Post # 1
Good morning, bees! I am wondering if I could get some advice from beer drinkers (or those who might know beer drinkers). My fiance and I are not really big on beer but we are offering two different unlimited ones (which our bartender will be buying kegs of) at our wedding reception for free. We’re also including two different unlimited wines (a red and white) and an unlimited signature drink on top of a full cash bar for anything extra anyone may want. Anyway, I was wondering if you could advise me on what might be a popular beer choice. I figured we would have one light beer and one regular. We’re also probably going to stick with domestic beers unless there is an extremely good one that is not domestic. 😛 Please vote and let me know what you think. If you don’t see a beer you like in the poll, please let me know below in the comments. 🙂
Post # 3
If you are having 2, then make sure one is light and the other is more full. You really can’t go wrong with bud light
Post # 4
I think that Sam Adams Summer brew is quite delicious (I may be slightly biased as I am a Boston Bee)! If not Sam, I’d say go with what you know and most people know Bud…
Also, a few domestic choices that might perhaps feel more like a “craft beer” and less like a “college beer-pong beer”:
– Harpoon (my fave is the Heifeweiszen)
– Blue Moon
– Abita (Purple Haze is the best – from Louisiana)
Post # 5
@Erika_Meep: I’m assuming the choices provided are what the venue can acquire through their distributor. Although, I might check and see if they can get kegs from any local microbreweries. I generally stick to microbrews, and I don’t generally go for the macros listed, but I definitely wouldn’t complain about free Michelob Light and Sam Adams. Michelob Light is also made by Anheuser Busch, but it’s higher quality than Bud Light. Sam Adams is actually still considered craft beer and a micro brewery, despite their distribution, I believe, and makes some pretty tasty stuff, especially in comparison with everything else.
I’m a huge beer nerd, so message me if you have any more questions.
Post # 6
I really like Stella Artois. And Peroni is also very good. But from your choices I’d probably go with regular Bud.
Post # 7
I don’t drink but I asked Fiance for his input
He says Miller Lite and Labatt Blue (we are close to Canada so their beer makes it over here)
he and his friends don’t like any of the flavored beers or anything out of the ordinary.
Post # 8
I highly recommend looking for a local craft beer. So many places are brewing their own stuff lately and it tends to be much tastier than the mainstream brands. Sam Adams is the best choice out of the list, but if you can swing it, try and find a local one. It’s also nice having a locally produced product at your event!
Post # 9
If those are the choices, Sam Adams is a good one along with a light beer. PP suggested Blue Moon – we offered that at our wedding as one of 4 beers and it was gone in about an hour, super popular! We also had one Texan beer (Shiner Boch, woo!) that was a huge hit, so if you can find a local beer, those are usually a good choice.
Post # 10
Thanks for the responses so far, everyone!
@MsMindle: Thanks! I hadn’t even thought of Blue Moon but I’m fairly certain that was on the list as well. I’ll have to check on the other two you mentioned too.
@CaliHoya: I’ll have to double check but we may be able to get some from local breweries. We have our final meeting with our bar tender tonight where we’ll determine exactly what we’re having so we’ll definitely look into that. If we could have something local, that would actually be really neat! 🙂
Edit: I went ahead and added Blue Moon and a local beer to the poll since there were a few that mentioned them in the comments.
Post # 11
I would definately go with a Light and then Sam Adams. It is pretty regional which domestic to go with. We did Miller Light and then we had Fat Tire, which was a huge hit.
Post # 12
@Erika_Meep: My Fiance is huge into the craft beer scene. If you need any advice on how to contact local breweries, or which ones would be available to provide kegs, let me know. Venues can usually be pretty flexible.
Post # 13
Bud and Bud light are probably the most recognized/accepted. Sam Adams is a great lager, but more $$ than Budweiser.
Try to get all lagers or a mix of lager and a pale ale or a light wheat beer. Don’t do 2 pale ales or 2 darker beers (stouts, ambers, ect.). Personally, I’d drink anything but IPAs- barf.
Post # 14
@CaliHoya: Thanks! I can think of one local brewery off the top of my head that I’ve seen when I’m out and about in Indianapolis. It’s called Sun King. Everyone who I know who has had it seems to like it so maybe we could look into them. 🙂
Post # 15
@Erika_Meep: Upland from Bloomington! Their wheat is my favorite beer, much better than SunKing IMO.
Post # 16
What about Corona Light? I love drinking those in the summer but I’m not sure if they would be as good out of a keg. Have you thought about Shock Top, Harpoon, or Long Trail? those are great out of a tap