(Closed) Help!!! Beer Choices

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Bud light or Coors is always good in a pinch. For the light keg obvs.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Pumpkin beer if it’s still available. Maybe you can have something set up to rim glasses with cinnamon sugar. Pupmkin beer + cinnamon sugar rim=DELICIOUS!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You could do an Oktoberfest seasonal.  That would be unique and different; I am a sucker for Oktoberfest flavors.  Sam Adams has a good one (also a crowd pleasing brand).  I’m not a cheap beer drinker, so I never go for Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite, etc.  Not sure how your guests are or the budget, but Corona or Heineken lights are usually a crowd pleaser.  Another suggestion is a local brew, if you have any.  Our venue is providing 3 local brews, which keeps cost down also but for our guests to enjoy a taste of where we are.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

An IPA is always delicious!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Are your guests into craft beer or do they prefer the major brands?  I’m a beer snob, but I’ll be the first to admit that a Bud light keg is always going to be well-received unless the guests are also beer snobs.  I think a lager and a pale ale would be good to have.  The lager is the lighter option – smooth and easy to drink.  This could be your Bud Light, Coors, or even Sam Adams for something heavier.  For a November wedding, you would be on the tail end of most breweries’ Oktoberfest beers, but you may be able to find a nice seasonal craft lager that would be a bit more flavorful than the standard offerings.  A pale ale is a bit heavier than a lager but still very agreeable and a lot of guests will enjoy them.  Sierra Nevada would be a good, recognizable choice for craft beer drinkers.  New Belgium Fat Tire would also be a good option, although I think that’s technically an amber ale.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Bud/Miller Lite would be a good light option, and Sam Adams Oktoberfest would be a good second option because of its popularity. Pumpkin beers can get really expensive, and IPAs are really palate-specific – you either love them or you hate them.

ETA: I’ve had to order kegs for grad school events, so I have a little bit of experience choosing crowd-pleasing beers.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Blue Moon! Or, Abita Purple Haze

I think everyone is going to name the beer they like so you will get a bunch of answers.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

You’re in Texas so you can always go the Shiner route doing a Shiner light or blonde light and either bock or hefeweizen (thats what we did!) 

I am a beer snob too, but at a wedding you are trying to please the masses so I would do Miller Lite (tends to be more mainstream then Bud) and for dark I would also look into seasonal beers like Oktoberfests or Pumpkin Ales. 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You’re in Texas- Shiner Bock!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’ve moved a lot and are a doing a beer from the diiferent places we’ve lived so a NY beer for where we started dating, a Georgia beer for where I went to law school, etc. 

Are there any beers that can represent you? I think the bar and drink selections are a great place to personalize your wedding. But we like to drink, so maybe that’s just us 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Blue Moon or Oktoberfest or Stella (STELLAAAAA!) Artois 

and 

Fat Tire or Raging B!tch (wait… probably not a good idea for a wedding)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

For a darker beer, I would do a fall seasonal (Oktoberfest, pumpkin, etc.), for sure.  We’re late spring/early summer and we will probably do a Miller Lite and Summer Shandy option (my FI’s fav).

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think Miller & Bud light are interchangable.  I would stay away from an IPA.  For the second keg (since you are already doing something light), I would do something dark.  I think an Oktoberfest or Porter beer would be great.  This is just my opinion (I am sure people will disagree with me), but I think people are generally light or dark beer drinkers.  I love dark beer, but my Fiance love light.  We will both drink either, if we’re in a pinch, but definately have a preference if there’s an option (like red & white wine).

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