OUR GROWLER STATION IS TEMPORARY CLOSED!
Where: 54 East 4th Ave, Vancouver
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October - Growler fills!
We are sensing a disturbance in the force so we are suspending our growler sales until further notice.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
The R&B Team
The Growler Guy will fill growlers from any brewery as long as they’re clean and the 1.89 litre size. He’ll sell you a growler if you don’t have one yet.
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Cash only, $5 for the growler, $10 – $12 for the beer.
GROWLER COST: $5.00
***CASH ONLY PLEASE***
Our new growler labels are created by the wonderful folks at St Bernadine Mission Communications
GROWLER FILL HOURS: Saturday, 2pm -6pm
While we would much prefer you to buy our R&B Growlers, we will gladly fill your pre bought growlers . We just ask that they are the 1.9L size and that they have been cleaned.
-Were you one of the lucky ones that received a growler voucher while at the Cascade dinner or a Night Hawks game ? Well now is the time to redeem your voucher and fill it with some great R&B Beer!
CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR GROWER (from About.Com Beer)
Since this is a reusable container, there is some concern about cleanliness. Despite its blue collar image, beer is really a very delicate product.
For first rule for growlers or anything else that is going to hold beer is no detergent. This might be counterintuitive. Most of us have a bottle of dish washing soap with detergent sitting beside our kitchen sink with which we clean any dirty dishes that come our way. Detergent messes up beer, often ruining the balanced flavours and aromas of a well brewed beer. If you are a homebrewer, you can just wash your growler in the same stuff that you use to clean your brewing equipment. If not, though, what to do? Bleach is an option but it creates the same issues as detergent. The key is to completely rinse the growler. Make sure that all traces of whatever cleaning agent you used is completely gone. Using rinse water that is hotter than the water you washed with is a good way to make sure you do this.
Many growlers are made of clear glass. This is can be really bad for beer. Just a few moments in direct sunlight and your beer will be light-struck or skunked. Luckily, the solution is simple, cover the beer. If you are bringing the growler in for a refill, just put it in a paper or cloth bag and that should solve the problem. (A cloth bag would give you the added benefit of making the growler less likely to break if you happen to accidentally knock it against something.) Brown glass does not completely protect your beer from the sun but it helps a lot.
Once you get your full growler home, store it in a dry, cool place. The refrigerator is the best option but if that is not possible, you can put your beer in a dark pantry or closet. Just make sure it is not near a register if your furnace is on. A well sealed growler can last a surprisingly long time.
After you open the growler and pour your first beer, the clock has started ticking. The beer will probably go flat within two or three days. There is nothing wrong with flat beer, it just is not fizzy anymore. You can keep drinking it at that point if you want to or save it for cooking. Marinating a steak in flat beer works just as well as in fizzy beer. One thing to keep in mind, cold liquid holds carbonation better than warm so keep your growler in the refrigerator after you open it for the first time for best results.