Growler use by consumers and retailers is becoming an increasingly popular way to bring the retail draught beer experience home or to transport rare or small production beers. The important decision to fill and use growlers must be made with an eye towards safety, delivering quality draught beer and compliance with all state and local regulations.
In response to the increasing popularity of growlers as a “to go” container for fresh draught beer, the Brewers Association draught beer quality subcommittee has announced the publication of a new resource, Facts About Growlers. This new document highlights best practices concerning growler container cleanliness, filling and filling hygiene. Post-filling quality issues for consumers, as well as safety notes for retailers and consumers, are addressed.
Facts About Growlers joins a series of concise, easy-to-read documents used to communicate critical information about draught beer quality to retailers, wholesalers and line cleaning service providers. These fact sheets can be downloaded from DraughtQuality.org free of charge and printed or reproduced as needed.