- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
My fiance and I are going to be having beer and wine only (well only alcohol) at our reception. In addition we will also have tea, lemonade, bottled water, and coffee available.
I believe I have the wine pretty much figured out, but the beer well that is another story. I am looking on the inexpensive side but still good. Personally I don’t care for Bud(Light) or Miller(Lite), but I know it is a lot of what people drink(sorry just don’t get it). At any rate I thought I had a pretty good list put together and then my fiance says let’s do all american brewed (meaning american owned). Now I really don’t know if he is kidding or not but it really affects the choices of beer to choose from.
Our menu will have beef, crab, and a citrus chicken on it as the proteins if that helps.
So at this point I am not sure what to go with so I need some help Bee’s!!!!
All of the calculators have said for 80 people to go with 42 bottles – so I am thinking of choosing 4 wines @ 48 bottles – whatever isn’t used can be returned.
So here is what I have so far – Please please please I am begging help me with this!
Wine Selection: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir
Here are my choices:
American Owned/Brewed: Yuengling Lager, Yuengling Light, Sam Adams Light, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, Sam Adams Summer Ale, New Belgium’s Fat Tire
Other Choices: Corona Light, Heineken, Bud/Bud Light, Miller/Miller Light, Blue Moon, Shock Top, Coors Light
I put the Yuengling in as an option because it is brewed in Pennsylvania (my home state) and while I won’t have many guests from my side it still brings a little bit of me into the selection process.
With 80 guests, the calculator said to go with 207 bottles (in addition to the wine) which equates to 9 cases. I have at least one guest who can drink a case all by himself(pretty sad actually) and am praying I don’t have to deal with that on our wedding day. So I just did the calculator as I am not sure honestly how many are going to drink wine. Plus the excess wine can be returned. So I entered 5 heavy drinkers 40 average drinkers and 35 light drinkers. It calculated 325 which equates to 13.5 or 14 cases.