The Great Christmas Beer Advent Calendar
There are just so many great seasonal beers out this time of year that I have decided to embark upon a twenty-four beer marathon leading up to Christmas Day. Think of it like an advent calendar but for grown-ups so instead of chalky milk chocolate snowmen you get a craft beer.
I am now more than ten days into the advent calendar and there have been some ups and some downs. I have included beers from many different breweries and locations, I have included many different styles and strengths but ultimately what makes a great Christmas beer will be somewhat subjective.
Do you want a hoppy crisp Northwest coast ale on Christmas morn? Or do you prefer to snuggle up fireside with a robust and spicy stout? Maybe you like a liqoury winter warmer as a nightcap after a long day skiing? While we may not always agree on what makes the best beer choice for the holidays I hope you enjoy learning about the many wondrous winter options out there.
So please follow along on www.partingglassblog.com as I continue to explore one new Christmas/Winter/Seasonal beer each day and then review and rate them on my trademarked (I wish) candy cane rating system. Like actually seeing Santa on Christmas Eve I remain vigilant in my efforts to locate (and drink) that elusive ten candy cane beer.
Happy Holidays and Joyeux Noel!
But where did you buy the advent calendar? I first heard about it yesterday (saw an empty box in a neighbour’s recycling) and have been trying to find out where to buy one for 2013. A great gift I think.
Hi Rosemary, My blog posts were just Christmas beers I chose to review (my own custom calendar); however, the craft beer advent calendar you saw was available late November, early December here in Canada at several of the private liqour stores like Brewery Creek in Vancouver. I am not sure where they were available in the US. I would contact a local store and see about ordering one for next year. Cheers, Sara