Day 13: Cabra Loca

On Sunday, December 13th, 2020 our beer of the day is Cabra Loca  – a dark spice chocolate espresso milk stout brewed with cayenne, cocoa and cinnamon. This beer was not shaken up at all – however, when I opened it, beer started coming out the top like a volcano erupting… the beer in the…

Day 12 – Xocoveza

On Saturday, December 12th, 2020 our beer of the day is Xocoveza – an imperial stout inspired by Mexican hot chocolate… yes, our eyes were pretty wide open when we read that one. Our cats, Milo and Oliver, were a bit stand-offish about this one, too… This beer is definitely one of a kind.  With…

Day 11: Peanut Butter Cup Stout

On Friday, December 11th, 2020 our beer of the day is from a brewery near my hometown in Southern Illinois.  This PBC (Peanut Butter Cup) Stout definitely has a peanut butter smell to it! This is brewed by Big Muddy Brewing in Murphysboro, Illinois.  At 5.5% ABV, this is a smooth stout to drink –…

Day 10 – Six Mile Bridge

On Thursday, December 10th, 2020 our beer of the day is a coffee maple stout. This beer is brewed by the Sherring Brewing Company out of Maryland Heights, MO.   At 6% ABV served in a 1 pint can, this isn’t too overpowering on the maple flavor.  It’s drinkable but to me, a bit weak. We…

Day 9: German Chocolate Cake Stout

On Wednesday, December 9th, 2020, our beer of the day is German Chocolate Cake Stout by Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. We knew this one would have some type of coconut flavor to it, and it does.  You can definitely smell the coconut, too.  At 6.3%, it’s not too strong.  We are not…

Day 8 – Dragon’s Milk Reserve

On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, we opened Dragon’s Milk Reserve.  At first I thought we had this one last year, since they had an Oatmeal Cookie that was amazing, since it has the same colors, but then realized it was a 2020 batch. This is a bourbon barrel-aged stout with vanilla and chai spices.  It…

Day 7: Ellie’s Brown

On Monday, December 7th, 2020, we opened an American Brown Ale. When I saw it was from Avery Brewing, I figured it had to be good – the beer we have had from Avery has always been really good.

Day 5: Omar Porter

On Saturday, December 5th, 2020, our beer tonight is called Omar Porter, which we have had in a previous craft beer advent box before.  The only snow right now where we are here in the U.P. of Michigan, is what you are seeing in my painting… so sad! This porter is OK… not the best…

Day 4 – Be Civil

On Friday, December 4th, 2020, our beer for tonight is an American Brown Ale – Be Civil, by Civil Life Brewing Company out of St. Louis, Missouri. For the most part, I’ll tolerate a brown ale… not one that I would go out of my way to drink though.  I will say, that this does…

Day 3: Breakfast Stout

On Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, our beer of the day is Breakfast Stout by Founders.  This is a double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout.  We are a huge fan of a lot of the different types of stouts that Founders brews. This does have a little bit of a bitterness to it, but the flavor is…

Day 2 – For The Graham

On December 2nd, 2020 our beer of the day is called For The Graham – a S’mores inspired stout.  We have had s’more flavored stouts before, so this was exciting to get to try. This is brewed by The Modern Brewery, Inc. out of St. Louis, Missouri.  It comes in a 1 pint can and…