Craft Beer Club April 2015

8.7 Overall Score
Quality: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Variety: 10/10

Well-packaged | Wide variety with 4 different beers from two breweries | In-depth newsletters with recipes | Centennial Beer Co.'s mellow offerings | Two interesting beers from Sixpoint Brewery

Subscription Box The (Original) Craft Beer Club

Theme “The Finest Craft Beers From America’s Best Micro Breweries”

Price $39

Shipping FREE (US)

Disclosure: A complimentary Craft Beer Club Subscription Box was given for review purposes. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links which help the site receive more subscription boxes to review.

IMG_20150416_130115The (Original) Craft Beer Club is exactly what it sounds like, a club where you receive a selection of different craft beers every month (or every other month or quarterly). Every shipment includes small-brewed craft 12 12oz beers in 4 different styles (3 beers each) with a monthly newsletter with information on the included beers.

Craft Beer Club arrives in a very large plainly labeled box. Because it’s alcohol it must be signed for by an adult.

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IMG_20150418_164322Centennial Beer Co. All-American Red Ale

From Colorado’s Centennial Beer Company is their Red Ale. Dark in color with a mellow taste that includes hints of caramel

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IMG_20150418_164217Centennial Beer Co. All-American Blonde Ale

Centennial’s Blonde Ale has an even milder taste than it’s Red counterpart. The light hops taste is very subtle but you’ll notice it.

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IMG_20150418_163852Sixpoint Brewery Hi-Res

Quite a surprising beer from New York’s Sixpoint Brewery. The Hi-Res has slightly bitter but also sweet citrus taste and it’s got a surprisingly high alcohol % of 10.5.

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IMG_20150418_164031Sixpoint Brewery Beast Mode

Sixpoint’s Beast Mode beer is much darker in color than the Hi-Res and quite different in taste. While the Hi-Res was citrus-like, the Beast Mode has a smokey almost nut-like taste.

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The high cost of Craft Beer Club is outweighed by the quality of the beers and the included shipping. It’s an excellent variety with a two different offerings from the two breweries of the month. I was a little thrown off by the canned beers this month but they do tell you some months are canned instead of bottles. The beers included are also only bottled in cans by their breweries. The brewery newsletters with the beer-themed recipes are again a nice touch.

If you’re a fan of craft beers and would like to sample breweries you might not otherwise have access to, you should check out The (Original) Craft Beer Club.

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