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Brewery builds Christmas tree out of 300 kegs

Published:Friday | December 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK, (AP):A western New York brewery has constructed a Christmas tree out of hundreds of beer kegs. All that's missing is the beer.

The Genesee Brewing Co. in Rochester built a 23-foot-high Christmas tree out of 300 stainless steel kegs outsides its Brew House in downtown Rochester.

The keg tree is trimmed with 600 feet of green lights and topped by a rotating Genesee sign. More than 20 of Genesee's 'elves', also known as employees, got to work designing and building the keg tree.

Alas, beer lovers, the kegs are empty. But when the tree is dismantled, the company says the kegs will return to the production line and be refilled once again.

The official public-lighting ceremony is set for next Thursday evening.