growler craze has been buzzing along with the burgeoning Atlanta-Decatur craft beer craze. Ale Yeah, Decatur's uber-hip craft beer shop, had been teasing for a while about joining in the growler fun. During the last week of May the taps started flowing and growlers were being filled.
Here's how it works: You buy a growler like the one pictured above for $4.99. Then you choose from the half dozen or so craft beers on tap in the shop to fill said growler with. There's an ever-changing list of beers on
tap, the day I was in the prices ranged from $7.99-$12.99 depending on the brew.
For example, here's the current growler list from the Ale Yeah website:
Dogfish Head Aprihop $15.99
O'Dempsey's Inukshuk $8.99
Brooklyn Lager $8.59
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout $7.99
Lost Abbey Red Barn $9.99
Dogfish Head Indian Brown $9.59
Terrapin Sunray Wheat $8.59
A growler holds one half gallon of beer, roughly 64 oz, which is like 4 pints of beer. Once you finish your 64 ounces you rinse out growler, go back to Ale Yea, and get a refill of your next brew choice. It's a great way to sample different types of beer from a tap.
I filled my growler with the Jailhouse Slammer Wheat which was quite tasty and the right choice for the 90+ degree heat we've been living with around ATL these days.