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Beer Advent Calendar: 24 Most Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Beer Advent Calendars are really popular, but we know that many people still have some questions about the pack so we thought we’d address the most common questions here.

These frequently asked questions have been split into different sections to assist you in finding the answer you are after more quickly. These sections are:

Beer Advent Calendar

What’s in the Box

Ordering

Delivery

The Advent Box Design

Buying a Beer Advent Calendar as a Gift

Larger Order Quantities

Other Questions


BEER ADVENT CALENDAR

What is a Beer Advent Calendar?

Advent Calendars are a way to countdown the days to Christmas Day, starting on the 1st.

Traditionally, they are a piece of card incorporating small numbered flaps, one of which is opened each day to reveal a Christmas themed picture.

We’ve taken this idea and made it that much more fun by filling a box with beer and revealing a new beer each day!

Are all your Beer Advent Calendars the same?

The selection of beers in each Advent Calendar is the same for all packs, this assists us in creating the best value Beer Advent Calendar on the planet!


WHAT’S IN THE BOX

Are there tasting notes for each beer?

Tasting notes will be provided via our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) each day at 5pm.

How many beers are there?

There are 25 beers in total, one for each day leading to Christmas including one to have on Christmas Day!

What types of beers are included?

The beers in our packs are selected to provide variety, this is not your “pale ale and lager” pack.

The way we see it is you are unlikely to eat spaghetti bolognese for 25 days so we think it’s only logical you have a different beer to enjoy each day.

The 25 beers are from a different breweries, no brewery double ups, and are sourced from local Australian breweries as well as international breweries from countries like the USA, Germany, Belgium, Scotland and New Zealand.

In terms of styles, well we’ve included a massive range of styles including Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, Red Ale, Pilsner, Golden Ale, Pilsner, Steam Ale, Stout, Double IPA, XPA, Lager and a few others just to mix it up - your tastebuds can thank us later!

Is the selection of beers different to previous years?

As they say variety is the spice of life, and beer is no different! Each year we select a brand new range of beers ensuring there are no repeats. This means you (or the lucky recipient) get a new beery experience each year.

Apart from awesome beers, what else comes in the box?

We include a packing slip (no invoice or payment details), a gift card (if you have opted for one with a message at checkout) and a flyer with a cool little beery poem on it to get you in Christmas countdown mode.

How do I know this is awesome value?

If you were to buy each beer individually it would cost you over $150, meaning the price you actually pay is heavily reduced (over 20% discount!), leaving you with money left over for some other awesome Christmas treats… like beer glasses ;-)


ORDERING

Can I buy the Beer Advent Calendar online?

Of course, but hurry as stock is limited and may sell out!

Why should I pre-order my Beer Advent Calendar?

The pre-order secures you a Beer Advent Calendar which is then dispatched at the end of October. The pre-order period is open from September to mid/end of October.

If I order more than one Beer Advent Calendar, can I get them delivered to multiple different addresses?

If you would like us to deliver multiple Beer Advent Calendars to different addresses, you will need to place multiple orders, one order for each delivery address.

You can of course purchase multiple Advent Calendars sent to the one address within the one order.

Will the Beer Advent Calendar be available for purchase in your Sydney store?

Yes! From the start of November we will have the Advent boxes available in our Sydney store.


DELIVERY

When will the packs be delivered?

If you have placed a pre-order (during September and October) these will be dispatched at the end of October / start of November.

If you have ordered after the pre-order period, then your order will be dispatched as soon as it has been received, on average within 1 business day.

Will I get my Beer Advent box before the 1st of December?

To ensure you are able to receive your order before the 1st of December we recommend ordering as early as possible, and part of the reason we offer a pre-order period.

We will continue to dispatch orders for as as long as stocks remain, even if ordered after the 1st of December, we’re sure you’ll manage to catch up on the first few days ;-)

Once dispatched how long does delivery take?

We use Australia Post as our main courier partner. Their average delivery times for parcels from time of dispatch (orders are dispatched within 1 business day of the order being placed) are below:

Sydney / ACT : 1 - 2 days

NSW other than Sydney: 2 - 3 days

Melbourne: 2 - 3 days

VIC other than Melbourne: 2 - 3 days

South East QLD: 2 - 3 days

QLD other than South East: 2 - 4 days

Adelaide: 2 - 3 days

SA other than Adelaide: 3 - 4 days

Perth: 4 - 6 days

WA other than Perth: 5 - 7 days

NT: 5 - 7 days

Tasmania: 5 - 7 days

What are my delivery options?

Once you place the order online you will have the option to have the order delivered or select “In Store Pick Up (Sydney)” and we’ll have your order ready for pick up from our Artarmon store (please allow 48hrs prior to pick up).

How much is delivery?

For NSW/ACT destinations $9.99 and for all other destinations $14.99 per Beer Advent Calendar.


THE ADVENT BOX DESIGN

What’s so special about the Beer Advent box?

Not only do our Beer Advent boxes look awesome with a festive design, they have also been designed to safely transport the beers straight to your door. Each box has a cardboard partition and has double walled sides to ensure safe transit. As a result we have the lowest breakage/damage rates in the industry at less than 0.05%. Your parcel is in safe hands.

How are the beers hidden from prying eyes?

We’ve cleverly designed the box so that the beers can’t be revealed until the little flap is torn off and the beer is pulled out each day.

How big is the box?

The box is the size of a standard case of beer (24 x 330ml) and is approximately the same weight.


BUYING A BEER ADVENT CALENDAR AS A GIFT

Who is this an awesome gift for?

These packs are a great gift idea for anyone who enjoys different beers.

If they are a staunch VB or Tooheys drinker that can’t fathom the thought of drinking anything else then this probably isn’t for them.

If on the other hand they are someone that enjoys trying new things and a little beery surprise each day for 25 days then this is the perfect gift for them.

Can I include a gift card message?

Of course! Simply add a message in the comment box during the online ordering process and we’ll include a gift card with your personalised message, free of charge.

Is gift wrapping available?

While no specific gift wrapping is available the box has an awesome festive design plus a built in gift card box making it pre-wrapped ready for you to give to the lucky recipient.


LARGER ORDER QUANTITIES

Is there any volume pricing for larger orders of Beer Advent Calendars?

If you would like to order 20 or more Beer Advent Calendars, please email our Customer Support team at sales@beercartel.com.au


Got another question?

Shoot us an email at sales@beercartel.com.au

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