Edinburgh breweries collaborate to launch craft beer advent calendar - with proceeds going to Edinburgh Food Bank Project

Beer fans can now enjoy a craft brew while counting down to Christmas with this new advent calendar.

Published 5th Oct 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Eight capital craft breweries have come together to launch a beer advent calendar - with £1 from each going to the Edinburgh Food Bank Project.

The new advent calendar will have 24 different craft beers all brewed in the capital and housed in a unique advent box designed by local Edinburgh illustrator Susie Wright, which features the castle, skyline and other famous landmarks.

Beer fans can expect a combination of modern Edinburgh craft beer classics plus seasonal new releases in 24, 330ml cans.

Ben Wallace of EdinburghBeer.co.uk said: “The first of its kind, The Edinburgh Craft Beer Advent Calendar brings together eight of Edinburgh’s craft breweries for Christmas.

"Beer lovers can now support their local breweries in the countdown to Christmas by plucking a new Edinburgh beer each day from this stunning box. Inside the box are twenty four selected new releases, seasonal specials and firm Edinburgh craft beer favourites.

"The Advent Boxes can be enjoyed at home or sent as a gift anywhere in the UK & NI and selected EU countries.

“We’re also delighted to be supporting Edinburgh’s Food bank Network with a £1 donation from each Advent Calendar sold.

"Craft brewing has been hit hard by lockdown in 2020 but has shown remarkable flexibility and creativity to adapt. All ten Edinburgh breweries continue to brew”

Jo Stewart, co-owner of Stewart Brewing added: "The advent box is a super idea to bring all the Edinburgh Breweries together.

"I think what we all need this Christmas is a little bit of fun and community spirit and that’s exactly what Edinburgh Beer Box has done."

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Charity donation

£1 from each Advent Box sold will be donated to the Edinburgh Food Bank Project, which operates at eight locations around Edinburgh.

How to buy

The Edinburgh Craft Beer Advent box can reserved for £10 online at the Edinburgh Beer website.

The full price (which includes shipping within the UK and Northern Ireland) is £59.99 and the balance needs to be paid by the shipping date, which is 9 November.

Customers can add a complimentary festive message if you are sending to someone as a present, and, for lager fans, there is a version comprising a selection of Edinburgh Craft Lagers (priced at £55.99).

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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