Not only are we going to be serving beer at this year’s Wedtoberfest, but there will also be bubbly, cocktails, and cider! FIG Drinks will be collaborating with Bottles & Cans on the bubbly bar, and we are so excited to try their delicious cocktails. FIG Drinks is a subsidiary of FIG Catering– a Green Wedding Alliance member and a (favorite) local Chicago catering service. We are so excited to have them as a sponsor for this year’s Wedtoberfest- read more about them!
What inspired you to start your business?
We started FIG 10 years ago because we saw a need in the market for a caterer that focused on smaller events and had a fresher approach to food – more like the unique, farm-to-table restaurants in Chicago than typical catering menus. We noticed about 2 years ago that the same tired approach that used to be relegated to food is still alive and kicking at catered bars where the lack of thoughtful cocktails, craft beers, and sustainable wines was palpable. We decided to lead the change for a better bar just as we did with food.
If you had to choose two beers or two bubblies to provide at your wedding, what would they be?
Only two? Probably Bell’s Two Hearted, which is always a crowd pleaser, and 3 Floyds‘ Gumballhead, because that’s one of my husband’s favorites.
What prompted you to sponsor Wedtoberfest/why are you excited to be a sponsor?
We were part of Wedtoberfest for the past couple of years when it was run by the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance; we are very excited to see it become part of the Indie Wed family and hope it will grow and become everything it should be.
Why should all weddings make an effort to be green events?
It’s one of the biggest events most people will ever throw in their lives and it’s a great chance to make a difference. Guests may not care that your event is green, but they will at least appreciate one of the things you’re doing whether it’s the reduction in waste, the unique local beer, or just the delicious, seasonal food.
Join FIG Drinks at Wedtoberfest this Thursday, September 17th at Studio Manarchy! Purchase your tickets online because we won’t be selling them at the door. Do it- you won’t regret it!