Tom's Beer Bottle Christmas Tree - 2009

Tom's Beer Bottle Christmas Tree - 2009

Tom began working early in the year on the beer bottle Christmas tree. The work for the first several months involved buying bottles of different brands of beer and emptying them of their contents. In October he built the 7-foot "tree," with the trunk being a 4x4 post and ½" particle board used for shelving. The tree looked more like a tree with branches salvaged from an old Christmas tree and garland attached around each shelf. Decorations included over 100 bottles, each a different label; a village tavern with revelers; and other beer-themed items, including bottle and mug lights, bottle caps, bottle openers, and matchbooks featuring beer labels and drinking establishments.


Beer bottles displayed on the tree (top to bottom):

top tier:
Dubuque Star
Lone Star
Sapporo
Dundee Wheat
Polestar Pilsener (Left Hand)
Blue Star

5th tier:
Miller High Life
Coors
Budweiser
Old Style
Grain Belt
Löwenbräu
Labatt Blue
Dixie
Old Milwaukee
Schlitz
Pabst Blue Ribbon

4th tier:
Miller High Life Light
Miller Lite
Coors Light
Bud Light
Busch Light
Busch
Natural Light
Molson Canadian
George Killian's Irish Red
Rolling Rock
Michelob Original
Michelob Golden Light
Budweiser American Ale
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Miller Genuine Draft Light 64
Miller Genuine Draft

3rd tier:
Iowa Pale Ale (Millstream)
Mississippi Mud
Wisconsin Amber (Capital)
Milk Stout (Left Hand)
312 (Goose Island)
Redbridge Gluten Free
Snake Hollow IPA (Potosi)
Miner's Treasure (Galena)
August Schell Deer Brand Original
Leinenkugel's
Point Special
The Poet Oatmeal Stout (New Holland)
Fat Tire (New Belgium)
Voyageur (James Page)
Old Style - Cubs 2008*
Old Style Light - Cubs 2009
Bud Light - Cubs
* = on loan from the Piper Collection.

2nd tier:
2 Below Ale (New Belgium)
Full Moon Winter's Ale (Blue Moon)
Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale (Michelob)
Kokanee Glacier (Columbia)
Bad Elf Winter's Ale
Christmas Ale (Bell's)
St. Benedict's Winter Ale (Point)
Berghoff Red Bock Winter Ale
Winter Skal (Capital)
Winter Ale (Summit)
Moosehead
Shiner Bock
Gray's Bully Porter
Grizzly
Giraf
Elephant (Carlsberg)
Yeti Imperial Stout (Great Divide)
Oscar's Stout (Sand Creek)
Endless Summer Light (Karl Strauss)
Woodie Gold (Karl Strauss)
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager 2009
Pyramid
He'brew, the Chosen Beer
Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale
Harp

bottom tier:
Heineken
St. Pauli Girl
Köonig Ludwig Weissbier
DAB
Beck's Bier
Dressler
Kaiserdom
Kiper Bock
Birra Moretti
Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout
Belhaven St. Andrew's Ale
Foster's
Leopard
Duvel
Scottish Pride Light
Xingus
Chihuahua
Corona Extra
Asahi
Tsingtao
Sun Lik
Negra Modelo
Great White (Lost Coast)
Red Stripe
Maudite
Black Jack (Left Hand)
Old Faithful Ale (Grand Teton)
Zoomer (New Holland)
Dirty Bastard (Founders)
Skinny Dip (New Belgium)

base:
Franziskaner Weissbier
Carlsberg
Amstel Light
Victory Hop Devil Ale
Iron Range (James Page)
Old Rasputin (North Coast)
Long Hammer
John's Grocery Generations (Millstream)
Tower 10 IPA (Karl Strauss)
Downtown Brown (Lost Coast)
Liberty Ale
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale


Tom's Beer Bottle Christmas Trees:

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