(Closed) Beer advice!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
507 posts
Busy bee
  • 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 # 6
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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 # 10
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@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
541 posts
Busy bee

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
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

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