Beer Drop is a beer shipment company out of Colorado that does both one-off shipments and monthly subscriptions. They tailor your shipment to your preferences on beer styles and flavor profiles. We recommend them for those of you into “deep cut” unique craft beers from the US – they work with smaller independent breweries that you’re not likely to find in any other beer of the month club or gift box!
How does it work?
You choose which 5 beer styles you want in your box (your “drop” as they call it). Starting at $39.99, you can stay with the standard subscription plan, upgrade to Beer Drop Plus for $10 more, or upgrade to Beer Drop Ultimate for $25 more:
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Beer Drop Plus
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Beer Drop Ultimate
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What makes Beer Drop so special is the fact that you can customize your subscription so thoroughly. From choosing which beer styles you want to excluding specific beers from your beer subscription, you have a good amount of control over what brews you’ll get in your subscription box! This is not always the case with the more “we trust the experts to curate for me” type boxes. We also found it interesting that every Beer Drop shipment we got had truly beautiful cans! Maybe this is a result of working with smaller independent breweries that are looking for more ways to stand out.
Since Beer Drop is all about customization, you get to choose how diverse your subscription box is. You can either choose 5 different beer styles or 5 of the same beer styles – it’s completely up to you. You can choose IPAs and Pale Ales, Saisons, Stouts, Belgian Ales, Sour Ales, Lager Ales, fruity beers, and more.
For each beer style, you’ll get 2 cans. Since there are 5 beer styles in your subscription box, you’ll get a total of 10 cans. In the Plus and Ultimate plans, however, you may get a special-release 32oz Crowler of taproom-only beers.
In the standard Beer Drop subscription plan, you’ll get 2 servings of beer from 5 microbreweries and personalized recommendations. These servings of beer are, of course, tailored to the preferences that you described in the initial process of choosing which beer styles you want in your subscription box.
In the Plus plan, you can upgrade 2 of 5 beers to special releases or taproom only offerings. You’ll also have the option to easily swap any of Beer Drop’s picks for your own choices.
In the Ultimate plan, you’ll upgrade all of the 5 beers to special releases or taproom only offerings. This is great if you’re interested in trying unique, hard-to-find beer. Like the Beer Drop Plus plan, you’ll also have the option to swap any of the beer picks for your own choices.
In both the Plus and Ultimate plans, you gt special-release 16oz cans and 32oz Crowlers of taproom-only beers. You’ll also have the option to replace any of the beers for any of the 200+ beers that you find on their site!
Monthly Beer Selection Process
Beer Drop has a unique algorithm that chooses the highest-rated beers matched to your taste profiles and preferences. Through this algorithm, you are surely bound to get beers that you love – but if you don’t like a beer you get, you will be able to swap for one you do like. Their “library” has over 200 beers to choose from, and given how many you get to sample with each drop, you’re likely to find something you like.
Another thing that’s great about Beer Drop is their rewards program. Simply sign up and you’ll earn points every time you shop. Besides shopping, you can earn points by referring someone, following Beer Drop on Instagram or Facebook, reviewing a product, and you’ll even get points when it’s your birthday! For every 1000 points you accumulate, you’ll get a $5 discount off your order!
You can also get $10 while giving a friend or family member $10 off their first subscription order of $45+. This is called their “Give $10, Get $10” program, and it’s quite great if you have friends who are also beer fans.
Regardless of how large your order is, shipping is only $5! This is a great deal, especially since you’ll be sure to stock up on their beer or upgrade to one of their more premium plans.
Building a relationship with every one of their members is very important to Beer Drop, which is why they are able to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We were very impressed with their attention and responsiveness to our questions. If you’re unhappy with your subscription, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll make sure that you’re taken care of.
Beer Drop Review: The Verdict
Beer Drop is a great option for those who like to have more customization and control over their shipments. It’s particularly great too for a one-off shipment (e.g., as a gift or as a quick stock-up before a party). Their more premium plans (the Plus and Ultimate) are exciting upgrades that allow you to try special-release beer that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to try. Lastly, the fact that they have mostly small, independent breweries is awesome for those that are always on the hunt for the next great beer that “nobody” has ever heard of.W
We also love that there are no commitments for how long you have to stick with the service. You can stay for as little or as long as you want. Whether you want a subscription plan for 1 month or 1 year, you have that option with Beer Drop.