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What are the best beer advent calendars for 2020?

Updated: Nov 6, 2020


As we move into November, it’s difficult not to be reminded that Christmas Day is only 49 days away. This also means that the start of advent is only 25 days away.

For traditionalists, going through December without an advent calendar is unthinkable. There are many varieties of advent calendars available, but if cheap and cheerful chocolate ones aren’t your thing, why not treat yourself to a beer advent calendar and enjoy a festive brew everyday? After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly! 

There are several beer advent calendars on the market, so it all depends on your budget, but if you fancy something affordable to mark off the days with, you can likely pick up a calendar for around £50. If, however, you are looking to sample some of the finer beers throughout December, you can pay upwards of £130.

What will you go for? 

Here is a selection of the best beer advent calendars for 2020 (In our opinion). We have rated each calendar with our 'Excitement Rating' which is based on how excited we would be to open the calendar each day.



CHEAPEST: BREWDOG CRAFT BEER ADVENT CALENDAR 2020

From: BREWDOG

Cost: £49.95

Number of Beers: 24

Our Excitement Rating: 7.5/10


From the website:

This is the ultimate BrewDog beer sampler. Packed with 24 unbelievable craft beers including: 15 all new beers launched in 2020, 6 BrewDog Online Shop exclusives and 2 beers that you can only get your hands on in this advent calendar.


https://www.brewdog.com/uk/brewdog-craft-beer-advent-calendar-2020



BEER52 CRAFT BEER ADVENT CALENDAR

From: BEER52

Cost: £59.99

Number of Beers: 24


Our Excitement Rating: 8.5/10

From the website:

  • 24 beers from around the world

  • Limited edition tasting glass

  • Worth over £100 + win prizes

  • Ships from 9th November

You'll get 24 fresh craft beers from 14 different countries with 16 different styles from the likes of Vocation, La Trappe, Gipsy Hill, O'Brother, Rothaus, De Molen, Virginia Beer Co, Tempest, and many more. Scratch and win with the limited edition Beer52 scratch card in every box. Win free cases of beer, a year of beer subscription and more. Each Advent Calendar contains a special limited edition tasting glass, what better way to enjoy your beer of the day discovery throughout December.

https://www.beer52.com/advent


THE HONESTBREW CRAFT BEER ADVENT CALENDAR 2020

From: HONESTBREW

Cost: £64.90

Number of Beers: 24


Our Excitement Rating: 8.5/10

From the website:

Our acclaimed beer advent calendar returns for 2020!


– 24 beers in 13 different styles, from across the UK and Europe

– A fresh all-new, festive design for 2020

– 12 exclusives from some of our favourite breweries

– Perfect for a beer lover looking to discover new favourites


https://honestbrew.co.uk/christmas-gifts/advent-calendars/


BEERWULF BEER ADVENT CALENDAR

From: BEERWULF

Cost: £61.99

Number of Beers: 24

Our Excitement Rating: 8/10


(Nice looking calendar and some quality beers too)



From the website: The Beerwulf Beer Advent Calendar is the best way to count down to Christmas. For every day leading up to Christmas there is a new window hiding a beery surprise.  Yes, that means it's jam-packed with 24 unique beers from 24 talented brewers. 


Look, we don't want to give everything away but a teeny, tiny, little teaser to get you excited can't hurt. Your favourite UK brewers, BrewDog and Beavertown are joined by big names from Belgium, The Netherlands, The US and more. What makes this such a must-have is that it has a wide range of styles too. IPA, lager, white beer and weizen, to name just a few.


2020 has been strange, unprecedented and pretty disagreeable. Bring some much needed joy into your, or the beer lover in your life's world this Christmas with a beer advent calendar. Now that's something to celebrate! 


https://www.beerwulf.com/en-gb/p/beercases/beer-advent-calendar


PORK CRACKLING & BEER ADVENT CALENDAR

From: SNAFFLING PIG

Cost: £65

Number of Beers: 12

Our Excitement Rating: 9/10


(We love pork scratchings!)


From the website:

There are 12 x 18g pork crackling bags: Low & Slow BBQ, Marvellous Maple and Perfectly Salted. Four of each flavour.

There are also 12 x 330ml cans of Snaffling Pig beer: Twisted Tail Pale Ale, Mighty Swine Lager & Wild Hog Pilsner Four of each flavour.


https://www.snafflingpig.co.uk/products/beer-pork-crackling-advent-calendar


BEST VALUE: THE ULTIMATE CRAFT BEER ADVENT CALENDAR 2020

From: BIER NUTS


Cost £69.95

Number of Beers: 24

Our Excitement Rating: 9/10


(Bier Nuts are so tasty!)

From the website:

We've curated 24 premium craft beers from 24 different breweries, showcasing multiple styles to take you on an insane craft beer journey throughout December! We are taking you on a journey across the UK and Scandanavia featuring some of the hottest breweries about!

Includes beers from breweries such as Wild Card Brewery in East London, Amundsen Brewery from Norway, as well as Brew Point, Big Smoke Brew Co, Firece Beer, New Zealand Beer Collective, Five Points, Laine Brew Co, Beerbliotek, Moor Beer and way more...


