Local Bridal Guide: 6 Locally-Brewed Beers To Serve At Your Wedding
Not too long ago, we put together a trusty guide to all the different Philly-roasted coffees you can serve to your wedding guests, just in case you felt like treating them to something a bit more special than your generic cup of joe.
That idea got us thinking, and we decided that the same concept can apply to the beer that’s being poured at your party, too. Yuengling, of course, is an obvious choice, but there are so many other locally crafted beers that are worthy of a spot at your bar.
We’ve rounded up a few of your best bets below. Did your favorite make the list?
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Where: 6 Cannery Village Center, Milton
What: Although Dogfish Head is a bit beyond what we would consider super local, the Delaware-based brewery is too good to leave out. With a hearty selection of both year-round and seasonal brews, you can pick and choose your favorites based on the options that are available during your wedding month (check out their beer release schedule here). And for diehard Dogfish Head fans, their brewpub in Rehoboth Beach can host your rehearsal dinner or any of your pre-nuptial parties.
Flying Fish Brewing Co.
Where: 900 Kennedy Boulevard, Somerdale
What: What began as the world’s first virtual microbrewery (founder Gene Muller used the Internet to attract investors and allow beer lovers to play a role in constructing the Flying Fish brand) is now the largest craft brewery in the state of New Jersey. Flying Fish beers are designed to pair well with food, so if you want to serve them at your reception, chat with the crew about what your guests will be eating so they can lead you to the best selection.
Tröegs Brewing Co.
Where: 200 East Hershey Park Drive, Hershey
What: Hershey, Pennsylvania may be “The Sweetest Place on Earth” but it’s also home to one of the area’s most popular breweries. Your guests will surely enjoy sipping on Tröegs many craft brews, but you’ll want to make sure they have a bottle of the hoppy Nugget Nectar, which is always one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year.
Victory Brewing Co.
Where: 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown
What: Not only can you serve Victory beer at your wedding, but you can have the brewery provide full service catering and event coordination, too. Take a look at their off-premise catering menu (they offer food and beer pairing stations, cooking with beer demos and mix-and-match menu options) or opt to have their Brew Pub On Wheels—a 40-foot mobile food and beer pub that can serve up to 2,000 people—set up shop at your venue.
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Where: 905 Line Street, Easton
What: This local Easton brewery—which, within the past two years, has undergone a massive expansion to keep up with demand—has made quite the name for itself since its founding in 1995. You won’t want to miss Weyerbacher’s popular Merry Monks brew, but it’s also worth looking into their special release beers, a few of which see a portion of their profits go to charity (favor idea!).
Yards Brewing Co.
Where: 901 North Delaware Avenue, Northern Liberties
What: Sure, your cocktail hour and open bar can be stocked with Yards, but if a smaller wedding (read: under 150) is part of your plan, why not host your Big Day at the brewery itself? Yards can accommodate your party in their tasting room and will work with a caterer of your choosing to make sure it all goes off without a hitch.
Check out our other Local Bridal Guides here.
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