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(AP)   Growlers R Us: Florida brewers push hard to legalize 64-ounce beer jugs or sippin urns as they are known to Floridians   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 51
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2013-03-31 11:56:46 AM  
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My stein laughs at your growler.
 
2013-03-31 12:24:53 PM  
[insert growler joke here]
 
2013-03-31 12:30:30 PM  
I rather know the term "growler" as something else.
 
2013-03-31 12:30:54 PM  
thejumellesproject.com
The original "growler" used by Tracy Lords.
 
2013-03-31 12:35:07 PM  
Kinda silly if 128oz ones are legal. Also, this almost feels like a slap in the face to NYers getting a large soft drink ban.
 
2013-03-31 12:38:05 PM  
"It's definitely operating in the gray," said Rubin, who said he is not fighting the bill to boost distributers' profits. "There's a little to that, but the larger point is about the three-tier system, and that is our larger concern."


I'm betting he said that with a straight face, too.
 
2013-03-31 12:40:11 PM  
Thanks, local beer mega-distributors!  Another triumph of the three-tier system.  Keep protecting the consumers from whatever it is you claim to be protecting them from, you farking heroes.
 
2013-03-31 12:42:44 PM  
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2013-03-31 12:43:24 PM  
Even NY has 64 oz growlers legal.
 
2013-03-31 12:45:02 PM  
Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.
 
2013-03-31 12:45:14 PM  
Growler? I'm familiar with the phrase "snap a growler," or growler used to indicate the room where one might snap said growler.
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2013-03-31 12:45:43 PM  
I took a growler after my morning coffee.
 
2013-03-31 12:47:50 PM  
Heh. Chuggin' jugs.
 
2013-03-31 12:48:23 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.


128 ounces legal in Florida.
32 ounces legal in Florida.
64 ounces not legal in Florida.
 
2013-03-31 12:50:17 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.


I bet your fun at parties.
 
2013-03-31 01:14:38 PM  
I've got a big growler that can be used to solve this problem, it's called a grizzly bear.
 
2013-03-31 01:26:10 PM  

i_dig_chicks: ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.

I bet your fun at parties.


I doubt he gets invited.
 
2013-03-31 01:27:51 PM  

Reverend J: i_dig_chicks: ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.

I bet your fun at parties.

I doubt he gets invited.


He probably does but sits in the corner by himself frowning at all the people sipping their beer having pleasant conversations
 
2013-03-31 01:36:24 PM  
just put pop tabs on the keg

/lifehack
 
2013-03-31 01:39:07 PM  
Just got this Saturday in SoFla. whatdafuq?

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2013-03-31 01:42:45 PM  
I use a 64 oz. soft drink mug for my morning tea.  Never coffe, you use a plastic mug for coffee once, and you can't really use it for anything else.
 
2013-03-31 01:47:43 PM  

fjnorton: Just got this Saturday in SoFla. whatdafuq?


Ahh I rtfa so its just the 64s.
 
2013-03-31 01:48:30 PM  
They made growlers legal here in Georgia (or at least some counties).  Haven't gotten around to trying any yet though.
 
2013-03-31 01:50:00 PM  
State law does allow take-home sales at breweries, though Rubin argues that language was meant only to allow sales at Busch Gardens in Tampa when Anheuser-Busch brewed beer at what is now a major theme park. He said it was never intended to allow breweries to sell directly to consumers.

Except the law is meant to help small businesses expand due to costs of distribution for diverse products without an established customer base. Further, numerous states have such laws allowing sale at breweries despite the three-tier system, and the reason is obvious; the three-tier system is meant to assure smaller manufacturers have access to distribution and retail shelf space, but lo' and behold smaller manufacturers have exactly this distribution and retail shelf space when sold on premise of manufacture. Of course, the three-tier system is awkward and in ways counter-productive as well as a tangle due to differences across states, but in general f*ck you for trying to restrict growth in small breweries Mr. Anheuser-Busch InBev lobbyist.
 
2013-03-31 01:50:34 PM  
When I moved to PA from CA, I thought it was pretty cool that I could get a growler filled at my nearest brewpub. It's still a little weird driving around with what amounts to an "open container" in CA in my car.
 
2013-03-31 01:59:22 PM  

Lando Lincoln: ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.

128 ounces legal in Florida.
32 ounces legal in Florida.
64 ounces not legal in Florida.


Notice that neither the legislature, nor the distributors association, <i>nor the paper</i> wants to go into the reasoning behind the law.
 
2013-03-31 02:03:36 PM  
Growler, like the angry spider or the chocolate starfish?
 
2013-03-31 02:26:10 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Lando Lincoln: ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.

128 ounces legal in Florida.
32 ounces legal in Florida.
64 ounces not legal in Florida.

Notice that neither the legislature, nor the distributors association, <i>nor the paper</i> wants to go into the reasoning behind the law.



Either it somehow made somebody some money, or somebody was somehow being a pest about it.

But irrationality aside, if you want 64, buy two 32 or split a 128. Should I get a 48 oz size because that's what I like?
 
