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 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…

Day 1 – Steel Toe Milk Stout & Rogue Cold Brew IPA

Our advent box has started and we opened Day 1’s beer last night.  For some reason when shopping for the different type of beer to put into our advent boxes, you would think the person that doens’t like IPA’s would notice the IPA in the name on the front of the can.  This wasn’t the…

Beer Advent Box 2018!

It is about that time of year again for us to start the 2018 adult advent box which will have a new variety of beer!  For those of you reading this for the first time, this all stemmed from when I lived in St. Louis and found that the Craft Beer Cellar puts together an…

New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon

We were in Family Fare the other day and even though the bottle of this packaged in a box with two glasses was on a higher shelf, it still caught our attention.  If you are a fan of New Holland and a bourbon fan, this may be your next favorite! At 40% ABV, it is…

Day 24 – Mocha Marlin

The dinner we had before drinking our last beer of the adult advent box was an interesting one – this is deer heart, salad, and a pasta.  The heart marinated for a few hours and I used a similar marinade that I use with any other meat (red wine vinegar, beer, cumin, steak seasonings, Worcestershire…

Day 23 – Nitro Porter/Lump of Coal

The cute little squirrels up here in the UP really entertain me during the day.  🙂 For Day 23, we chose Nitro Porter and Lump of Coal.  The Nitro Porter is made out of Utah and is at 6% ABV.  It is OK – definitely different! The Lump of Coal is one Josh had before…

Day 22 – Bourbon Barrel Stout/Whiskey Barrel Stout/Chocolate

As we went to visit family for Christmas, halfway to our destination I had realized forgetting our beers… so these next few posts have been delayed due to that. On our way back yesterday, we did run into some wintry weather… When we safely made it back and were ready to unwind a bit, we…

Day 21 – No Chill/Chocolate Raspberry/Kinky Blue

As we stayed at the new place in St. Ignace, we opened the following for Day 21.  Kristen had the shot of Kinky Blue. The No Chill is a milk stout aged on coffee.  At 5.1% ABV, it does have a nice coffee flavor – so this is a great one to pick up if…