Craft Beer Club March 2015

9 Overall Score
Quality: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Variety: 10/10

Well-packaged | Wide-variety of beers with 4 flavors from two different breweries | Newsletters are a nice touch | Enjoyed the citrus-like Jack's Abby beers | Nice gifts for extended shipment subscriptions

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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_20150327_130033The (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.

The box is the largest I’ve received yet. Seriously huge, according to UPS tracking it was over 18 pounds.

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IMG_20150327_134706Bad Water Brewing Saison

From Phoenix Arizona’s Bad Water Brewing comes their “Saison”. This dark beer has a fruity smell to it but has almost a clove-like taste to it.

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IMG_20150327_134804Bad Water Brewing Western Lager

Also from Phoenix’s Bad Water Brewing is their Western Lager. The Western is lighter in color and has hints of coffee and caramel. I prefer this one over the Saison.

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IMG_20150327_134848Jack’s Abby Brewing Hoponius Union

From Jack’s Abby Brewing (Framington, MA) is Hoponius Union. Hoponius Union is an Indian Pale Lager with a slightly bitter fruit taste.

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IMG_20150327_134959Jack’s Abby Leisure Time Lager

Jack’s Abby’s other offering is their Leisure Time Lager. The taste is very citrus-like but without being sweet, there’s also hints of spices.

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IMG_20150327_134403Bottle Opener

The bonus gift for a 3-month subscription is their Craft Beer Club-labeled bottle opener. I’m not a big expert on openers but this seems to be high quality and it did the job opening the included beers.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_20150327_134227Tasting Glasses

If you subscribe for 6 shipment you get both the bottle opener and this set of 4 tasting glasses. Tasting glasses are roughly half a pint and feature the Craft Beer Club logo.

 

 

 

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While at first glance the Craft Beer Club subscription may be expensive at $39 per shipment, you have to consider the cost and weight of having this many beers carefully shipped via UPS instead of the Post Office. I enjoyed the variety of beers with getting two taste 6 beers (3 of each flavor) from two different breweries. The quality of the beers was solid, I liked all of them all except for the Saison. I also thought the included newsletters with stories from each brewery and a recipe were 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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