2013-03-31 02:28:26 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Lando Lincoln: ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.

128 ounces legal in Florida.
32 ounces legal in Florida.
64 ounces not legal in Florida.

Notice that neither the legislature, nor the distributors association, <i>nor the paper</i> wants to go into the reasoning behind the law.


I heard it was a simple oversight. At least we can now get the odd sized bottles for imports and micro-brews.
 
2013-03-31 02:31:23 PM  

Rich Cream: But irrationality aside, if you want 64, buy two 32 or split a 128. Should I get a 48 oz size because that's what I like?


64oz growlers are an industry standard which are available far more commonly from brew supply stores which are generally cheaper than two 32oz growlers due to reduction in material usage.
 
2013-03-31 02:40:23 PM  
In some parts of England the term Pouting Growler means camel toe.  And, I have to say, the term Pouting Growler is infinitely better than camel toe.
 
2013-03-31 02:54:14 PM  

Chevello: When I moved to PA from CA, I thought it was pretty cool that I could get a growler filled at my nearest brewpub. It's still a little weird driving around with what amounts to an "open container" in CA in my car.


They typically zip tie or some other way "seal" the growlers I get here in the OC.
 
2013-03-31 03:03:02 PM  

pueblonative: "It's definitely operating in the gray," said Rubin, who said he is not fighting the bill to boost distributers' profits. "There's a little to that, but the larger point is about the three-tier system, and that is our larger concern."


I'm betting he said that with a straight face, too.


Yeah, fark him. The 3-tier system doesn't factor in when the beer is sold to the customer directly from the brewer. Using his "logic", ALL beer sales at a brewpub wold be illegal, whether it was a pint or a 32 oz. Growler.


The Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, which represents all the state's Anheuser-Busch distributors, is opposing the bill. Its lobbyist, Mitch Rubin

State law does allow take-home sales at breweries, though Rubin argues that language was meant only to allow sales at Busch Gardens in Tampa when Anheuser-Busch brewed beer at what is now a major theme park.


Oh, I see... He's actually using the "Do as we say, not as we do" defense. Jesus, lobbyists arre the sleaziest farking pieces of shiat on the planet. People complain about politicians and lawyers, but lobbyists are definitely the bottom of the barrel.
 
2013-03-31 03:06:07 PM  
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*giggle giggle* *snort snort*
 
2013-03-31 03:07:16 PM  

Rich Cream: i upped my meds-up yours: Lando Lincoln: ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.

128 ounces legal in Florida.
32 ounces legal in Florida.
64 ounces not legal in Florida.

Notice that neither the legislature, nor the distributors association, <i>nor the paper</i> wants to go into the reasoning behind the law.


Either it somehow made somebody some money, or somebody was somehow being a pest about it.

But irrationality aside, if you want 64, buy two 32 or split a 128. Should I get a 48 oz size because that's what I like?


64 is the standard. 32 and 128 oz are actually not common at all, whereas everyone sells the 64 oz. Everywhere.
 
2013-03-31 03:08:51 PM  

pacochu: Even NY has 64 oz growlers legal.


Fark New York... Even UTAH has 64 oz legal growlers...
 
2013-03-31 03:39:47 PM  

Mikey1969: Rich Cream: i upped my meds-up yours: Lando Lincoln: ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.

128 ounces legal in Florida.
32 ounces legal in Florida.
64 ounces not legal in Florida.

Notice that neither the legislature, nor the distributors association, <i>nor the paper</i> wants to go into the reasoning behind the law.


Either it somehow made somebody some money, or somebody was somehow being a pest about it.

But irrationality aside, if you want 64, buy two 32 or split a 128. Should I get a 48 oz size because that's what I like?

64 is the standard. 32 and 128 oz are actually not common at all, whereas everyone sells the 64 oz. Everywhere.



They're just leveling the playing field. Equality through legislation.
 
2013-03-31 04:45:20 PM  
Amnesia Brewing, Portland OR: Their growlers are quart-sized mason jars. None of this special-made glassware.
/drink it quick, because the glass is clear
//do not transport via airplane. I've done it, and the canning jar seal doesn't work too well with inside pressure > outside. Was very tasty though!
 
2013-03-31 04:59:06 PM  

Fark Sidious: Thanks, local beer mega-distributors!  Another triumph of the three-tier system.  Keep protecting the consumers from whatever it is you claim to be protecting them from, you farking heroes.


No, the 3-tier system has a purpose, just like the movie business, where the studios, the distribution, and the theaters all can't be run by the same company, the beer distributors can't be run by the breweries to stop them from muscling out the little guys by refusing to carry their product. It's really monopoly protection in both instances.

THIS has nothing to do with the 3-tier system, since the beer is being sold on-site where it is brewed, so there is no distributor involved. With this ass-munch trying to invoke the 3-tier system, it just shows that he's counting on the politicians to be clueless on what the law actually means.

