Updated on January 25, 2021

For someone who loves craft beer, the craft beer subscription box makes a terrific gift. Because what’s better than opening a package filled with beer? We’ll let you answer that question for yourself.

“Traditionally, we have two types of customer,” said Dennis Guy, co-founder of a Pittsburgh-based craft beer subscription box service called First Sip Brew Box. “One is the gift-giver. What do you give someone who has everything? Something unique and fun. The second is the craft beer enthusiast who loves everything about the product and wants to experience beer differently.”

While it might seem like all craft beer subscription boxes are created equal, there are a hundred different variations on the theme. Some specialize in rare beers. Others focus on hoppy products. Some don’t even include beer at all, but beer gear and apparel.

If you want to be in charge of what beers you receive, check out beer delivery services like Tavour , Saucey (Get $5 OFF your first order with code: HOPCULTURE), or Drizy (Get $5 OFF your next purchase with code DRIZLYDEAL).

Plus, some of our favorite breweries offer their own membership clubs (like Threes Brewing, The Bruery, and Cellador.) If you’re interested in joining one, check to see if your favorite local brewery already provides one or see if there are any available through the Oznr app.

But for those who want a little surprise, a craft beer subscription box might be the answer.

The Best Craft Beer Subscription Boxes

For The No-Frills Classic: The Original Craft Beer Club

Photo courtesy of The Original Craft Beer Club

For $43 per month (including shipping!), The Original Craft Beer Club will send you a box of twelve beers — three of four different styles. Although you won’t get the rarest or most hyped beers, you’re guaranteed to get quality. Enjoy beers from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Yazoo Brewing Company, Scuttlebutt Brewing Company, 3 Sheeps Brewing, and more. The best part? The customer service is second-to-none, with more 5-star reviewers writing about the quality of the service than the actual product.

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For Lovers of Foreign Funk: BelgiBeer

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Photo courtesy of BelgiBeer

BelgiBeer puts a twist on the classic beer of the month formula by only featuring beers from one of the 150 breweries in Belgium. Last month, the featured brewery was L’Annexe. In April, the club featured Brasserie Caracole. For those who have tried everything the United States has to offer, why not explore the flavors of Belgium?

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For The World Traveler: Brews Less Traveled Beer Club

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Photography courtesy of City Brew Tours