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 1: Brownie Points

It’s an exciting time of year – trying new craft beer from the adult craft beer advent box! This was ordered from the Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton, MO and yes – they did ship to us!  This year is a bit different – we are sharing an advent box instead of us each having…

Day 23: Vanilla Stout, White Chocolate Blonde, Sam Lord’s Rum

On December 23, 2019, we opened a vanilla stout, an IPA and a rum shot.  The IPA has been replaced with another amazing local craft beer. Out of the stout advent box is the vanilla stout, which is brewed by Big Muddy Brewing out of Murphysboro, IL.   This is actually one of my favorites, as…

Day 21: Oatmeal Cookie, Black Bear, Moonshine

On December 21st, 2019, the beer of the night and shot were some good ones.  A ‘reserve’ oatmeal cookie stout, a Russian imperial stout and moonshine. Out of the stout advent box is Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie, which is a bourbon barrel-aged stout with cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, oats and vanilla extract.  When I…