My personal preference is a high quality extract instead of beans. 3 tsp in the keg.
When I'm having a party and there's going to be a lot of people who don't like darker beers but still like craft beers, I brew up a nice APA with a lot of hop flavor and aroma.
Tap 1: English Dark Mild Tap 2: American Brown Tap 3: American Amber Tap 4: Sour Belgian Brown Tap 5: Nitro Milk Stout
Kegged: Amber, Brown, Milk Stout
Lagering: Vienna Lager