The Growler Guys - Eastside
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.41/5 rDev 0%
I'll echo what John said below, if you love growler fills of draft beer then this is a must stop while in Bend.
The Eastside Growler guys is inside a Shell Station. It's a bit away from downtown where most of the beer action is. But don't let that deter or fool you, inside you'll find a nicely laid out separate area that has dozens of taps, is well lit, with lots of swag around as well. Pretty impressive looking.
Quality and selection is great. I believe they have 36 taps, and I saw a bunch of local breweries, Boneyard, Deschutes, Crux, etc... plus other PNW options like Ninkasi and HUB. CA stuff from Firestone, Stone, and Mad River. And even Chimay.
Service was great. The young girl working was very friendly and greeted me as soon as I walked in. I knew exactly what I wanted, (Hop Venom) but she gave me a free sample of Double Jack while I was waiting for the fill.
Prices are very fair. Most fills are between $9-11. Plus they have a punch card that gets you swag after a certain amount of punches which is pretty cool.
I wish California would wise up and relax our stupid growler laws, because places like this would thrive here. But my beer budget certainly wouldn't.
08-23-2013 16:46:04 | More by flexabull
4.38/5 rDev -0.7%
This place is a must stop for anyone who wants to pick up a growler fill while visiting bend.
GG is a no frills operation, consisting of a gas station (fill your tank and then fill your tank), with a growler set-up inside. I think they have snacks you can get as well, but I wasn't there for anything other than the beer.
The beer selection here is dynamite, with things like Hop Venom, RPM and Double Jack the day I visited. Hell, if you're feeling rich, you can even get a growler of Chimay (something I have NEVER seen) for $30. Also, in addition to the 30 draft beer tap handles, they have 4 ciders and 2 sangrias! (I've never seen any place selling growler fills of sangria!). Customer service is awesome. The young folks working here are friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and generous. They almost push free samples on you; they act like they want you to try everything!
In addition to pretty much the best tap selection I've ever seen at a growler fill station, the prices her are incredible. $8.99 for RPM! $10.99 for Hop Venom! $13.99 for Double Jack! $8.99 for Hop Czar and $10.99 for Hop Stoopid! GG had a $2.50 off your next growler fill coupon in the Bend Beerfest program, so my growler fill of Hop Vemon was $8.49!
This place is highly recommended! Supposedly their new site here in Eugene will be opening in another couple of weeks. Eugene already has a great beer scene, but there will always be room for a place like this.
08-19-2013 22:53:09 | More by John_M
The Growler Guys - Eastside in Bend, OR
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.