Another beer advent calendar joins the list of available ones for the 2021 Holiday Season with the new 24 Craft Beers of Cheer Advent Calendar Pack. This one comes from the Brewers Collective, the craft arm of Anheuser-Busch, and features you guessed it, 24 various beers.
The 24 Craft Beers of Cheer includes beers from Widmer Brothers Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Redhook Brewery, Kona Brewing, Goose Island Beer Co., and Golden Road Brewing. This assortment of beers includes a few winter seasonals and a handful that are not available locally here in the Portland Metro Area.
On the 24 Craft Beers of Cheer website, there’s a beer checklist to take notes and descriptions that allow beer drinkers to learn more about each of the 24 different beers. This list also highlights the 9 award winning beers that are part of this holiday pack.
Five years ago, Anheuser Busch released the BRWBOX Holiday Craft Beer Calendar that featured beers Widmer, Kona, Redhook, Goose Island, and Golden Road. This pack featured a mix of 12oz bottles and cans. The new 24 Craft Beers of Cheer features only 12oz cans of 13 different beer styles from seven different breweries.
Locally in the Portland metro area, the 24 Craft Beers of Cheer Pack can be found at select Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target, Total Wine & More, BevMo! among other retailers. We have seen priced at $49.99 at many of these retailers. This seasonal package makes for a great gift or for exploring new beers and revisiting a few ones that you may not have enjoyed in some time!
And if you want to learn which beers comprise the 24 Beers of Cheer pack, the list of all 24 beers with descriptions are listed below.
Elysian Salt & Seed
An easy-drinking watermelon goes with lemon-lime tartness, herbal characteristics, and mild saltiness.
Elysian Night Owl
A very drinkable pumpkin ale—brewed with pumpkin puree and juice, and spiced with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.
Elysian Altered Contact
An electrifying Tart IPA with a juicy demeanor.
Elysian Split Shot
Milk Stout made with coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
Golden Road Mango Cart
A light wheat ale bursting with lots of fresh mango flavor and aroma.
Golden Road Christmas Cart
Wheat Ale bursting with bright cherry flavors and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.
Golden Road Golden State Cerveza
A light smooth Mexican-style Lager with a hint of citrus.
Golden Road Hefeweizen
A Bavarian-style wheat beer with hints of banana and clove.
Red Hook Winterhook
Our take on the classic winter warmer – sensual malts create a beer bursting with caramel flavors.
Red Hook Storm Surge
A Hazy IPA with tropical and citrusy fruit-forward hops that converge with a light malt body and a crisp finish.
Red Hook Big Ballard
An Imperial IPA that pays homage to our original stomping grounds in the Ballard district of Seattle.
10 Barrel Crush Apricot Sour
Brewed to appeal to any palate of the sour craze, this award-winning beer is light, crisp, and refreshing.
10 Barrel Crush Cucumber Sour
This award-winning Sour is light, crisp, and refreshing.
Kona Big Wave
A lighter-bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor—smooth, easy-drinking, and refreshing.
A crisp, pale-gold lager made with choice malts and aromatic hops, brewed in a traditional lager style.
Kona Pipeline Porter
A smooth and dark Porter with a distinctive roasty aroma and earthy complexity.
Goose Island 312
An immensely refreshing Urban Wheat Ale inspired by the city of Chicago.
Goose Island Christmas IPA
A balanced, dry, malt-forward IPA that uses 6 different hops.
Goose Island So-Lo IPA
A full-bodied IPA with big aroma, citrus and herbal aroma notes, and a nice balanced bitterness.
Goose Island IPA
An award-winning, fuller flavored IPA with bright citrus aromas and a bold hop finish.
Widmer Brothers Hazy Jack Pale Ale
Hazy Pale Ale with bold piney & citrusy hops and soft malt notes.
Widmer Brothers Brrr Hoppy Red
A one-of-a-kind Northwest-style red ale with a citrusy hop aroma and smooth bitterness.
Widmer Brothers Green Skies
A bright and fruity Hazy IPA with a light malt backbone and a juicy finish.
Widmer Brothers Hefe
American-style hefeweizen with bold, clean flavor and pronounced citrus and floral aromas.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.