growl·er | \ ˈgrau̇-lər \
Definition of growler
1: one that growls
2: a pail or can formerly used to carry out beer bought at a saloon, etc.
3: a small iceberg
OK…we knew about #1 and #2 above, but #3 is new information. Good to know if you’re ever out in the ocean in a very small boat. But the definition we’re most interested in is #2. And when it comes to this type of Growler, Hoodland Thriftway leads the way featuring over 20 taps of craft beers and Kombutcha. Want your Growler to remain fresh over an extended period? No problem. Simply ask yours to be canned and our staff will pour you a fresh one right into one of our custom cans and then seal it tight….ready to be enjoyed when you’re ready to enjoy it!
The term growler likely dates from the late 19th century when fresh beer was carried from the local pub to one's home by means of a small galvanized pail. It is claimed the sound that the carbon dioxide made when it escaped from the lid as the beer sloshed around sounded like a growl.