What beer to serve? Help!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

A German Oktoberfest would be fun since it’s October (Spaten is my favorite, followed by Hofbrau)

My favorite domestic beer is Harpoon IPA. Where are you? I would definitely shoot for something local.

Post # 5
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would probably do something like Bud Light and then a local beer.  Where are you located?  We did Bud Light and a local wheat beer.  You could always pick a Sam Adams or Blue Moon, those are pretty popular domestics.  I’d still pick a local over that though!

Some of the more popular imported beers are Corona, Stella, Guinness.

I love German beer so I’d have to go that way.

@vermonster:  Oktoberfest beer would be an awesome idea as well!!  Spaten is yummy!

Post # 8
4511 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would do one “boring” beer like bud light. then for the other two, do “interesting” different kinds. (different from each other.)

Post # 9
135 posts
Blushing bee

Everyone into dark imports likes Guiness.  If you go for cheap Domestic– Rolling Rock.  With three picks just target one dark, one pale, and one wild card.

Post # 10
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@ajillity81:  Definitely Sam Adams if you’re in Baltimore.  Why not do Corona or Guinness (depends on your crowd), Sam Adam’s Lager, and Sam Adam’s Octoberfest?

Post # 11
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

With an October Wedding, an Octoberfest Beer would seem to be a natural (altho how much you actually serve will be debateable)

Behind that, I think you need an IPA… (Draft preferred)


A middle of the road US Bottled Beer… Budweiser – Coors ?

(You could do some research to find out what is the most sold Beer in your area)

For an import, I think that Corona is still the best selling one in the USA

Hope this helps,


Post # 12
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think we chose Sam Adams, Hoegaarden and Yuengling

Post # 13
3242 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We had Natty Boh at our wedding since it’s a local beer 🙂

Post # 14
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Being a Bostonian, I think Sam is always a good choice! I would do Yuengling over Bud/Coors/Miller- similar style, but better quality (and a local-ish family owned brewery!). 

Post # 15
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ajillity81:  Ah, a fellow Baltimore bride! Well then we both know that Natty Boh is a MUST. Full on requirement, no questions asked. No Bud light – Mr. Boh will take of the cheap/familiar beer crowd.

I don’t even know if the other 2 matter, but for the hell of it I’ll say Heavy Seas and Sam Adams Octoberfest.


Post # 16
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ajillity81:  We had to pick this out at contract time and we are doing Sam Adams Blue Moon Miller Lite (uh would prefer Coors lite but lost that one haha) Budweiser and O’Doules (because they made us pick a non-alcoholic beer too which we found odd) I feel like that covers some of the richer flavors to more of the lighter beers for people who just want a drink with dinner. We may ask to add in redds because I think its something fun and beer adjacent if you will 


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