Fort Worth Beer Can House
While a visit to Houston’s Beer Can House is on my quirky travel to-do list, I was excited to discover a similarly decorated abode up here in north Texas. [To read about more wild and wacky places, check out my Amazon Best Seller, Unexpected Texas]
It’s always beer-thirty over at 2901 Whitmore Street in Fort Worth, Texas. That’s where Louis Torres began stringing up empty cans of beer in his trees. Some of these glittery garlands have been slit and squashed just enough to make them resemble Christmas ornaments, while others remain intact. Mr. Torres only uses Miller Lite and Milwaukee’s Best Light, so there’s a cohesive color scheme to his creation.
It’s Always Beer Thirty
From a distance the Fort Worth Beer Can House reminded me of an orchard overtaken by webworm, but as you get closer, it’s quite a pretty sight. A slight breeze on the day I visited added to the dreamy ambience, as hundreds of shiny cans swayed gently.
Beer Donations Welcome
Mr. Torres started his beer can house a few years ago, and it not only keeps him busy, but he often comes home to cases of beer on his front porch from anonymous donors. Other times, fellow beer drinkers will come by when he’s home and share a few brewskis with him as part of their contribution to the project. One anonymous patron sent him a neon beer sign!
Art or an Eyesore?
It’s interesting to note that Mr. Torres does not consider his house a work of art. For him, it’s simply a fun passtime. What do you think? Is it art or an eyesore? Would you ever do something like that to your house?
For More Weird & Wacky Stuff, Read: Unexpected Texas
For more quirky tales, offbeat and overlooked travel destinations and day trip ideas for the Dallas – Fort Worth region, check out my Amazon Best Selling travel guide to weird and wacky places: Unexpected Texas, from which the above excerpt was adapted for this post.
Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in North Texas travel, cemetery symbols, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”
Snider’s best-selling books include Paranormal Texas , Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and 100 Things to Do in Dallas - Fort Worth Before You Die.