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Total Wine To Add Growler Stations To 20 Stores By Year-End

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by OMsweetOM, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Member

    Location:
    California
    Good news for some, not likely those of us in CA...
    http://www.shankennewsdaily.com/ind...dd-growler-stations-to-20-stores-by-year-end/
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  2. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Probably not Florida
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  3. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    That is great News for those States where it is allowed! Only one TW in CT that I know of and not sure of the law here?
  4. leedorham

    leedorham Member

    Location:
    Washington
    What's the difference between their "growler stations" and the normal tasting bar where they fill the growlers?

    (I hope the answer is they have CP fillers)
  5. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Weird, our TW has been doing growler fills for quite a while now.
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  6. tugg407

    tugg407 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    I think Fla is close to changing their STUPID laws!
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  7. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Member

    Location:
    California
    I know it's not new, in fact I know WA opened a new store last year that has a growler station. This is just recent news that may be exciting for some people.
  8. hefehead12

    hefehead12 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    hopefully nc will follow if florida does
  9. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    I guess I just assumed that all TW stores had me, but clearly not. Good news for some folks for sure.
  10. LEdubs

    LEdubs Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    As soon as the post read "64oz growler" I thought the same thing: looks like it's not coming to Florida.....
    ufmj and 7clutch like this.
  11. Broden

    Broden Member

    Location:
    California
    They've been working on the total wine in Henderson Nv for the past few weeks. Looking forward to it!
  12. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Member

    Location:
    California
    Well in Cali we still have whole foods...and they fill growlers.
  13. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Most of the Total wines in AZ have them in there. Its nice to get fresh local beer. Bring your own container 32-64 ounce. Nothing too rare on tap generally.
  14. DinoFight

    DinoFight Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Total Wine's in Arizona have had the growler stations up an running for some time now. Great selections and an always rotating selection of beer to choose from.
  15. DinoFight

    DinoFight Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Bring your own growler may be state law specific. But yes, in AZ you have the option of bringing in your own growler or using one of theirs. Typically use my own as it is a flip top. Total Wine sells the 32 in flip top but their 64 is screw top.
  16. drewone

    drewone Member

    Location:
    California
    Which whole foods?
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  17. rholmes

    rholmes Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Isn't Florida on the verge of passing a bill that would allow 64oz growlers? I vaguely remember hearing something about that.
  18. Retsinis

    Retsinis Member

    Location:
    California
    Yeah, no Growler fills at Total Wines in CA, sadly (due to the law) However, they are, finally, adding a beer tasting table, which was the one and only thing Bevmo had over them, so I'm looking forward to that.
  19. LEdubs

    LEdubs Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    To my knowledge they brought up a new appeal to this law last month, but if approved it won't go in to effect until July.
  20. Kikodamian

    Kikodamian Member

    Location:
    Florida
    About time. What will the provision be? To allow containers larger than 32 oz. or simply just allowing the popular 64 oz. growlers?
  21. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    It's a no-go, sadly.
  22. Kikodamian

    Kikodamian Member

    Location:
    Florida
  23. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Member

    Location:
    California
    Well I can't say exactly which ones. But many have tap rooms (if not all?), You should be able to call ones nearby and ask. Good selection on tap and bottles. A bar in a store! what else could you need
    [​IMG]
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  24. smutty33

    smutty33 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    As I thought the same for CT......dang it!

    Cheers
  25. EvoJoe

    EvoJoe Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    What law does NC have that would prevent this?
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  26. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Does anyone know if VA has any laws against this?
  27. RobH

    RobH Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    VA law requires the establishment have a kitchen on premises that serves hot food in order to fill and sell growlers. Can't just have the license for the above; must physically have the kitchen and serve hot food on location.
  28. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    You're correct, Rob. I don't know why I didn't remember that. When I managed a cigar shop, customers would often ask about us having a "bar" of sorts. I remember this being the reason we strayed away. Much appreciated!

    Hopefully my TW will install a kitchen too...lol. :D
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  29. ncaudle

    ncaudle Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    none that I'm aware of. as long as the store has the appropriate license...
    Whole Foods, numerous bars/restaurants and even some gas stations here fill growlers
  30. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Here, in Newport News, we are actually going to get a Whole Foods, so maybe they will have something.
  31. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Agree and think this is silly sometimes. I can't stand places offering to fill growlwers from average breweries around AZ. What are they REALLY offering by doing this? Yes, it's saves Chandler/Ahwatukess folks about 9 miles of driving but I'd much rather have a beer from some place I cannot drive to. I typically go into TW and see ten or so taps, with 8 designated for local beer. WHY???
  32. leedorham

    leedorham Member

    Location:
    Washington
    sink + counter + mixer + waffle iron

    Problem solved.
  33. Rizalini

    Rizalini Member

    Location:
    Nevada
    Super stoked about this, and especially happy to see them offer a 1 liter size as well!
    My local TW in Las Vegas is just going thru some legal loop-holes to get the green light on everything.
  34. walterfredo

    walterfredo Member

    Location:
    California
    I'm fairly sure they don't. Only breweries in CA can fill growlers. The Whole foods that have taps are for on site consumption only. However, some Whole Foods do sell pre-filled growlers from local breweries, for instance SF area whole foods have Magnolia Brewing growlers (pre-filled) for purchase.
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  35. RobH

    RobH Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Well there it is! TWM = Total Waffle & More. ;)
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  36. RobH

    RobH Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Where do you see gas stations in VA filling and selling growlers?
  37. mcaulifww

    mcaulifww Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    the ones with Waffle Irons?
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  38. RobH

    RobH Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    OK, that made me laugh out loud. :D

    Good one.
  39. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Way to let me down easy...:(
  40. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    It hurts me too
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