I love subscription boxes and I think it is great that they have grown so much since the early days of beauty boxes, these days you seem to be able to get everything from socks, to those that treat your pet. One which happens to be new to me however is Beer52.
Beer52 is a craft beer subscription box and contains either 8 or 10 (depending your subscription) beers each month. As well as being able to choose the amount of beers you receive you can also choose if you would like to have a light, or mixed case. The light case removes the dark beers and replaces them with light varieties such as IPA and Pale Ale.
As well as 8 or 10 beers you will also receive in your monthly box, the latest copy of Ferment Magazine; a magazine dedicated to craft beers and 1 snack that is perfect for nibbling on when you drink one of your beers.
I think most people who visit my blog know that I don't actually drink alcohol myself, so this was passed onto my Dad to review, as he is a bit of a fan of cask ales and likes to try out new ones he comes across when away.
The beers we received in our Beer52 collect were mostly (if not all) from Colorado, which really allowed my Dad to try something he wouldn't just stumble on in his travels around the UK.
Overall my Dad was really impressed with the selection of beers, he did think that perhaps 8 beers per month would be too much for him, as while he does like a good beer, he doesn't actually drink that often and then it is only one bottle at a time.
If you are looking and thinking, well yes I agree, never fear. Beer52 also sell a selection of the beers by the can or bottle and you can even choose to buy one off crates for yourself, or as a gift, instead of signing up for a monthly subscription.
It's my parent's 40th wedding anniversary this year and they have popped off on a well-deserved holiday, so my Dad hasn't made it all the way through sampling all of the beers yet. However, of those he has tried, he told me this about the milk stout; as with the well known British and Irish beers of a similar type this was rich, creamy and smooth, I enjoyed it immensely and would be happy to drink it in their stead.
He also added; I have a chequered history with American beer, many are excellent, some lack character as do many ‘ international beers' in my opinion, and I confess that once, and only once I drank strawberry beer. These were not like that, they all had a very British feel. I liked them a lot.
Overall I was really impressed with the idea, as I don't drink beers myself I wouldn't sign up for me, but I am tempted to buy my Dad a couple of boxes for Christmas so he can sample some more.
Beer52 costs £24 for 8 beers or £29 for 10 beers on a 4 weekly cycle, however discount is given if you sign up for 3, 6 or 12 months together and you subscription can be cancelled at any time.
If you would like to know more about Beer52 or sign up to the service for yourself, do head over to their website.
What do you think of the sound of Beer52 is it a subscription service you could enjoy?