A Beer Themed Wedding

I think it's official. We have reached truly obnoxious beer nerd status. On our drive home from Lake Tahoe today, we were talking about how we couldn't drink Budweiser, Coors, or Miller if you paid us (well, maybe if you paid us...). I am a total snob when it comes to beer. But it's only because I love flavor and creativity so much!

Anyways, the whole point of that was because we're making beer an integral part of our wedding reception. We've talked about a couple of different ways to incorporate our love and appreciation for craft beer with something else important about the wedding. Because we're also doing a little travel theme, we thought about featuring a beer or wine from each place we've each traveled over the years. We also talked about highlighting California beers because they're local (i.e. eco-friendly), and, well... awesome.

No decision yet as to how we're going to do it, but we're definitely having a "beer bible" to tell a story about each of the beers, how they taste, maybe throw in a cute story about how that beer relates to one or both of us, where we first tasted it, etc.

Whatever we do, we're going to force craft beer on our friends and family so we can have more beer nerd friends. And if a wedding isn't a place to force people to follow your ideals, then where is? ;)

Here is some more beer inspiration I've been looking at:

I just love those customized pint glasses! And these beer koozies for the wedding party are awesome.

Sources: 1, 2-3, 4, 5-12, 13

So what do you think we should go with, California or International beers? Are you incorporating your favorite drink into your wedding? What are some of the ways you're highlighting the things that are important to you both?