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Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11202
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 10:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/dining/27growl.html?em
 

Marc Rehfuss
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Username: Marc_rehfuss

Post Number: 174
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 199.133.213.38
Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 11:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here in CA, breweries/brewpubs will only fill their own growlers, not any from another brewery. Silly state law.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11203
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 01:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm lucky that on my last trip to California we stayed at a motel in Carlsbad that was a 10 minute walk from the Pizza Port. I bought a growler the first night and had it washed and refilled the second and third nights we were there. My wife and I had no trouble finishing them off.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3013
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 98.192.7.62
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 03:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No Growlers in Georgia...fuggin Baptists.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2388
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 01:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Too many places around here will only sell pre-filled growlers and will not take returns. Kind of negates the benefits. And now I'm swimming in the damn things. Reminds me that I need to take a load to the recycler the weekend.
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1837
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.219.238.135
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Marc,

Same sort of laws in Indiana. It has to do with regulations that the label on the container must accurately describe the contents. So putting "ABC" brewery's beer into a jug labeled "XYZ Brewing Co." isn't kosher. OTOH, I can take a Corny keg to a brewery, get it filled and they'll slap their adhesive label on the keg.

Liquor stores aren't allowed to fill a growler from a tap, like they can in many states.

But we're very close to getting a law thru that will allow breweries & brewpubs to sell their beer for carry out on Sundays. But the sale has to be made at the location listed on the brewery's license. No third party sales.

Now, wineries can sell on Sundays, but that's it. A person can drive to a restaurant and drink your fill and then drive home on Sunday. But you can't get carry-out to take home and drink, unless you have a winery within driving distance. Before the Colts arrived in Indianapolis, there weren't any Sunday sales at all. But of course, the football team needs to sell beer at the games, so the law got changed.

The Brewers Guild has argued that if a winery can sell direct to consumers on Sundays, then breweries should be able to do the same.

The winery lobbyists sold the statehouse that it was good for tourism. So far, the Brewers Guild is making some headway with the same logic.

We'll see. Maybe this year is the year.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 6027
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 63.118.227.254
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 05:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow. I had no idea there were so many backwards states out there.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11205
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As I've mentioned on many occasions, the Twenty-Frist Amendment, which left alcohol regulation almost entirely to the individual states and municipalities, is a classic example of the law of unintended consequences. It also creates a situation full of opportunities for special interests in the state legislatures.
 

Marc Rehfuss
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Username: Marc_rehfuss

Post Number: 175
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 199.133.211.14
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I had no idea there were so many backwards states out there."

For a state like CA, which considers itself so "progressive", this law is asinine.

Russian River is releasing Pliny the Younger (brewery tap only) pretty soon, and I have multiple growlers at home from various KS breweries I can't use. I suppose I can pay the extra cost for a new growler.
 

Spiked Helmet
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Username: Hey_newt

Post Number: 101
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 98.215.130.7
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When in Charleston, S.C. be sure to stop into the Charleston Beer Exchange. Went in on vacation and they had several great beers on draft, along with an almost overwhelming selection of bottled beer. And yes, they had growlers. I had never been into a beer shop quite like it. The growlers proved to be a special treat while lounging around on the beach. We went back several times for growler refills.
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 776
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 72.160.239.241
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 02:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't know if it's a law in WI or not. Most will fill any growler but I've heard some will only fill their own.
They're out to sell beer right???
cheers,tim