(Closed) Kegs v. Bottles

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Ms. Sparkles: Are you supplying your own alcohol or is your caterer?

If you are supplying your own, I’d suggest bottles. That way it’s easy to keep the extra.

With a keg, the beer in it will only keep so long after it is tapped, think a few days. So unless you want to keep a keg on ice in your bathtub until you finish it, you might end up returning the keg with some beer still in it.

 

Plus, if you do bottles it is easier to have a wider variety of beer. Whereas with a keg you get 1 maybe 2 kinds (depending on how many guests you have an how much they tend to drink).

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I vote keg because draft beer tastes better than bottled beer.

It is also likely cheaper to buy the same amount in a keg versus bottles so cost wise you’d likely come out ahead too.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We didn’t have a keg, but as a guest I would prefer bottled beer over keg beer; however, it really depends on the type of wedding you are having. Also, like @KatNYC2011: stated, keg beer goes bad fast, so depending on how much is left, it might be hard to drink it all by the time you have to return the keg to the rental place.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I vote both.  It’s a lot less expensive to do a keg. If you have a ton left over it will only keep for usually 4-5 days after it’s tapped. I would suggest getting a keg in what’s the most popular beer that your friends drink (bud light) and then get a variety of other bottles for the others.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am also debating this two. I am not sure if we should do kegs or bottles. It would be cheaper to do kegs but what do we do with the left overs. I vote for kegs just to keep it simple and cheap.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would vote for bottles. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Kegs arent classy however we have a bar set up so no one will see the keg only the bartender will be able to see it and pour it.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Ms. Sparkles: we didn’t buy alcohol, because our venue supplied it, but having both was how they had it. They had Bud Light and Budweiser on tap(keg) and then a variety of other types of bottled beers Sam Adams, Guiness, Corona, Michelob Ultra etc.  I figured if it works for them it would work for you:)

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I could have kegs I totally would.  So much cheaper than bottles.  Sadly, my venue doesn’t allow it.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Kegs are far far cheaper.

 

And kegs are “green”, there’s not as much waste! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

You can see if the venue has 1/2 or 1/4 kegs available; either if you want a wider variety of beers or if you go thorugh 1 keg and are unsure if you’ll go through another whole one.

 

The venue should have an area to “hide” the keg, just like if you go to a restaurant, they get their beer in kegs but you don’t see kegs sitting around.

I persoanlly think a keg would be more classy because people would be drinking out of glasses rather than having a bunch of beer bottles laying around.

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