Beer Advent Calendar, the cheap and cheerful edition

I have never had an advent calendar for the holidays to the best of my recollection. I wanted one though. The thought of little count-down treats to be unwrapped each day before the big day of Christmas appeals to me. I do love opening presents of any size. The closest I have gotten was last year when my younger brother bought me a beer advent calendar as a Christmas present. It was one of the most generous and thoughtful gifts he has ever given me. However, he lives in Calgary. We thought long and hard about how to get the …

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Elvis Night

They’ve been sitting there for a while. Months maybe. The DVD was still in its shrink wrap, gathering dust on the Blue-Ray player that doesn’t get used anymore now that we have Netflix. The bottle had been pushed over time to the very back of the fridge; every now and again I’d see a flash of pink between the orange juice jug and the pickle jar and think, I really need to drink that someday. Well that someday was last night. It was the kind of night where unplugging from the internet and curling up solo on the couch with …

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In my fridge

I have a good/bad habit of picking up single bottles of beer whenever I am around a Beer Store or LCBO. Good in that I have a interesting selection of different beers in fridge to quench any thirst. Bad in that there is very little room in our fridge for actual food. I tend to stash the beer in the crispers, aka the drawers of despair (fruit and vegetables go in, we forget we’ve put them there, goo comes out). However, the stash has overflowed to the top shelf to the point where it’s in my way. Time to figure …

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