This year, upgrade your typical two dollar chocolate advent calendar with something a little more grown up. Central City Brewing Co, creators of the incredibly popular Red Racer Ale, has revolutionized the advent calendar with a little help from Parallel 49th brewing. The two local craft breweries have joined forces to create a ‘Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown’ to celebrate the 24 days of Christmas.
Available now in stores is a pack of 24 brews – one for each day of December leading up to Christmas. What makes this pack so unique is the collaborative effort and features put inside. This wheat and hops filled advent calendar features 22 popular brews from both Central City and Parallel 49th, even some past winter brews that have been brought back just for this advent calendar. What sets this set apart is the specialty beers made just for this pack. Each brewery dreamt up a seasonal, festive beer, and what was created was amazing.
Central City, in collaboration, added the Dubbel Trubbel to the pack. This is a Belgian Brown ale infused with rum soaked raisins. The brew has a deep body with notes of chocolate and rum, making it perfect for those cold stormy nights.
The Parallel 49th brew is the Schwarzwald Chocolate Cherry Porter, a black forest cake inspired beer with cocoa nibs and cherries for total decadence. The Chocolate Cherry Porter even won second place in the fruit/stout category of the BC Beer Awards.
This advent calendar marks the first time two North American craft breweries have come together to collaborate on an advent-style holiday beer pack, meaning beer lovers can rejoice and enjoy trying out different types of beer and brews to find exactly what your favorite beer is.
The advent calendar is available in BC liquor stores, priced at $74.95 – landing at just over $3 per bottle. This is a great gift for family members like dads and uncles who are notoriously difficult to buy for.