We had beer with dinner last night. It came in a bottle, from a six-pack we picked up at the grocery store. It was, we now realize, not the greenest choice we could have made. Instead, we should have been hunting for growlers.
If you don’t know what a growler is, you’re not alone. We didn’t either. Growlers are reusable, refillable jugs that can be filled with freshly brewed craft beer. You can take a growler home, enjoy the beer, wash the jug, and take it back to be refilled.
Still don’t get it? This New York Times article explains the phenomenon pretty well. Growlers have been around for ages, but their rekindled popularity can probably be attributed to some things we really like: a sort of beer-fueled locavorism and eco-friendly, reusable packaging.
A little research and we realized we can get a growler at the Lazy Dog Growler in Warner Robins, GA just a few miles from our home.
Who would have though, the more craft beer I drink, the better it is for the planet! I knew beer would save the planet one day, I just wasn’t sure how.