We’re excited to have you along on our 12 Beers of Christmas Experience, which runs from Dec. 25-Jan. 5. On each of the 12 Days of Christmas, you’ll open one window in your box and discover a new beer. At 8 PM on nights 2-12, Dec. 26-Jan 5, you’re invited to join us online for some edutainment and appraisal of that day’s brew on YouTube Live.
Our nightly appraisals will be hosted by our long-time homebrewer and beer guide and CBT’s Chief Personnel Officer, Brian Hatheway.
For the first beer of Christmas, we’ve written up a crash course in beer tasting that you’ll be able to find below on Dec. 25. We’ll post new blogs to this page daily.
If you want to participate in the chat and ask questions, join the stream via Zoom – but come early; there’s a 500 viewer max. If you want to kick back and just watch, check out the YouTube stream instead. Previous live streams will be posted on this page the following day.
Brian will be joined by a rotating cast of co-hosts each night: Online Events Coordinator Julie Walker, Customer Success Associate Cait Cremins, and Sales Manager Todd Summers.
Each day you will find a new blog post that dives a little deeper into the beer styles and topics we’ll be discussing on our live streams. You’ll find a range of topics here – some educational and some just for fun. Blogs will be posted right after our nightly live stream, about 8:20 pm.
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Previous streams will be posted here the following day.
Chill Helles Lager
Santa! I Know Him!
Penn Quarter Porter
Fresh Pils of LA
Paulie’s Not Irish
Good Rye 2020
Abominable Winter Ale
Below you’ll find a digital copy of your booklet, the tasting wheel and our beer appraisal chart. We encourage you to have the tasting wheel and appraisal chart handy during our live appraisal streams so you can really dig into each beer with us!
How does this work?
You’ll open one window of your box on each day of Christmas (in order from 1 to 12). Inside you’ll find a craft beer and maybe a little something extra too ;). On the first night, you’ll enjoy Beer #1 on your own, using the Christmas booklet and the first night’s blog post to guide you as you taste. On nights 2-12 (Dec. 26-Jan. 5) we’re going live with nightly beer appraisal, discussion, and drop ins from special beer industry guests. Those live streams will begin at 8 PM Eastern time and can be viewed on Zoom and YouTube. You’ll find links to each stream at the top of this page. You’ll also find blog content posted each day that builds upon the beer appraisal and discussion from the previous night’s live stream.
Will the live stream be available to watch later?
You can watch our recorded live streams on our YouTube channel after they’ve wrapped.
How do I contact you if I need assistance?
Email [email protected] or call us at 888-623-8687.