Last year I was in Arizona for a meetup of a community of people that met through the comments section of the great (but now defunct) podcast Jack Mangan’s Deadpan. While I was searching for beer bottles at various Phoenix hot spots I heard tell that there were stores that were selling growler cans. All of the Growlers I had heard of were both glass and used exclusively at brew pubs. Growlers at stores was an unheard of thing for me. I checked a few places and could not find them anywhere. When I got back to Florida I started checking stores and came up short here as well. I did find growlers at stores, but they were glass. After that I didn’t think too much about it.
Yesterday I was at the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games which I have mentioned in a previous post. I had a fantastic time, drank plenty of Dunedin beer and listened to live music from Off-Kilter, Rathkeltair, and Albannach. Although the event ran until 9pm, they stopped selling beer tickets at 5 so we decided to explore a new brew pub that just so happened to be a measly 2 miles away. As with just about every brew pub in the area Red Cypress Brewing
Then, as I was perusing the growler choices I noticed a bunch of oversized-looking cans. Lo and behold, the can growler finally made its way to the wilds of central Florida. I was quite excited.
It looks just like a giant regular can of beer complete with a pull-tab to open. The only weird thing I had to clarify is just how you refill it once you have popped the pull-tab. Turns out, you don’t. They are meant to be one time use items for people that don’t want to lay out the investment for a glass growler. I’m not sure what the cost on one of these cans is, but it seems like it would be a bit much to waste. Thankfully mine will have a nice home with plenty of good buddies to hang out with. Glad to have been of service.