Bottled Beer or Keg

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which one will make the most sense?
    bottle beer displayed in a nice bucket filled with ice : (38 votes)
    72 %
    Keg with pump somehow covered to look nice (please explain or show pictures!) : (15 votes)
    28 %
    Make a tap with CO2 tank which will be difficult and expensive : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1195 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @climbergirl:  we did a keg behind the bar and I would not change it! Way cheaper that way…no one saw it either as we had bartenders. 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think the mini kegs would be a better option, so you could get a few different kinds.

    Post # 6
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    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We had a 100 guest wedding and a self serve bar with bottle beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. We got the beer and wine from Wal-Mart and they gave us a pretty nice discount because of number of cases we bought. The little extra we may have paid for having bottles we saved in not having to hire a bartender. It worked for us.

    Post # 7
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    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This is cute. I don’t know if you can really do anything about the tapper itself….

    Post # 8
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    9529 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    When I called around for pricing I discovered that for me it only saved about $20 to get a keg over getting cases of cans of BudLight. And at some places you can return unopened cases. Or at least you can keep them and drink them later. but a keg is a keg oncce you tap it. So we decided not to do kegs. This also allowed my husband to get a wide variety of beers!

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @climbergirl:  

    Here’s a subtle option for you…

    JUST KIDDING!

    There doesn’t seem to be alot of options unless you want to put the beer in watermelons or other types of dispensers. Do they sell beer in barrels? That would be kind of cute.. otherwise :

    Post # 10
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    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Can you put beer in a fountain? I don’t know if it will effect it, I don’t drink beer lol OR If its a silver metal keg, I would paint it with chalkboard paint and draw on it!

     

    Post # 11
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    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We are going to do a keg simply because it’s cheaper. We are having a smaller wedding in a campsite and then a potluck the following day so any leftover can be used then…or for the rest of the weekend since our friends will be there all weekend

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We only had 35 people at our wedding and we ended up going with bottles instead of kegs so that we could have more variety.  Also, it was easier to serve, people could take leftovers home (including us for the beginning of our honeymoon!) and nobody had to return a keg the next day.

    Post # 13
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    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would do bottled beer simply because you can keep unopened bottles of beer and drink them later – whereas a keg has a very short shelf life – and they’re heavy and a PITA.

    Post # 15
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    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    @climbergirl:  If your wedding date is correct, why not hollow out some large pumpkins and fill them with ice and put the bottles in them?

    Post # 16
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    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @climbergirl:  We had a keg, because we like craft beer and it was much cheaper than bottles! It was cheaper get a better beer in a keg then bottles of your standard beers. I don’t think it takes away from the look of a wedding. It’s beer, not a fancy thing to begin with!

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