The Boozy Advent Calendar You've Been Waiting For

Your Christmas countdown starts now

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All December long, we're bringing you the recipes, tips and tricks you need to Feast your way through the holidays, no matter how you celebrate the season.

Looking to ring in holiday cheer all month long? Chocolate advent calendars are perfect if you’re between the ages of five and 12, but if you crave something with a little more buzz, we’ve got an appropriate solution: a beer advent calendar.

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During a season when Champagne is popping and liquor is pretty much everywhere, it’s only appropriate to embrace the season with a beer-fueled countdown. What happens if you get behind on the calendar and forget to drink your beer? Well, looks like you have a party on your hands. So start your countdown, crack open a bottle and, as always, remember to drink responsibly.

Bel Air Sour from Brooklyn Brewery

Kick off the month with this sour fruity ale, which is the perfect pairing to a goat cheese appetizer.

White Christmas from Samuel Adams

This beer highlights all of the right holiday spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel.

Christmas Ale from Upslope Brewing Company

Spiked with dark fruit and spicy flavors, this beer packs in a hefty dose of Christmas cheer.

Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Mmmm, this is like spice cake in a bottle, with notes of fresh honey, cinnamon and ginger.

Nutcracker Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.

If you can’t make it to see The Nutcracker on stage, get after this ale with molasses flavors that counterbalance spicy floral notes.

Christmas Ale from Schlafly Beer

Inspired by the flavors of wassail and mulled wines, this winter ale will warm you for the holiday season.

Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter from Moody Tongue

Why eat dessert when you can drink it? Flavors of caramel, chocolate and vanilla come through with every sip.

Brrr Seasonal Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing

The longtime seasonal favorite is the perfect combination of bitter and sweet.

Santa's Little Helper from Port Brewing Co.

With aromatics like dark cocoa and roasted coffee, this beer is worth a trip from the North Pole.

Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada

An American-style IPA with citrus and pine aromas ideal for—you guessed it—celebrating.

Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hunker down with this winter ale, brewed with organic Northwest hops and malt, and bursting with floral, spice and citrus notes.

Cold Mountain Winter Ale from Highland Brewing Company

Yes, it’s getting colder (and colder), so now’s the right time to reach for this spiced winter ale.

Timberland from Hinterland

A bold, red hoppy ale brewed with dark Patagonia malt and Centennial hops gets you halfway through the month.

Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Co.

Succumb to winter and curl up by the fire with this smoky and sweet brew.

Winter White Ale from Bell's

If you need a break from heavy brews, grab this refreshing Belgian-inspired wheat ale with clove and fruity aromas.

Christmas Ale from Anchor Brewing

Roasted caramel malt complements hints of spiced chocolate and nuts in this smooth ale.

Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company

If you’re not already there, this beer flavored with cinnamon and mace will put you in the holiday spirit, pronto.

Cabin Fever Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company

Blizzard got you down? This rich malt beer full of spice and a fruity finish will save you.

Fa La La La La from Double Mountain Brewery

Sing a Christmas carol while you enjoy a glass of this bold, malty, yet light and hoppy brew.

Santa's Secret from Carolina Brewery

Six different malts are blended together to create a rich winter ale, spiked with coriander, cinnamon, orange and allspice.

Decoy from Carton Brewing

Holiday spice gets a kick in the pants with this beer featuring cumin, coriander, lavender flowers, Sichuan red peppercorns and honey.

Christmas Ale from West Sixth Brewing

This limited-edition ale hits all the right notes: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves.

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery

You’re almost there, so wrap yourself up in a blanket and grab this spicy, bold winter ale.

Accumulation White IPA from New Belgium Brewing Company

This smooth IPA revolts against heavy winter brews with fruit and citrus flavors followed by bitter notes.