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Great Britain Growlers in the UK?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Bitterbill, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Bitterbill

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    I'm just curious if you blokes have that option?
     
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    BrewDog bars do it, haven't seen it anywhere else on my journeys.
     
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    I think you'll see them gain more promenance in the coming years.

    Windsor & Eton brewery have just started selling them at their shop.

    http://webrew.co.uk/main/webrew-growlers-arrive-in-the-shop/

    Some good beer bars have always given the option of carry outs - usually in the cardboard cartons but such venues would more than likely be happy to entertain growlers.

    Don't presume that all bars would be happy to fill a growler as some bar staff may be unfamiliar with them and be unsure of the size.
     
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  4. Bitterbill

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    Cool! Swing tops...I wish we'd have them locally.
     
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    Yeah, a shop near me does them now. Think they'll gain popularity in the coming years.
     
  6. CwrwAmByth

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    If you get a funnel I don't think they'd have a problem with you buying a pint and pouring it into a bottle.
     
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    There may be licensing issues with some places though.
     
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    Plenty of 4 pint karrikegs ti be found. Flimsy plastic things. Haven't seen any glass ones for a while though.
     
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    Fox and Hounds in Houston did the cardboard ones, problem is the size - they are limited by law the mount they can pour in one serving I think.

    Whole Foods had the same problem for theirs, although that might have changed now
     
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    Ow wow!
    They are rather stylish :)

    I had an ugly looking beige plastic four pint thing sometime in the early Nineties
    with a funny pressure cap type thing.
     
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    That's a karrikeg as I mentioned. You can buy one with 4 pints of beer in it at my nearest micro brewery.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up, the keg part made me think of some kind of added artificial gas lol
     
  14. CwrwAmByth

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    Change it to "no problem with taking your pint somewhere they can't see it, bottling it and then pretending you've drunk it" lol
     
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    I've long thought of this definition when I hear Americans throw the term around.....


    One of the beer bars where I live lets you take out beer in those cardboard jobbies. The York Beer & Wine shop also sells cask-dispensed beer for consumption off-site (in an ugly plastic jug).


    A toilet cubicle ;)
     
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    So do growlers *giggle* keep the beer fresh and lively? I must say the karrikegs left the ale flat and tepid by the time I got it home.
     
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    yes - the first time I went to the US it was a giggle but you get used to it

    See also the USS Growler docked at the Intrepid museum on the Hudson

    tbh - I used to precede this word with 'hairy' so it doesn't carry all that!

    Fanny packs is another and I once asked a taxi driver if my mate could have a fag in the back, which meant something rather different to him than me !!!
     
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    Why the giggling, has nobody had Nethergate's Old Growler before?
     
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    I did that many times in the 1970's. Partly to harvest yeast for homebrewing, partly to get decent bottled beer. Stick in a half tablespoon of sugar and leave it a couple of days and it condioned a treat. The beer had to be fresh, mind you.
     
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    Many brewery taps do it now. Lovibonds and London Fields are two examples I've visited recently. Nicely-designed branded growlers, too. And I've taken home beers from pubs in cardboard carryouts, too (2 pint maximum).
     
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    Anyone else reminded of the old BoSelecta Lorrain Kelly sketch?

    "Have ye seen my growler?"

     
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    I used to bring home a pint of Home Ales Bitter every Sunday lunchtime to have with my roast. The landlord at the Red Lion in Stathern put it into an empty Scotch bottle.If I didn't drink it straight away I added half a spoonful of sugar and screwed the top down tight.
    I've quite often had beer put into old fashioned quart flagons (the ones with a screw in stopper which weigh a ton) and occasionally had a polypin filled from the pump.
     
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    Bacchanalia in Cambridge does growlers.
     
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    Thanks for all of the feedback! I still don't get the use of cardboard boxes. Is that anything like wine in a box?
     
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    I've never bought one, but they look like the milk cartons you get in the US.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hehe...if that was my only choice for take out beer, I'd still go for it. Thanks!
     
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    They leak and the beer goes flat in an hour. Really only suitable for taking beer home from the pub, and then only if you live two streets away.
     
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    Fair enough. I've never been tempted to be honest....
     
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