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Craft beer tasting party inspiration

October 11, 2012
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?

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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.

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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