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On...Growlers

I have become a big fan of growlers.  

(I am not a big fan of some breweries charging you extra to fill a different brewery's growler, but maybe that's a legality?)

Let's break it down though.

Growlers provide you with fresh beer, straight from the keg ... and ... they are good for the environment!

The beer bottling process takes a lot of water and resources.  Using growlers, you cut down on the water used to clean all the bottles and the glass.  Yes, glass is recyclable, but how nice is it to not even use the resource in the first place.  No need to use energy to recycle (please tell me we don't need to step back to make sure you're recycling) if you're just using your growler again.

I think you get about 5 pint glasses from a growler...?  It's something like that.  And you should try to drink it quickly.  I've heard once opening at home you should drink it in 4-6 hours.  I have never finished a growler in 4-6 hours.  Never.  But it's good to keep the recommendation in your mind.

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