Beer, Beer Advent Calendar

Beer Advent Calendar Check-In

December 16, 2015

Now that I’ve been enjoying the fruits of my labour, it’s time to check-in on how my beer advent calendar is going!

 

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Lookin’ good, beers. Lookin’ good.

 

Beers I’ve Opened So Far

I was a bit worried when I made the calendar that I’d remember what beer I put on which day and ruin the surprise as a result. I’m very happy to say that for once my faulty memory has done me a solid and I promptly forgot almost all the beer assignments. I’ve opened 14 beers so far.

  • Muskoka Detour
  • Muskoka Cream Ale
  • Left Field Eephus
  • Shillow Beer Co. Bitter Waitress Black IPA
  • Amsterdam Boneshaker
  • Creemore Altbier
  • Side Launch Dark Lager
  • Brickworks Cider Batch 1904
  • Sawdust City Lone Pine IPA
  • Mill St Vanilla Porter
  • Black Creek Brewery Pumpkin Ale
  • Granville Island Winter Ale
  • Wychwood Brewery Hobgoblin
  • Kensington Brewery Fish Eye

 

Beers I’ve Yet to Open

  • Double Trouble French Press Vanilla Porter
  • Hockley Dark Ale
  • Mill St Tankhouse
  • Side Launch Pale Ale
  • Great Lakes Brewery Pompous Ass English Pale Ale
  • Nickel Brook Cause & Effect Blonde Ale
  • Grand River Brewing Highballer Pumpkin Ale
  • Wychwood Brewery Bah Humbug Christmas Ale
  • Innis & Gunn Rum Finish
  • Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale
  • Erdinger Dunkel

 

Clearly many great beers still left to enjoy! On reflection I’m happy that I decided to front load the month with lighter beers and most of the IPAs, leaving the latter half to be a smorgasbord of browns, darks, porters and winter warmers. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas winter!

 

Thoughts On the Process and Experience So Far

Overall I am enjoying this an incredible amount! Both Cori and Adam (friends featured in the building post) agree with me that this was a great idea and should obviously be a new tradition. We all also appreciated that we didn’t remember which beer went on which day, which meant getting a great surprise each day. I think in future years I’d eventually like to create reusable bags that are a bit more permanent and festive, but I think this first attempt was still a clear triumph.

 

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If you’re interested, you can follow me on Instagram and Untappd, where I’m sharing each beer day by day.

 

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