The Beer Growler, Charlotte’s first growler shop, will open to the public on Thursday, July 10. The shop is located at 1427 South Boulevard, across the street from World of Beer.
Growler shops were legalized in Georgia in 2010, and shortly thereafter Dennis Young, Paul Saunders and Sean Galvin opened the first location of The Beer Growler in Athens. Though they have seven total franchises in Georgia, this will mark the first in North Carolina.
Opening this franchise are three Charlotteans — Brandee Winkler, Kristen Knox and Jessica King — who think that North Carolina in general and Charlotte in particular will embrace The Beer Growler. And they plan to support their state’s breweries in turn, as all 45 of the store’s taps will feature North Carolina beers when they open their doors (save for one kombucha from Charlotte’s Lenny Boy Brewing Co).
“We wanted to showcase the vast array of craft beers that North Carolina has to offer for our grand opening,” said Jessica King. “Being that we are locally owned and operated this was important to us. Plus, there are so many great craft beers produced in NC!”
All of The Beer Growler’s 32- and 64-ounce glass, screw-top growlers will be half-off during their opening week of July 10-17 (this deal applies only to the growlers themselves; the growler fills are regular price). The growlers are usually $5 and will be selling for $2.50 during this time, with fills ranging from $4.99-$12.99 for 32 oz. growlers and $9.99-$22.99 for 64 oz. growlers.