Beer Tasting Birthday BBQ

Last weekend we planned and hosted a beer tasting BBQ for a 27th birthday party.  The birthday boy loved beer, and always wants to try new ones, so it was the perfect party.

To start things off and welcome everyone, we constructed a “beer can cake” for the entry way of the venue, complete with Fireball mini bottle candles for an extra pop.

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We ordered custom signs stating things like “Beer Here”, “Lagers”, “Ales” and “Stouts” to draw attention to the party, and make sure all the guests knew what beers went where:

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There were also custom cards for “Zack’s Birthday” that gave the guests space to keep track of which beers they enjoyed, and which beers they never want to taste again.

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We asked all the guests to bring a 6 pack of their favorite beer (or a beer they’ve been wanting to try) to share with the party.  We assigned each guest a category to round out the tasting nicely.

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We also ordered a custom cake from Sweet Doctors in Sarasota, FL.  They designed the top of the cake to look like the top of a beer bottle, complete with “established” date for the birthday boy:

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and just in case you were curious, we did have food to keep everyone from getting too drunk on all the great beers.  We had homemade pizza bites, chips, pretzels and dips, as well as grilled delights and the red velvet cake!
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All in all it was a ton of fun to throw, and the birthday boy and all his guests kept raving about how much fun they had.  It gave everyone a chance to try things they’d never tried before, without having to pay a ton of money at a bar to do it.

We’re looking forward to many more parties in the future, including some bridal showers this fall :)

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