Call me a sucker for punishment. Another year comes and goes and how better to celebrate the waning days of 2018 than with a new beer every day leading up to Christmas. Of course, this is no ordinary calendar. This year's calendar has made sure of that by offering us 24 beers from 12 different… Continue reading Beer Advent 2018: Another Year, Another Beer (or 24)
As we approach the new year, you can bet on one thing being completed; yes indeed, I finished all 24 beers of advent. T’is true! I will also confess the fact that I am once again a few days late in posting my final review. Like many others, I decided to use my days off… Continue reading Beer Advent 2017: The End?
Friends.....I have a confession. I needed a day off. The first eight days hit me pretty hard. I have never had so many Belgian style ales back to back to back. Unfortunately, in order to give my system the break it needed, this led to me being a few days behind in the beer advent… Continue reading Beer Advent 2017: Aftermath of the Belgian Invasion
The air is cool, the snow crisp and the trees sway back and forth in the wind releasing the fresh, resinous scent of pine. The amber glow of dusk approaches sooner in the day and the people of Fort McMurray are racing to get home and sit next to crackling fires bundled beneath warm blankets. … Continue reading Beer Advent 2017: All-Star Edition
The last days of advent have come and gone; 2016 is now but a memory as a new year dawns upon us. That being said, it is not too late to review the memory of the last six beers of advent to help ring in the new year. Let's not waste any more time and… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: One last hop, skip and drink!
We've officially gotten halfway through the beer advent calendar; another six beers have shown their labels and been consumed in the name Christmas cheer. I could waste your time by writing some petty words, but I think we're beyond that at this point. How about, we dive on in? December 13th: Nøgne Ø Adventurous Brown… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: Round Three, FIGHT!
When last we left our hero, he was tipping back a pint of Sweet Krampus. Another six days have passed and another six beers have been released from their cages. What did each door on the beer advent calendar reveal? Have I been sipping on decadent delights? Delicious draughts? Disgraceful disasters? Keep reading as I… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: The Adventure Continues
I look outside and I see the sun setting over the frost tipped trees of the boreal forest; the land around me covered in a powdered layer of pure white snow. The lights outside are slowly coming on one by one and the world is illuminated again in a sea of various shades of reds,… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: Old World Countries, New World Beers
The final stretch at last! 24 days have gone by so quickly, it barely felt like any time at all. Day after day of mystery, and before I knew it I was pulling the last advent beer out of the box. It has truly been a fantastic and interesting experience. Now, without further delay, we… Continue reading BeerAdvent 2015: I Just Got Run Over by a Reinbeer
I have continued my quest, opening each panel in turn. Every day reveals another beer; another unique experience as we inch closer and closer to Christmas. Some of them great. Some of them.....not so much. For those who aren't following so far, I am currently going through an Advent Calendar filled with mystery beers. Each… Continue reading BeerAdvent 2015: Part Deux