It was another good holiday season with the Beer Advent Calendar from Craft Beer Cellar Grand Rapids. I was surprised each day with a gift wrapped, hand selected beer from December 1st to 24th.

Brian Beaucher and his team from the only Craft Beer Cellar location in Michigan did a solid job crafting 2019’s Beer Advent Box.

Photo Credit – Craft Beer Cellar Grand Rapids

When I met with Brian in November to pick up my box, he said that all 144 Beer Advent Boxes were sold out. He also said that he made a cider-only box in order to capitalize and highlight on the growing amount of ciders available.

This post is going to highlight my ranking of the regional, national, and international beers featured in the box. Each beer name links to Untappd and my notes for each are also included. Check out Part 2 of the Craft Beer Cellar GR Beer Advent Box list to see the other half of the box.

1. Champagne Velvet

2. Todd the Axe Man

3. Hobo Life

4. Strawberry Lambic

  • Extremely sweet and tons of strawberry
  • Lindemans
  • Vlenzenbeek, Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Day 6

5. Santa’s Cookies

6. Fistmas

7. Audio/Visual feat. Sunflower Bean

8. Rainbow Sherbet

9. Stone Farkin Wheaton W00t Stout

  • Nutty and boozy taste with strong rye notes at the end
  • Stone Brewing
  • Escondido, CA
  • Day 2

10. Staff Magician

11. Megadeth Saison 13

  • Mostly crisp and clean with a touch of sweetness
  • Unibroue
  • Chambly, Quebec, Canada
  • Day 21

12. Christmas Ale

13. Over the Moon

I’m looking forward to 2020, all the new beers to drink, and another round with the Beer Advent Box!


Disclaimer: Ed purchased the Beer Advent Box from Craft Beer Cellar Grand Rapids.

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By Ed Norton

Edwin "Ed" Norton was first introduced to craft beer when his designated fraternity Big Brother Vince asked him if he knew anything about the topic. Ed admitted his ignorance and the rest is history as Ed and Vince would split six-packs of craft beers each week during Ed's probationary status. Ed is now a craft beer enthusiast who is always on the lookout for a beer he has not tried when bottle shopping or drinking at breweries and bars. In addition to drinking beer, this livelong Michigan resident enjoys a bunch of hobbies that he doubts you really care about, other than drinking beer and sounding off about it.

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