The best beer subscription boxes 2023: which beer delivery service is best?
UPDATED: The best beer subscription boxes revealed - great beer delivery services.
You can get just about anything delivered to your door on a regular basis. Beer is no exception and there are a number of different services on the market for you to choose from, all vying to become the best beer subscription box around.
UPDATE: It has been a tumultuous time in the brewing business and, sadly, some of our favourite subscription boxes have been wound down. We've given our best beer subscription boxes shortlist a thorough re-working for 2023, cutting out the legacy subs and adding some new favourites. These include North Brewing's and Duration Beer's Beer Clubs.
The common denominator, of course, is that you get beer. The type of beer you get and whether there are extras thrown in like a magazine and the best beer snacks, varies.
Not all of them are monthly, so you needn’t be trying to drink through an entire box every month if you just want an occasional beer.
Here are our picks of the moment.
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Best beer subscription boxes
The most modern and innovative subscription box you can get is by Brewser, which introduces a new way to get beer every month. Rather than a mix of different breweries in one box, you can choose a different one each month.
What you get from each brewery will differ slightly but the service is easy to use and you can either plan ahead, picking a brewery, or get one at random if you’re feeling adventurous. Brewser has over 120 breweries available to choose from with more being added regularly and you can edit, skip and cancel online quickly with no hassle.
Everything is delivered directly from the brewery to ensure freshness and cut down on carbon footprint, plus a tree is planted for every box.
2. North Brewing - North Beer Club
Leeds-based North Brewing has a couple of options for its subscription service and both include perks such as a member’s area where you get early access to releases, 10% off select beer and 20% off select merch.
Members also get 10% off at the Springwell Tap and North Taproom so you just need to choose Silver or Gold membership which will get you either 6 or 12 beers every month respectively.
Either way, you’ll get a monthly booklet and regular additions like glassware, merch and event invitations.
3. Thornbridge - TBC (Thornbridge beer club)
One of the stalwarts of the UK brewing scene now has its own club and while it’s a little more expensive than some, the brewery packs a lot in.
You get a selection of beers including one that’s exclusive to the club and occasionally merch, too. There’s also 15% off the webstore, early access to releases, an anniversary glass, birthday gift and TBC pin badge. It's worth noting that Thornbridge was originally charging £40 for this box but has now reduced it to £30, with a slight reduction in the amount of beers that come in the pack. Head to its site for more information.
4. Beak Brewery - Pals Club
Situated under the white cliffs of the South Downs, Beak has quickly become one of the UK’s top up and coming breweries.
The Pals Club brings you 12 cans every month including special releases, and while the brewery typically pumps out modern IPAs, there are excellent lagers, stouts and a barrel program primarily for mixed fermentation brews.
It’s not just beer you get as subscribers benefit from early access to limited editions, 10% off merchandise, 10% off tickets to the Beak’s These Hills festival and invitations to exclusive events.
5. Duration - Beer Club
Duration is one of the most picturesque breweries in the UK and produces delicious beers in a wide range of styles.
The Beer Club bags you 12 cans with a mix of core beers such as Turtles All The Way Down, collaborations and new releases. Until Duration hits 100 subcribers, you will also get a free gift as well as 10% off merch on the store.
One of the best things about the Duration Beer Club is that you can choose to get it delivered every other month.
6. AF Beer Club
The amount of alcohol free beer has boomed over the last couple of years resulting in a huge amount of choice for anyone wanting to avoid booze.
The AF Beer Club will deliver you eight beers from around the world including the likes of Mikkeller, Northern Monk, Big Drop and Coast - many of which we’ve featured in our best alcohol-free beer list.
Founder Robin also hosts regular online Meet the Brewer sessions and there’s already been an AF Beer Festival and AF Beer Awards.
7. Northern Monk - Patrons Society
The Patrons Society has been simplified from three down to two tiers starting with the Pledge box. This gets you all the brewery’s special releases each month (normally 6 beers), plus access to the exclusive society store, a 10% online discount and more.
Splash £43.50 per month on the Ascention box and you’ll get the above plus 6 cans of Faith to keep your fridge stocked and the shipping is included too.
8. Hop Burns & Black
The Sub Club from the South London beer, hot sauce and vinyl retailer is ‘all killer, no filler’ meaning you won’t be getting anything you’ll find in the supermarket.
You’ll get 10 beers including small-batch collaborations, rare beers from abroad and exclusives. As well as beer you get detailed tasting notes, reviews and suggested food pairings and the chance to win a 750ml bottle every month.
9. Beer Merchants
This Beer Club offers 10 beers every month with the promise of never including the same beer twice.
The specialist importer also tempts with beers you're unlikely to find elsewhere such as Cantillon and Lervig. Members get a 5% discount on all orders from the shop, as well as special events.
One of the longest running boxes on the market, Beer52 must be doing something right.
This service offers eight beers every month along with a snack such as Soffles Pitta Chips. You also get the excellent Ferment magazine, which is packed full of interesting reads from some of the top beer writers around.
You can choose a mix of light and dark beers or stick to the lighter ones only.
While Beer52 says you can cancel at anytime, it's worth noting that there currently isn't a way to cancel online. You can change your subscription online, though. To cancel you need to phone, email or contact them through Twitter DM or Facebook Messenger.
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Additional reporting: Marc Chacksfield