The invites, designed by my very talented friend Sarah of SBdesigns,
(check her out on facebook for your next party invites/business cards/design needs! she's awesome!)
asked each couple to bring a 6 pack of beer in a designated category:
wheat, winter/seasonal, lager, stout/porter, or pale ale/ipa.
The beers the guests brought were arranged in stations so that people could pour a taste to sample something,
or just grab a bottle if they liked it!
We were beyond impressed with people's creativity.
Ant and I have tried a lot of unique beers and we agreed that we hadn't tried or even heard of most of the beers people brought. So fun!
We also had two small kegs of New Belgium Snow Day and New Belgium Hoptoberfest for the "house draft" beer.
Assorted pint glasses from our favorite bars and restaurants (and some borrowed from friends!) were set out by the kegs so guests could drink their beer from a real glass (as in, not plastic) and the unique glasses helped people keep track of their drink.
Menu was simple and pub themed, consisting mainly of bar foods with a few fun treats in the mix.
Ant's birthday glass, also by my Mom
Decorations also pretty simple, as I was trying to go for a "manly" feel with some beer cap baubles, beer cap candle holders and a few beer/drinking quote signs.
We ended the night with party favor bags of homemade