Hey everyone! Thanks for purchasing this year’s Craft Beer Advent Calendar. We’re really excited about this year’s calendar. And that doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that we didn’t end the loading day with all of our fingers stuck together (long story). We promise.

Check back here every day and we’ll post some info about that day’s beer! Of course, we won’t spoil any surprises. We’ll wait until 9am each day to post that day’s beer. Just in case you get any ideas about peeking early. 😉

Hey, by the way: if you give this as a present to a known gift shaker, we can’t be responsible for the results. Fair warning!

Let us know what you think about the calendar. Enjoy!

Santa’s Cookies

Advent Day: 24 Brewery: Champion Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout ABV: 8.0% Description: THE FINISH LINE!!! This day is about having something that you enjoy, and keeping Kris Kringle sated in the process. This imperial oatmeal stout is brewed with ginger and cardamom for a pleasing
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Yellow Snow

Advent Day: 23 Brewery: Rogue Style: Pilsner ABV: 5.5% Description: After last year’s Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo, we’ve developed a slight obsession with spruce. We also can’t get over a beer named “yellow snow”. This year’s Spruce-Tip Pilsner offering from Rogue is
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Imperial Cinnamon Roll Ale

Advent Day: 22 Brewery: Southern Tier Style: American Strong Ale ABV: 8.6% Description: Cinnamon Rolls, how on earth could we turn this down?! Lightly toasted malts, subtle & spicy hops, cinnamon, and lactose sugar all coalesce to lend a flavor and aroma that brewers said
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Advent Day: 21 Brewery: Basic City Style: American Imperial IPA ABV: 7.8% Description: The groceries are being purchased, the last-minute shopping is imminent, the relatives have asked you for your address to plug into Mapquest for the 19 th time, but you’re in the final stretch.
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Advent Day: 20 Brewery: North Coast Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale ABV: 7.6% Description: We love traditions, that, and our ridiculous love for beer are the reasons this calendar exists. North Coast also loves tradition, and this delicious Belgian Golden Ale is the result. Using
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Köld Schauer

Advent Day: 19 Brewery: Sixpoint Style: Kölsch ABV: 4.9% Description: Sometimes the suggestion for a variety of ailments is to take a cold shower. On this beautiful journey through the Calendar, we had to change some lettering (and umlauts) around, but the results should be
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Advent Day: 18 Brewery: Oskar Blues Style: American Porter ABV: 6.5% Description: At this point, we know you need some coffee to make it through the final week, and we’re happy to provide that! Using a porter base with flavors of roasted nuts, crème brulee, cocoa, and caramel,
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Orchard Frost

Advent Day: 17 Brewery: Bold Rock Style: Cider ABV: 4.7% Description: If this calendar gets a Sour, it’s getting a Cider, and we know who which of our neighbors to trust in that’s department. An amber-hued cider with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, clove, and caramel, all
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Zombie Killin’ Ale

Advent Day: 16 Brewery: Three Notch’d Style: American Imperial IPA ABV: 7.8% Description: Alright, we’re big enough to admit we’re not quite over the Halloween theme yet. This incredible Black Rye DIPA was brewed in collaboration with The Judy Chops, a Shenandoah Valley band
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Christmas Ale

Advent Day: 15 Brewery: Schlafly Style: Winter Warmer ABV: 8.0% Description: Taking a slight bit of inspiration from spirits like wassail and mulled wine, but making a much more palatable brew, Schlafly Christmas Ale uses a combination of seasonal spices and sweet caramel malt
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Advent Day: 14 Brewery: Great Lakes Style: American Amber Ale ABV: 8.0% Description: We don’t have any allusions to Christmas vampires in our memory banks, but we have never gotten to do a Halloween Beer Calendar, so let’s give it a day. Rocking a toasted malt body and pronounced
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Winter White

