Craft City

Operating out of San Diego, CA, Craft City boasts over 2,000 craft beers and also wine and spirits (and kombucha and craft soda). You can browse many ways, but best is likely by style.

The site says all in stock orders are processed and shipped within two business days but my order took 5 days to process and another 7 to arrive, so not slow but not fast.

Shipping cost was reasonable, if not on the high side. I ordered six 375ml bottles at $9.99 each. So the subtotal was $59.94 and FedEx ground service was $31.27 not including a $3.00 “adult signature fee”. As per usual, despite lots of stickers and warnings on the box, I’m happy to report the signature requirement was not upheld (I hate to risk missing a delivery because I might be out). Though this is the first time I’m seeing an additional fee for a signature called out. In the end my 6 bottles crept up from $9.99 each to $15.70 each all in.

Communication was good including shipment and delivery notifications via email. My order was for six bottles and each were very securely packed and arrived in perfect condition.

Craft Beer Cellar (Hickory)

Craft Beer Cellar from Hickory, NC leverages the service of Bevv for online order fulfillment. I received my order the very next day– so fast in fact, that some of the cans were still cold. They were all individually wrapped in plastic bublewrap so no worries of condensation. In fact, packing was 5 stars– a heavy box marked fragile, bubble wrap on all sides as well as taped tightly around every can (and I ordered many).

BeerDrop

Beer drop is a monthly subscription service for craft beer delivery based in Denver, CO. It is also possible to purchase specific items from their online store in addition to your subscription. As of November, I’ve had three monthly deliveries and have been very happy with the selections I’m being sent.