Beer Advent calendar

Best Craft Beer Advent Calendars 2022

It’s that time of year again, nights are very much drawing in, the fireworks are all done, I’m a celebrity has started and we’re heading towards Christmas. The long trudge of November does have a light at the end though as you can look forward to starting opening your craft beer advent calendars when December rolls around.

There’s plenty of choice around now and here i’ll look at a few of the best craft ale advent calendars. Most seem to priced around the £65 mark, though the Brewdog one does come in £10 cheaper as the ‘budget’ option.

  1. Beer52 – £64.99
  2. Seven Bro7hers – £65
  3. Beer Hawk – £85
  4. Brewdog – £55.95
  5. Virgin Wines – £79.99

Beer52 Advent Calendar – £64.99

I’ve been a member at Beer52 for a few years and this is the 3rd time i’ve got their calendar. The past two years has been a great selection of different beers covering most styles. You get a tasting glass and a scratchcard as part of it. The scratchcard gives you a chance to win free cases of beer or other prizes such as a free trial for a friend.

My only criticism of the Beer52 Advent calendar is that the box in previous years isn’t very strong. you have to have it flat otherwise the beers start falling at the sides if you’ve opened ones below it.

Seven Bro7hers – £65

Though I’ve not had this one I was intrigued to see Seven Bro7hers had an advent calendar as I’ve always like their beer. They don’t give much away and say it has 24 beers from their range that’s available throughout the year with a mix of 440ml and 330ml cans.

One advantage is it’s available through Amazon with free delivery on Prime, which gives it a few plus marks and could be one to try.

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Beer Hawk Calendar – £85

Another I’ve had few times in the past that has give a great mix of beers to drink leading up to Christmas. The Beer Hawk calendar is the most expensive of the ones here at £85 and includes beers from Tiny Rebel, Vocation and Mikkeller to name a few.

This one often sells out, though it has been known to be on sale on Black Friday, so look out for that.

There’s also a World Lager version available on Amazon, at the slightly cheaper £65. Get it Here

Brewdog – £59.95

The Brewdog advent calendar gives a great range fo their beers, there’s old favourites like Punk and Elvis Juice but also some specials and of course their Hoppy Christmas. If you like Brewdog beers you wont be dissapointed and it’s a very safe option.

The main Brewdog advent calendar is available dircet from brewdog. but there seems to be a a more ‘budget’ version on Amazon for £55 with what looks like many of the same beers, just a different box.

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Virgin Wines – £79.99

Another that I’ve not had but that looks interesting. I’ve bought wine from Virgin Wines for years and have had beers a couple of times. They seem to be expanding their range now and the calendar includes beers from all over the world with brewies such as Brick, Pohjala, Tiney Rebel and Two Tribes.

Note that having had a look at the contents this oen contains quite a few lagers, but they look like good craft ones.

Hopefully you’ll find a craft ale advent calendar to enjoy. I tend to open mine daily and but save them for over the Christmas period. Mainly because i get ‘The Look’ from my wife if I drink it daily through out December!

Enjoy and happy Christmas