The Steel Pail Growler Station & Tasting Room

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Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

3007 N Delta Hwy
Unit 201
Eugene, Oregon, 97408-7119
United States

(541) 215-9134 | map

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Added by John_M on 03-20-2014

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Stopped by the other day, in hopes of getting a "grumbler" (32 ounce growler) of Silver Mooon Maui Wowie DIPA.

Turns out, SP is no more than a 10 minute drive from my house, located in a sizeable strip mall just past Green Acres road on N. Delta Hiway (just off of hiway 569). The place is pretty small, but I realliy liked the layout of the place; almost like a living room at home, with a few tables and chairs, a sofa and some comfy lounging chairs.

In terms of the beer selection, I think they typically have around 24 different craft options available. Generally, most of the beers seem to come from the NW, with the occasional offering from California. I haven't seen too many unusual or limited release offerings here, with the Boneyard Hop Venom and the SM Maui Wowie probably the most striking offerings I've seen. They also have a few different cans offerings avilable as well, but it's generally stuff like PBR, Oly, Old German and some of the core beers from Oakshire and the like. In addition to beer, they have root beer, several ciders, a couple of Kombucha selections and around 9 or 10 different local wines on tap.

Prices seem to be OK. Looked like most pints were in the $4 to $5 range, and so growler prices seemed to be in the $10 to $15 range (64 ounce growlers). I don't believe they sell any food or have a kitchen here.

Service was really the only area where I had a problem with this place. The young guy working here was very friendly and helpful, but... When I asked to get a grumbler of Maui Wowie, he indicated they were out of it. I mentioned I had seen it on the online taplist, and so I inquired how often they update the list. He indicated it was every day, and that the MW had just blown that day. As I looked over the rest of the list, he mentioned a couple of other things they were out of, or were about to run out of. All of which tended to bring a scowl to my face. At that point I mentioned that I tried calling the phone number listed on the website before dropping by, but had gotten a recording for a different business. The bartender nodded, noting that the number is the owner's cell phone, and after hours, phone calls just roll over to his voice mail (for a different business). When I expressed surprise, asking if that meant the store didn't have a phone number, he confirmed that's the case. OK. I get it that this is a tough old world and that it's sometimes hard to run a business and make ends meet, but an owner so cheap that he's unwiling to get a seperate phone line for his business... let's just say that's a new one on me.

Otherwise, this is another solid growler station spot in the Eugene area.

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3.84/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

The Steel Pail Growler Station & Tasting Room in Eugene, OR
Place rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2 ratings