Day 11: Coffee Maple Stout, Amarillo-ish IPA & Rye Whisky

On December 11, 2019, it was sure a cold day here… 5 degrees definitely has a cold bite to it. Before we unwrapped our beer, we realized we both got tall cans.  When we unwrapped the tissue paper from them, we found that it’s not just the tall cans that was similar… they are both…

Day 10: Absence of Light, White Rascal, Vodka

On December 10, 2019, we opened a milk stout, a belgian-style white ale, and vodka. In the stout advent box, it is the milk stout.  The Absence of Light is a Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout brewed by 4Hands Brewing Company out of Missouri.  This is 7.1% ABV and definitely has a peanut butter smell…

Day 9: Victory at Sea, Trou Ble Some, Old Fashioned

On December 9, 2019 the beers of the night are an imperial porter, a wheat beer, and the shot is an Old Fashioned. In the stout advent box, the Victory at Sea, which is an Imperial Porter with coffee and vanilla is opened.  This is brewed by Ballast Point Brewing Company out of San Diego,…

Day 8: Imperial Biscotti Break, Celebration, Eggnog Liqueur

On December 8, 2019, we opened a beer from Evil Twin Brewing, Sierra Nevada, and an Eggnog shot. In the stout advent box, it was the Imperial Biscotti Break beer.  This one is really good… easy drinking and a good overall stout flavor.  It doesn’t have a wow factor, but definitely good.  It was in…

Day 7: Fantastic Voyage, Coffee Bender, Tequila

On December 7, 2019, we unwrapped the beer of the night.  A brown ale, imperial stout with coconut, and tequila was on the agenda for us tonight. Before enjoying our beer though, we went on a showshoe hike, which our kittens joined for the fun… Out of the stout advent box, the imperial stout with…

Day 6: Amber Ale, Late Night Karate Kicks, Stryker

Happy Friday!  Tonight’s beer for both of us is NOT going to include taking the shot out of the advent box… will explain why towards the end. Out of the stout advent box, it is an Amber Ale.  Definitely smells a bit hoppy, but the taste isn’t too bad.  This is an American Amber Ale…

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…