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Tom's Beer Bottle Christmas Tree - 2012

First displayed in 2009, the 7-foot "tree" was built with a 4x4 post for the "trunk" and ½" particle board used for shelving. The tree looks more like a tree with branches salvaged from an old Christmas tree and garland attached around each shelf. Decorations include over 100 beer bottles, each a different label; string lights of bottles and mugs, a village tavern with revelers; and many beer-themed ornaments and other related items, such as bottle caps and bottle openers.


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

top tier:
  • Dubuque Star Premium, Dubuque Star Brewing Co., Dubuque, Ia.
  • Golden Star Light, Dubuque Star Brewing Co., Dubuque, Ia.
  • Lone Star, Lone Star Brewing Co., Fort Worth, Texas
  • Blue Star, North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, Calif.
  • Newcastle Brown Ale, Newcastle Federation Breweries, Dunston, England
  • Sapporo, Sapporo Brewing Co., Guelph, Ontario, Canada

5th tier:
  • Three Kings Ale, Stevens Point Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Christmas Ale, Bell's Brewery, Comstock, Mich.
  • Winter Skål, Capital Brewery Co., Middleton, Wis.
  • Shiner Holiday Cheer, Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, Texas
  • Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale, Boston Beer Co., Boston, Mass.
  • Samuel Adams Holiday Porter, Boston Beer Co., Boston, Mass.
  • Potosi Wee Stein Wit, Potosi Brewing Co., Potosi, Wis.
  • Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Golden, Colo.
  • Christmas Ale 2011, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, Ill.
  • Schell's Snowstorm 2011 Wee Heavy Ale, August Schell Brewing Co., New Ulm, Minn.
  • Snow Day Winter Ale, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.

4th tier:
  • 2012 Black Ale, Stevens Point Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Boss Tom's Golden Bock, Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Bully! Porter, Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Griesedieck Bros. Premium Golden Pilsener, Griesedieck Bros. Brewery, St. Louis, Mo.
  • König Ludwig Weissbier, Kö Ludwig Schlossbraurei, Kaltenberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Dortmunder Gold, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Samuel Adams Mighty Oak, Boston Beer Co., Boston, Mass.
  • Blue Paddle Pilsener Lager, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.
  • The Three Stooges Beer, Panther Brewing Co., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Dig Pale Ale, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Horseshoe Pale Ale, Crown Valley Brewing, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
  • Red Horse Beer, San Miguel Brewery, Valenzuela City, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Lucky U IPA, Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado, Denver, Colo.
  • Busch Light, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Miller High Life Light, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Big Wave Golden Ale, Kona Brewing Co., Kona, Hawaii
  • Tusker, East African Breweries, Nairobi, Kenya

3rd tier:
  • Iowa Pale Ale, Millstream Brewing Co., Amana, Ia.
  • Mississippi Mud, Mississippi Brewing Co., Memphis, Tenn.
  • Wisconsin Amber, Capital Brewery Co., Middleton, Wis.
  • Spotted Cow, New Glarus Brewing Co., New Glarus, Wis.
  • 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, Ill.
  • IPA, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Irish Style Ale, Gray's Brewing Co., Janesville, Wis.
  • Island Wheat, Capital Brewery Co., Middleton, Wis.
  • Huber Premium Beer, Joseph Huber Brewing Co., Monroe, Wis.
  • Polestar Pilsener, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, Colo.
  • Frydenlund, Norwegian Pilsner Beer, Frydenlunds Brewery, Oslo, Norway
  • Black Jack Porter, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, Colo.
  • Winter Welcome Ale, Samuel Smith Old Brewery, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England
  • Good Old Potosi Beer, Potosi Brewing Co., Potosi, Wis.
  • Miner's Treasure Late Amber, brewed for Galena Beer Co., Galena, Ill., by Sand Creek Brewing Co., Black River Falls, Wis.
  • Yuengling Traditional Lager, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Pottsville, Pa.
  • Old Style - Cubs 2008 bottle, G. Heileman Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Bud Light - bowling pin bottle, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Mo.

