Every Saturday, you can meet DC Brau brewer Jeff Hancock, tour his Northeast D.C. brewery, taste his beers and bring home 64 ounces for yourself. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

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.