11 Oct

Craft beer tasting party inspiration

categories Cocktail + Dinner Parties, Wedding Ideas

Craft beer tasting party

We apologize if it seems like we’ve neglected the gents around here, but thankfully Ginny Branch has not. She believes, the groom needs a stock-the-bar-party. The poor fellas endure endless seating arrangement strategizing and awkward first dance lessons, at the very least they should be rewarded handsomely with several bottles of good scotch and bourbon, yes? This story offers a few ways to jazz up an engagement party or even inject a little extra masculinity into the reception… gentleman’s corner, anyone?

Craft beer tasting party

Craft beer tasting party

Craft beer tasting party

Craft beer tasting party

Why not serve the menfolk bespoke brew samples and send them home with a signature ale, complete with a personalized label? Fill moscow mule mugs and mint julep cups with potted herbs and greenery… but have a full set gift wrapped with an accompanying bottle of liquor. Bonus points? Set up a station for wrapping cigars, preferably in a library complete with overstuffed leather chairs and at least a few wild game trophies.

Craft beer tasting party

Craft beer tasting party

Absolutely love everything about this party. And Ginny’s idea of having a little gentlemen’s corner at your reception? Such a great idea!

Photographer: Jeremy Harwell / Styling + props: Ginny Branch Stelling / Flowers: Maria Taylor for amy osaba event.floral.design / Paper goods + calligraphy: Erica Loesing / Table: Blue Eyed Yonder / Copper moscow mule mugs: H&F Bottle Shop / Taxidermy bird, cocktail book, bottle opener: BD Jeffries / Beer selection: Hop City Beer & Wine / Location: Ambient Plus Studio, Atlanta

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  1. Sharing: Craft beer tasting party inspiration http://t.co/4xTTJ50g via @100LayerCake

  2. Love every detail of this Craft beer tasting party on @100LayerCake designed by @GinnyBranch… http://t.co/rJUdgb9W

  3. This is an AMAZING idea! The styling is gorgeous, but perfectly masculine. Serious kudos to all who were involved in this shoot!

  4. These gals are on @100layercake today! @amyosaba @ericaloesing @maria_taylor1 @BlueEyedYonder @ginnybranch / Gorgeous!! http://t.co/fpB7hZPi

  5. thank you so, so much for sharing our shoot! such a pleasure to be featured here!

  6. Every groom needs a stock-the-bar-party like this one, don’t you think? http://t.co/sdzxDAo4

  7. It is so wonderful to be featured on your amazing blog!

  8. Some of the most talented ladies in the biz! Gorgeous, inspirational shoot!

  9. Love that leather bound copy of American Bar by Charles Schumann @100layercake http://t.co/toEP3rCi

  10. A perfectly masculine craft beer tasting party for all the gents out there: http://t.co/sdzxDAo4

  11. I was to attend this party every year!! I love all the details!

  12. Craft beer tasting party- Yes Please!! http://t.co/nQA6sNLR via @100layercake

  13. the groom and his men will LOVE this… http://t.co/9EmuO7As via @100layercake

  14. Love the menu on the clipboard!

  15. Love this! I was going to do this for my husband’s birthday in September, but he chose golf instead. ;-D We do an annual wine party each December, and were thinking about doing a beer tasting another time in the year, so we thought this theme would be appropriate for the fall. Well, maybe another time, and now I have loads of resources to help me plan it! xo

  16. What a fabulous set up! My fiance and I are craft beer drinkers and are wanting to have a beer garden for our cocktail hour.

  17. Love the idea! Elegant design–even for the gentlemen! Love the photos–as always–by Harwell Photography.

  18. How did you get so closet o the bird to take that picture>?

  19. Lovely idea and wonderful vintage touches!

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