2nd tier:
  • Dead Guy Ale - Rogue, Oregon Brewing Co., Newport, Ore.
  • Amber Alt Style Ale, Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, Alaska
  • Labatt Blue, Labatt Brewing Co., Toronto, Canada
  • Singletrack Copper Ale, Boulder Beer Co., Boulder, Colo.
  • Fat Tire Amber Ale, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Loco Lager, Hub City Brewing Co., Stanley, Ia.
  • Old No. 38 Stout, North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, Calif.
  • Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout, St. James's Gate Brewery, Dublin, Ireland
  • Dixie Blackened Voodoo, brewed for Dixie Brewing Co., New Orleans, La., by Jos. Huber Brewing Co., Monroe, Wis.
  • Old Faithful Ale, Grand Teton Brewing Co., Victor, Idaho
  • Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Style Lager, Coors Archive Brewing, Golden, Colo.
  • O'Malley's Cream Ale Irish Style, Weston Brewing Co., Weston, Mo.
  • Stovepipe Porter, Otter Creek Brewing Co., Middlebury, Vt.
  • Chi Town Pier Pale Ale, Chicago Beer Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Corona Extra, Cerveceria Modelo, S.A. de C.V., Mexico, D.F.
  • Kidd Black Lager, The Fort Collins Brewery, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Paradise Ale, Hub City Brewing Co., Stanley, Ia.
  • Nude Beach Summer Wheat, Stevens Point Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Skinny Dip Beer, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Woodie Gold, Karl Strauss Brewing Co., San Diego, Calif.
  • Drop Dead Blonde, Stevens Point Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Acme California IPA, North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, Calif.
  • St. Pauli Girl Lager, St. Pauli Brauerei, Bremen, Germany
  • Firelight Beer, Chameleon Brewing Co., Glendale, Wis.
  • Hoptober Golden Ale, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Bonfire Märzen Lager, Baraboo Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier, Boston Beer Co., Boston, Mass.

bottom tier:
  • Exposed, Horny Goat Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Yeti Imperial Stout, Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, Colo.
  • Rocky Mountain IPA, The Fort Collins Brewery, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Elephant Malt Liquor, Carlsberg Breweries, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Milk Stout, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, Colo.
  • Honey Ale, Gray's Brewing Co., Janesville, Wis.
  • Honey Brown Lager, Dundee Brewing Co., Rochester, N.Y.
  • East Coast Lager, Cricket Hill Brewing Co., Fairfield, N.J.
  • Black Hawk Stout, Mendocino Brewing Co., Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • Best Brown Ale, Bell's Brewery, Comstock, Mich.
  • Einbock Maibock Style, Stevens Point Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Red Seal Ale, North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, Calif.
  • Liberty Ale, Anchor Brewing Co., San Francisco, Calif.
  • Deer Brand Original Beer, August Schell Brewing Co., New Ulm, Minn.
  • Pale Bock Lager, Dundee Brewing Co., Rochester, N.Y.
  • The Poet Oatmeal Stout, New Holland Brewing Co., Holland, Mich.
  • Jesse James - America's Outlaw Beer, brewed for Big Balls Brewing Co., by Weston Brewing Co., Weston, Mo.
  • Golden Cap Saison Ale, New Holland Brewing Co., Holland, Mich.
  • Organic ESB, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Boont Amber Ale, Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Boonville, Calif.
  • Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen, Hacker-Pschorr, Munich, Germany
  • Celebrator Doppelbock, Ayinger Brewery, Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer, Aying, Germany
  • Montana Trout Slayer, Big Sky Brewing Co., Missoula, Mont.
  • Fiddler Oatmeal Stout, Potosi Brewing Co., Potosi, Wis.
  • Two Hearted Ale, Bell's Brewery, Comstock, Mich.
  • Oscar's Stout, Sand Creek Brewing Co., Black River Falls, Wis.
  • Giraf Malt Liquor, Albani Breweries, Odense, Denmark
  • Moosehead Lager, Moosehead Breweries, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Old Thumper - A Beast of a Beer, Shipyard Brewing Co., Portland, Maine
  • Grizzly Bear Canadian Lager, Hamilton Breweries, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Big Bison Ale, Crown Valley Brewing, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
  • Moose Drool Brown Ale, Big Sky Brewing Co., Missoula, Mont.

