If there’s two things that the end of the year always includes, it’s Christmas decorations and plenty of drinks. They’re both all well and good separately, but they might be even better combined — in a Christmas tree made out of tinnies, for instance.
A real object that now exists ready for the merriest portion of the 2021 calendar, this Christmas tinnie tree isn’t fashioned out of old cans. So, it doesn’t merely celebrate the remnants of your past beverages. Instead, it gives you a place to stack new cold ones just waiting to quench your thirst. And yes, it comes with beers, as they’re obviously essential to the whole concept.
Craft Cartel is slinging these mighty jolly centrepieces this festive season, after giving beer lovers Australia’s largest case of craft beer back in 2020. If you’re keen to add one to your home — and to get sipping — it’ll cost you $399, which covers a flat-pack tree that you then put together yourself, 48 brews ready to wet your whistle and delivery to your door.
If you’re wondering what you’ll be drinking, those 48 tinnies span 24 different varieties — so, two of each. And, alongside cans from Ballistic, Slipstream, Sydney Brewing, Gage Roads, Modus Operandi and Brick Lane, there’s seven limited releases among them, such as Stockade’s The Mountie Maple Imperial Stout, Akasha’s Korben Double IPA, Sauce’s Caribbean Fogg Hazy Pale Ale and Moon Dog’s Splice of Heaven Mango Ice Cream IPA.
Design-wise, the tree itself uses sustainable timber, and is crafted to resemble a traditional pine tree — all thanks to Australian designer Ian Tran of Domus Vim.
Who doesn’t want to place all their presents around a tower of beer? No one, that’s who. And if you decide it needs some tinsel as well, that’s up to you.
For more information about the Christmas tinnie tree, or to buy one, head to the Craft Cartel website.
Published on November 05, 2021 by Sarah Ward