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Growler – The Perfect Gift

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

My friend got me a growler of Deschutes beer for my birthday. What a great gift! It came full of cold, delicious beer. The best part is, the growler is mine too. After we drank our way through several home brews, we finished off the growler among three of us.

home brew growler

I have had my eye on this particular growler for awhile. The design really stands out from the rest. It appears to be made in Germany too. They are not cheap. As of September, 2011, at the Portland Deschutes location, it is $26 for growler, and $14 to fill it. I hear it used to be a lot cheaper to fill them.

beer growler

Be careful if you want to bring in your own growler. My research indicates some breweries will only fill growlers with their name on them. It sounds like Oregon is more lax than California on this issue.

This growler holds 2 liters, which comes out to a little over 67 ounces. Most growlers are 64 ounces. It is a very high quality growler with a nice decorative handle.

deschutes beer growler

I really like the porcelain lid, it seals down nice and tight. I’ll be choosing this growler first when I show up at parties with home brew.

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  1. 4 Responses to “Growler – The Perfect Gift”

  2. Is the rubber gromett reusable im being told its a one time use.

    By Ralph Bennett on Oct 16, 2011

  3. The rubber grommet is completely reusable! I have a few 1/2L bottles with a similar cap, been re-using those for years without a problem. The local home brew store will have fresh ones too.

    By Larry on Oct 16, 2011

  4. I have the same one from that brewery. I get compliments everytime I fill it or bring it to a party. The handle rocks!It was worth the money.

    By Dan Frattaroli on Jan 21, 2012

  5. I have a growler, but it’s not nearly as nice as that. It has a screw-top, and it’s been sitting on the shelf ever since I bought it.

    By Tim Shorkey on Mar 26, 2012

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