Thursday, July 26, 2012

What Say You?

Normally, when it comes to laws and beer, I say anything that brings more beer or better beer to the people is the way to go.

But today, I'm not so sure, so I'm asking what you, the  Pū'ali koa have to say.
Suitable container for beer?

Arizona will soon be able to fill a growler at any bar. And the term growler is apparently not very well defined.

After having taken such pride and effort into producing their product, I can't imagine that brewers are real happy about some suds slinger pouring their craft beer into whatever jug some hobo finds on the street.

And from what I can see, this will apply to BMC as well, so you know that Hobos will be taking their wine jugs in for a fill.

Not that I'm saying that I'm against a Hobo having beer, I'm against serving the beer in such a manner that an inferior product will be served in the end!

Rob over at BeerPhxation covered the situation pretty well. Here is his take:

Growler Law | Heart of Glass

Back in April, BeerPHXation was the first to break the news that there was a change in the growler law. The change would enable Bars and Liquor Stores the ability to sell growlers of beer for off-premise consumption where this had once been the sole province of breweries. Breweries enjoyed a special relationship with customers though the growler and did so without legislative restriction. We wrote a little something about that as the language of the bill became clearer.


Shawn M said...

Interesting issue man. I can see the concern though. It's like placing a handmade Mercedes engine into a Honda I guess.

BigKahuna Brew said...

Yeah Shawn. I am not a big growler fan to begin with, and the only time I use them is when I want to take home some brew from a brewery that isn't available in bottles.

Ruben Abril said...

All I can think of is the Zythos project up in Oregon. They are pioneering the growler. Google it. or here

Rob Fullmer said...

Ruben, I own 2 SS growlers. Our legislators specified glass and therefore my growler is OK until August 2nd.

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