Spruce Mountain Ranch only allows one beverage company to transport alcohol and serve it at the ranch, and that company is Peak Beverage. Not only are the Peak Beverage employees highly trained in how to create and serve drinks and how to safely serve guests, but their company is also highly affordable! Andy Klosterman, owner of Peak Beverage, answers several frequently asked questions for potential brides.
-How much money can our clients save by using Peak compared to using a venue in which they have to buy the liquor through them?
- Andy explains “A venue with a liquor license will at least cost the client TWICE as much as going with a venue that doesn’t. This is because they must pay to support the infrastructure of having an entire team manage the liquor license for that venue, as well as having to pay for very expensive insurance costs. If you were to take our base rates and double or triple them, that would be how much venues would charge for the bar service. They also usually have labor costs on top of that, separate from their bar packages. The average client will save thousands of dollars by using a venue without a liquor license.”
-What is the average cost (at Peak and at another place) for a full-service bar at a 100-person wedding?
- Andy Shares Examples:
*Beer and wine:
(Peak) ~ $10 – $13 per person
(Liquor licensed venue) ~ $20 – $60 per person, plus labor
*Full bar (mid range spirits and wine/beer):
(Peak) ~ $14 – $18 per person
(Liquor licensed venue) ~ $30 – $90 per person, plus labor
-What would you like for couples to know about how Peak saves them money?
-“Peak is a combination of retail liquor store, bar rentals, and staffing. Similar to Target or Amazon, by combining services we are able to lower costs in the end. Someone can go to Wal Mart or Target and get clothes, electronics, even food now at a lower price than going to three different stores. Also the speed and ease at which the customer gets their product is MUCH better.”
-What are trends you’re seeing in regards to beverage service at weddings?
-“We’re doing a LOT more classic cocktails, like Manhattans, French 75, and Olde Fashioned drinks. Also, the craft beer movement is still going strong and we have a LOT of home brewers.”
-How does Peak help couples with their custom drink needs for their wedding?
-“We can do anything really! We can either take a theme or favorite drink recipe and recreate it, or offer a huge list of cool cocktails for clients to choose from.”
-Are couples more likely to have a full-service bar, a partial-service bar, or just a custom drink or champagne toast?
-“With our concept it is actually usually cheaper to go with a full service bar rather than a beer and wine bar with a specialty drink. Champagne toasts are also always included with our packages at no additional cost.”
-What makes Peak bartenders different than those through a catering company?
-“Most companies do not train or hire their bartenders efficiently. The problem is that in bars downtown, a good bartender can make a LOT of money. In the special events world, tips are much more rare and thus a bartender does not make as much. We pay our staff more than any bartenders in the state right now, and do our own in-house hiring and training. We actually prefer to hire novices instead of veterans, because most bartenders are VERY poorly trained in different areas of service!”
-What training have Peak bartenders received?
-“We do everything from bartending basics and customer service to classes on beer, wine, spirits, etc. We work closely with our distributors and offer classes for our staff every month that enhances their ability to bartend. We also do tests every month to see where our staff is at and allow them to promote themselves if they pass a speed and accuracy test in a real life situation.”
-What would you like for couples to know about Peak in general as a company? What would you as the owner say makes it the best?
-“We really strive to make every event exactly what our customer wants. I love when folks call us and tell us about what kind of drinks they like best so we can try to deliver on that, or even to make it better than an experience they have had before. We can customize anything and are not limited to the bar packages we offer. Peak is really about making the best experience possible for our customers – from the moment you call in to the moment the wedding is over, we hope to be a part of the wedding that couples will remember forever.”
-Spruce Mountain Ranch is truly honored to be able to partner with Peak Beverage Company for all events that wish to purchase alcohol. A special thanks to Andy Klosterman for answering these questions! To book an event with them now, contact Andy Klosterman!
* P: (720) 722-1140; F: (888)-814-6410 Andy@peakbev.com*