This Craft Beer Advent Calendar Exchange is a great way to try different craft beers while counting down the days to Christmas in a fun and festive way.
Craft Beer Advent Calendar Exchange
Last year around this time of year I had the chance to participate in a craft beer advent calendar exchange that was organized by a local mom. As a fun and unique way to create an advent calendar, this can still be easily organized, while still practicing safe social distancing.
How To Get Started
- First, you will need a group of 24 people.
- Each person will also be assigned a number from 1-24
- Every person is responsible for purchasing 24 of the same craft beer which all will need to be wrapped individually. You will also need to label them all with the number that you were given.
Participating Rules & Tips
- First of all, the cost is something you will need to consider. Craft beer is priced higher than generic brands so expect to spend at least $75, if not more.
- Everyone participating will need to be committed, if one person drops out then it ruins it for everyone.
- Once your group has been made, a great way to keep everyone in the loop is to create a private Facebook group. This way everyone can list the craft beef that they will be buying so you don’t have doubles.
- Obviously, due to covid, a gathering of 24 people is not feasible. I suggest having a designated person as the drop-off location and organizer of it all.
- Once everything has been organized a date can be set so that everyone can pick up their advent calendars just in time for December 1st!
Now more than ever is a great time to support local, and craft beer from any of these local Edmonton breweries would make a great addition. Want some other ideas, some of our favourites from last year included Alpine Cranberry Sour, Philips Blue Buck Ale, Pilot IPA and Jasper Brewing Blueberry Vanilla Ale just to name a few!