Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™?
From the high quality of our featured beers, to the sheer variety of selections that comes from offering not one but four different membership types including The Rare Beer Club®, we work hard to ensure our club stands head and shoulders above the rest and we can’t wait to prove it to you or your gift recipient.
For over 20 years, our panel of Master Brewers and Beer Judges have been selecting hand-crafted microbrews from over 1000 U.S. and International breweries, rating over 7,500 beers to ensure that you or your gift recipient will get exciting and innovative, world-class selections. Our professionally written newsletter is second to none. We’re so proud of it and our featured beers that we post them all the way back to 1995. Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and dedication to relationship-driven customer service will confirm your decision to entrust us with your business. Learn more about our beer selection process and find out why you really shouldn’t consider a generic beer gift basket for the beer enthusiast on your shopping list.
What will I receive in each shipment?
You’ll receive expertly selected, quality craft beers in each of our four membership types below along with our monthly newsletter providing detailed tasting notes, beer profiles, brewery histories, and suggested food pairings.
- The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club: Twelve, 12 oz. beers, four styles from two different U.S. Microbreweries (3 bottles of each style).
- The U.S. and International Variety Beer Club: Twelve, 12 oz. beers, four styles from both U.S. and International breweries (2 different U.S. beers, 2 different Imported beers. 3 bottles of each style). Please note that some international bottles are packaged in 11.2 oz. bottle formats.
- The International Beer Club: Twelve, 12 oz. beers, two styles from International breweries (6 bottles of each style) Please note that some international bottles are packaged in 11.2 oz. bottle formats.
- The Rare Beer Club®: Two different limited-release, celebratory, artisanal beers each month in 750 ml bottles from two different breweries (both US and Imports). Choose from 3 membership levels receiving a total of two, four or six 750 ml bottles per month.
How long is the membership term and do I have to ship every month?
Personal and Gift memberships are available from 2 to 12 months or on an ongoing, month to month basis. You may cancel a membership at any time after 2 shipments. Flexible ordering allows you to send or receive shipments monthly, every other month, or quarterly. Our Design Your Own Club™ program allow you to ship on specific months by creating a custom shipping schedule and sending shipments on birthday months, anniversaries, or other gift occasions throughout the year.
Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee ensures that every beer you purchase from The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ meets your high standards or we will replace it or refund your purchase. Simple as that.
Can I combine the different beer club membership types into one membership?
Yes you can! Our Design Your Own Club™ program allows you to combine our four beer clubs in any way. You can also use it to combine a beer club membership with our wine, cigar, cheese, chocolate or flower clubs. Design a custom membership to send what you want to send, when you want to send it.
Can I select specific beers or beer styles that I want to receive?
Although you cannot choose specific beers or styles that you would like to receive, when we do receive requests from our members, we always follow up with the brewery and request samples to be evaluated. A big part of being a member to The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ is having the opportunity to try beers and styles that you wouldn’t have access to otherwise or might not have thought to try on your own. If you find a beer you really like, you may reorder it in 12 bottle increments.
Can I create a personalized gift announcement?
Yes. You can create a personalized gift announcement that can be printed or emailed on a specific date during check out. You may also create a gift announcement outside of the ordering process by choosing the “Gift Announcement” button in the footer of any page on our web site.
When will my shipment arrive?
Wine and beer shipments arrive the last week of the month, except in the states of Massachusetts and Texas (see below).
MA & TX DELIVERIES FOR BEER OR WINE: MA & TX orders are shipped once a month from local distributors and can take an additional 1-2 weeks to arrive depending on when your order was placed. Please call our Customer Service Department for a more specific arrival time frame.
When will my credit card be charged?
Please note that charges will appear on your statement from "MonthlyClubs.com".
The Rare Beer Club®: Your card will be charged on the 5th of the month that your membership commences. If you chose to have your membership commence this month, but your order was placed after the 5th, your card will be charged within 2 business days. Charges for memberships commencing in a future month will take place on the 5th of the first month shipped.
All Other Beer Club Membership Types: Your card will be charged on the 3rd of the month that membership commences. If you chose to have your membership commence this month, but your order was placed after the 3rd, your card will be charged within 2 business days. Charges for memberships commencing in a future month will take place on the 3rd of the first month shipped.
Do you ship to my state?
We ship our Wine and Beer clubs to all states except Alaska, Hawaii and Utah.
MA & TX DELIVERIES FOR BEER OR WINE: MA & TX orders are shipped once a month from local distributors and can take an additional 1-2 weeks to arrive depending on when your order was placed. Please call our Customer Service Department for a more specific arrival timeframe.
Cheese, Chocolate, and Flower clubs are available to all states except Alaska and Hawaii.
Our Cigar club is available in all 50 states and internationally (please call us at 949-206-9107 for international orders).
Do you ship bottles, cans, or both?
In The Rare Beer Club®: Bottles only.
In our 12-oz clubs: Both bottles and cans.
There’s currently a canning revolution underway and including breweries that package in cans in our club selections is unquestionably a good thing and the right thing to do. Within the last couple of years, scores of craft brewers around the country and the world have embraced cans, and in fact, many brewers are not bottling their beers anymore at all. It wasn’t always this way, but at this time and moving forward, not including breweries that only package in cans would ultimately limit us from featuring some of the world’s top rated breweries and beers.
Why is it a good thing?: Beyond expanding the number of breweries and beers we can bring to you, all modern beer cans have a lining which completely protects the beer from picking up metallic flavors. Cans offer numerous advantages over bottles: they protect beer from light (which can damage beer’s aroma & flavor); are virtually airtight, keeping beer fresher for longer; weigh less and are easier to ship; are outdoor-activity friendly; are infinitely recyclable; and even cool down faster.
Our 12-oz club members can expect to receive traditional bottles about 75% of the time, with cans making up the remainder – around 3 shipments per year.
Does someone have to be available to sign for the deliveries?
Yes. Someone over 21 years of age will need to sign for your beer shipment. An ID may be required by the carrier. Our discrete packaging allows many of our members to ship to a work location or a neighbor who is often home.
What if I am not home to sign for my package or am going on vacation?
Please either call us at 800-625-8238 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 1st of the month to inform us if you have moved, plan to be out of town, or otherwise will not be able to accept delivery that month so that we can either re-route or reschedule your shipment. We use common carriers to deliver all of our products. If you are not home to sign for your shipment, the carrier will leave a door tag letting you know a delivery attempt has been made. After three attempts the product will be sent back to the distribution center at which time we can re-ship your package for an additional shipping cost of $15.
How do I change my delivery address?
Please either call us at 800-625-8238 or email us at email@example.com no later than the 1st of the month to change your delivery address.