It’s the fourth year that I’m doing the #12BeersofXmas and once again I’ve dug into the cupboard to see what’s been scavenged and stashed in preparation for this moment. Starting on 20 December and running through until New Year’s Eve, I’ll be drinking a beer a day and sharing my thoughts somehow.

This year I’ll be posting my daily thoughts on Instagram of the beers that I’ll be enjoying…


And here’s when I’ll be drinking them…

Tuesday 20 December ~ Mikkeller ‘Big Worse’

Wednesday 21 December ~ Anarchy ‘Done Time’

Thursday 22 December ~ Buxton ‘Axe Edge’ & ‘Barrel Aged Double Axe Edge’

Friday 23 December ~ Crooked Stave ‘Origins’

Christmas Eve ~ Brasserie D’Achouffe ‘ N’Ice Chouffe’

Christmas Day ~ Thornbridge ‘Love Among the Ruins’ & ‘Days of Creation’

Boxing Day ~ Magic Rock/Evil Twin ‘Pognophobia’

Tuesday 27 December ~ Adnams ‘Triple Knot 2015’

Wednesday 28 December ~ Brewdog ‘Abstrakt AB:20’

Thursday 29 December ~ JW Lees ‘Harvest Ale 2014’

Friday 30 December ~ Stewart Brewing ‘Elysium III’

New Year’s Eve ~ Wild Beer Co ‘Beyond Modus 2014’

Here’s how to get involved with #12BeersofXmas (2016 Edition)

~ Choose any 12(ish) beers

~ Drink one a day based on your personal preferences

~ See what others are doing by checking who’s taking part

~ Share what you’re drinking across the social medias using #12BeersofXmas

There will be a big box of festive cheer awarded on a daily basis for the best #PrizelessPrize image (which for this one period of the year will accept images from all the social medias rather than just Instagram) – just make sure to use #12BeersofXmas!

This is where you can read/look at/admire what others are drinking this year…


Bushcraft Beer

Gammon Baron









Wayne (AKA The Irish Beer Snob)

Janice (AKA Mrs Beer Snob)

Russell Brewtique


Gareth & Becky on Barrel Aged Leeds

Myles on Drinking Got Me Thinking

Greg’s doing two versions on Grandad Greg

Sparkyrite on The Beer And The Beard

Matt at The Half Pint Gentleman

Paul on Abbaye de Southwick

Deeekos at The Boozy Procrastinator

Beer Geek Blog

Joe on The Fatal Glass of Beer

Rach at Look At Brew

Glenn at My World of Beer


Kat’s doing daily unveiling videos

Bob & Sarah are sharing beers

All these folks are sharing their beers via Twitter or Untappd…

Ivy, Simon, Brett, Dave, Cowboy, David, Ashley, Barry, Littlest Home Brew, Mark, Hops and Hops, Mark C, Guzzler, Dave H, Phil, Dave K, Mark the Gasman, Shaun, Ian, Daisy, Martin, 300lb Cyclist

Many thanks to Clayton for our shiny new #12BeersofXmas imagery