Rare Beer Club Membership: Holiday Gift Guide for Beer Lovers

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Monthly beer clubs flourished before craft beer began to boom and fill every grocery store with world-class pale ales and high-strength Belgians. The one club still worth its dues is the Rare Beer Club. Founded by the late, great beer writer Michael Jackson — the man who was the first to spread the good beer gospel in the '70s and '80s — this subscription service still strives to bring members unique, hard to find, and undoubtedly delicious beers from around the world. Recent selections included small-batch sours, a Danish imperial stout, and a rye IPA from Italy. [Starts at $35/month; beermonthclub.com]