Total Wine Growler Stations

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  1. ZombieJester

    ZombieJester Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 California

  2. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Devotee (470) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    I don't expect Cali to be among those 20 states.
     
  3. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    20 stores, not states, but I agree.
     
  4. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (257) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Agsinst Cali laws, so definitely not here. TW in Reno now has one up and running, was in there yesterday.
     
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,114) Mar 18, 2010 California

    What kind of beers did they offer?
     
  6. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (442) Aug 11, 2007 California
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    How are they pricing their fills? If it's worth it, next time I am up in Reno for the ribfest, I may take a lot of my empties to get filled. You know we in Cali have a ton of growlers collecting dust.
     
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  7. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (257) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Didn't really look at prices, and the offerings were not too exciting, but I'm about to head back there in a few. I'll report back.
     
  8. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (257) Nov 22, 2011 California
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  9. badb_rad

    badb_rad Aspirant (207) Dec 23, 2012 California
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    Cool, gonna be in Reno tomorrow, gonna check it out.
     
  10. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (257) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Better beer selection at the reno whole foods beer/growler bar, more expensive though.
     
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  11. badb_rad

    badb_rad Aspirant (207) Dec 23, 2012 California
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    Cool thanks for the tip!
     
  12. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (442) Aug 11, 2007 California
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    Those are some mighty fine prices. I'll remember to bring my growler collection.
     
  13. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    It's weird, these are definitely considered good growler fill prices.
    But, remember when using you own glass and and getting 8oz less beer in a growler was actually the cheaper way to go rather than buying the six pack or equivalent bombers?

    You can go down the beer aisle and get all of those beers for cheaper.
    -$6.99 for 72oz of Anchor Porter
    -$7.99 for 72oz of Boulder Hazed
    -$16.97 for 66oz of Cascara Quad

    Is the novelty of growler filling jacking up prices, or is the manpower cost for filling growlers higher than the combined bottling line/6 bottles/labels/6 pack holder cost?
     
  14. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (442) Aug 11, 2007 California
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    No idea, but a fresh growler fill has some sort of novelty feeling to me. Plus, I would only get something I can't just get in bottles. Just that feeling of badass when killing a growler with a homie.
     
  15. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
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    I don't get the logic of offering growlers of beers available in 6 packs, like Anchor Porter, but okay.
     
  16. xraided81

    xraided81 Aspirant (285) Jan 9, 2008 California
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    According to a friend that is involved with city planning in Palm Desert, CA. The palm desert store will have a growler station
     
  17. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (257) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    how is that possible? Unless similar to the blank growler law, it's been a misinterpreted law in CA for a while. I was always told that only breweries could fill growlers on site.
     
  18. xraided81

    xraided81 Aspirant (285) Jan 9, 2008 California
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    The Palm Desert store is in the process of being built, I'm assuming something similar to blank growler law?
     
  19. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    I have always said it is legal for bars and/or liquor stores to fill growlers, as long as they have an off-premise license.

    Here is the labeling requirements.
    "ยง 25200. Label; Contents
    All beer sold in this State shall have a label
    affixed to the package or container thereof, upon
    which shall appear the true and correct name and
    address of the manufacturer of the beer, and also
    the true and correct name of the bottler of the
    beer if other than the manufacturer."

    Total wine would be the bottler and would need their name and address on the growler fill tag. They would also need to write in regular brewery and beer information.

    There was discussion about Provisions filling growlers when they first opened a few years back, I mocked this tag up to show what would be required to make it legal.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (257) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    thanks for the info
     
  21. peter831

    peter831 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012 California

    go to Bend, 6.99 growler fills at a gas station, Boneyard Venum last summer wow.
     
  22. badb_rad

    badb_rad Aspirant (207) Dec 23, 2012 California
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    SN Bigfoot on tap at the growler station now... 11.99 for 32oz fill.
     
  23. PlinyTheYoungest

    PlinyTheYoungest Aspirant (210) Jun 30, 2009 California

    Or grab a 4-pack (48oz) for $9.99. Another one where just buying the bottles is a better deal.
     
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