STEEL PAIL

Growlers & TASTING ROOM

Why Steel Pail -

It's the O.G (Original Gangster) in the growler world.  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 also known as a "Steel 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.


What is a Beer Growler -

Growlers are generally made of glass and have either a screw-on cap or a hinged porcelain gasket cap, which can provide freshness for a week or more. A properly sealed growler will hold carbonation indefinitely and will store beer like any other sanitized bottle. Common sizes range from 32oz to 64oz all the way to as large as 128oz. The modern glass growler was first introduced by Charlie and Ernie Otto of Otto Brother's Brewing Company in 1989


How long will it last -

A well filled growler will push out and eliminate oxygen allowing it to stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.  However, we do believe beer of any sorts should not hang around this long.  Once the container is opened you have about 24 hours before the oxygen completely eats away the freshness duo of CO2 and Nitrogen.


What does it cost -

Depending on the size and rarity of beer the range of cost is usually between $5 - $28.  Usually the cost is $10 - $13 for a 64oz fill.


Why a wine growler -

House bill 2443 was passed by the senate in Spring 2013 and it allows licensees of OLCC to sell wine in containers provided by consumers, also know as growlers.  Like beer it will last up to 3 weeks as long as it's not opened and depending on the varietal.


How green is it -

It's sustainable, reusable, and recyclable.  Enough said.  "Go Earth"

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