This past weekend, Chocolate City Beer opened the doors of its Brookland brewery to the public for the first time. From 12:30 to 4, dozens of people filed in to grab a growler of Copper Ale to go for $10, either buying a 64-ounce glass jug with the Copper City logo ($6) or bringing their own.
Growlers have long been a fixture at brewpubs, which almost never commercially release beers outside their own bars. But you can also go to most local breweries and get super-fresh beer from a tap for far less than you’re paying for a pint at local pubs.
To welcome Chocolate City to the scene, we put together a quick guide to local breweries that fill growlers.