Day 5: Nitro Milk Stout, Hoppy Farmhouse Ale, Vodka

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, before we ate dinner we learned which beer we would each have, as well as the shot of the night.  A coffee milk stout, another IPA and vodka. From the stout box is the Steep Drop!, which is a nitro coffee milk stout.  It is brewed with fair trade, small…

Day 1: Oatmeal Stout, Screenshot & Rum Horchata

On December 1, 2019, we opened the packaging of our first beer to see what we could look forward to after dinner.  Beforehand, I was asked what if I found the first is an IPA… my response was, ‘Well, it is what it is and I’ll just have to deal with it.’ This morning we…

2019 Craft Beer Advent Box Time!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It is that time of year again!  This time I took a break from creating our own box and ordered them from the Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton, MO.  When the email came through, stating that pre-orders were being accepted, I learned quickly that shipping was also an…

Days 19 – 24

As we traveled for the holidays, this post is a bit overdue… so I figured I’d combine these last few days together. On the 19th day, I had the same beer my boyfriend had the night before and then he had a barrel aged ale.  The Hibernation Ale is aged in whiskey barrels and brewed…

Day 18 – Lump of Coal

On the eighteenth day of December, we opened a beer that was shared.  The other day we were cleaning up the garage and my boyfriend ran across an empty bottle of this.  He made a comment where I decided to not take this one out of our box and have it again this year. If…

Day 17 – Blonde Ale & Porter

On the seventeenth day of December, we opened a blonde ale and porter.  When we first unwrapped these, I was tempted to just do a shareable of a beer I’ve got stocked up because it is that good… but since we can’t find it up here in the U.P. of Michigan, I try to make…

Day 16 – Coconut Macaroons & Porter

On the sixteenth day of December we opened a beer from The Bruery and one from Old Bakery. My boyfriend had the Porter, which he said he’s had before… my bad on that one, but good news is he really likes that beer.  This is brewed by Old Bakery Beer Company located in Alton, Illinois. …

Day 15 – Old Fashioned Barrel Ale & Yeti Imperial Stout

On the fifteenth day of December, we opened an ale and imperial stout. My boyfriend opened the Yeti Imperial Stout, which is brewed by Great Divide Brewing Company out of Denver, Colorado.  This came out of a gift set box that I found at the Craft Beer Cellar.  It is a stout aged in whiskey…

Day 14 – Smoked Porter

On the fourteenth day of December, we opened a beer that would be shared. If the cap looks a bit crooked to you, it is.  I accidentally opened it before taking the picture… excitement took over to see how good it smelled.  My boyfriend loves smoked porters, and since this is a 2018 edition, I…