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Friday, January 6, 2012

Beer-vent Calendar 2011

For the discriminating beer geek, no amount of craft beer awesomeness is too much. Following up last year's Twelve Days of Beer-mas I felt I needed to outdo myself.  I'm still not sure that putting this together and surprising the Mr. Craft wasn't more fun than him receiving it. I am happy to say I was able to enjoy a lot of this gift with him. I put together 24 beers for the calendar and then a bonus three beers for Christmas day opening. 

The back row

The front row

The list in order of days:

1. Dogfish Head Chickory Stout
2. Great Divide Brewing Hibernation Ale
3. Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11
4. Fire Mountain Brewhouse Hangman Winterfest
5. Hub Abominable Winter Ale
6. Golden Valley Brewing Tannenbomb
7. Ninkasi Imperiale Stout
8. Dick's Double Diamond Winter Ale
9. Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws
10. Oakshire Brewing Overcast Espresso Stout
11. Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale Brown Shugga' Stout Substitute
12. Avery Brewing Old Jubilation Ale
13. Seven Brides Becky's Black Cat Porter
14. Firestone Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout
15. Oakshire Ill Tempered Gnome
16. Lost Coast Brewery Winterbrown
17. Heater Allen Sandy Paws Baltic Porter
18. Lompoc C-Sons Greetings
19. Bruery/Elysian/Stone La Citrueille Celeste de Citracodo
20. Laurelwood Gearhead
21. Anchor Brewing Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
22. Ft. George Brewing North V
23. Southern Tier Jahva
24. Shelton Brothers Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout
And on the 25th day:
Avery Brewing The Czar
Russian River Brewing Co. Pliny the Elder
Deschutes Brewing The Stoic

A little note: If you plan to make one of these for your beer geek you might want to put the days in order from top to bottom. When opening these some of the top days fell into the holes created by the lower ones that had already been cleared. Next year: beer tree? We shall see!