(Closed) beer and wine choices?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had two reds, one white, one champagne and two beers.  Something our caterer told us is that the more choices at the bar, the slower the line will move.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think those choices are excellent. My Fiance and I went to a wedding a couple weeks ago and they had a TON of choices.. like 5 whites and reds and different bubblies. The line moved quickly because there were two bartenders.. but they had lamenated menus for people to choose from.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We stuck with 1 red, 1 white and 4 kinds of beer. That should be enough to satisfy most tastes. No need to go crazy,

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

It does sound like a lot of beer choices, but only because we have chosen to just have 2.  We will also offer 1 red, 2 white, 1 sparkling wine.

I think you could do it tho, so long as you had the choices on the tables maybe so by the time they go up to the bar they know what they want to get.  

It also depends on your guests, we know that the majority of my friends, and both sides of the families will go for the wine (that is what happened at our engagement party – we had far too much beer left over!) which is why we will have more choices of wine over beer. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsMcGyro: Agreed!

You could throw in champagne too.  But I think you have a nice range of beer.  I think having an IPA, a pale ale, a brown ale/ lager, and a stout or porter is a good range for everyone.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

All I can say is, I am at work and your subject of your post made me really want to have some of either ๐Ÿ˜€

Is Yuengling, the same as Yanglinger or something?  If so, they are completely different to me.  I like your beer list, Corona is good, too.

I think your wine choices is good, too.  I love the fact that you are having plenty of choices.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Personally, I think 1 white and 1 red is enough. I do appreciate several beer choices, though, as I’m kind of a beer snob and won’t drink the standard stuff.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you should go down to 1 white and 1 champagne.  I’d offer Yuengling mainly because most people I know LOVE it.  It’s the favorite of many around here. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you should offer white zinfindale, especially if you are only offering beer and wine, because some people might only like sweet/fruity drinks, and white zin is the closest to that.

I think you should try to limit the beer to 3-4 kinds.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think your picks for wine are great! I don’t drink beer personally, but that seems like a lot of choices. I would think with 3-4 choices, everyone could find something they will drink.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I think 2 reds and 2 whites would work fine. Just make sure to choose lighter reds, given the heat and humidity of that time of year. I think a reisling would go over well, as would a zinfandel (red, not white).

If you are offering 4 wine choices, 4-5 beer choices would be reasonable, too. Sam Adams Summer Ale is a surefire hit with my crowd. Have you considered getting something from a local brewery, too? We like to support our local wineries and breweries, and all of our food stuff is coming from a 100 mile or less radius, so we are planning to incorporate some local beers into our list. Local wines….. not so much. LOL

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@jem415:yeah, I guess you’re right about the beer. As long as the bartenders don’t have to say 6 long beer names to every guest (since there is a printed menu thing,) then it doesn’t really matter if you want more options.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My only advice is to order almost twice as much white if you have to purchase in advance.  We had about equal amounts of red and white and we ran out of chardonnay.  We had to send the caterer to the store to get more but it all worked out.  Not sure why but regardless of your menu people will probably drink more white wine than anything else. No one wants to spill on their clothes and especially if it is hot out.  Our friends who own a wine bar warned us about this and we definitely should have taken their advice.

We had 4 wine choices 2 reds, chardonnay, and champagne. We only had 3 beer choices and it was more than enough.  One light pale ale, a stronger IPA for the true beer drinkers, and my husband’s favorite beer from his hometown.  Everyone will drink what you provide and be excited that it is open bar so don’t stress ๐Ÿ™‚

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