Craft beers are the perfect summer and fall drink. As they become more and more popular all over the country, we are likely to see even more breweries and beer choices. Planning a craft beer party this fall is the perfect way to explore new beer brands and to enjoy your favorites. Remember these tips to plan the best beer and brewery fall party.
Encourage everyone to bring their favorite brand
Growler parties are becoming a common trend. At a growler party, guests are encouraged to bring their favorite beer growlers. The growlers are then passed around and each guest is able to try new beer choices. Most breweries sell growlers that can be taken home. Each of your guests can choose their favorite or favorites and you don?t have to worry about supplying all of the beer for your party.
Hold your event in a brewery
What better decoration and menu are there than holding your party at an actual brewery? There are many local breweries to choose from. Additionally, in 2015, the number of operating breweries in the U.S. grew 15%, totaling 4,269 breweries, the most at any time in American history. Since then, the American craft brew trend has not declined much, resulting in even more breweries to choose from. Choose a local brewery that has good beer, good decorations, and a good menu to go with the beer choices.
Plan your games around beer
Engaging in beer games is a great way to have fun, while trying new beer types. You might even find that some local breweries have in restaurant games. You can interact with other beer enthusiasts or bring your own group of friends to fill your beer games. Even if you are hosting your beer party at home, you can easily set up most beer games or change the rules of a traditional party game to include craft beers.
Provide drinks for non beer drinkers
If you enjoy beer, it might be difficult to imagine someone that does not. However, most drinkers have their preference type of drink. For some drinkers, it might be beer, others might enjoy mixed drinks, and still, others prefer the taste of wine. Wine is not far behind beer in terms of supply. According to the Wine Institute, in 1993 Americans only drank 1.74 gallons of wine per capita. In 2013, that figure had risen to 2.82 gallons. This makes the U.S. the largest wine consuming nation in the world, at over 329 million cases of wine sold in 2013, according to Impact Databank. You probably don?t need a lot of wine for your beer party, but your wine drinking friends will appreciate the thought.
Provide beer related party favors
Party favors are gifts to guests. These favors remind them of the fun they had at the party. Offering beer related party favors can be a fun and unique way to tie the event together. You don?t have to spend a lot of money on these party favors. One great option is to wash out the growlers as guests finish drinking from them and send them home with guests. Guests can use these growlers to refill or to showcase in their home bars. In fact, some beer drinking even collect beer growlers, making them a unique and welcomed party favor.
Craft beer and breweries are common in today?s times. Currently, there are four distinct beer industry market segments, brewpubs, microbreweries, regional craft breweries, and contract brewing companies. Whichever type of brewery you prefer, you can throw the perfect craft beer party. Your friends will appreciate the chance to try new beers and you and your friends can interact with a common interest, craft beer.