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Old 08-27-2012, 03:41 AM   #1
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Myself, I find the half-gallon growlers too much beer to go thru, unless I have friends/company. But most times when I've picked up a growler that ain't the case and by the 3rd day it's lost a lot of carbonation and is not as good. Wasteful!

I tend to prefer the 1-liter size. Much more manageable, and if I have friends over, they can pitch in on the price of a 2nd growler.

I'm in the position now where I'm ordering growlers for our brewery and wanted to see what the general consensus is on this topic?

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #2
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I'm personally into the 64oz size, but that's just because I get them refilled at the local breweries and I prefer to get at least a few glasses out of it if I'm going to drive down and drop $6 on a fill-up. I'll usually just get one every other week or so, and I go through it in 3-4 days at a glass a day or so. Plus, I can pour one for a friend and not feel like I'm giving half of it away in one shot.

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
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Why not stock both sizes?

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:24 AM   #4
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I'm in the position now where I'm ordering growlers for our brewery and wanted to see what the general consensus is on this topic?

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If only one size than 64 is standard. Offering a 32 is a bonus that I think more breweries will be offering in the future

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:49 AM   #5
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Here's the thing: the 2-liter flip-top growler I want won't be available until months after we're operational. So I'm thinking I'll get the 1-liter flip-top now and then can see if the demand is there for the 2-liter down the road. I really want to stick to flip-tops, I like them MUCH better than the screw cap 64oz'er.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:10 AM   #6
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I could get by with a 1 liter flip top. I could also wait for the 2 liter. If I was in the area I would probably have 1 of each.

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:51 AM   #7
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I love the 32oz Indiana beer bullets. I rarely have more than a pint a night so it wont go bad as easily
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #8
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I also like having the ~32 oz size as an option. Flip top bottle is nice, especially if the price isn't too crazy. I would never buy one of those $30 flip-top uber-growlers I see at some breweries.

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:49 PM   #9
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Here in FL, growlers up to 32oz are legal, and growlers OVER 1 gallon are legal, but growlers between 32oz and 1 gallon are illegal. Figure out the logic behind that one.
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I could get by with a 1 liter flip top. I could also wait for the 2 liter. If I was in the area I would probably have 1 of each.
I've seen a couple places that originally offered the flip-tops and eventually switched to screw-tops. My guess is that the price difference for the brewery/bar/restaurant is pretty big and the customer isn't willing to pay the difference when a competitor offers growlers for a much lower price.

The flip-tops are much nicer, but customers are just going to be looking at the bottom line and will probably opt for the lower priced option despite how much nicer the flip-tops are. That and now I would need to buy several more because you want to go with 1L sizes. That's fine if I wanted to try a few different beers, but not big enough even for a night for me. I mean, it's two pints! It's like a sample size as far as growlers go.

 
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