(Closed) Which Beer for the Reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which unlimited beer would you want to have at a wedding reception you were attending?
    Miller : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Miller Light : (16 votes)
    13 %
    Bud : (8 votes)
    6 %
    Bud Light : (26 votes)
    21 %
    Sam Adams : (44 votes)
    35 %
    Coors : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Coors Light : (16 votes)
    13 %
    Michelob : (0 votes)
    Michelob Light : (7 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    If you are having 2, then make sure one is light and the other is more full. You really can’t go wrong with bud light

    Post # 4
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    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think that Sam Adams Summer brew is quite delicious (I may be slightly biased as I am a Boston Bee)! If not Sam, I’d say go with what you know and most people know Bud…

    Also, a few domestic choices that might perhaps feel more like a “craft beer” and less like a “college beer-pong beer”:

    – Harpoon (my fave is the Heifeweiszen)
    – Blue Moon
    – Abita (Purple Haze is the best – from Louisiana)

    Post # 5
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Erika_Meep:  I’m assuming the choices provided are what the venue can acquire through their distributor. Although, I might check and see if they can get kegs from any local microbreweries. I generally stick to microbrews, and I don’t generally go for the macros listed, but I definitely wouldn’t complain about free Michelob Light and Sam Adams. Michelob Light is also made by Anheuser Busch, but it’s higher quality than Bud Light. Sam Adams is actually still considered craft beer and a micro brewery, despite their distribution, I believe, and makes some pretty tasty stuff, especially in comparison with everything else.

    I’m a huge beer nerd, so message me if you have any more questions.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I really like Stella Artois.  And Peroni is also very good.  But from your choices I’d probably go with regular Bud.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t drink but I asked Fiance for his input

    He says Miller Lite and Labatt Blue (we are close to Canada so their beer makes it over here)

    he and his friends don’t like any of the flavored beers or anything out of the ordinary. 

    Post # 8
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    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I highly recommend looking for a local craft beer.  So  many places are brewing their own stuff lately and it tends to be much tastier than the mainstream brands.  Sam Adams is the best choice out of the list, but if you can swing it, try and find a local one.  It’s also nice having a locally produced product at your event!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    If those are the choices, Sam Adams is a good one along with a light beer. PP suggested Blue Moon – we offered that at our wedding as one of 4 beers and it was gone in about an hour, super popular! We also had one Texan beer (Shiner Boch, woo!) that was a huge hit, so if you can find a local beer, those are usually a good choice.

    Post # 11
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    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I would definately go with a Light and then Sam Adams. It is pretty regional which domestic to go with. We did Miller Light and then we had Fat Tire, which was a huge hit.

    Post # 12
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Erika_Meep:  My Fiance is huge into the craft beer scene. If you need any advice on how to contact local breweries, or which ones would be available to provide kegs, let me know. Venues can usually be pretty flexible.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Bud and Bud light are probably the most recognized/accepted.  Sam Adams is a great lager, but more $$ than Budweiser.

    Try to get all lagers or a mix of lager and a pale ale or a light wheat beer.  Don’t do 2 pale ales or 2 darker beers (stouts, ambers, ect.).  Personally, I’d drink anything but IPAs- barf.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Erika_Meep:  Upland from Bloomington!  Their wheat is my favorite beer, much better than SunKing IMO.

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    What about Corona Light? I love drinking those in the summer but I’m not sure if they would be as good out of a keg. Have you thought about Shock Top, Harpoon, or Long Trail? those are great out of a tap

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