(Closed) Thoughts on homebrews as wedding favors?

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: What's the best way to give out homebrews as wedding favors?
    Leave them on the card table and tie cards with their names and table #s. : (2 votes)
    17 %
    Put them at the place settings : (5 votes)
    42 %
    Hand them out on their way out the door? : (5 votes)
    42 %
    -Do something else with them? if so, what? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would hand them out just so the kids don’t sneak off to the bathroom to drink them. Plus, if you physically hand them to people you can guarantee they won’t get left behind :).

    Post # 4
    Member
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @retroindigo: what a great idea, I would hand them out or just put them out at the end of the reception when people start leaving. That way the kids won’t even know they are there.

    I just bought DH a conical fermenter for Christmas, we just finshed our first batch last week and went back to Corrado’s to start our new batch this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    Member
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i love this idea! i wanted to do it – i have a friend that brews beer and he offered but it was just too expensive for me – bottling and everything. but i love love the idea!

    we did champagne flutes full of hershey kisses and they looked really nice at the place setting so thats what i voted for – plus people will see them and remember to take them home ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was thinking about doing this too and had the same question!  I believe everyone at the wedding will be of age, so I’m not so worried about that though.  And hey if people leave them behind, I’d much rather have beer leftover than bags of jordan almonds.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @retroindigo:

    We did this. ๐Ÿ™‚

    We did not have assigned seating, just assigned tables so we set them aside separately with a thank you tag and on the flip side was their name and table #.

    Kids had a local juice that we made for them.

    I think since the bottles are tagged for each individual person there’s no worry about people stealing them. It wasn’t an issue at ours, honestly.

    I don’t know how often you guys have bottled them (we usually put them in growlers for home consumption) but one batch usually only makes in the 42-46 bottle range. Not filling all the way to the top and leaving a lot of the murky stuff at the bottom of the pail.

    Cleaning the bottles were a pain in the a$$. We soaked them overnight in the bathtub, scrubbed them inside and out and sanitized in a dishwasher. In case you didn’t already know (which I’m sure you do!) only the amber home brew bottles are compatible with the caps you buy at your home brew store. And one specific Guinness Draft bottles work as well!

    GL!

    My husband and I had a total blast making these and all our guests loved them.

    P.S. I highly recommend making extra! We had a couple that suddenly combusted! And put cardboard separators when you pack them (like a 12 pack) so that they don’t scrape against each other during transport.

    <all images by erica lyn photography>

    We also had fun with the ingredients section and made our own personalized UPC code with our weddign date. ๐Ÿ™‚

     

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