base:
  • Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor, Mickey's Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Red Stripe Jamaican Lager, Desnoes & Geddes, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Asahi Lager Beer, Asahi Breweries, Tokyo, Japan
  • Great White Beer, Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe, Eureka, Calif.
  • Kaiserdom Pilsener, Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei, Bambberg, West Germany
  • Pale Ale, Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Pilsener Bohemian Style, Summit Brewing Co., St. Paul, Minn.
  • Great Northern Porter, Summit Brewing Co., St. Paul, Minn.
  • Founders Porter, Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Alimony Ale, brewed for Buffalo Bill's Brewery, Hayward, Calif., by Independent Brewers United
  • Kiper Bock Beer, Browar Kiper, Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland
  • Bohemian Brand Beer, Cervecerķa Cuauhtémoc , S.A., Monterrey, Mex.
  • Duvel Belgian Golden Ale, Duvel Moortgat, Puurs, Belgium
  • Anchor Porter, Anchor Brewing Co., San Francisco, Calif.
  • Anchor Steam Beer, Anchor Brewing Co., San Francisco, Calif.
  • Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif.
  • Celebration Fresh Hop Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif.


Beer bottles displayed with goblet glasses:

  • Schmidt, G. Heileman Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Schlitz, Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Miller High Life, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Coors, Coors Brewing Co., Golden, Colo.
  • Dubuque Star, Dubuque Star Brewing Co., Dubuque, Ia.
  • Leinenkugel's, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  • Bud Light, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Miller Lite, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Coors Light, Coors Brewing Co., Golden, Colo.
  • Old Milwaukee, Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Old Style, G. Heileman Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon, Pabst Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Grain Belt, Grain Belt Brewing Co., New Ulm, Minn.
  • Löwenbräu Original, Löwenbräu, Munich, Germany


Beer bottles displayed on wall shelving:

top shelf:
  • Maple Nut Brown Ale, Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub, Idaho Springs, Colo.
  • Pick Axe Pale Ale, Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub, Idaho Springs, Colo.
  • The Bitter End Pale Ale, Two Brothers Brewing Co., Warrenville, Ill.
  • Louie's Demise Ale, Milwaukee Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Leinekugel's Oktoberfest German-Style Märzen, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  • Leinekugel's Oktoberfest Lager, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  • Lite (black and orange label for Halloween), Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Lite (Halloween label with jack o'lantern, bats, ghost), Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Fuller's London Porter, Griffin Brewery, Chiswick, London, England
  • Fuller's London Pride, Griffin Brewery, Chiswick, London, England
  • Potosi Pilsener Czech Style, Potosi Brewing Co., Potosi, Wis.
  • Potosi Export (original brewery), Potosi Brewing Co., Potosi, Wis.
  • He'Brew, the Chosen Beer, Genesis Ale, Shmaltz Brewing Co., Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • He'Brew, the Chosen Beer, Messiah Bold, Shmaltz Brewing Co., Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • Bass, Bass & Co's, Baldwinsville, N.Y.
  • Bass, Bass & Co's, England, brewed by Inbev UK Ltd, Luton, England
  • Schlafly Brand APA, The Saint Louis Brewery, Saint Louis, Mo.
  • Schlafly Brand Pale Ale, The Saint Louis Brewery, Saint Louis, Mo.
  • Glacial Trail IPA, Central Waters Brewing Co., Amherst, Wis.
  • Kokanee Glacier Beer, Columbia Brewing Co., Creston, B.C., Canada
  • German Pilsner, Millstream Brewing Co., Amana, Ia.
  • Oktoberfest Lager, Millstream Brewing Co., Amana, Ia.

