beer and destination weddings…

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Laurenskii: When you say “fall beers,” I think of Sam Adams Harvest Brew and the like. Not sure where you’re getting married, but there’s pretty much no reason they’d be available overseas–regardless of the time of year. We did import the wine for our wedding (because it’s not available in our destination location), so it’s not impossible. But we had to work with a shipper, a broker and pay a special import tax. What we finally settled on was working with a local retailer to order the needed items on its own account, we absorbed the shipping costs (I’m exempt from paying certain duties because of my job, so I skipped that step), and paid a corking fee to the event venue. It came out juuust barely cheaper than using the wine that the venue was going to sell us and at least this way we were able to choose the exact brands we wanted.

Post # 4
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Laurenskii:  If you share where you are getting married, the local Bees might be able to tell you what is available in the nature of Craft Beer.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would say to try the local beers! Or whatever the local booze is.

I’m a wine person, but whenever we’re in the Carribean, I can’t imagine drinking anything not rum-based!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Laurenskii:  in USVI, you at least wouldn’t have to pay import fees. You could even order them online and ship them since it’s not international, if you felt like it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not a beer drinker so this is just what I remember from my classmates when I lived in Grenada: I don’t think Guisnness was common, I think there were only a couple places that had it because people would want to go there just for the Guinness.  Most people drank Carib or Piton, which I think they said was on par with Budweisser.  There was also Heineken and the big brand American beers but no craft beers or anything that was special seasonal.

We would have some seasonal food items longer, like the cranberry gingerale that was all left over after Thanksgiving and wouldn’t sell in North America we had it.  Never saw any special beer though.  We also got all the Wheties boxes with Michael Phelps after he was smoking pot or something and they took them off the shelves in the US.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Laurenskii:  I have been to the Carribean many times and never have I had the choice of Guiness at an A/I. You should ask the resort about this. I would not assume anything.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

we got married in USVI and they had a really decent beer selection. cant say about fall beers since we got married in the spring.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Laurenskii:  I hadn’t heard about what happened, went to do my grocery shopping for the week, and the entire cereal aisle was Wheaties!  So then I went online to try and figure out why we were bombarded with Michael Phelps cereal boxes to find they had been pulled from shelves in the US

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