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HonestBrew Advent Calendar Review

Nov 30, 2017 | Beer

This year I’ve actually got my mitts on an advent calendar for beer.

They seem to be pretty ubiquitous these days, with many breweries and beer retailers offering boxes for the festive season.

But this is the first time I’ve had such a calendar myself – with this one being from Honest Brew.

It makes a change from a daily chocolate, but maybe it’s best not to be enjoyed each morning!

Anyway, I enjoyed demolishing the beers in due course.

Some interesting ones, but maybe not the best calendar out there. BUT, honest brew do have a better one available now for more ££££.

Update by day:

  1. Common Grounds – Magic Rock.
  2. Buxton SPA – Buxton Brewery
  3. Mandarina – Maule Brewing Co
  4. Equinox – Metalman Brewing Co
  5. XPA – Five Points
  6. Illusion – Moor Beer
  7. Gipsy Hill – Southpaw
  8. Kees – Session IPA
  9. De Molen – Hop & Liefde – American Pale Ale
  10. Lost & Grounded – Keller Pills
  11. Basqueland – Arraun Amber Ale
  12. Northern Monk – Bombay Dazzler
  13. Thirty Three – Brighton Bier
  14. Karel – Kaapse brouwers
  15. Street Porter – Pressure drop
  16. Pirate Life Brewing – Golden era Records Golden Ale
  17. Signature Brew – Studio Pilsner
  18. Beavertown – Neck Oil
  19. White Hag – The White Sow Milk Stout
  20. Wiper and True – Simcoe and Rye Amber
  21. De Molen – Op & Top
  22. Eight Degrees Brewing – Wayfarer Sour Ale

Overall, the calendar had a good choice of excellent, well known and respect beers of different styles, and some more unusual ones from overseas.

An advantage I like about HonesBrew try to keep it so the beers are from independent breweries. This is hard to do now though as breweries like Magic Rock and Beavertown are no longer seen as totally independent, having lost some of their craft credentials with stakes of their business being sold to the Macro brewing giants.

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If you’d like to see what else is available, then please check out this post for the currently available craft beer advent calendars for this year.

Keith Greywood

Keith Greywood

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I'm the Founder of Bacchanalian, a food and drink blog. I write about food and drink, with a keen focus on beer.
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