(Closed) Craft beer at reception

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

we’re planning on having craft beer at our wedding (fall/winter beers) and we’re getting the beer by the case from a store near us. THat sounds amazing!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Fiance & I are also doing craft beer! We are having pumpkin beer for our wedding from a really popular local brewhouse. I can’t really offer advice as to how much you need, but I know we’re getting a whole keg (our venue will be putting it on tap) and I think that’s about 150 beers. We’re having about 125 guests, and we know many guests will want other drinks from open bar, plus we’re having a signature drink as well, so I think 1 keg is more than enough for us.

I think if I were you, I’d avoid inviting people to the bar because IMO surrounding a bar takes away from the rest of the wedding and people may become fixtures at the bar for the night. Maybe at each table, you could have different samples as well as descriptions of each beer, and guests could choose as they wish?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Craft beer is not necessarily stronger than “regular” beers.  Those “beers” are about 3 to 4 percent alcohol, which is what many brown ales, cream ales, and pale ales are.  

 

Are your guests miller lite drinkers or real beer drinkers?  That’s how you’ll have to make your decision.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@peachacid:  I’m no beer master 😉 but usually, I thought regular beer is 3-5% and I know many of the craft beer I drink is 6-7%, & I’ve had (and hated!) Pumpking beer that’s 8.6 & have even seen one kind that was 12! I guess it really depends on the craft beer.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Gina618:  I think I just had a great idea! Lol…if you’re having a cocktail hour, I’d TOTALLY do a craft beer table! You could arrange all diff samples and descriptions, then maybe even order some glasses from Amazon to match the beer you’re serving! 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re having craft beer too but it will be at the bar.  Love the idea of the the samplings it could be like a craft beer tasting.  How fun!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

we’re probably having 2 kinds of craft beer (a pumpkin and then maybe a pale ale or some kind of winter beer) and then we’ll have something cheap like coors light because that’s what his dad drinks. We’re having an open bar with liquor but I have a feeling a lot of our friends are beer drinkers and we’ll go through more beer than we think. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Downingtown? You going to have Victory? Iron Hill? Troegs? 😉 I think this is an awesome suggestion. Darling Husband and I would be SO into this if we were guests at your wedding.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Do it!! We had two kegs of local craft beers (the brewery was literally a mile from the venue)at our wedding. The wheat beer was 5.5%, but the IPA was 7.7% and people got drunk. I love your sampling/tasting idea, but if it is staffed by a bartender that person will likely be bombarded with questions about the beers even if you have info printed, so hopefully that person will be up for becoming knowledgeable about the beers ahead of time.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I love the tasting idea!  I’m not a big beer drinker, but I’d love a sample and that’s totally FI’s family!

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