipment. Larger recipes cost more, and you'll save if you prepay for 3 months at a time.
With Monthly Brews, each shipment contains a new recipe and all the ingredients you'll need to make it. Subscribers have the flexibility to select batch size, subscription length, and brewing style, and Monthly Brews really leans into the spirit of creativity. They encourage subscribers to veer away from the provided recipe if they'd rather make something different, and ingredients are always packaged separately to provide the flexibility for experimentation. Recurring 1 gallon subscriptions cost $28.49 per month and include free shipping. Equipment can be purchased separately.
Bangor, Maine's Central Street Farmhouse is a mecca for urban homesteaders. The shop offers supplies and support for those looking to make their own yogurt, wine, cheese, cider, mead, and- of course- beer. The Farm Share: Homebrew of the Month Club sends subscribers everything needed to make a seasonally appropriate beer every month. Recipes will be selected to match your skill level, and you can expect to make everything from lagers to pale ales to porters. Pricing starts at $289 for a 6 month subscription, and you'll save on the per-month cost with an annual commitment.
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If you'd rather let someone else do all the hard work, The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club rounds up the best craft beers from around the country and ships them directly to your door, making it a great option for those who prefer to leave the brewing to the professionals.
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