When you visit our tasting room to taste our beers we offer the option to buy some of it to take with you. The traditional sized container craft brewers use to sell their draft beer is called “The Growler”. Not a lot is known about the origins of the term and frankly many of the explanations we found on the internet are just plain silly. It should be enough to know that a growler is a 64 oz container filled from the taps at a bar or brewery. We also feel that since we offer several outstanding beers, and its not always possible to choose between them we will offer a smaller 32 oz container. Several other brewers offer them and refer to them as “Growlettes”. We at Drop In feel that term is sexist so we call our small growlers “Squealers”. Nothing sexist about that name :). We also find that sometimes a growler just isn’t enough beer for all of your friends, and lets face it ..you’re really popular. So we offer a container that holds 128 oz of beer and we call it “The Grumbler.” Each container is filled fresh from our taps at the time you order it, and we sanitize the growler before filling, and sanitize the beer line weekly. We conduct lab tests and shelf-life tests on the beer coming from the taps, and on the filled growlers too. We use brown glass which protects the beer from light, and will not fill another brewers growler because we simply have to be sure the container is correctly cleaned before we fill it with our beer.
This way we guarantee you a brewery fresh experience when you stop by to purchase some of our delicious beer. Bring a cooler if you’re taking it far. We have Vermont Flannel Company Insulated Growler and Squealer koozies if you need to keep your beer cool for that pic-a-nic or hike.
The Brewers Association have also published a guide to growlers on their website
We too have produced a Growler Fillers Guide for accounts looking to carry our beer for growler filling
When visiting the tasting room at the brewery, customers may sample our 7 beers for $7 then take any of the 7 beers home in any of 3 size growlers.