Day 13 – Nut Cracker & Coffee Porter

On the thirteenth day we opened a beer from Boulevard Brewing and Oskar Blues. My boyfriend’s beer is the Nut Cracker, a Winter Warmer Ale, from Boulevard Brewing Company out of Kansas City, Missouri.  When he took a sip and I asked him how it was, he said he’s sure I will absolutely love this…

Day 12 – Black Butte Porter & Jolly Russian

On the twelfth day of December, the next beer we tried was a porter and a Russian Imperial Stout. My boyfriend opened the Deschutes Black Butte Porter and informed me he has had this beer several times before… oops!  Obviously he really likes it… brewed by Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon and at 5.2% ABV,…

Day 11 – Steel Toe & Coconut Macaroons

On the eleventh day of December, I became pretty excited when my boyfriend opened his beer of the day!  It’s the one I had while shopping for the different type of beer to put in our advent box at the Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton, Missouri. 🙂  When I tried it, I thought it was…

Day 10 – Goose Parka Porter & Pumpkin Ale

On the tenth day of December we opened a porter and an ale. My boyfriend opened the Goose Parka Porter, brewed by Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago, Illinois.  This one definitely has a bitter taste to it.  At 5.3% ABV, this is one that we would definitely pass on putting in our shopping cart…

Day 9 – Hotbox Coffee Porter & Creme Brulee

On the ninth day of December we opened another coffee porter and an imperial milk stout, creme brulee. My boyfriend opened the Hotbox Coffee Porter brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colorado.  This is a very smooth tasting coffee porter and at 6.5% ABV, it’d definitely be a beer that we would pick up…

Day 8 – Pumpkin Barrel Ale & Jolly Russian

On the 8th day, two awesome types of beer were opened!  Both we have never tried or heard of before, and ended up being a lot better than what I had thought.  There was a Russian Imperial Stout and a Pumpkin Barrel Ale – both aged in a barrel… one rum and one bourbon.  Want…

Day 7 – Option #2 and Cat Cafe

On the 7th day of December we opened our next beer and found it to be Option #2 and Cat Cafe. For those of you that have followed this blog the past couple years since I started posting about the beer advent box, you probably notice a familiar beer shown.  I was introduced to Option…

Day 6 – Coffee Baltic Porter & Hazelnut Brown Nectar

On the 6th day of December we opened a Coffee Baltic Porter and a Hazelnut Brown Nectar beer. My boyfriend opened the Crooked Stave Coffee Baltic Porter that is aged with Artisan Coffee Beans.  It is a nice, smooth tasting beer with good flavor and balance.  It is brewed by Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project…

Day 5 – Stone Woot Stout & Old Fashioned Barrel Ale

On the 5th day of December we opened two bourbon barrel aged beers!  That was pretty exciting since the barrel aged types are some of our favorite types of beer. My boyfriend’s beer was Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale brewed by Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company in Lexington, Kentucky.  It is an ale brewed with cherries…

Day 4 – Arabicadabra & Imperial Pumpkin Smash

We woke up on the 4th day of December to a pretty chilly morning here in the UP of Michigan. When it came time to open our next beer, my boyfriend opened another milk stout and my eyes lit up when mine was a pumpkin beer. The coffee milk stout is called Arabicadabra by Bell’s…

Day 3 – Cat Cafe & Porter

On the 3rd day of December we opened our beer to drink and found that they are both from the same brewery… imagine that!  I did not do that on purpose though… it was OK since they weren’t the same beer! My boyfriend had the Cat Cafe milk stout with coffee added.  This is made…

Day 2 – Obsidian Stout & Winter Lager

On this snowy day of December 2nd, we opened our next beer which turned out to be a lager and a stout.  Due to wet, heavy snow and downed trees, we lost power for over 5 hours… so when we finally decided it was time to get our beer, a flashlight was needed and it…