BakaGaijin wrote:Any plans for bottles to go? I don't live downtown.
jeremyg wrote:growlers or nah?
groulxsome wrote:jeremyg wrote:growlers or nah?
It's a hotly debated topic! Seems some people love them and others find them a total pain. I kinda like a 1L growler, but a lot of people seem to think they are too big or don't get used often enough.
Not sure Toronto really has enough of a growler culture to work with... if I could take a growler to Bellwoods, Burdock, Folly, Indie, Junction, Rainhard, Duggans (soon Lansdowne, Halo, Bandit, Henderson)... all those places using the same growler we might have an argument to use growlers as they are used elsewhere.
But in Toronto we seem to still have a lot of bottles... which in one sense is easier as we have a bar which would be tied up filling/prefilling growlers... it's easier for tap rooms. We can't live fill for you if you're sitting at the bar, since you need to buy it from the SEPARATE bottle shop. If you wanted your growler filled, we'd need to have the person at the bottle shop walk over to the taps to fill it... then walk back for the exchange. During a busy service a fridge full of bottles is easier. And prefilling growlers risks old, flat beer. And old, flat beer is lame.
If we could just fill a growler without a bottleshop, we'd have them now. But because we need the extra installation of a separate bottle shop and don't want to duplicate our taps five feet away... it's a pain. Maybe one beer on a special tap for growler fills (like Indie?)... we'll see.
Also, we're gunning for lots of bottle conditioned stuff, so we need bottles too and with limited space...
Anyway, I'm pretty much the only advocate of growlers of our team here! Right now we're moving forward with just bottles... happy to hear more arguments for or against.
BakaGaijin wrote:Tried the Ulla and really enjoyed it. Hopefully, this gets bottled in the future.
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