Extras Included:

  • 3 cans of the Bier Nuts range - Classic, Jalapeno and Masala Curry flavour. The UK's number 1 premium beer pairing snacks.

  • Exclusive new release Bier Nuts premium craft beer glass.

  • Bier Nuts branded socks, perfect for the lead up to Christmas!

https://biernuts.co.uk/collections/christmas/products/the-ultimate-craft-beer-advent-calendar-2020


SUPPORT INDEPENDENT BREWERY: BLACK SHEEP BEER ADVENT CALENDAR

From: BLACK SHEEP BREWERY

Cost: £69.95

Number of Beers: 24

Our Excitement Rating: 8.5/10


(Great selection of beers!)


From the website:

What’s better than chocolate in an advent calendar? Well beer of course! Behind each door is a bottle or can of Black Sheep or York Brewery beers waiting to be enjoyed.


This is the perfect gift for beer lovers in the run up to Christmas and will be sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Hoppy Christmas!


https://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/shop/black-sheep-beer-advent-calendar/


BEER HAWK 2020 ADVENT CALENDAR

From: BEER HAWK

Cost: £75

Number of Beers: 24

Our Excitement Rating: 8/10

From the website: The Advent Calendar is packed with 24 amazing beers, brewed exclusively for Beer Hawk, from 14 countries across this big old globe of ours.

It's full of huge names like Mikkeller, Omnipollo, Thornbridge, Camden, Lervig and loads more. Every single beer is a different style, so you get to enjoy 24 new and exciting days of beery greatness! Every single beer has been brewed just for this Advent Calendar, they come from 28 different breweries.


https://www.beerhawk.co.uk/advent-calendar


MK BIERGARTEN & BEER BEAR ADVENT CALENDAR

From: MK Biergarten and Beer Bear

Cost: £75.00

Number of Beers: 24

Our Excitement Rating: 8/10


From the website:


The MK Biergarten and Beer Bear are delighted to present our first beer advent calendar!

The calendar contains 24 different craft beers and real ales, especially tailored to Milton Keynes. Expect the most exciting craft beer from all over the UK as well as some local and international beers.

http://www.mkbiergarten.co.uk/advent-calendars/advent-calendar



SUPPORT INDEPENDENT BREWERY: FALLEN ACORN BEER ADVENT CALENDAR

From: Fallen Acorn Brewing Co

Price: £90

Number of Beers: 24

Our Excitement Rating: 9/10


Really tasty craft beers from Gosport based brewery. A complete mix of styles - the perfect pre Christmas gift for any beer lover. In an advent calendar presentation box. Pre-order to be shipped in November.


Contains:

  • Hole Hearted - 4.7% Golden Ale - 2 x 500ml

  • Pompey Royal - 4.3% Best Bitter - 2 x 500ml

  • Expedition IPA - 5.5% Traditional IPA - 2 x 500ml

  • She Sings Sea Shanties - 3.7% Session Pale - 2 x 500ml

  • Lockdown - 4.5% New England IPA - 2 x 440ml

  • Crystal Haze - 7.2% New England IPA - 2 x 440ml

  • A Wave Of Light - 6.7% West Coast IPA - 2 x 440ml

  • Sith Faced - 5.8% Oatmeal Stout - 2 x 440ml

  • Double Tide - 5% Pilsner - 2 x 440ml

  • Miami Weiss - 5% Tropical Fruited Sour - 2 x 440ml

  • Revenge Of The Sith Faced - 10.5% Imperial Stout - 2 x 440ml

  • Not With That Oatitude - 10.5% DDH Oatcream TIPA - 2 x 440ml


https://www.fallenacornbrewing.co/shop/beer-advent-calendar-pre-order


MOST EXPENSIVE: The HonestBrew Ultimate Advent Calendar

From: HonestBrew

Price: £129.90

Number of Beers: 24

Our Excitement Rating: 9/10


(Fantastic selection of beers)


From the website:

It’s the big one. The legendary Ultimate Advent Calendar returns once again!

If you’re looking a little extra “oomph” in your seasonal sessions this year, then you’ll be pleased to hear that the legendary Ultimate Advent Calendar is also returning. Even the most selective of beer connoisseurs know that they’re in for a treat when they get their hands on one of these bad boys. Last year saw these sell out in record time, so make sure you order now to avoid disappointment.


– 24 beers guaranteed to delight seasoned craft drinkers

– A fresh all-new, festive design for 2020

– Exclusives and collabs with some of Europe’s leading breweries

– Styles including DIPA, Imperial Stout and barrel-aged specials


With a stellar cast of breweries including Verdant, Whiplash and Maltgarden, the Ultimate calendar is where you’ll find DIPAs, barrel-aged beauties, epic collabs and UK exclusives.


We’ve got some of Europe’s top breweries rolling out some of their most-renowned styles, so if you believe beer is for life and not just for Christmas, this is the calendar for you!


https://honestbrew.co.uk/christmas-gifts/advent-calendars/




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