If you havent meandered over to BeerMapping.com yet, you really should. I consider myself quite the beer trip adventurer. If you ask most of the people who know me, they know not to mess with my precious beer maps. They are quite epic.
Well, typically the first place I like to look is BeerMapping.com. Over the past few years, these guys have been building quite an impressive collection of worldwide beer maps, consisting of breweries, brewpubs, beer bars and home brew shops. This site was absolutely vital in our trip to Belgium. It was their layout that made it possible to design maximum consumption days. Check it out.
Today, the folks over at BeerMapping.com decided to declare the day – National Growler Day! Why not? I like beer and I have no problem drinking it from 1/2 gallon containers.
So go grab your empty glass and get your ass to your favorite brewery. Don’t have a growler? Don’t worry – most breweries sell them. Happy Friday!
Here is more from the BeerMapping.com post on NGD:
We have declared December 17th 2010 to be National Growler Day! Get out today, support a local business and buy some fresh craft beer.
If you’re not already aware, many brewpubs and some breweries across the United States have the ability to sell you “growlers” of their house brewed beer for you to take home and enjoy. Typically, a growler holds 64 ounces and in many occasions you can bring them back for refills (a refill price is often cheaper than a first fill because you are paying for the glass container).
So, we’ve learned that a growler that you purchase today is a recyclable container full of beer that comes from a business that is local to you. Who wouldn’t like that?
If you have a brewpub nearby (search here), we’re urging you to visit it and ask for a growler of their finest beer to-go. It’s Friday, and nothing goes better with a Friday than some fresh locally brewed beer!
If you use twitter, tag your tweets with #growlerday so we can see who is able to buy fresh craft beer today
(Photo Credits to Don LaVange on Flikr)