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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 1: Wormtown Norm presented by Sean Jansen

@2Beerguys, @WormtownBrewery @RealBeerNut

Kicking off the Holiday Season, and have teamed up with beer bloggers around the country to host the third annual beer bloggers advent calendar.  T’is the season of sharing and we intend to share our love of beer with you – 31 Bloggers Blogging.

This is one of our favorite events of the year, where bloggers and beer lovers from all parts of the world share with you, a beer that represents their local community.  Stay tuned for a different beer each day.

Let’s see who is spreading holiday cheer today!

Blogger: Sean Jansen
Blog Name:
Twitter/Facebook/Untappd: @2Beerguys
Beer: “Norm” Chocolate Coconut Stout
Brewery: Wormtown Brewery

Beer Details:

  • Style: Chocolate Coconut Stout
  • ABV: 6.8%
  • IBUs: 30

Commercial Description:
Oatmeal stout brewed with 10 specialty malts, cocoa nibs, and 1 pound of house toasted coconut per gallon.

Why I selected NORM:

I selected to share NORM with you because of the unique flavor combination and how it represents New England.

Norm is brewed by Wormtown bewery in honor of my beer pal “Norman Miller” aka the Real Beer Nut.  Norm is a fellow beer writer and an important part of the New England Beer community.  With his insatiable love for Coconut and Chocolate, Norm convinced a local brewer to make a beer as complex unique as the Real Beer Nut — “Norm”, the Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Stout.  It’s quickly becoming a local favorite.

From the initial dark chocolate aroma, I was intrigued to try Norm for the first time.  The first sip of dark chocolate and coconut flavors danced around my mouth.  I am reminded of a rich coconut chocolate doughnut, but not too heavy.  The body is not to thick nor thin, just right.  My palate was left rather clean with a sweet coconut flavor.   At 6.8% ABV, the alochol is well balanced and does not appear dominant.

If you have an opportunity to find a bottle of “Norm”, I recommend picking it up.  It would be perfect for that cold New England Winter night, sitting right in front of the fire.

About 2Beerguys:
Founded in 2006, has been devoted to spreading their passion of the craft beer world. Originating primarily as craft beer reviewers, they have molded their organization into premier craft beer educators and ambassadors for craft beer industry. Their passion has taken them on the wild ride of home brewing and beer education. believes that you deserve a good beer, visit for more information.
The Craft Beer Education Series was developed to provide a fun, interactive beer tasting experience. CBES combines general beer education, style-specific education, and an introduction to beer tasting, along with eight tasty beer samples to practice your newly honed skills on!

About Wormtown Brewery:
Worcesters only brewery, serving the freshest beers around. A piece of Mass in every glass.

Wormtown Brewery is located at 455 Park Avenue. Its beers are available throughout most of the state at various restaurants and bars as well as large package stores. Learn more at

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