June 18, 2019
More and more people are turning to online outlets to get their beer of choice. Why has the internet become a go-to choice for beer shopping? The many benefits are hard to argue with.
For one, the selection of beers available online is far greater than that at any brick-and-mortar store. This is especially true if you love craft beer, as many brand name superstores don't carry many craft varieties. Many, in fact, don't carry craft beer at all.
Trying to find somewhere local in your area that has the beer you want can be time-consuming and potentially impossible. But if you check online, all it usually takes is a few quick keystrokes before you've found exactly what you are looking for.
Even if you're not exactly sure what you want, the range of options online gives you a much wider area to explore. If you're sick of the same old beer you've been picking up with your eggs and milk for the last ten years, the internet can offer a wide open door.
When you go to a brand name superstore, you're buying beer that was purchased in bulk, likely in quantities in the thousands. These stores fill the shelves and keep surplus beer in the back until more is needed.
That means the beer you might from your local store could be weeks old.
You don't run into this problem as often when you order from online retailers. Most online retailers order from suppliers as their own orders come in, meaning the beer that arrives at your front door is as fresh as it could possibly be.
When you order beer online, it means that beer is literally being shipped right to your front door. That means instead of traveling from grocery store to grocery store trying to find your favorite brew, you can be getting work done or watching TV as your beer comes to you.
You won't even have to put pants on to get beer in hand, though you might want to just to spare your delivery man the embarrassment.
If you're not accustomed to buying beer online, you may be a little uncertain about how the process works, and whether or not it's safe. The short answer is that buying beer online is incredibly safe, as long as you know what you're doing.
There are a few things you should keep an eye out for when shopping for beer online.
There's a wide variety of great sellers of beer and alcohol online. But just like with anything, there are also some shady and less than stellar sellers who might not provide you with the best or safest customer experience.
So before you pull your credit card out, you'll want to make sure that the beer retailer you're planning to buy from is reputable and legitimate.
Look around their website and look out for comments from previous customers. If they don't host these on their own website, look elsewhere around the web for reviews. Reading feedback from customers can help get you a sense of what to expect from a retailer. As long as a good majority of the comments seem positive, you should feel more confident in going with this particular seller.
You can find such reviews in a variety of places online. Google and Reddit are popular sources for reviews. You can also look through social media, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. If you want to do some extra detective work, you can browse through popular beer blogs and see if the retailer you're exploring is mentioned or recommended.
If there's a major threat when it comes to purchasing beer online, it's keeping your data safe. If you want to protect your credit card info, name, and address, you'll need to ensure your buying from a retailer that has proper protection set up.
That means the retailer in question needs to be running an SSL Certificate on their website. An SSL Certificate ensures that all the data you enter into the site will be encrypted and protected from all outside sources.
How can you tell if a retailer's website is running such a certificate? Take a close look at the address bar of your web browser. Most browsers will display an image of a lock or the phrase 'secured' when you land on a page with an SSL Certificate. If you don't see any such image, it might mean that the website you are on is unsafe for your data.
Last but not least, trust your gut sense. If a retailer seems off or sketchy, there might be something amiss even if you can't put your finger on it. Consider looking elsewhere for the beer you want.
Understanding how to buy beer online can help to save you time and money. There's nothing better than getting the beer you love delivered right to your front door.
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June 26, 2019
As one of our greatest Founding Fathers once said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Beer is a wonderful thing, and it makes for a great gift. And for people who enjoy craft beer, getting a beer gift basket can be an amazing gift.
Beer gift baskets let you try a bunch of different beers without having to commit to a full six-pack of each. Oftentimes, they may also include beers that are difficult to get in your area, which makes them an even better gift. Read on to learn about some of the occasions where a beer gift basket might be a good present.
June 22, 2019
Did you know that Americans drink nearly 7 billion gallons of beer every single year? It's true! And because of this, the beer industry is quite extensive.
This means that if you're an avid beer drinker, you can find all kinds of items related to the hobby that are worth having. But if you're looking to find the perfect gift for a beer enthusiast in your life, and aren't that familiar with the industry, you may be a bit overwhelmed by the seemingly endless amount of options.
What's are some unique gifts to give a beer enthusiast that they probably don't already have? What about actual beer? Is that a good gift?
If you're asking yourself these kinds of questions, wonder no longer, because we're here to help!
In this article, we'll tell you 10 beer gifts that are sure to win you the "best gift" award from your favorite beer connoisseur.
Now then, let's get started!
June 20, 2019
Americans consume an estimated 6.3 billion gallons of beer every year. That means the average person of drinking age enjoys 28.3 gallons of beer over the course of a year.
And when you think about how many gatherings include beer, this number shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Backyard BBQs, Superbowl parties, and Friday nights are often spent with a cold one in hand.
You may be wondering what to get a loved one as their birthday or Christmas approaches. However, if they’re a beer enthusiast, you can’t go wrong with one of the many craft beer gifts that are available.
Do you need some inspiration? Then keep reading as we uncover the top craft beer gifts that anyone would love.