Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Fri Aug 1 13:05:15 UTC 2014

Thank you all for the explication of 'growler'. Without it I would never have understood the offer that came in this morning from LivingSocial Deals: 

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Geoffrey S. Nathan
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> From: "paul johnson" <paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM>
> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:01:48 PM
> Subject: Re: "Growler"

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> Sometime during the second world war I felt pretty proud and a sign
> of
> growing up when my grandfather sent me three blocks to the local
> tavern
> in Chicago to get him a beer. A growler then was a squat bucket with
> a
> lid and a bail handle, maybe held a quart and a half of beer. I was
> probably 6 or 7. Later on I read that was called "Rushing the
> Growler"
> On 7/31/2014 9:23 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 9:21 PM, Laurence Horn
> > <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> They've become big (again?) in the craft beer community in
> >> enclaves like =
> >> Hipster Brooklyn, where you bring your growler with you and they
> >> fill it =
> >> up. Very ecological.
> >>
> > Yep. That's what CR is on about.
> >
> >

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