One of the toughest parts of wedding planning is determining how much alcohol you need for all of your guests. Figuring out how much food, cake, dessert and favors you need is easy – you can essentially allocate one serving per person. But with alcohol, it’s difficult to gauge how much each person is going to drink. There will be some guests that won’t drink any at all, some that will only drink beer, some that will only drink wine, and then there will be some guests that will drink more than their fair share.
Before you start to panic, don’t worry – we’re here to help. Here’s how to figure out what kinds of beer you should serve at your wedding.
How much Beer should you get?
Beer World provides you a very cool feature called the Beer Calculator which let’s you calculate the amount of beer, wine or liquor consumption & their requirement at an event, party or even a wedding for that matter.
All you have to do, is enter a few details like how many people visiting are light drinkers, average drinkers & heavy drinkers and the duration of the party.
And our smart beer calculator with tell you the exact number of bottles/cans of beer that you are going to need. You also have a feature to add wine & liquor to the calculation.
Click here to go to the beer calculator: https://beerworldstore.com/beer-calculator/
Popular Types of Beer
There are many, many different kinds of beers, from light wheat beers to hoppy IPAs to dark ales. It’s best to limit your beer selection to just 2 or 3 options to maximize efficiency. We suggest choosing beers that you know will please the crowd, and possibly an option that speaks to your personality as a couple. Here’s a brief list of some of the most popular beers to serve at weddings:
Popular Domestic Beer:
- Budweiser and Bud Light
- Coors and Coors Light
- Trumer Pilsner
- Miller and Miller Lite
- Blue Moon
- Sam Adams
- Fat Tire
- Shock Top
- Sierra Nevada
- Michelob Ultra
Popular Imported Beer:
- Stella Artois
- Amstel Light
- Dos Equis
Still confused what beer to get, don’t worry! Our beer experts will help you in selecting the right kind of beer for your wedding.
Kegs vs. Bottles vs. Cans
Beer, unlike other types of alcohol, is widely available in different packaging options. Cases of beer can come in bottles or cans, or you can purchase kegs if you’re planning on consuming it all.
A keg holds about 160 beers, meaning that you should really only provide a keg if you’re only serving beer at your reception and you know that there are some heavy beer drinkers at your wedding. However, you can purchase smaller kegs to accommodate your guest count, especially if you plan to include craft beer from local breweries.
Seasonal and Flavored Beers
One fun trend is to include a seasonally-appropriate beer for your wedding.
For example, a fall wedding can feature pumpkin beers or Oktoberfest ales, while spring and summer weddings can feature citrus-flavored beers and summertime ales.
It’s also a good idea to think about your wedding’s setting before selecting the types of beer to serve. If you’re planning to have an outdoor wedding and reception in the summer heat, serving heavy, dark lagers might not be such a good idea.
Lighter beers correspond to hotter weather and daytime weddings, while darker beers may be more appropriate and popular during winter weddings or night time receptions.
Choosing the right kinds of beer for your wedding is a personal choice that you and your partner should make based on your personalities, tastes and guest list. Still have doubts and confusion? Visit your nearest Beer World location and ask to meet a beer expert!