Welcome to 24 Days of Beer, in which we guide you through what might be a very dark month. Aren’t you glad we’re here to tell you what to drain your sorrows with?

A previous edition of Deep Cove’s The Crawl Stout had a guitar on the label and invoked Spirit of the West. We think the new and current version, while remaining deliciously creamy and very drinkable, is also more aptly designed.

This one boasts a beautiful can showcasing glow-in-the-dark turtles at the bottom of the ocean. And who doesn’t love turtles? From Franklin to those chill dudes in Finding Nemo, they’re about as safe it gets when it comes to co-opting a mascot.

turtle

One time I was asked what animal I’d like to be, and my brother chastised me for saying the apparently “obvious” choice of a turtle. He was sorta right, I was definitely playing to the crowd. (My answer these days is an owl, for those curious.)

Anyway the North Van brewery encourages the drinker to enjoy life “at a crawl.” And sure yeah, that’s good advice and everything, but it really hits different in a year that has seemingly taken forever.

We should be like the turtles and just learn to enjoy it, one supposes. Hey, this beer definitely helps.

Previous 24 Days of Beer:
Tmavý Pivo 13 by Slowhand Brewing (No.1)
Mint Chocolate Stout by Moody Ales (No.2)
All Season Nitro Dry Stout by Container Brewing (No.3)
Four Year Oatmeal Stout by Strathcona Beer Company (No.4)
Idleback Amber Ale by Slackwater Brewing (No.5)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter by Bad Tattoo Brewing (No.6)
Velour Toboggan Blackberry Dark Ale by Dageraad Brewing (No.7)
Imperial Gingerbread Porter by Persephone Brewing (No.8)

Cranberry Mandarin Orange Witbier by Old Yale Brewing (No.9)
Chalet All Day Horchata Blonde Ale by Bridge Brewing (No.10)
Indulgeousness Imperial Stout by Superflux Beer Company (No.11)
Blackberry Export Stout by Vancouver Island Brewing (No.12)
Con Leche Horchata Style Milk Stout by Twin Sails Brewing (No.13)
Haulin' Oats Oatmeal Stout by Main Street Brewing (No.14)
Naughty and Spiced Porter by Russell Brewing Company (No.15)