Brewpublik is a new business venture that has entered the Raleigh market within the past few months. They cut their teeth in Charlotte, then have expanded into Raleigh. Brewpublik provides a customized craft beer delivery service based on a taste profile you create on their website. Based on your profile, they then select craft beers that match your profile and deliver it to your doorstep every month! I was intrigued by the concept so I reached out to them and after understanding their business model, I decided to sign up. As you might expect, my taste profile is “all Stouts all the time” and the more we talked, I decided to sign up for their concierge plan. It’s their most personalized plan (with the highest monthly cost) but it seemed like the way to go for me. The beauty is that it is a month to month subscription, so I can freeze my account during the summer when Stouts are in hibernation. You can even specify when (day and time) to have your Brewpublik crate delivered! On the day of my delivery, they texted me with a link that tracked my delivery all the way to my house! I met my delivery person as they were driving up the street, he dropped off my crate, I signed off on the delivery, and away he went to his next delivery!
Another feature of the Brewpublik service is that you have the ability to preview your crate so you can swap out any bottles you may not like before you get your delivery. The BrewPublik team were very easy to deal with and very responsive to my many questions upfront. The Stouts I received in my concierge delivery were:
-1 bottle of Founders KBS
-1 bottle of Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate BOMB!
-2 bottles of Wicked Weed Dark Age
-2 bottles of Mikkeller Black Hole
-2 bottles of Anderson Valley Huge Arker
I was certainly pleased with my selection! Imagine having KBS and Pirate BOMB! delivered to you! Now mind you, I did purchase their premium monthly service (but did get a generous new customer discount). I suspect that not all Stout deliveries will have KBS or Pirate BOMB!, but if that is any indication of future deliveries, I’ll be a happy Stoutwhisperer!
Brewpublik is starting to expand beyond Charlotte and Raleigh into San Francisco and Charleston, SC. I am hopeful that the more they expand, the greater and varied their Stout selection will be! It would be great to be able to get some of those west coast Stouts to taste and review!
If first impressions are any indication, I think Brewpublik might have something here. They have bent over backwards to insure I was happy with my delivery and I’m looking forward to what they have in store (or in stock) for the future! If you are interested as well, visit their website and make sure you tell them the Stoutwhisperer sent you!