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The Ultimate Guide To The Craft Beer Growlers Of Chicago

By Anthony Todd in Food on May 4, 2017 6:28PM

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The craft brewing scene in Chicago continues to expand, and it can be nearly impossible to keep track of it. Thankfully, the fine folks at Guys Drinking Beer are doing all the work for you. They've just released a comprehensive guide to every craft brewery in Chicago that fills up growlers.

In case you're not familiar, growlers are those big, usually 64-ounce bottles that you can get filled at many breweries and taprooms. They're a super-economical way to drink, they're a hit at parties, and they're fun to collect. The problem is that there can be a ton of variability in how they work from brewery to brewery. Some breweries only fill certain sizes or have rules about accepting containers from other breweries.

Guys Drinking Beer reached out to every single brewery and compiled the answers in a definitive, alphabetical list. Considering a trip to, say Corridor Brewery and Provisions this weekend?

Corridor Brewery & Provisions:

Do you fill growlers? Yes!
Do you fill growlers other than your own branded glass, or only your growlers? Yes, we fill outside growlers. We just put one of our stickers (has our name, address, etc.) on the growler to ensure that it’s a legal fill.
Do you sell / fill howlers? No.
Do you sell crowlers? Yes!
How much do you charge for the growler/howler empty glass itself? The 64oz growler glass is $4.
Do you have an average price or a range for your growler/ howler fills? Yes. Average price for a 64oz growler fill is $13-15. Average price for a 32oz crowler is $9.
Are all beers available or do you have some beers you won’t put in growlers? Yes. All beers are available.

This is definitely an article for craft beer lovers to bookmark and return to again and again.