Reception Trends: Craft Beer

By Connie Jeske Crane on October 04, 2017

Do you and your partner have a passion for rustic Saisons, American Stouts or maybe hoppy India pale ales? If so, there are many knowledgeable caterers and vendors – and gorgeous beer-themed venues – across the country.

Here are four ways to share your passion with your guests:

1. Feature craft beer on your menu: Meagan Carder, senior event manager at Toronto’s Toben Food by Design, says that, just like wine, beer can be paired to wonderfully complement food avours. As examples, pair an unfiltered wheat beer with winter spice roasted duck breast or seasonal vegetable tostadas with Cerveza Modelo.

2. Use personalized growlers for favours: Want to add a beautiful, one-of-a-kind touch? The designers at Vancouver’s Sigil and Growler create laser-etched, personalized growlers available in three sizes.

3. Party at a brewery: Canada has a growing list of brewery venues ready to accommodate weddings. In Toronto, Steam Whistle Brewing’s historic roundhouse o ers 30-foot ceilings, breathtaking cityscape views, and space for groups of 30 to 750.

4. Create your own wedding day brew: This includes partnering with a local micro brewery. Or, for experienced home brewers willing to brave logistics and permit applications, there’s the DIY approach. Serve your own home brew to happy guests.

Originally published in Today's Bride magazine, Fall/Winter 2017.

By Connie Jeske Crane| October 04, 2017

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