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 little door every day from December 1st through December 24th. It’s like a countdown to Christmas. There are usually chocolates, or treats, or toys hidden behind each door. In our Advent calendar, however, we put an awesome craft beer behind each door. You can drink ’em however you want. Open the door in the morning before work, stick the beer in the fridge, and have it when you get home. Save them all up and take them to the family Christmas (or other holiday of your choosing) dinner. Give them away to your neighbors (we don’t espouse this method, but it’s very commendable and holiday-spirit-y of you!). Your choice. We do all the hard work, gathering 24 amazing beers, and you get to sit back and enjoy the results.
There is a catch, though.
We won’t tell you what the beers are. That’s part of the fun, every day is a surprise! What we will do, however, so you trust that we won’t steer you wrong, is show you what we put in last year’s calendar. You can see that it’s a good mix of styles, seasonals, and flavors, but all of the beers are highly rated, very well respected, and delicious. Any true beer lover will love every beer in the case.
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We would like to repeat, this is NOT the list of beers in the 2017 CBAC. This is the 2016 CBAC, listed here as examples of the types of beers you can expect this year. Repeat. These are NOT the beers you’ll be getting this year. (They’ll be better!) Anyhoo, here’s what we put in last year’s case.
|1||New Belgium/Ben&Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough||Blonde Ale|
|2||Stone Xocoveza||Mexican Hot Choco Stout|
|3||Against the Grain Sho Nuff||Belgian Pale Ale|
|4||Heavy Seas Winter Storm||ESB|
|5||Bell’s Christmas Ale||Scottish Ale|
|6||21st Amendment Fireside Chats||Winter Warmer|
|7||Stone Coffee Milk Stout||Milk Stout|
|8||Starr Hill Snow Blind||Doppelbock|
|9||Brooklyn Black Chocolate||Russian Imperial Stout|
|10||Rogue Yellow Snow||American IPA|
|11||Breckenridge Christmas Ale||Winter Warmer|
|12||Delirium Noel||Belgian Strong Dark Ale|
|13||Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break||Imperial Stout|
|14||Three Notch’d Tollan Rye||Rye IPA|
|15||Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast||American Stout|
|16||Anchor Christmas||Winter Warmer|
|17||Breckenridge Nitro Chocolate Orange Stout||American Stout|
|18||Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo||Spruce-Infused Pale Ale|
|19||Troegs Mad Elf||American Strong Ale|
|20||Sixpoint Sweet Action||Cream Ale|
|21||Gouden Carolus Noel||Belgian Strong Dark Ale|
|22||Devils Backbone Kilt Flasher||Scottish Ale|
|23||Legend Winter White||Witbier|
|24||Scaldis Noel||Belgian Strong Dark Ale|
So, ready to buy one? We’re taking reservations right now, then we’ll have them ready for pickup somewhere around November 16th. We don’t have a final price yet, because we haven’t finalized the beers, but it should be somewhere around $75. Quantities are limited, so don’t wait too long to reserve yours. Call the restaurant at 434-975-3311 to reserve yours!