Beer Tasting Theme Party Ideas

Beer is a universal drink of choice at parties around the world. With so many options to choose from, it’s a no-brainer that planning a beer tasting theme party will have your friends RSVPing “yes” before your invitation even hits their mailbox! 

Wine tasting parties may sound a bit more intimidating to organize and all your friends may not be into it, but a beer tasting is actually a more laid back and fun theme that don’t require such fancy details and can be enjoyed by all your 21+ friends.

Whether you’ll be serving and tasting domestic beers or international ones, planning this theme party is a cinch. We looked around the web to find some fun ideas you can “cheers” to. From creative ways to incorporate beer bottles and caps in your party décor to ways to display all the yummy eats and beers, consider a few or all of these inspirations.


  • Use Chalkboard to Help Guests Keep Their Beers Straight

    Chalkboards have become a party décor staple. We love this idea from A Thoughtful Place that used a chalkboard table cloth to help guests organize the various beers they are trying. Whether you paint a table with chalkboard paint or use a table cloth, you can customize it with fun messages and even leave chalk out for guests to get in on the action. 

  • Upgrade Beer Bottles for Elegant Décor

    If the thought of beer décor takes you back to your college days, don’t worry. There’s pretty little ways you can use beer bottles in a more classy and adult way to decorate for your beer tasting party. Wait Till Your Father Gets Home decorated empty bottles with twine for an understated and easy DIY craft project. Create these for your décor or set out clusters of these as your centerpieces.

  • Organize the Beers 

    Whether you’re offering international flavors or presenting light and dark beers, make sure your presentation of the boozy delights is fun. Decorating Obsessed organized a beer party and had fun pint signs and beer stations. 

  • Keep Score of the Best Beer

    Since guests will be trying an assortment of beer, it’ll get a little confusing as to which one is the best! Print out score cards like similar to these so everyone can keep track of the ones they love and ones they were not into. 

  • Don't Forget the Beer in the Cupcake Batter!

    Yes, you’ve read that correctly! Beer in a cupcake is probably the most genius sweet concoction ever created. Bake a batch of one of our most popular recipes on site for a boozy way for guests to get their chocolate fix at the beer tasting party. Try this Guinness chocolate cupcakes recipe for your soiree.

  • Offer a Unique Beer Drink

    To switch things up at your party, consider mixing up a beer cocktail to give guest a change in flavor in between their sips. This beer cocktail has a nice flavor that will give their tastebuds a little spicy kick. 

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