NFR PNW growler tour 2014

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  1. troutpocket

    troutpocket Active Member

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    I just returned from a family road trip that didn't include much fishing. But I did pack my growler bottle and filled it along the way. I was pretty surprised by the range of cost for a fill but quality was good throughout. Here's what I got and price paid to fill:

    Ellensburg, WA (home) - Iron Horse Brewpub $9 for IH beers, others $10-12
    Bellingham, WA - Kulshan Brewpub $12 Red and IPA
    Salem, OR - Vagabond Brewpub $15 Red Ale
    Newport, OR - Bier One Pub $18 Newport Brewing Co. Stout
    Eugene, OR - Growler U $11.00 Rogue Hazlenut Brown
    Sisters, OR - Hop n Bean $12.00 Firestone Walker Wookey Jack

    My brother is in Tucson, AZ and says standard pricing down there is $16-18. What's is cost where you live?
     
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  2. Dupher

    Dupher So Depressing Here, even WFF members get the blues

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    Ellensburg, WA (home) - Iron Horse Brewpub $9 for IH beers, others $10-12
    Bellingham, WA - Kulshan Brewpub $12 Red and IPA, except i only pay $10 matching growler and all
    Salem, OR - Vagabond Brewpub $15 Red Ale
    Newport, OR - Bier One Pub $18 Newport Brewing Co. Stout
    Eugene, OR - Growler U $11.00 Rogue Hazlenut Brown
    Sisters, OR - Hop n Bean $12.00 Firestone Walker Wookey Jack

    About the same elsewhere in town, depends if the growler matches or not
     
  3. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Here in Helena, growler fills are $8 for most $10 for a few specialty brews. They'll give you a free pint with the growler fill. That's at both Lewis & Clark and Blackfoot tap rooms.

    Trapper
     
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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    $7 standard or $8 specialty at Georgetown Brewing in Seattle ($2 more if you use a non-Georgetown growler). It's quick and easy too because they exchange your empty growler for a pre-filled one that's been purged of oxygen instead of just filling up your empty off a tap.
     
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  5. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    First I'd like to know how beer is NFR. Second, unless those are prices for a 128 oz. growler, they seem a bit steep to me. As a general rule, I find the price of these craft beers to be getting near ridiculous.
     
  6. 9iron

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    Heh! Took me a second to get past that thread title. To the old school - non trendy beer connoiseur guys like me, growler means something entirely different. As in, "He's off to the privvy for his morning Growler". A growler tour would take on a different, less enthusiastic meaning.
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    What in the hell is a Growler. It's been many years since I quit drinking beer. I'm strictly a Bourbon drinker now.
     
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    I shouldn't say as I can see the reply's coming but here at Total wine I have paid as much as 50.00 for one of the every limited Stout's.
     
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    I don't know about the prices but just reading about all those interesting-sounding brews made me go fetch an ale out of the spare fridge.
     
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    FlyNewbie Hooked...

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    That was pretty funny!
     
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    Lucille is a mighty fine brew. I always get one if I happen to be someplace that has it on tap.
     
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    Love their Lucille and Red Chopper!
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Budweiser, $14.00 per case in marysville,plus a five cent a can rebate in oregon,no growler required !!!!
     
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    No taste required either!
     
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    Dupher So Depressing Here, even WFF members get the blues

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    A different meaning, but no less enthusiastic