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Another Wedding Question - what kind of beer?


Replies to: Another Wedding Question - what kind of beer?

  • sseamomsseamom Registered User Posts: 4,901 Senior Member
    "Yes, draft is better. However, at a wedding, bottles makes sense because things move along more quickly. "

    Yes, depending on the size of the wedding, that might be true. But my point was that it's NOT chugging out of red cups, unless it's that kind of wedding, lol.
  • geo1113geo1113 Registered User Posts: 1,427 Senior Member
    sseamom, you mean like one of these wedding.

  • gouf78gouf78 Registered User Posts: 7,418 Senior Member
    Pizzagirl--I love lots of different beers--but not Guinness. Too funny!
    I usually ask for samples of new brews (tap) before ordering to see if I like it.
  • saintfansaintfan Registered User Posts: 8,274 Senior Member
    There are places where personalized wedding koozies are a thing . . . even at more upscale events.
  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 Registered User Posts: 35,861 Senior Member
    I drank Guinness when my daughter was a premie and I was trying to express my milk to take to the hospital.
    So hard to get the let down without a baby.
    (I was reasoning it had more nutrition or something)
    It definitely is an acquired taste, which I didn't ever acquire.
    But this was long before microbrews.
    Now I like fuller flavored beers like IPAs and bitters.
    One of the best things about fall, imo, are the seasonal brews.
  • garlandgarland Registered User Posts: 15,855 Senior Member
    Weirdly, Guinness is about the only beer I like.
  • sseamomsseamom Registered User Posts: 4,901 Senior Member
    EK, we have several growlers. H prefers the stainless steel because you can get a tighter seal on them. He's eying the mini-keg ones-sort of a growler-keg in one. The price has kept him from going for it thus far.
  • soccergurl7988soccergurl7988 Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    @frazzled1 For Charlottesville, try Starr Hill (based in Crozet, VA, just west of Charlottesville), Blue Mountain Brewery, (Afton, VA), Devils Backbone, South Street, Champion, Three Notch'd...or a host of others. Charlottesville+surrounds is the heart of the Brew Ridge Trail craft beer tour :)
  • frazzled1frazzled1 Registered User Posts: 5,710 Senior Member
    Thanks for the great suggestions, @soccergurl7988. I've visited Blue Mountain - great idea to have an option from their at the wedding.
  • saintfansaintfan Registered User Posts: 8,274 Senior Member
    DH never remembers to take one of the growlers that we have when he decided that he wants one. We now have running "NO GROWLERS!!" joke.
  • gouf78gouf78 Registered User Posts: 7,418 Senior Member
    That Brew Ridge Trail sounds like a great road trip! I think we need to research this thread more for the OP!
  • TempeMomTempeMom Registered User Posts: 2,955 Senior Member
    Can you put the empty growlers in the trunk?
  • sseamomsseamom Registered User Posts: 4,901 Senior Member
    We now keep a growler in each car, just in case. And for our anniversary, I got H a "growler car seat". He loves it.
  • mathmommathmom Registered User Posts: 31,456 Senior Member
    Missed a few days of conversation, but I thought I'd pipe up that we went to a Michelin starred restaurant in New York and did the tasting menu with the wine pairings. The chef actually paired a beer with one of the courses. We were surprised, but it was delicious. This is to say beer is okay in a high class venue.

    When I have a party I have a variety of beer (both of the microbrew variety and some lite beer), some wine, some soda and I also make sure to have plenty of good sparkling water which is great for people who are dieting or don't drink or want to drink something non-alcoholic between glasses of wine so they don't overimbibe.
  • ConsolationConsolation Registered User Posts: 22,947 Senior Member
    I used to give the annual holiday party for the investment division of H's company. We always had several mini-kegs, in addition to cases of wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and H and a friend of his very much enjoyed deciding what to order from one of the local breweries. I can assure you, it was not a red-cup brawl. :)
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