HTBN Beer Advent Calendar

advcalartLast year Hoppy Trails Beer News published My Twelve Beers of Christmas. This year we are upping it to 25 classy winter warmers from local and national brewers. Starting December 1, we will unveil a new winter brew every day until Christmas. Click here to see what got tapped. We will then roll into a Beers for New Years Eve story shortly thereafter.

Two years ago we held a Winter Warmer Taste-off, won by Double Diamond Winter Ale from Dick’s Brewing Company out of Centralia, WA.

Methodology: I bought 25 2013-edition winter warmers from local bottle shops, made a list of the beers and randomized them 1 through 25 using Excel (=RAND). I will pop one brew a day from Dec. 1 to Christmas Day and then pick a favorite

Bob Shoemaker

Grew up in Renton, WA. Writer. Photographer. Homebrewer. Woodworker. Beer lover. UW grad. - 14 years in Marketing and Advertising communications - 16 years in technical product support, quality, loyalty, support analyst - 12 years as communications business owner