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November 22, 2014

Hot! – Beer Advent Calendars

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 10:42 am

advent_calendarsAuthor: Jim Phelan

Advent calendars are among of the most trending and popular gift ideas for this upcoming holiday season. For the agnostic or uninitiated, an advent calendar is a specially constructed calendar used to count or celebrate the days in December leading up to Christmas from the 1st to the 24th. The ‘advent’ part comes from Christian tradition, whose 24 day advent season generally starts between November 27 and December 3rd. Each physical advent calendar presents a rectangular “window” front with 24 doors in non-consecutive order to be opened, one each day until Christmas.

Whereas traditional calendars opened up to reveal an image, poem, or verse, more contemporary calendars have grown ever more popular. More contemporary calendars feature small gifts, toys, or chocolates, and even the Hubble Space telescope has its own online calendar, viewable here.

Here at deVine, we’re formed a slightly different take on advent for this holiday season: craft beer calendars! At last, adults again get to open one advent calendar door each morning with the same excitement as their childhood, except instead of chocolates or toys inside, you’ll find beer – delicious, unique, and interesting craft beer. deVine’s is offering two different beer calendars available to buy:

Phillips Snowcase Calendar – $99.99

The favourite of December staff parties and craft parties everywhere is back! From the folks over in BC at Phillips Brewing, this calendar is best enjoyed in conjunction with the official website,,

updated each day in December as new beers are opened. Regardless of whether you’ve already had many Phillips beers, this calendar has enough fresh releases to keep you guessing. It is an opportunity to release your inner child as part of an exciting interactive Christmas themed game, or just have an excuse you can use with your significant other to have a beer every day.

Central City & Parallel 49 Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Calendar – $99.99

The Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown features 22 of the best and most sought-after craft beers from Central City and Parallel 49, as well as two special collaboration beers, one from each brewery. This marks the first time two North American craft breweries have come together to collaborate on an advent-style holiday beer pack.

All of the 2014 calendars are perfect for beer geeks and adventurous beer drinkers, great gifts for yourself or others. Try one, or try them all! With only two weeks left until December, and calendars selling fast, it’s best to avoid disappointment and get your calendars now before they’re all gone! Purchase is available online or in-store.

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