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DZzero15 04-11-2012 02:46 AM

Wedding Brew Suggestions?
 
I'm getting married in September, and am brewing for my wedding (100 people or so). I think have narrowed the beer list down:

1. Belgian Dubbel (10 gallons) - A maltier stronger beer with mass-appeal.

2. Edwort's Apfelwein (10 gallons) - Seasonal offering with a lot of kick!

3. 10 gallons of one of the following:
Option 1: Kolsch
Option 2: Fat Tire Clone (Belgian Amber)
Option 3: Centennial Blonde Partial Grain (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/cent...1/index55.html)

The idea with the third option is to have a lighter beer that still has appeal for the connoisseurs. Any other thoughts welcome!

Cheers,
:mug:

Surly 04-11-2012 03:18 AM

I like option three. Unless you know that your guests really do enjoy craft/homebrew beer that option allows for a broader selection. If you are attempting to introduce ppl to good beer color may be an issue. Also, bigger beers are not necessarily, "session" beers. What do you want your guests to do? Dance and be active all evening? Also, the bigger the beer, the less one can safely drink and drive.

Just sayin.

bigbeergeek 04-11-2012 03:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Surly (Post 3982188)
I like option three. Unless you know that your guests really do enjoy craft/homebrew beer that option allows for a broader selection. If you are attempting to introduce ppl to good beer color may be an issue. Also, bigger beers are not necessarily, "session" beers. What do you want your guests to do? Dance and be active all evening? Also, the bigger the beer, the less one can safely drink and drive.

Just sayin.

+1 on all counts. People tend to party all night at weddings -- that certainly wouldn't be the case with all strong ales on tap.

lschiavo 04-11-2012 03:33 AM

I would like a darker option. I brewed for my sister's wedding and the stout was gone right quick. I think most people enjoy a proper chocolate milk stout...that's just my opinion though...

Mustangj 04-11-2012 05:24 AM

I brewed Ed Wort's Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale for my friends wedding and it went over really good..

Just my 2 cents.

DZzero15 04-11-2012 10:16 AM

Thanks everyone. However, the idea is that I'm going to brew the dubbel, apfelwein, AND something from #3. 10 gallons each :D

Gigemags05 04-11-2012 12:22 PM

I was just about to say that 10 gallons would only last about 15 minutes at the weddings that I've been to with 100 people.

I'd say fat tire clone/ some other amber ale. Great tasting brew that lots of people who may not love home/craft brews will enjoy.

broadbill 04-11-2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DZzero15 (Post 3982576)
Thanks everyone. However, the idea is that I'm going to brew the dubbel, apfelwein, AND something from #3. 10 gallons each :D

I'm willing to bet that people will drink most of whatever you pick from #3; and you will be bring home almost full kegs of #1 and #2. The amount of full cups of #1 and #2 laying around after the reception will break your heart.

My assumption is you have the "normal" beer drinker attending your wedding. Even as someone who appreciates craft-beer, I'm probably steer clear of the #1 and #2.

My opinion is you skip #1 and #2 entirely, and provide more of #3 instead.

raskal 04-11-2012 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by DZzero15 (Post 3982072)
I'm getting married in September, and am brewing for my wedding (100 people or so).

Following. I am ALSO getting married in Sept, with 100 People, and doing all the brewing....WEIRD:mug:

GaryJohn 04-11-2012 05:49 PM

Got married last May. Brewed up 10 gallons of Kolsch (2 batches) and it was a hit! It's light enough for "normals" to really enjoy and "exotic" enough for people interested in beers to get into.

Keep in mind not all of your guests will be 21+ though. It might reduce the amount of beers you have to make. :)


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