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Growler Cleaning-

How should I clean my growler?

Some people say that soap is actually harder to wash out of a growler than beer is. It's actually true, soap clings to the walls of growlers with the strength of a thousand exes. After finishing your growler, the best cleaning method is to rinse it out with hot water & let it air dry. If it's totally dry, you can cap it back up, but you have to be totally sure it's dry, otherwise you can get some pretty nasty stuff growing in there.

Washing out a Growler is easy!

Washing out a Growler is easy. But only if you do it right after you pour yourself that last beer. All it takes is a double rinse with hot water, and some drying time upside down in your dish drain (you know that plastic thing with holders for plates, glasses and now a GROWLER). (No soap please - it's harder to rinse out than the beer, and makes your Growler smell all soapy.)

>Finish the beer and rinse it out a couple of times with hot water, including the cap.

>AIR DRY upside down in the dish drain, including the cap.

>When and ONLY when dry put the cap back on and exchange.

>Exchange for a sanitized Growler and get a refill of craft beer.

How long does the beer last?

Unopened, 7-10 days. More if very carefully filled and capped while foaming over. Once opened, 2 days is the max. We recommend no more than 36 hours.
It's important to keep the idea of Growlers as being one of the freshest beer experiences to be had.  After The intial pint is poured, the beer will begin to oxidize & decay, losing carbonation as oxygen has its way with your precious drink. Darker beers are a little more resilient to exposure, but it's always a good rule of thumb to drink them sooner than later.

Growler Care-

How are the growlers filled?

It may seem like an elementary question, but there are actually several unique styles employed in filling the little jugs of joy. We utilize a jumper hose that extends from the tap down into the bottom of the growler, keeping the beer calm and orderly as it flows from tap to carrier.

Oxygen is the enemy of beer, so we try to keep that out as much as possible to keep the beer fresh when you take it home.

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The term likely dates back to the late 19th century when fresh beer was carried from the local pub to one's home by means of a small galvanized pail. It is claimed the sound that the CO2 made when it escaped from the lid as the beer sloshed around sounded like a growl. Before World War II, city kids used to bring covered buckets of draft beer from a local bar or brewery to workers at lunchtime or to their parents at dinnertime, a practice called "rushing the growler." http://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/384/

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, you couldn’t buy a six pack from the liquor store on your way home from work.  People would either go to the pub, or carry the beer home in a small galvanized pail known as a “growler”.  The name of the vessel used to carry the beer is rumored to have come from the sound that the carbonation made as it escaped through the lid of the pail.  It wasn’t until 1989 that the modern growler, a large glass bottle, was contrive by Charlie and Ernie Otto of Otto Brother's Brewing Company in 1989.

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