Counter-pressure filled growlers in Seattle

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by BuckeyeOne, Aug 26, 2012.

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  1. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (517) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Besides Fremont Brewing, who else around the Seattle area fills their growlers using counter-pressure machines? I'm really tired of getting growlers filled directly from the tap without even a hose that go flat the same day. While the use of the hose is better than straight from the tap, it is no comparison to the superiority of the counter-pressure filled growlers.
  2. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    If you don't mind the trip south on I-5 99 bottles uses one.
  3. bweinst

    bweinst Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2005 Washington

    I get all of my growlers filled straight from the tap, and as long as they're filled to the top, and the top secured, they are good for weeks. Cheers!
  4. glkaiser

    glkaiser Initiate (22) May 19, 2006 Washington

    I think Beer Junction does. Definitely not sure though.
  5. youradhere

    youradhere Devotee (491) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
    Beer Trader

    +1 to 99 Bottles. They have two cool lil special made Russian machines that look cool, and they shrink wrap the necks and label the growler. Real classy setup.
  6. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,010) May 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    They are VERY cool, but also very expensive. I've talked with a couple brewers who looked into getting them for their taprooms but decided against it.
  7. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    They do.
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  8. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Git R Done!
  9. beerandhotdogs

    beerandhotdogs Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2007 Washington

    If you get your growler filled straight from the faucet, ask the person filling it to either 1) rinse it with cold water first, or 2) put it in the cooler while you enjoy 1 or 2 before you leave. Filling cool beer into a cool vessel will keep more co2 in your beer in solution. Also the less head space in your growler = mo betta.
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  10. itshanney

    itshanney Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2012 Washington

    Georgetown Brewing does for sure. They're setup is similar to Fremont's and is pretty fun to watch the machine work.
  11. JKAllen

    JKAllen Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2012

    99 Bottles? General location please?
  12. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    35002 Pacific Highway South Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-2558
  13. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,794) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Up here in the 'Ham, Kulshan Brewing is counter-filling their growlers. They will fill your growler from the tap, but they are doing the growler exchange deal. They pre-fill the growlers and the first time you get one you pay a deposit, then you just exchange it for another when you pick up your next growler.
  14. djbreezy

    djbreezy Crusader (742) Dec 16, 2008 Washington

    So it's like the Blue Rhino propane tank of beer?
  15. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (517) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Fremont does the same thing if you use their growlers, i.e., you can exchange your empty Fremont growler for a pre-filled one. You can also bring in a non-Fremont growler to get it filled from the counter-pressure filling machine.
  16. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,794) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Yup. Apparently it's common in other places, but not so much around here. In WA, any sealable container can be used as a growler (I use my Nalgene bottle a lot when going for a walk), whereas other places have laws that are more restrictive. But you can still take whatever want into Kulshan and they'll fill it from the tap, like most places do. The exchange is for pre-filled, Kulshan branded growlers only.
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