Count Down The Days 'Til Christmas With A Beer Advent Calendar

Posted at 3:02 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 15:04:06-04

Okay, so maybe this isn’t the most traditional Advent calendar around, but it sure sounds like fun. There’s a Kickstarter campaign underway to bring the Beer Advent Calendar to fruition.

Throwing back a different craft brew every night in December should make waiting for Christmas Day a bit easier.

If the Beer Advent calendar is a go, what you’ll get is a big heavy-duty cardboard box with 24 independently opening lids. One for each day, eh? It takes a minute to assemble, and is collapsible for easy “off-season” storage. And it holds most 12-ounce bottles as well as 12- and 16-ounce cans. Each silo/slot holds one beer for each day. Here’s what the prototype looks like:

The Kickstarter page also provides some helpful ways to enjoy your Beer Advent Calendar:

• Have your spouse or significant other fill your calendar, so each day is a surprise to you. Better yet, fill one for your spouse!

• Give a full calendar as a gift for a beer enthusiast who has it all. Have them count how many beers they haven’t had before!

• Track your favorite beers during advent season using UntappdBeerAdvocate or your own rating spreadsheet.

• Organize a beer exchange with six or more friends. Each person brings four different six-packs of beer and their own Beer Advent Calendar, then swap beers to fill each calendar with 24 different beers.

• Have the salesperson at your local craft beer store curate and fill your advent calendar.

• Organize an all homebrewed calendar with your local homebrewing club.

• Fill a Beer Advent Calendar for a craft beer newbie. It’s a great way for them to explore the wide range of craft beers available without buying a full six-pack of each beer.

Okay, enough of the intro—roll the tape. Wanna back this project? Go for it. Now, who wants to play Beer Hunter?