Beer Advent Calendar

Need a unique Christmas gift for the craft beer lovers in your life?  Make a homemade Beer Advent Calendar and give them a beer once a day for 25 days!

Beer Advent Calendar

Happy Thirsty Thursday, my friends!  If you are a craft beer lover, you are probably wishing someone gave you this big ass box of beer this morning before you went to work.

Well, that was my hubby this AM and I can tell you he was pretty darn psyched to get it.  25 beers for the next 25 days?  Ummm, yasss…

Beer Advent Calendar

The idea of an advent calendar is to open one gift a day (like a beer 🍺) from December 1st to December 25th (aka: Christmas) and each gift is numbered by the day.

I really wanted to get this post out earlier but J reads all my posts so I didn’t want to publish it before giving him the present! Unfortunately, I also waited until the last minute to do this project and was a little rushed so it didn’t turn out as creative and pretty as I would have liked it.

Have no fear, next time I’ll do a mac daddy one.

Beer Advent Calendar

Beer Advent Calendar

J favorite beers are IPAs so most of this present is made up of those; however, he recently became a fan of sours so I threw in about 3 or 4 of those bottles. Of course, I forgot to write down the beers that I included in this advent calendar so guess I’ll have to update the post with each beer J unwraps.

Almost all the beers came from the Lazy Dog Beer Shoppe because their selection is so awesome.  It was my first time stopping in and I was so impressed, especially with their selection of local beers.  Can’t wait to try some of them with J (yes, this beer advent calendar is for me too! heeheehee)

I follow Lazy Dog on Instagram and see all the great beers they get in on a regular basis so knew I had to go…plus they have a beautiful doggie on the premises named Honey who looks like my Nola (I missed Honey the day I visited but I’ll be back soon to meet her).

(p.s. this is NOT a sponsored post…I just really, really, really liked the Lazy Dog Shoppe and wanted to brag a little about them.)

Beer Advent Calendar(Above Photo Credit:  Lazy Dog Beer Shoppe)

This beer advent calendar was so easy to put together.  I wrapped each beer in a piece of red, dark green, or light green tissue paper, taped up the bottom and any loose ends, then placed a little white sticker on top of each that had the days 1 – 24 written in silver marker (very Christmasy, right?).

I wrapped the 25th beer in tissue paper and wrapping paper, then placed two bows on it, just like a real present on Christmas.

Beer Advent Calendar

Be as creative as you want and take this DIY Beer Advent Calendar to the next level!  The craft beer lover in your life will love you even more 😃


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Beer Advent Calendar
  • 25 beers, bottles or cans
  • 25 pieces of colored tissue paper (I used red, dark green, and light green)
  • Christmas themed wrapping paper
  • 2 low boxes
  • small stickers numbers 1 through 24
  • 1 or 2 bows
  • tape
  1. Take the two low boxes and wrap the sides with the Christmas paper. Set Aside.
  2. Take a piece of tissue paper and carefully wrap it around a beer. Secure the bottom and any loose sides with tape, fold down the top and place a small sticker on it. Repeat with the renaming 23 beers.
  3. Wrap the 25th beer in tissue paper and then Christmas wrapping paper, secure with tape, and place one or two bows on the neck.
  4. Arrange all the beers in the 2 low boxes and give it to your beer sweetie on December 1st!

Beer Advent Calendar


  1. says

    This is such a great idea, Karrie! A couple years ago, we purchased a beer advent calendar and ended up with a lot of beers we didn’t like (who would have thought, right?), so making your own is such a better idea! Plus, so exciting to try a different beer every day until Christmas….you gotta do what ya gotta do, right 😉 ? I feel like such a slack ass now ’cause I didn’t make one and now I think I should go today and get on that!! You’re making me look bad, lol 😀 That Instant Pot…is that a pressure cooker and slow cooker in one? I have a similar one of those things if that’s what it is. Awesome post, girly! XOXO
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    • Karrie@tastyeverafter says

      Thanks Jess and so happy you like it! Belgian beers are my favorite and your boyfriend is going to love this so much! Please try to send a pic of yours too because I’d love to see it :)

  2. says

    So, I’m super cool and knew about this genius Beer Advent Calendar of yours in advance, and I have to say it came out AWESOME, K!! J is so lucky to have a bomb arse wife like yourself who is full of amazing ideas! I know Boy would go buck nutty over this calendar. Seriously, this is the end all, be all of advent calendars! That beer shop looks rad as well, I can see why you gave them so much praise! Thanks for sharing this idea, chicka!! Pinned! Cheers!
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  3. says

    Confession: I totally choked on my coffee when T.E.A. loaded and the first thing I saw was “Beer Advent Calendar.” I mean… this is almost too much awesome. I know quite a few dudes (and ladies alike) who would LOVE this! Actually, I’m not a beer person, but I would even love this. There’s nothing as much fun as the anticipation of a gift, so when you see all of those presents, adorably wrapped and you have to wait to try them, that’s serious good times, right there. Plus, when a big ass box of beer is staring you in the face, you get happy. It’s just science. Definitely keeping this in mind for the hubs next year (he’ll understand if he has to share, probably). Pinning! XOXO
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  4. says

    I’m with Chey on knowing this was coming and so excited that it turned out way better than I expected! For reasons that should be obvious, I would LOVE to have one of these! And that bottle shop sounds super cool! It’s so open and spacious rather than cluttered up and congested the way a lot of them are. And they even have a mascot! J is one lucky dude to get this present!
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  5. says

    I was looking for an ADVENT Calendar for myself because I think it would be so much fun, but… I wasn’t sure what to do – Fish every day? LOL! Well, I mean, I only reallyyyyy like salmon, so I would be bummed all the days that it wasn’t salmon – LOL!

    If I drank, I would be ALL FOR this one!!!
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