U.S. International Beer Club Review

US International Variety Beer Club Review

The U.S. International Beer Club has given its club members the gift of experiencing uniquely refreshing craft beers from all over the world, for over 20 years. Each and every one of the beers in your shipment have been curated by experts in their field, so you’ll never get a bland or common, everyday flavor. By becoming a member of the U.S. International Beer Club, you have begun a journey of exploration, which renews itself with each new delivery.

This membership is perfect for those of you who yearn to taste the delectable flavors of one-of-a-kind, award winning craft beers, yet have none available in your community stores. A membership such as this also yields itself to the perfect gift for that brew lover in your life. In fact, they make it super easy to create your gift, right when you sign up. Each crisp, thirst quenching brew will arrive to you from creative brew masters who have developed their own distinct, signature style.


How This Beer Club Works

The U.S. and International Variety Beer Club states that they offer their members “the most variety” of any beer club. Whereas the Original Craft Beer Club sends you the finest American craft beers, the International Variety Beer Club adds a few international, imported brews to the mix. These imported craft beers reflect the best overseas independent breweries have to offer.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive twelve, 12 ounce craft beers. The shipment will contain hand-crafted beer from high quality, U.S. craft breweries as well as international import craft beers, four different styles with three bottles of each style. You’ll also receive a copy of their monthly newsletter, “Malt of the Earth” which carries in it tasting notes and information on the breweries and beers. For your added enjoyment, it also includes information on foods which go well with each beer. All memberships with 3 or more shipments will get a free bartenders bottle opener.

Once you decide to take advantage of their craft beer options, customizing your membership is a snap! First, you have the option to select whether the membership is to be a gift or for your own enjoyment. You can select to have a delivery monthly, every other month or every 3 months. Finally, you can select the number of shipments to include. For instance, 2 shipments would be $99.90, 3 shipments, $149.85 and so on.


Beer Styles Included

Delicious, savory, singular craft beers magically appear at your fingertips when you join the U.S. International Beer Club. From handsome stouts to steadfast lagers, they have just the selection you need, from the best indie breweries here in the states to well established ones overseas. These beers are meticulously tested to ensure they match the high quality required by their panel of professional brew masters. To give you a better idea, we’ve included but a few samples of the types of beer and their respective breweries of origin.


Featured Beers

Night Rain
Night Rain is an American Porter crafted by O’so Brewing Company, 7.0 percent alcohol with 50 International Bittering Units (IBUs0. Made from 12 varieties of malts, including caramel, dark roasted malts, oats and coffee, this American Porter pours out to a dark brown color, with a thick tan head. As for taste, it is described as having hints of dark fruits such as figs and dates, smoke caramel and toffee.

Hofbräu Maibock
Pour this well-crafted, medium amber brew into a traditional mug or stein to enjoy it’s flavor and country of origin: Germany. Made with Munich malt and light barley mault, this maibock has 7.2 percent alcohol by volume and 31 International Bittering Units. This flavorful beer offers you a hint of earthy herbal hops, with a touch of apple and pear. Overall, you’ll find the flavor blends balance, body and the subtle hints of organic fruits.

Route 101 IPA
Crafted with Pilsner, Pale and Honey malts, this golden brew casts a strapping image when poured in a nice, tall glass. Known as a ‘West Coast’ styled IPA, this flavorful brew offers hints of fruity goodness which swim amid a sea of earthy, spiciness. This exciting, yet subtle craft beer is perfect for those looking for a crisp, delicious sampling of an authentic tasting, West Coast style brew.


Featured Breweries

O’so Brewing Company
O’so Brewing Company sits in the lovely town of Plover, Wisconsin. Established in 2007 by Marc and Katina Buttera, it has grown to become one of the best breweries in Wisconsin. In 2015, their Big O Wheat Ale secured the gold at the Great American Beer Festival.

Staatliches Hofbräuhaus
Hofbräu Maibock comes out of the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus brewery, Germany. Also known as Hofbräu München, this well-known public house, it has a complex and rich history which can be traced all the way back to the 16th century.

Ipswich Ale Brewery
Ipswich Ale Brewery came into being in 1991, Ipswich Massachusetts by Paul Sylva and Jim Beauvais. Their current owner, Rob Martin, continues the rich tradition of crafting significant brews that cater to the tastes of the most choicest of craft beer fans. For those interested, they even host regularly scheduled tours of their brewery.


How Beers Are Curated Each Month

Once you receive your first shipment, you’ll be amazed at the variety, and enjoy the different flavors from both American craft breweries as well as overseas brands. These crisp, delicious and unique beers emerge from craft microbreweries in the U.S., as well as centuries old breweries in England, Belgium and Germany. Indeed, there are brews that you’ll not find in your local liquor stores. With so much variety, it’s only natural to be curious as to how the U.S. International Beer Club selects them. Each beer is chosen by hand, using their highly selective, 5 point process, with each point assessed by quality.


Panel of Experienced Brew masters

The U.S. International Beer Club uses a panel of well seasoned, expert brew masters. All tolled, these brew masters have a total of over 100 years of experience between them in the professional brewery business.

How Beers are Rated
These panelists taste over 500 beers per year. Each beer is judged based on the quality of their appearance, body, mouthfeel, finish, appeal, flavor and aroma. Out of these hundreds of brews, only around 20 percent will ever see a shipment.

We Go to Where the Beers Are
In order to find the best, cold brew for you, we attend beer festivals, collaborate with breweries, and exchange thoughts and ideas with indie breweries as well as beer importers. But by far the most important aspect of all these activities, is to taste and select the perfect craft brew for your shipment.

Maintaining Productive Relationships with brewers and importers
This beer club has consistently cultivated and maintained and excellent repertoire with importers and breweries alike and have been doing it for over 20 years. This means that indie breweries feel confident in brewing craft beers just for you, the club member. These are exclusive craft beers that you won’t find anywhere else.

Enjoy Seasonal Beers All Year Long
As you can see, you’ll never receive a boring shipment. In fact, the U.S. International Beer Club actually includes limited production, seasonal beers. A seasonal beer is one which is made once a year, and only in small amounts.


Shipping Information

If this is for a gift, the U.S. International Beer Club gives you the ability to schedule a gift announcement. This can be an email announcement, or if you’d like the honors of presenting it yourself, you can create a PDF, which can be printed and presented. In fact, as a rather nice tough, you can take the printout, and frame it, for the perfect gift presentation.

Please keep in mind that for beer shipments, you must have someone over the age of 21 sign for them, or the package cannot be left. If this is not possible, then you can make your delivery address that of your work or a neighbor. If the shipment cannot be delivered, it will be shipped back to the fulfillment center. Finally, if you have an address change be sure to contact them before the first of the month.


Changes, Returns & Guarantees

The U.S. International Beer Club takes great pride in it’s service and the products it ships. Once you become a member, your satisfaction is guaranteed 100 percent. If something is amiss in your shipment, they encourage you to contact their friendly and informative customer service department. They also offer live chats on their web site for any questions or concerns you may have.


Final Thoughts

The U.S. International Beer Club has been in business since 1994, and has had the pleasure of servicing thousands of customers. With at Better Business rating of A+, since 10/5/2005 you know that you’ll only be receiving the absolute best selection of hand-crafted beers available today. This beer club is consistent when it comes to delivering the rich, mouth-watering taste of brews, the like of which you’ve never tasted before. Not only that, but if you find favor with one of these full-bodied, aromatic brews you can actually purchase more for yourself, just as long as supplies last.

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