and i can't grow a moustache (okay, well, i don't want to talk about whether or not i can)
so, let's talk about beer advent calendars instead!
Last year was a really good year with three advent calendars available in BC.
This year there will only be two here, the Phillips Snowbox and the Central City/Parallel 49 Craft Crossing.
The original Craft Beer advent calendar won’t be available in BC this year. Even though it contains beers from British Columbia’s Bridge, Townsite and Lighthouse Breweries, the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar is not being sold in BC due to beer regulations. Gah! Stupid red tape keeping the good people of BC from a third advent calendar.
“The 2015 Craft BeerAdvent® Calendar features some cans and some bottles that are on the re-fill program and due to regulations which prohibit the mixing of such containers within the same package in BC, we will not be able to offer the Craft BeerAdvent® Calendar in British Columbia in 2015.
With knowledge of the rules and regulations, we look forward to offering the craft beer lovers in British Columbia an amazing Craft BeerAdvent® Calendar in 2016.”
Pick up your Snowcase by Victoria’s Phillips Brewing Company, which is available in stores now. And pick up your Parallel 49 / Central City collaboration Craft Crossing calendar in the coming weeks.
The Snowcase features 24 different Phillips beers, including exclusives and rarities (see below for the press release). There will also be a blog beginning December 1st for you to interact with, at snowcasecalendar.com, with back stories and tasting notes, as well as feedback from drinkers.
The Craft Crossing (called the Mystery Box last year) will feature 6 staple beers from each of Parallel 49 and Central City, plus six new beers for the season from each of them (see below for the press release). The beers will include sours, bocks, stouts, pale ales and winter ales.
Beer advent calendar season is
almost here, but options fewer
Ho ho ho! It may not feel like winter in B.C., but for beer lovers, December
can't come fast enough
By On The Coast, CBC News Posted: Oct 27, 2015 5:53 PM PT Last Updated: Oct 28, 2015 6:24 AM PT