Post # 1
So I am not a big beer drinker, what is the difference between light beer and dark beer? Which one is more popular? How many kegs for 100-150 people? How much do these generally cost? Any one had them? Or had any problems with them I should know? Any advice really helps, i’m going crazy over here!
Post # 3
I have no idea of cost but I think it depends on the person.. I prefer IPA’s, amber ale’s things of that nature and think that beers lighter in color have less taste.. Maybe do a light beer and an IPA? With those two choices you should be able to please most people.. Good Luck 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
Well.. are you set on kegs? The cost will probably be less on cans and bottles, you can get more of a variety and any cases not opened can normally be returned to distributors with a receipt. A keg requires a tap, a deposit, it has to be returned, you are stuck with 1-2 types of beer depending on the keg size, and anything not used is wasted.
As for how much, it would depend on how long people will drink, how many of those 100-150 drink, if that’s all your drinkers… There are some calculators out there for that somewhere I ran across them when I was planning. There are also different sized kegs.
We eventually went bottles/cans over kegs for cost and returned what wasn’t opened.
Darks vs light varies widely by taste, type, etc, but the color is mainly based on the way it’s made. Some darks taste light, some lights taste heavy… Best to try a few and see what you like, or ask around to see what guests like.
Post # 5
See I have no idea about which one would even be cheaper, I figured a keg would be cheaper! The 100-150 people would all be drinkers, i’ll have whiskey and coke for everyone else, i just know not everyone likes the whiskey, so i figured beer is universal enough. I absolutly hate beer and don’t understand how any one can drink it so I can’t exactly be the taste tester. My man would just grab pbr and im not sure if that is a good choice, i know nothing of beer, haha
Post # 6
In general, more people will gravitate towards light by default. Most widely distributed beers are light – Budweiser, Coors, Michelob, Labatts, PBR, etc, are all light. Guinness is a widely distributed dark. But you can also go local/regional. Alot of weddings in Pennsylvania wouldn’t be caught without Yuengling! I think it’s better to go one national and one local/regional, rather than worrying about light/dark. But, I wouldn’t choose an IPA either – too bitter.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
@nyscpa2be: WOOT on the Yuengling! And yes, totally a PA-er 😛
OP, we are choosing one light and one dark for the wedding… Coors light and Yuengling. We anticipate at least 150 attending, and plan on getting two quarter kegs. Our friends and family can be drinkers (as in they could easily have 4-5 without getting drunk over the course of the night) so even though we’re thinking only 50 will stick only to beer, we’re thinking we need both kegs.
IPA’s would probably be too heavy and possibly too “bitter” for most people. Also, many IPA’s are stronger than other beers (I think) and that could spell trouble! I, myself, am a fan of dark beers or IPA’s, but in my circle of friends I’m the odd one out. Guinness is my fave, and most of my friends can’t stand it.
Post # 9
@Sunnyday278: My whole family is a huge group of drinkers haha, execpt one small portion that is reallllly religious, like turtle necks and long skirts in 100+ degrees weather.
Post # 10
@Sunnyday278: I’m a dark beer lover! Guinness is a fave when I’m out with friends, but I also love any coffee roast – they are so good! IPAs I can’t stand, or heifenweizen. In Lake Placid, NY, I had a beer flight that is brewed at a restaurant, and I swear one tasted like bananas.
Post # 11
If youre planning to have an evening reception, yeah definitely do kegs, we’re having afternoon, so probably going to go the bottle route. We’re definitely doing Miller, it’s a local thing here, and either a dark from a local place or new castle. Not 100% sure but I think kegs are around 100ish. But then add delivery, set up, and tap so not sure about a true cost.
Post # 12
If we were having beer, I’d get a keg or two from a local brewery, but that’s because there’s a lot of good ones here.
Barring that, I’d get what I like since it’s my wedding and all.