Craft beer tasting party inspiration

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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 / 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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@Elise_GKBCinc on Oct 11, 2012

Sharing: Craft beer tasting party inspiration via @100LayerCake

@camillestyles on Oct 11, 2012

Love every detail of this Craft beer tasting party on @100LayerCake designed by @GinnyBranch...

Lisa on Oct 11, 2012

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

@thecurtiscasa on Oct 11, 2012

These gals are on @100layercake today! @amyosaba @ericaloesing @maria_taylor1 @BlueEyedYonder @ginnybranch / Gorgeous!!

ginny branch on Oct 11, 2012

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

@100LayerCake on Oct 11, 2012

Every groom needs a stock-the-bar-party like this one, don't you think?

Jeremy Harwell on Oct 11, 2012

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

Laura Moody on Oct 11, 2012

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

@giantsquidpress on Oct 11, 2012

Love that leather bound copy of American Bar by Charles Schumann @100layercake

@100LayerCake on Oct 11, 2012

A perfectly masculine craft beer tasting party for all the gents out there:

Tiffany Colvert on Oct 11, 2012

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

@tiffany_colvert on Oct 11, 2012

Craft beer tasting party- Yes Please!! via @100layercake

@MrsVintageNOLA on Oct 11, 2012

the groom and his men will LOVE this... via @100layercake

Yelle on Oct 13, 2012

Love the menu on the clipboard!

Haydee @ {how sweet life is} on Oct 26, 2012

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

Dominique of Gusto and Grace on Nov 12, 2012

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.

Haley Sheffield on Jan 15, 2013

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

Angela on Jan 19, 2013

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

Elisa Restea on Mar 21, 2013

Lovely idea and wonderful vintage touches!

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