Post # 1
I’m in the early stages of planning a champagne brunch reception…complete with mimosas and bellinis and all varities of bubbly. However, some of my most important guests [my father, my mother, my grandfather] hate champagne! The only alcoholic drink that these people enjoy is beer. They say they’re fine with not drinking until later in the day (we’re having a family-only pool party that evening). I’m in love with the champagne brunch idea and it is *my* day…but I still feel that having just champagne might make them feel left out, you know? So I was wondering…how tacky would it be to serve beer at a brunch reception? The ceremony is at 10 AM and the reception will start at around 11…is that too early to have a brewsky?
My one thought so far is that I could serve a bright citrusy sangria or some other sort of fruity punch…though I really think the aforementioned guests might still prefer beer…what do you bees think?
Post # 3
definitely have beer. so what if it’s at 11…….it’s 5 o’clock somewhere! i’m sure some of your other guests will enjoy the variety. sangria sounds good too!! and yummy! i heart bellini’s! i tried my first one in venice and i’ve been hooked since!
Post # 4
I’m not a fan of champagne or beer so I would prefer to drink whatever is non-alcoholic and I know several people who are the same. Serve whatever you think your guests will drink. If you know they won’t touch the champagne but prefer the beer instead, then serve the beer. It’s nontraditional for that time of day but it’s better than buying champagne and it all going to waste.
Post # 5
i think beer would be great. when i do have a beer its usually a lunch thing. i’m more into wine otherwise. 11 am is certainly not too early… at least not for me!
Post # 6
Serve beer, I’ve had it as early as 6 am before (tailgating at a football game). If that’s what your guests tastes are and you want to satisfy them, then go for it.
Post # 7
Let me start by saying that your concept sounds DREAMY. I.Love.Champagne.Brunch.
I’d definetly serve the beer. Why not right? Seems like it’s all upside.