What is a growler?

A growler is a ½ gallon glass jug that can be filled with beer straight from the draft lines.

What’s with the name?

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, fresh beer was carried from the local pub to one's home by means of a small-galvanized pail. Rumor has it that when the beer sloshed around the pail, it created a rumbling sound as the CO2 escaped through the lid, thus the term "growler" was coined. 

Why choose growlers?

There are many benefits to growlers, including:

Infinitely reusable package—Compared to other beer packages, a growler, by a long shot, has the least environmental impact. Buy one once and, unless it breaks, you can refill it an unlimited number of times.

Amber colored glass—The dark amber glass that growlers are made from protects your beer from excess light and UV rays, which “skunk” beer.

Fresh from the source—Fill your growler with any beer we have on draft, straight from source. Take your growler with you on a road trip and fill it up at other breweries.

Keep your money local--On average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores.

Taste before you buy—When you buy a growler from a local brewpub, you have the opportunity to taste the beer before you buy it!

Available on Sundays—On July 4, 2010, Senate Bill 75 allowed Indiana breweries to sell growlers and bottles of beer if they are brewed on-site. It’s only a matter of time before package liquor stores will be able to sell beer on Sundays in Indiana, but we’ll enjoy the exclusivity while it lasts!

How do I care for my growler?

Once filled, keep your growler refrigerated. Unopened, it will stay fresh up to 7 days. After you open it, the beer will maintain its full flavor and carbonation for up to 12 hours.

After you finish the beer, rinse your growler well with hot water and turn it upside down to drain and dry. When you bring it back in, we will inspect it for cleanliness, wash it with a pressure sprayer and hot water and sanitize it before refilling to ensure it is sterile and ready for more great beer.