I'm throwing this out here hoping for any criticism/advice about my current plans for the wedding day!
Beer and wine will be served, by bartenders, with all of the alcohol provided by us. The venue is cool with it, as well as the support staff.
I've enlisted the help of a few fellow homebrewers to help me out. Two of them will be brewing two 5 gallon batches, and another will be helping me out with the rest. I'm going to provide bottle caps and bottles, the caps are the labels, to keep things a bit more simple for them
Although I'm not certain about the total number of batches we'll need I have a rough guess and a menu mostly worked out.
Centennial Blonde ale, courtesy of Biermuncher here
Citra Pale Ale, courtesy of FATC1TY here
A house IPA I've been working on, lower abv, similar to Founders all day IPA
A wheat I've been working on
An Irish red, one of my recruited friend's wonderful recipes
And whatever the last friend decides to brew, hopefully his hazelnut chocolate porter, can you say delicious?
I'm thinking two 5 gallon batches of the pale, ipa and wheat will be enough, and I'm just going to brew as many batches of the blonde as possible. At least 3-4, but hopefully more. Our house is a busy place in the summer, extra beer certainly won't go to waste...
This puts the total amount of beer at about 65-70 gallons, probably not enough right?
The number of people attending will probably be around 150, with like 170 invited. Why so much beer you ask, maybe. I would certainly rather have too much than too little.
I've tossed around the idea of adding a cider but haven't decided yet.
And the best part is that I've added a few primaries and secondaries to the wedding budget. So new toys for me, yay!!
What do y'all think? Sound like a good plan?