It’s the most wonderful time of the… beer! Christmas is coming and advent calendar season does't just mean beauty, chocolate or kids' countdowns.
We’re in the mood for a hoppy Christmas, and that’s why we're abuzz about the best beer advent calendars of 2022.
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There's a beer advent calendar for every taste, whether you’re into European beers, UK brewers or a Guinness advent caledar with a twist (we're betting stout-loving Kate Middleton would be royally into that one).
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So let's pull the tap and check out the advent calendars bringing us Christmas cheer… and beer!
Best beer advent calendars 2022
We've searched for the most festive beer advent calendars everywhere from John Lewis to Amazon, beer calendars featuring chocolates or savoury snacks, and last but definitley as well as craft beer specialists like Beerwulf, Brew Dog and Virgin Wines.
Keep scrolling to discover our favourites - and we recommend pre-ordering or ordering ASAP because these popular beer advent calendars are likely to sell out long before the festive season begins!
John Lewis beer advent calendar
Beer Advent Calendar, £85, John Lewis
What's inside: 24 x 330ml bottles of beer
Why we love it: This 24-day beer advent calendar includes everything from pilsner to ruby ales - and it's a great choice for those who prefer bottles not cans.
Beer Hawk 2022 craft beer advent calendar, £75, Beer Hawk
What's inside: 25 new beers in both cans and bottles
Why we love it: The 9th edition of the Beer Hawk beer advent calendar sees 24 beers, curated from brewers around Europe, all wrapped up in cool packaging designed by illustrator Thibault Daumain for a true artisan feel. One past reviewer raved, “First time I ordered a beer advent calendar and won't be the last. Cracking beer selection.” This year's beeer advent calendar is set for dispatch on 01 November 2022.
Brewdog beer advent calendar
Brewdog Advent Calendar, £59.95, BrewDog
What's inside: 24 cans of Brewdog beer and an exclusive glass.
Why we love it: If you love variety, there are four Brewdog online exclusives included in this beer advent calendar, as well as five new seasonal brews for Christmas with names like Hoppy Xmas and Cold Front. Add in the five core beers and five 'headliners', and it's a true Christmas miracle for beer lovers.
Beerwulf Beer advent calendar
Beerwulf Advent Calendar 2022, £72.99, Beerwulf
What's inside: 24 beers, in cans and bottles, from 24 unique brewers from around the world.
Why we love it: It's a glorious mix of higher profile beers and undiscovered gems, and is truly global from the UK to Portugal and the Netherlands, the US to Japan.
Drydrinker alcohol-free beer advent calendar
Alcohol-free beer advent calendar, £60, NotOnTheHighStreet
What's inside: 24 cans or bottles of no & low alcohol beers, plus a glass.
Why we love it: It's a wonderful way to be able to celebrate a booze-free Christmas.
Virgin Wines Beer Advent Calendar 2022
Virgin Wines Beer Advent Calendar, £79.99, Virgin Wines
What's inside: 24 cans of beer
Why we love it: This is a true craft brew tasting extravaganza with a modern edge - from a Welsh passionfruit IPA to a Mexican yeast Mariachi lager.
Guinness beer advent calendar
Guinness chocolate advent calendar, £9.99, Amazon
What's inside: 24 Guinness dark chocolate truffles
Why we love it: It’s chocolate, duh! Plus, we can’t resist a royal connection, and we know Guinness fan Kate Middleton would love it.
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Beer Hawk beer advent calendar
Thornbridge Brewery beer advent calendar, £64.99, Thornbridge brewery
What's inside: 24 craft beers plus special gift
Why we love it: There are a mix of bottles and cans, with 16 x 440ml beers and 8 x 330ml beers for a craft beer extravaganza that lasts the festive season. And you get over £90 worth of brewery treats for only £64.99 if you buy now.
Flavourly beer advent calendar
Flavourly Craft Beer 2022 'Canvent' Calendar, £59.95, PRE-ORDER for £47.95, Flavourly
What's inside: 24 exclusive, small-batch cans of craft beer.
Why we love it: Well, price-wise, it's on the lower end, costing just £47.95 if you pre-order now. And we really love the local UK brewery lineup included in this annual craft beer advent calendar. Last year's included brews from Manchester’s Beatnikz Republic, Loch Lomond Brewery, By The Horns based in Summerstown, London and many more.
Snaffling Pig beer advent calendar
Snaffling Pig Beer and Pork advent calendar, £64.99, Selfridges
What's inside: Packets of Snaffling Pig's famous pork crackling plus three cans of the brand's exclusive beers - a pale ale, lager and pilsner.
Why we love it: We're amazed that you'd even have to ask - pork crackling!
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