When you're hosting a large party, our experience can help make sure that every detail is covered. We're focused on the bar, and we are there for the duration. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:
Does Craft Event Bar provide glassware? All events at Canyon Run Ranch will include cocktail, wine, and beer glasses for drinks coming from the bar. We do not provide any glassware for table settings. If you are holding an event elsewhere and your venue does not have running hot water, we may opt to use white paper or clear plastic cups. However, you always have the option to rent glassware through a third party.
How does a satellite bar work? For an additional charge, a secondary bar may be set up during your event. In most scenarios, the satellite bar will be open in addition to the main bar. Satellite bars will be subject to menu limitations in order to expedite service. Please expect to serve no more than 2 batched cocktails, 2 types of beer, 2 wines, and non-alcoholic drinks at these bars. A satellite bar is popular for cocktail hour in the milk parlor area of the Canyon Run barn, or for arriving guests prior to a wedding ceremony.
How is a champagne toast served? If a champagne toast is part of your reception, you must provide glassware for everyone who is to have a glass of bubbly. The glasses must be placed with your table setting, and CEB bartenders will fill each glass at the table during dinner. No corks are to be popped outside of the bar area.
How much beer/wine/liquor should you buy? If you decide to go with a DIY package, or you're hosting your own home event, you probably have questions about what and how much to buy. Every event is different, but as a general rule of thumb, with beer and wine service, we would expect to serve one keg (1/2 barrel) of beer for every 150 people every 3 hours, and at least one case of wine every 2 hours. This is the least you should have on hand, if you don't serve any liquor, it would be best to have more than that. If you do bring liquor, we suggest that half of the bottles provided be vodka and bourbon. These are by far the most popular spirits, and other liquors like gin, tequila, and rum can be in shorter supply. Email Carly for a more personalized recommendation.
What if I bring my own kegs? If you bring kegs, you will want to rent our taps. We use jockey boxes built for cooling a continuous flow of beer through 150 ft. of stainless-steel coils bathed in ice water. This is the preferred beer service method employed at beer tastings and festivals across the country. For a $30 fee per line, we will tap your kegs and pour cold beer all night. DO NOT bring your kegs in ice. It makes a mess, and is not necessary.
What about tip jars? Unless otherwise instructed, CEB bartenders will put a tip jar on the bar. Tipping is standard in the industry, and is a way for your guests to show their appreciation for an especially good bartender. If you would rather forego the tip jar, you will be charged gratuity.