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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 Savant (340) California Feb 1, 2011

    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 Advocate (645) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    Probably not Florida
     
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  3. 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 Champion (835) Washington Apr 27, 2006

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

    tugg407 Savant (250) Florida Oct 16, 2010

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

    OMsweetOM Savant (340) California Feb 1, 2011

    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. hopefully nc will follow if florida does
     
  9. I guess I just assumed that all TW stores had me, but clearly not. Good news for some folks for sure.
     
  10. LEdubs

    LEdubs Aficionado (195) Ohio Apr 20, 2011

    As soon as the post read "64oz growler" I thought the same thing: looks like it's not coming to Florida.....
     
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  11. Broden

    Broden Savant (265) California Mar 22, 2010

    They've been working on the total wine in Henderson Nv for the past few weeks. Looking forward to it!
     
  12. Well in Cali we still have whole foods...and they fill growlers.
     
  13. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (300) Arizona Oct 16, 2012

    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 Aficionado (235) Arizona Jan 23, 2013

    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 Aficionado (235) Arizona Jan 23, 2013

    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 Advocate (740) California Sep 18, 2006

    Which whole foods?
     
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  17. rholmes

    rholmes Zealot (95) Florida Sep 11, 2012

    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 Advocate (555) California Sep 25, 2009

    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 Aficionado (195) Ohio Apr 20, 2011

    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 Zealot (90) Florida Feb 9, 2013

    About time. What will the provision be? To allow containers larger than 32 oz. or simply just allowing the popular 64 oz. growlers?
     
  21. It's a no-go, sadly.
     
  22. Kikodamian

    Kikodamian Zealot (90) Florida Feb 9, 2013

  23. 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 Advocate (650) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    As I thought the same for CT......dang it!

    Cheers
     
  25. What law does NC have that would prevent this?
     
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  26. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (620) Virginia Jan 27, 2013

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

    RobH Savant (435) Maryland Sep 23, 2006

    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 Advocate (620) Virginia Jan 27, 2013

    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 Advocate (610) Virginia May 28, 2010

    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 Advocate (620) Virginia Jan 27, 2013

    Here, in Newport News, we are actually going to get a Whole Foods, so maybe they will have something.
     
  31. 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 Champion (835) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    sink + counter + mixer + waffle iron

    Problem solved.
     
  33. Rizalini

    Rizalini Savant (345) Nevada Jan 20, 2011

    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 Savant (260) California Nov 22, 2011

    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 Savant (435) Maryland Sep 23, 2006

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

    RobH Savant (435) Maryland Sep 23, 2006

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

    mcaulifww Initiate (0) Virginia Aug 18, 2011

    the ones with Waffle Irons?
     
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  38. RobH

    RobH Savant (435) Maryland Sep 23, 2006

    OK, that made me laugh out loud. :D

    Good one.
     
  39. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Initiate (0) Florida May 16, 2012

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

    Danny1217 Advocate (645) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    It hurts me too
     
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