What is a Growler

What is a growler?

Simply put, a growler is a container used to transport draft beer home from Green’s (or, to be fair, anywhere else that sells craft beer to go). The term originated sometime between the late 1800s and early 1900s when the majority of beer consumed was draft beer. Beers brought home for family consumption were transported in containers, often galvanized steel pails with a lid. One popular theory states that the container sometimes rumbled due to escaping carbonation and was said to mimic the sound of “growling.” The container was thus dubbed a “growler” and the act of getting it home was called “rushing the growler.”

Growlers are beneficial for several reasons:

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