(Closed) Beer for the wedding

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I’m not sure about local breweries to your location, but Blue Moon Pumpkin is kind of sweet. I would definitely offer an Amber, Lager and/or an IPA to balance it out. I love beer cool

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would include a light beer. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Definitely include a light beer. 

We are doing maybe one craft beer, coors light, bud light, Dos Equis, and Michelob ultra. 

These are popular with our group and since we have some craft drinkers we want to do at least one. 

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Buzzing bee

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Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

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mdguy :  A wedding is special – find a local brewery and do a taste test – do not go with something like like Coors Light that anyone can buy anywhere.  See what you like and go from there.  If you don’t like beer, do what I did and drag your mom along (she didn’t mind).  Agree that you should get a little variety – an amber, a dark, IPA if you like them (no one I know does).  And, of course, a root beer if it’s something that brewery does – the one in Moab was delicious.  As to pumpkin ale – if you like it, go for it.  Sounds disgusting to me, but again I hate beer and I’m not all that into pumpkin either.

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Sugar bee

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mdguy :  my favorite pumpkin beer – by a wide margin – is Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale. So yummy. And (relatively) local, as it’s from Delaware.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I second (third?) the notion to include a light beer. I don’t typically drink beer, but when it’s one of few options (not that yours is limited), I usually opt for something light (preferably with hints of lime or fruit). We decided on our beer based off of what our families prefer which left us with good ol’ original Budweiser, Budlight Lime, Coors Light, and Heinekin (plus an assortment of wines and bottled cocktails). 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Depends on your crowd.  If they are really into micro/craft brews then maybe a stout/IPA, amber, and wheat beer.  If they aren’t so much into craft brewing, I think most don’t love hoppy IPA type beers.  Then I’d go for a lager or pilsner that seem more familier.      

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We have 5 different types of beer at our wedding, all local (breweries are a big thing in Colorado). We included a wheat, a bonde, a porter, a pale ale, and an amber. We got a lot of compliments. No one in our crowd drinks light beer so we didn’t include one (very much a know your crowd thing). At a wedding (or pretty much any time), I’d much rather try a local beer rather than get something I would get anywhere. 

I will say, pumpkin beer is very hit or miss. So I would order less of it. You can always go to a larger liquor store and ask them what local beers are thier most popular.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My husband is a “beer snob” and he says if you’re doing a pumpkin which is pretty specific, to do something generic that anyone can drink. he suggests a Stella or Bud Light

Post # 12
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Honey bee

I agree on know your crowd. We did a local pilsner and a local IPA. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It depends what your beer drinking friends are into (craft or macro brew). How many options do you have? Maybe pumpkin and an amber/Oktoberfest type from a local brewery and a regular+light macrobrew like Bud and Bud light?

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you’re in the DC area, there are several great breweries in the city: Atlas, DC Brau, Hellbender, and 3 Stars for starters. They all do cans or bottles and growlers, maybe kegs. Pick one and see what kind of mix they suggest.  In Maryland theres Monocacy and a bunch of others too. Virginia has Port City, Capital City, Old Ox, there are so many. A local brewery will work a lot harder for your money than Total Wine will.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I hate to go against the grain, but I have never had a pumpkin beer that I found tasted good…and I have tried REALLY hard to like it because I normally love all things pumpkin. i totally get WHY you want to include a beer like this…but personally I’d steer clear. If you want to have a really classy beer I always suggest Stella.

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