Advent Day: 13 Brewery: Bell’s Style: Witbier ABV: 5.0% Description: Taking a different approach to the winter seasonal, Winter White uses an impressive combination of barley and wheat malts in lieu of any spices, and the results are pure as winter snow. Brewed intentionally hazy
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Sweet Tarts

Advent Day: 12 Brewery: Peak Organic Style: Sour Ale ABV: 4.6% Description: Since we made it to the halfway mark, we decided to keep it light, and fruity! Exhibiting crisp flavors of blueberry perfectly blended with a touch of sour, this easy-drinker is sure to go down quickly
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Lagunitas Sucks

Advent Day: 11 Brewery: Lagunitas Style: American Imperial IPA ABV: 7.85% Description: : Necessity is the mother of invention, and we sure are glad necessity provided us with Lagunitas Sucks. Back in 2010 when Lagunitas realized they didn’t have the proper materials to brew their
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Sweet Baby Java

Advent Day: 10 Brewery: DuClaw Style: American Porter ABV: 6.2% Description: We realized we’re now into the double digits, so it’s time for a good wake-up. This new take on Sweet Baby Jesus hop guns the Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter with cold-steeped, whole bean espresso for
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Cinnamon Raisin Commodore

Advent Day: 9 Brewery: Ballast Point Style: American Stout ABV: 6.5% Description: Sometimes, when a brewery has already achieved perfection, the only thing to do is see if it can be made perfect-er. Commodore was a gold-medal winner on its own, but the addition of cinnamon and
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Chai High

Advent Day: 8 Brewery: Avery Style: Herbed/Spiced Beer ABV: 5.2% Description: Sometimes you want a spiced seasonal that’s not so darn Christmas-y. We found one that artfully blends our favorite brewed alcoholic beverage with a favorite brewed non-alcoholic beverage. We won’t
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Abita Christmas Ale

Advent Day: 7 Brewery: Abita Style: American Amber ABV: 5.5% Description: This annual offering from Abita is designed to be a new gift each year because it’s never brewed the same twice, there are just some common rules to the beer: Always expect a dark ale with some spice to it,
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Advent Day: 6 Brewery: Eggenberg Style: Dopplebock ABV: 14.00% Description: While we’re waking up this morning, figuring out when the best time to open this beer, the folks at Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg are hard at work on next year’s batch. A special throwback to Beers of
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Advent Day: 5 Brewery: Deschutes Style: Winter Warmer ABV: 6.7% Description: We’re going to guess 5 days into December, things are at least a little bit cold. This robust, warming ale features spices of the season, notes of cocoa, dried fruit, and toffee, and as a celebration of
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Advent Day: 4 Brewery: Sierra Nevada Style: American IPA ABV: 6.8% Description: First brewed in 1981, this… celebrated brew and its production are a highly anticipated event, with the first fresh hop drop-off starting the season. With robust notes of citrus and pine to get its
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Chocolate Sombrero

Advent Day: 3 Brewery: Clown Shoes Style: American Imperial Stout ABV: 9.0% Description: We, as well as the craft brewing community, have become smitten with the “Mexican Hot Chocolate” beer, and Clown Shoes is happy to contribute. With roasted dark malts, extra chocolate malts,
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 Florida Cracker

Advent Day: 2 Brewery: Cigar City Style: Witbier ABV: 4.5% Description: A delicious Belgian White brewed to honor colonial-era cow herders and their tool of the trade, this refreshing beer is a reminiscent look back at the days of summer, and a bridging gap to the colder months
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Mellow Monks

Advent Day: 1 Brewery: Weyerbacher Style: Belgian Pale Ale ABV: 4.5% Description: We always want to start off the holiday season with something light, we think this is the perfect “something light”. A Golden Ale brewed to be reminiscent of Merry Monks, but with a smooth 4.5% ABV
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Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2017

It’s back! All good things come to those who wait, they say, and we’ve got 24 good things coming soon to reward your patience. The Craft Beer Advent Calendar has returned. If you don’t know what that is, read on. With a traditional advent calendar, you open up a
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