How do you make a Christmas beer? You put the Christmas tree right in there with the rest of the ingredients. At least that's what Black Huskey Brewing in Milwaukee is doing.

City of Milwaukee Sprice Tree - WTMJ-TV
City of Milwaukee Sprice Tree - WTMJ-TV
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According to WTMJ-TV, the "Tree Spruce" beer is made with actual cuttings from the City of Milwaukee Christmas tree. It's a spruce, so the name it apt. Yes, they use the tree in the beer. Which totally makes sense, I just imagine a branch popping out of the top of one of the fermenting tanks.

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Can I Get This Beer in Rochester?

No.

Well, yes, if you drive to 909 E. Locust Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That's the only place is selling the 9.9% beer.

If you do drive there, you'll be making a donation more than you'll be buying a Christmas beer, because sales support the Milwaukee Urban Forestry Fund. That's a group that works to get trees planted all over the city, from commercial districts to local schools.

Tim Eichinger - co owner Black Huskey Brewing - WTMJ-TV
Tim Eichinger - co owner Black Huskey Brewing - WTMJ-TV
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On WTMJ, Black Huskey Brewing's co-owner Tim Eichinger said

"You’re trying to give back and it’s a season of giving. It may seem like a small thing, but if we all do these small things, it becomes a big deal..."

And I think that's a pretty darn good sentiment there. All photos in this story are screen shots from this story.

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