How It Works
Growlers come in two sizes: 64 oz. and 32 oz. Once you buy a growler, you can refill itas many times as you want (Mother Earth thanks you). We will exchange any size “Craft” empty at no extra cost (i.e. 32oz. and 64 oz. growlers are interchangeable). We sanitize your empty growler, and fill it with your new favorite tasty beverage. Your growler will stay fresh,quality unchanged, for one week until oxygen is introduced.
Important : Once you have enjoyed your growler, please wash the container with soap and water and let it dry. If you bring us a container so dirty, it looks like a science experiment, we won’t be able to properly clean and sanitize the inside glass. Instead, you will need to purchase a new growler.
Once opened, you have about 2-3 days before the carbonation starts to diminish, kind of like a 2liter. Don’t be shy about drinking your special brew, we’re eager to see you again, too. The freshness of a growler can’t be beat, but don’t take our word for it. Buy a growler of your favorite beer and taste it against the same beer from a bottle. You will be very surprised at the level of complexity your 12oz bottle was missing. Not to mention the enjoyment of all of the small batch and special release beers from your favorite brewers that you can now enjoy at home.
Copper Ale Station will fill any growler as long as you bring it in clean and it has the proper health warnings required by federal law printed on the bottle.
What is a Growler
In late 19th and early 20th century, Growlers invarious forms
were the way people took beer home before bottled beer was common place. You would take what was basically a bucket with a lid toyour local bar and have it filled. How this pail earned its name as a“growler” is somewhat disputed. Whether it was the sound of the CO2 escaping from the pail lid or the response of a customer to a bar tender whoonly partially filled up their pail by leaving a thick head, the namestuck. Somewhere along the line they fell out of fashion and legality with the introduction of pasteurized bottling, automated plants, and localhealth departments. This was probably a good thing almost 100 years ago;however, today these are no longer a concern. The present day problem is that not all beer is produced in a quantity that makes bottling and distributing feasible for craft brewers to share with folks to enjoy at home.