My fiance and I really like beer and enjoy trying different varieties. We're providing our own alcohol to the caterer for our upcoming wedding and had great fun making the selections. We tried to provide a variety of styles from places we have lived or that have special meaning to us:
Strapomen (Czech Pilsner)
Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat
Flying Dog Pale Ale
Dogfish 60-min IPA
Saranac Pumpkin Ale
Granted, many of these will be "unfamiliar" to guests, but we view it as an opportunity to do something unique and find it hard to believe that people will choose not to drink beer rather than try something new. We're also providing three wines and a mixed drink. My sister, upon hearing these beer selections, was pretty livid that there was no "Bud Light" available (of course, her next comment was that we had no "domestics", which of course is not correct seeing as there are four of them). She was of the mind that our Bud-swigging family would in fact choose not to drink and that we would have "a ton leftover."
I think she's overreacting but am now paranoid. What do you guys think? I could always exchange the Pumpkin and Wheat varieties for some cheap light beer but that gets away from the personal spin we wanted to put on it. I have more faith that our families will not boycott and may even enjoy it (already know our friends will love it). But perhaps we are not thinking clearly!