18th November 2019


What was a growler?

A growler (/ˈgra?l?r/) is a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel jug used to transport draft beer in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and other countries. They are commonly sold at breweries and brewpubs as a means to sell take-out craft beer. Rarely, beers are bottled in growlers for retail sale.

So, why is it called a growler?

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

Is it Crowler or growler?

Growlers are glass and Crowlers are cans. Like all glass, the Growler needs repeat cleaning. Otherwise, foamy residue builds up and the craft goodness is not so good. But the Crowler can is a one night stand you can live with.