Free booze in the mail every month is one of the best presents a guy can get, but there are a lot of terrible membership clubs out there. We’ve sorted out five of the best, with one for beer, liquor, wine, and cigar lovers.
If this is going to be a gift, for you or someone else, be sure to act fast. Last date to order in time for Christmas is this week for several of these. Also be sure to check shipping and handling costs because those aren’t included in the prices listed. I’m here to find awesome stuff, not do all your research.
Beer and Food Pairing of the Month
Next time your wino friends talk about food pairings, remind them that the diversity of beer makes it a 10x better accompaniment than a bunch of smashed grapes. Beer Dreamer takes some of the best craft beers and pairs them with the ideal gourmet snacks to make the most of the experience. It doesn’t come cheap, but the founder was more than happy to explain why. $75/month.
UDPATE: They’ve now offered Guyism readers $15 off any orders of 3-months or more with code GUYISM. As a heads up, I was told their final day to guarantee x-mas delivery is Dec 11th.
Liquor of the Month Club
I went all the way to Europe to find you this top notch liquor of the month club. Each month (or whatever interval you want) they send 5 1.5-ounce samples of liquors. Pick the type of alcohol you prefer or just wing it. This is perfect if you want to sample a wide array of spirits without committing to a bottle. The price per shot isn’t great, but it would cost a fortune to try them all otherwise. $40/month.
Cigar of the Month Club
Guy & Lady Barrel
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to stop smoking cigars. Make the weather your bitch with 5 booze infused cigars every month. Varying shapes, sizes, and tobacco blends will ensure that you never get succumb to seasonal affective disorder. I bought a few when I was over-served and have been loving them ever since. $40/month
Wine of the Month Club
Virgin Wines Explorers Club
I went through a lot of wine back when I had a girlfriend, and Virgin Wines was the perfect way to stock up without having to pick purely based on labels. Just like crack, the first hit’s
free cheap. After that they’ll send you another case every three months. I guess that technically makes it a wines of the quarter club, but you get the point. You could always cancel after the first shipment, though they’d probably frown upon me saying that. $70 first month
Beer of the Month Club
The Rare Beer Club
Most beer of the month clubs suck. They charge a fortune for everyday options because they know it’s mostly moms who buy memberships for their sons. The Rare Beer Club ships two 750ml bottles every month and frequently includes new, exclusive, or extreme beers. It one of the few clubs that actual craft beer lovers actually use. $33/month