Post # 1
Okay, so if that didn’t get your attention, I don’t know what can.
So a lot of people post about their love for their food selection and all these unique ideas they are bringing to the table…no pun intended. But not many people talk about their beverage selection. The Mr. and I want to do a special drink for the occasion but that’s not what’s really on my mind. Let’s talk about beer!
When we picked our caterer we saw the same choices of beer that everyone has…budwesier, coors, miller, etc. People put so much effort into picking just the right foods that many people don’t seem to think about what they want people to drink.
Being from upstate NY we have the wonderful Saranac Brewery located near by in Utica, NY….bring on Schultz and Dooley!
Both the soon to be hubby and I would go to tours there with the family when we were younger…..don’t worry, we had unlimited mugs of root beer! And we still enjoy visiting it today and of course sampling their fine brews!
Two of their beers that we plan on having at the wedding are:
and their Summer Brew…..which is a combination of beer and lemonade…..think it sounds weird? Well it’s delicious…and if you have ever been to Germany then you know how good it is!
Is anyone else incorporating any beverages that are off the beaten path and from your hometown?
Post # 3
I would love to. Sadly all the beverage service companies in town won’t let you bring in any kegs that aren’t on their list, which is always Bud, Bud Light, Coors, and Miller. We also can’t bring in any outside alcohol, which is very sad since we have four local breweries with good beer.
I just can’t justify spending the extra $500 it would take to go with local brews and then buying the other alcohol myself. Plus I don’t have any friends I could con into bartending all night.
Post # 4
Yes! We want to drink local too, and will probably purchase a keg to serve during the reception. It’s from a brewery located in our college town, so we have very dear memories drinking this particular beer 🙂
Post # 5
Well, we technically DID have local beer—-Bud Light is born and brewed in St. Louis. That doesn’t mean i like it, though =]. I wanted something like Schlafly or another microbrew but unfortunately, everyone from st louis pretty much drinks AB
Post # 6
My Fiance and I are both beer snobs so we would love to have beer at the reception that isn’t Bub Light, Miller Light, etc (yay for drinking alcoholic water – not ). But our venue won’t allow you to bring in outside food or alcohol (except for the cake – but it has to be from a bakery – no homemade allowed). They then charge a fortune for kegs of any other beer besides the above mentioned to where it just isn’t worth the expense – especially when a lot of our friends and family could care less about the type of beer they’re drinking (which I really just don’t get – lol).
@upstatebroad – those two beers sound delicious!! Can I come to your reception and try them?
Post # 7
@futureKMM Yeah come on up!! The more the merrier! I think that Saranac does ship throughout the country but it is very hard to find. And since the Summer Brew is only available in the summer and very rare it flys off the shelves. You should check the website and see if they ship in TX ….I know we have it here in Columbus so they should have it in Indiana!
Post # 8
beer was super important to Fiance and I when choosing a venue. We’re both very much beer people. Our venue has three beers on tap, all locals. the sly fox hefeweizen is especially good. we also get to choose four bottles, and we can basically choose whatever we want. thats where it gets tricky…there are so many wonderful options! and of course we need to think of our guests…such a hard choice. guinness is a given, but aside from that we’re still weighing our options.
Post # 9
I love those beer steins!!! Where are they from?
Post # 10
PS – Beer was important for us too. We’re having our wedding reception in a brewery 🙂
Post # 11
@OfficeBride The beer steins are the “mascots” for the Saranac Brewery…they are Shultz and Dooley and appeared in commercials way back when. They have expanded their stein collection and have hundreds now. A lot of people back home collect them. You can see some of what they have to offer on their website.