(Closed) Beer and Wine Only Reception – Advice seriously needed on this!!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which selection of beer would you like to have at a wedding?
    Yuengling Lager, Yuengling Light, Sam Adams Light, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat : (6 votes)
    17 %
    Yuengling Lager, Yuengling Light, Sam Adams Summer Ale, New Belgium's Fat Tire : (17 votes)
    47 %
    Neither - Please leave your recommendation in the comments section!! : (6 votes)
    17 %
    Late addition: Yuengling Lager, Fat Tire, Bud Light, Heineken : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Late addition: Yuengling Lager, Fat Tire, Bud Light, Leave your suggestion for the 4th beer : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I don’t like the idea of only doing american brewed beers, just because it seems like there’s less variety…and Shock Top is my hands down favorite! I’m not a fan of the american beers you posted (well, to be fair, I’ve never tried the Yuengling), so it might be nice for your guests to have other options, rather than the majority of beers being Sam Adams? I do like that you’re including the Yuengling, it gives people a chance to try something new…

    Fair disclosure: I’m not a big drinker, so I hope you get some other opinions on this! 🙂 

    Post # 4
    8604 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Personally I’d throw in a cheap beer like Miller or Bud even if you don’t like it, because lots of other people do. My Darling Husband is one of them so if he saw that beer list he would probably order a soda instead lol.

    Post # 6
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Some of those beers are ok, although I think it’s best to keep in the mind what most guest would recognize and what they would enjoy, and I think Miller and Bud light fit the bill better.

    ps: Sam Adams summer ale is pretty good


    Post # 7
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    I would just make sure that you have something very light.  Many of the beers you listed I wouldn’t really bother with because they’re so heavy.

    Post # 8
    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’d pick the entire second selection above AND add Budweiser.  People just drink it. It’s cheap so why not let them have it if that is what they like.

    Post # 9
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @LemonLavender:  ditto…

    I like blue moon/shocktop or bud light or corona light… sam adams and yuengling make me gag… 

    Post # 10
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I must be in the minority here… I would love to see a beer list like yours! I’m from the midwest, but a friend brought back some beer from Pennsylvania. Yuengling rocks!

    I guess just look at your guest list. Do they like your typical domestic lights, or are they into fuller beer/trying different stuff? Most people I know will drink any beer that’s free.

    Post # 11
    8604 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Bella_and_Max:  yes he would still pass it up even if it was free. He’s not a very adventurous drinker lol.

    Post # 12
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    We just had 3 beers at our wedding: Fat Tire (yes!!! People were SO happy we had Fat Tire), Lienekugel Sunset Wheat (DH’s favorite), and Natty Boh. We also had wine and a full bar.

    Of your selections- I would do Fat Tire, Yuengling Lager, either Sam Adams Summer-or maybe Lienekugel Summer Shandy?, and another selection.

    What about something from Dogfish Head (DE), or Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick), Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore) or even better…a Virginia brewery? If Fiance wants American- I’d think he’d love having a local choice.

    I love SA Cherry Wheat, but I think it has a small audience. Yuengling’s a good choice because it’s a “familiar” beer. (I’m assuming that it’s all over VA, as it is in MD.) Our friends who would normally drink Miller/Bud went with Natty Bohs (didn’t hurt that they were Orioles cans.)

    Post # 13
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think the second is probably better but I agree that it wouldn’t hurt to add something like Bud or Miller.  Honestly, the calculators seem pretty high with wine and beer but maybe because our families don’t drink a ton.

    Post # 14
    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I voted for the first one, but as a disclaimer Cherry Wheat is one of my favorite beers. 

    Post # 15
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Fat Tire! I like Cherry Wheat but I can’t really drink more than one.

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