The weather has warmed considerably over the past month, which must mean that it’s time for a Beer Menu change at Growlers Pub. Let’s take a look at what’s new:
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Draught:

  • Kilkenny Irish Ale
  • Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat
  • Schlafly Kolsch
  • Crown Valley Worktruck Wheat
  • Charleville Tornado Alley Amber Ale
  • New Belgium Ranger IPA
  • New Belgium Skinny Dip
  • Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A.
  • Lagunitas IPA

Bottle:

  • Flying Dog Double Dog Double Pale Ale
  • Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
  • Pete’s Wicked Ale
  • Ommegang Abbey Ale
  • Moylan’s Tipperary Pale Ale
  • Tommyknocker Alpine Glacier
  • Grand Teton Sweetgrass IPA
  • Goose Island Matilda 22oz
  • He’brew Messiah Bold
  • Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager
  • Bell’s Oberon Ale
  • Boulevard Pilsner
  • Rogue Brutal Bitter 22oz
  • Rogue Mocha Porter
  • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
  • Arcadia Hopmouth Double IPA
  • Point Beligan White
  • Ray Hills American Pilsner
  • Avery Red Point Ale
  • Avery White Rascal
  • New Holland Full Circle
  • Southern Tier Iniquity Imperial Black Ale
  • Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
  • Bass G
  • Fuller’s London Porter
  • Old Growler Curim Gold
  • Hoegaarden
  • Chimay Red Cap
  • Chimay White Cap
  • Moinette Blonde
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12
  • St. Bernardus Prior 8
  • Czech Rebel
  • Negra Modelo

As a self-proclaimed hophead, I have to say I’m a big fan of this draught list.  Is it the best list of draught beers I’ve ever seen?  No, but for those of us that frequent Growlers Pub and love hops, we have more than just a single draught IPA option now. I’ve been told that last Fall’s addition of Red’s Rye was a big hit, maybe they’re seeing an upswing on people wanting hoppier beers.

I also enjoy the additional local beer options from Crown Valley and Charleville.  I think people are looking for new local alternatives to what they’ve had in the past, so it’s nice seeing some more local love.

As far as the bottles go, I think there have been some excellent American craft beers added.  Understandably, some of the porters and stouts of the winter have made room for some lighter beers for summer.  It’s also nice seeing some great Belgian beers like St. Bernadus Abt 12 back.

All in all, I think that Growlers is making a genuine push to put together some better beer menus. I think there is some work left to be done, but I think this is a fine start at getting back into a craft beer nerd’s heart.