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2015 Advent Calendar

Post by John Doe » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:04 pm

Hey all, I picked up an advent calendar for myself this year, I have not had one around since I was a kid. If you are not familiar with an advent calendar below is a link to a wiki page all about them.

As a kid there would be a candy or chocolate or some other treat behind each door, each morning as Christmas slowly got closer you would get to open another door and enjoy the treat.

I ran into a new one today which I think is pretty interesting, so I picked one up for myself on the way home.

Its a Craft Beer Advent Ca lender. :drinking:

Here is the link to the website for the outfit in Calgary that creates these things.

http://www.craftbeerimports.ca/craft/be ... lendar.php

And of course this is a picture of one at the beer store.

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I am very amused by the operating instructions for the calendar.


OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

1) Give a great big hug to whoever gave you this fantastic gift. If you bought it for yourself, give yourself a high five.

2) Put the box where you can easily get to it everyday, but where your spouse or roommate won't steal it. Buying an extra Craft BeerAdvent® Calendar for your spouse or roommate is a good way to prevent theft of yours.

3) Start on December 1. If you start on a later date, no problem, we're confident that you will catch up...but be sure to pace yourself.

4) On every morning of the BeerAdvent®, open the window marked with the number of that day and take out the bottle.

5) Get excited about the beer you are holding in your hand. Check out the brewery's website if you want to learn more.

6) Put the beer in the fridge and let it chill for a few hours.

7) Get dressed and maybe go to work and hope no one at home takes your beer. See Instruction #2 on how to reduce the risk of someone taking your beer.

8) Come home from work and grab the beer out of the fridge. Select a beer glass of your choice and pour the beer into it.

9) Enjoy the beer with your eyes, nose and mouth... but don't pour any beer into your eyes or nose.

10) On days 1 to 23, start dreaming about tomorrow's beer. On December 24, start dreaming about next year's Craft BeerAdvent® Calendar, which will feature 24 entirely different beers. Maybe another hug or high five is in order.

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by John Doe » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:07 pm

Starting December 1st I plan to open each door, one day at a time, chill the beer and when I get home from work I will crack it open, enjoy it, take a picture or two to post here and share my thoughts.


Hopefully all the beer are tasty and worth the price, I paid $104 for the case which is over $4.00 per beer. Heck, that money I could have put towards a good cause like donuts for all my buddys at the Ville, sadly they would be stale by the time they arrived at your doorstep so I think I am better off with the beer than you are with donuts.


Cheers all.

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by Plinko » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:18 am

That's awesome, JD.
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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by kallous » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:55 am

Most Excellent! Can't wait to see the updates!
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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by Boss Llama » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:26 am

Mmmm, sounds delicious!

Only problem I run in to with such things is they end up be 50% or more IPAs, since so many craft brewers seem to think those are somehow special. I don't like hoppy beer! Give me a Marzen any day.
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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by John Doe » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:57 am

I am by no means a beer expert, I enjoy a cool one and I have several favorites but I cant say what category one beer would fit in vs another. I plan to learn more about the beers as I drink them and I hope to become more knowledgeable on the subject over the month.

Hmmm, an old dog trying to learn new tricks, whod have thunk it :-P

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by The Domer » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:54 pm

Awesome idea. I'm curious to hear about your favorites from the pack

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by Checkm8 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:02 pm

Was there a price tag to this guy or did I miss that in the post? Seems neat but pricey.
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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by M's » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:15 pm

Does it come in a Whiskey version?

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by John Doe » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:43 pm

Check, the calendar cost me $104, so around $4 per beer which isnt cheap but its not that bad if the beers are all good :)


Mlite apparently there are scotch, rum and whiskey advent calender's out there and I think the outfit that started the craft beer one (which is in Calgary btw) has a scotch one this year, I read the price for that was $440 which is pretty steep compared to beer :) Apparently one of the days does include a 50 year old scotch though so that might be impressive.


I did find a video clip from the Calgary news about the scotch one.

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId= ... tPageNum=1

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by John Doe » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:47 pm

More on the scotch.

http://www.secretspirits.com/

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by M's » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:48 pm

:angel: May have to dust off the ole credit card. for that one.

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by M's » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:53 pm

:cry: Not available here in the states.

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by John Doe » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:54 pm

<eVa>mlite wrote::cry: Not available here in the states.

Looks like you will have to come visit JD for Xmas :)

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Re: 2015 Advent Calendar

Post by M's » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:10 pm

Sounds like a helluva an idea.

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