Way back in June I told everyone about some of the beers I had tasted at Growlers Pub twice yearly tasting event. How did Growler’s do? Let’s find out:

  • Spanish Peaks Crystal Weiss
  • Breckenridge Avalanche
  • Breckenridge 471 IPA
  • Boulevard Bully Porter
  • Leinenkugel Creamy Dark
  • Kona Fire Rock


  • Lemp Lager
  • Anchor Porter
  • Arcadia Coco Loco
  • Bridgeport ESB
  • Ommegang Rare Vos
  • Bridgeport IPA
  • O’Dells 5 Barrel
  • Left Hand Haystack Wheat
  • Left Hand Polster
  • Left Hand Jackman
  • Left Hand Sawtooth
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown
  • O’Fallon Gold
  • Spanish Peaks Black Dog
  • Avery Ellie’s Brow
  • Avery IPA
  • Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
  • Samuel Smith Organic Lager
  • Samuel Smith India Pale
  • Old Peculiar
  • Ayinger Celebrator
  • Ayinger Dunkel
  • Bitburger
  • Gouden Carlous Ambrio
  • Pilsner Urquell
  • Beamish
  • Peroni

I don’t know about you but, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Just as a refresher here are a few beers from the tasting back in June:

  • Avery Hog Heaven
  • Arcadia Coco Loco
  • Het Anker Gouden Carolus Carolus D’Or – CuvĂ©e Van De Keizer
  • Great Divide Yeti
  • De Proefbrouwerij – Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale
  • O’Fallon Smoke
  • Great Divide Hercules
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Arcadia Hopmouth

So basically of the beers I tried, two made the cut. How sad is it that I walk into a restaurant with over 130 beers and I usually order the same two beers? I think that’s why I like places like The Stable so much, while it’s awesome they have one of my favorite beers on draught, I find that I only have one glass of it before wanting to try another beer. Growlers has 32 draught beers and changed out 6? Weak.

It looks like their continuing price gouging on Ommegang beers continues, Rare Vos is still $11.25. We also have five Left Hand choices? Seems a bit excessive to me. Nothing against Left Hand, but we get 5 Left Hand beers and no Bear Republic or Great Divide? This list is making me pretty angry and I think it’s just a continuing example that Growlers knows very little about beer and doesn’t have any interest in learning.