[Ads-l] growler/growlette

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Jan 6 20:28:19 UTC 2015


Sorry, jug shape. BB

> Benjamin Barrett <mailto:gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
> January 6, 2015 at 11:43 AM
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> Poster: Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
> Subject: Re: growler/growlette
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> It seems the size, material (ceramic or glass) and jar shape are the
> critical elements of a growler.
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> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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> victor steinbok <mailto:aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM>
> January 6, 2015 at 9:33 AM
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> Poster: victor steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: growler/growlette
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> It's generally agreed on tge craft beer scene that "growler" is reserved
> for the 64 oz./ 1/2 gal / 2 liter glass or metal container and, in some
> states, like Florida, that allow it, 1 gal glass jugs. It has to be
> resealable, for beer purposes, thus is usually a pop-top (a.k.a. flip-top
> or swing-top) or screw-cap.
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> It is also generally agreed that there's no unique agreed-upon name 
> for the
> small containers. Growlette is mildly popular but is often met with
> derision as "effeminate". "Half-growler" and "small growler" are more
> popular. The standard avoidance convention suggest just listing "growler"
> and specifying the capacity. I believe, I've posted links to Beer Advocate
> threads on the subject in not-too-distant past.
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> VS-)

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