middle shelf:
  • Bitch Creek ESB Ale, Grand Teton Brewing Co., Victor, Idaho
  • Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale, Flying Dog Brewery, Denver, Colo.
  • Birra Moretti, Heineken Italia, Comun Nuovo, Italy
  • Eliot Ness Amber Lager, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Loose Cannon Hop³ IPA, Clipper City Brewing Co., Baltimore, Md.
  • Peg Leg Imperial Stout, Clipper City Brewing Co., Baltimore, Md.
  • Finnegans Irish Amber, Summit Brewing Co., St. Paul, Minn.
  • Murphy's Red Ale, brewed for Murphy Brewery, Cork, Ireland, by Heineken Brouwerijen, Den Bosch, Netherlands
  • Modelo Especial, Cerveceria Modelo, S.A. de C.V., Mexico, D.F.
  • Negra Modelo, Cerveceria Modelo, S.A. de C.V., Mexico, D.F.
  • Rhömberg All Malt Beer Classic Ale, Rhomberg Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis., Dubuque, Ia.
  • Pickett's of Dubuque Premium Beer, Jos S. Pickett & Sons, Dubuque, Ia.
  • Erlanger Märzen Bier, Dubuque Star Brewing Co., Dubuque, Ia.
  • Dubuque Star Big Muddy Red, Dubuque Brewing and Bottling Co., Dubuque, Ia.
  • Beck's Oktoberfest Bier/Beer, Brauerei Beck & Co., Bremen, Germany
  • Beck's Beer, Brauerei Beck & Co., Bremen, Germany
  • Michelob Ultra, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Michelob Original Lager, Michelob Brewing Co., St. Louis, Mo.
  • Oscura Beer with 100% Fair Trade Coffee, Furthermore Brewing, Black River Falls, Wis.
  • Fuel Cafe Coffee Flavored Stout, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Fischer Biere d'Alsace
  • Christoffel Blond, Brewery St. Christoffel, Roermond, Holland

bottom shelf:
  • Dos Equis XX Amber, Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Dos Equis XX Lager Especial, Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Hop Czar Imperial IPA, BridgePort Brewing Co., Portland, Ore.
  • Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, Calif.
  • Bud Light (aluminum bottle, shamrocks), Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Budweiser (aluminum bottle, shamrocks), Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Mo.
  • St. Benedict's Winter Ale, Stevens Point Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Pale Ale, Bell's Brewery, Comstock, Mich.
  • Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Brewing Co., New Brunswick, Canada
  • Guinness Extra Stout, Arth. Guinness St. James's Gate Brewery, Dublin, Ireland
  • Point Special Beer, Stevens Point Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Point Special Beer (ca. 1920s label reproduction) Stevens Point Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Dortwunder Lager, Berghoff Brewery, Monroe, Wis.
  • Shiner Spring Ale Dortmunder Style, Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, Texas
  • Maudite, Unibroue, Chambly, Que., Canada
  • Voyageur Extra Pale Ale, James Page Brewing Co., Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Heineken, Heineken Brouwerijen, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Heineken (ca. 1985 bottle) Heineken Brouwerijen, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Cerveza Sol, Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma S.A. de C.V., Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
  • Cerveza Cantina, Cerveceria la Constancia, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Banana Bread Beer, Wells & Young Brewing Co., Bedford, U.K.
  • Klisch Pilsner, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, Wis.


Yuletide Beer Village:


featuring the Hog Penny Pub, Yulesteiner Brewery, and Helga's Beer & Sausage Shop


Words Traditional.   Tune Traditional (Yorkshire).
1.
Here we come a wassailing
  Among the leaves so green,
Here we come a wandering,
  So fair to be seen.
 

CHORUS
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too,
And God bless you and send you
A happy new year.
And God send you a happy New Year.

2.
Our wassail-cup is made
  Of the rosemary tree,
And so is your beer
  Of the best barley.

            Love and joy, &c.

3.
We are not daily beggars
  That beg from door to door,
But we are neighbour's children
  Whom you have seen before.
            Love and joy, &c.

4.
Good Master and good Mistress,
  As you sit by the fire,
Pray think of us poor children
  Who are wandering in the mire.
            Love and joy, &c.

5.
We have a little purse
  Made of ratching leather skin;
We want some of your small change
  To line it well within.
            Love and joy, &c.

6.
Call up the Butler of this house,
  Put on his golden ring;
Let him bring us a glass of beer,
  And the better we shall sing.

            Love and joy, &c.

7.
Bring us out a table,
  And spread it with a cloth;
Bring us out a mouldy cheese,
  And some of your Christmas loaf.
            Love and joy, &c.

8.
God bless the Master of this house,
  Likewise the Mistress too;
And all the little children
  That round the table go.
            Love and joy, &c.


Tom's Beer Bottle Christmas Trees:

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Tom Larson
© 2012-14
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