Beer Can Christmas Tree Gives Holiday Spirit A New Meaning
It's been said that Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year."
However, it appears some people in Australia see it as the most wonderful time for beer.
Yep, brewskis are definitely an important part of celebrating Christmas in the Land Down Under.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that one Aussie man, Wes Boyd, decided to ditch his Douglas fir and construct a tree out of his beloved beer cans.
Heroic Perth man constructs 4.4-metre high Christmas tree for charity out of over 2,000 VB cans: https://t.co/h0290TOqPF pic.twitter.com/X7d8OYGu8v — PEDESTRIAN.TV (@pedestriandaily) December 1, 2016
I'm not talking about one of those mediocre Natty Lite trees that every frat on campus built in their living room right before winter break, either.
Boyd took his beer stacking skills to the next level by building a gigantic, 14.4-foot-high Christmas tree out of 2,536 cans of Victoria Bitter beer.
If the sheer size of this thing doesn't make you believe in Christmas miracles, you'll be glad to know that this insane tree also lights up at night.
Perth's Wesley "Mad Bogan" Boyd and his mates spent 14 months assembling a beer can Christmas tree for charity. https://t.co/lZyfLfoT5v pic.twitter.com/D8gShgbwAV — 7 News Queensland (@7NewsQueensland) December 2, 2016
Yeah, and you thought the fact that Santa could fly across the whole world in one night was pretty impressive.
Apparently, Boyd built the tree along with the help of a few beer-drinking buddies.
Perth man makes ridiculously Aussie Christmas tree out of 2500 VB beer cans https://t.co/TLztn0KNcP #7News pic.twitter.com/VD48fMTQC5 — 7News Yahoo7 (@Y7News) December 2, 2016
He told PerthNow,
I wanted to build it to make people happy. Me and some mates love drinking VBs, and two to three mates have been bringing empty cans over here every week for the past 14 months.
But this merry mountain of beer isn't just for fun and reindeer games.
It turns out it also supports a good cause.
That's right. Boyd is using his untraditional tree to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's Australia, and he'll be collecting donations for the rest of the month.
Now that's a Xmas tree #madbogan #vb #beertree #aussie pic.twitter.com/M2wtm39yLF — Tanya (@tanlou68) December 1, 2016
Apparently, Boyd chose this particular charity because both his mother and grandmother suffered from the disease before they passed away.
If you ask me, Boyd's story proves not all the Santas who spread Christmas cheer wear red suits and eat cookies.
Sometimes, these generous, jolly fellows wear shorts and drink shit tons of beer.