Interesting aspect of the 3-tier system, and how I know it doesn't apply to on-site sales: I worked for a brewery in Phx back in the day, and we had 2 locations. One had brewing facilities, and the other didn't have them(The owner was working on getting investors together). We could sell all of our beer we wanted at either location, but it was ilegal for us to drive the kegs from the uptown location to the downtown location. We had to pay the local distributor to pick them up, drive them 5 miles, and drop them off again, since we were taking the beer off-site to sell it. The distributor in that case was really cool, and gave us a serious deal, something like $5 a keg, but we DID have to use them. Like I said, 3-tier has absolutely NO business being in the discussion here. Rubin is an ass.
 
2013-03-31 05:26:23 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: They made growlers legal here in Georgia (or at least some counties).  Haven't gotten around to trying any yet though.


Fayette County is legal now; Gremlin Growlers is a great little shop that has some good mix of local and out of state kegs.  The guys who work there are pretty cool as well.

https://www.facebook.com/GremlinGrowlers
 
2013-03-31 05:30:54 PM  
A Tied-House growler and some fish and chips, make for a GREAT pre-hockey ritual...

GO SHARKS !!!!
 
2013-03-31 05:31:18 PM  
Growlers remind me of Boundary Bay Brewery and all the brain cells I left behind there.
 
2013-03-31 06:19:50 PM  

gopher321: [mojoimage.com image 816x612]

My stein laughs at your growler.


Is that your mom on that stein? It looks like she's going to suck on a porcelain dick.
 
2013-03-31 06:22:46 PM  

GrapeJack: Chevello: When I moved to PA from CA, I thought it was pretty cool that I could get a growler filled at my nearest brewpub. It's still a little weird driving around with what amounts to an "open container" in CA in my car.

They typically zip tie or some other way "seal" the growlers I get here in the OC.


They definitely *don't* in Michigan.  But you know, if it's full (shrug).

Cerberus: Amnesia Brewing, Portland OR: Their growlers are quart-sized mason jars. None of this special-made glassware.
/drink it quick, because the glass is clear
//do not transport via airplane. I've done it, and the canning jar seal doesn't work too well with inside pressure > outside. Was very tasty though!


The growlers I or the roommates have gotten from 4 Michigan breweries are all the same.

We use the jugs from out of town places to water plants.  Quite sturdy.  And a lot more beer than a quart.

/gotta go to West Michigan again soon so I can bring back some Founders growlers
//which I always fill with beer you can't buy in a six pack anyway
///good times...
 
2013-03-31 07:01:57 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: GrapeJack: Chevello: When I moved to PA from CA, I thought it was pretty cool that I could get a growler filled at my nearest brewpub. It's still a little weird driving around with what amounts to an "open container" in CA in my car.

They typically zip tie or some other way "seal" the growlers I get here in the OC.

They definitely *don't* in Michigan.  But you know, if it's full (shrug).

Cerberus: Amnesia Brewing, Portland OR: Their growlers are quart-sized mason jars. None of this special-made glassware.
/drink it quick, because the glass is clear
//do not transport via airplane. I've done it, and the canning jar seal doesn't work too well with inside pressure > outside. Was very tasty though!

The growlers I or the roommates have gotten from 4 Michigan breweries are all the same.

We use the jugs from out of town places to water plants.  Quite sturdy.  And a lot more beer than a quart.

/gotta go to West Michigan again soon so I can bring back some Founders growlers
//which I always fill with beer you can't buy in a six pack anyway
///good times...


That's how I always figured it.
 
2013-03-31 07:05:51 PM  
Start selling 65oz containers.  Problem solved.
 
2013-03-31 07:10:55 PM  
Hmm, if I remember correctly, you can buy gallon jugs of wine in Florida.  So why is it illegal to buy half-gallon jugs of beer?
 
2013-03-31 08:04:53 PM  

Mock26: Hmm, if I remember correctly, you can buy gallon jugs of wine in Florida.  So why is it illegal to buy half-gallon jugs of beer?


wine and beer, as well as booze, typically fall under different licensing guidelines.
 
2013-03-31 11:22:31 PM  

Rich Cream: i upped my meds-up yours: Lando Lincoln: ZeroCorpse: Why not? People who drink beer tend to drown in copious amounts of it, anyway, so we might as well enable the beer drunks to do it without needing more refills.

128 ounces legal in Florida.
32 ounces legal in Florida.
64 ounces not legal in Florida.

Notice that neither the legislature, nor the distributors association, <i>nor the paper</i> wants to go into the reasoning behind the law.


Either it somehow made somebody some money, or somebody was somehow being a pest about it.

But irrationality aside, if you want 64, buy two 32 or split a 128. Should I get a 48 oz size because that's what I like?


64oz growlers are pretty commonplace anywhere with any amount of craft beer scene.
 
2013-04-01 12:44:52 PM  

CourtroomWolf: Start selling 65oz containers.  Problem solved.


Technically*, these are 2 liter growlers (67.628 floozies). True, they have a 2 qt mark on the neck, but it's way down. Fill it up properly, and you get 2 L.

* The best kind of 2 L
 
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