30 beers on tap!

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  • 08-28-2012
    dirt farmer
    30 beers on tap!
    And Growler fills!

    All at my local gas station!

    It's nice to live in Bend :D
  • 08-28-2012
    Sun Burn
    Nice! We have a gas station that does fills here but they don't have 30 beers. That's awesome!
  • 08-28-2012
    blumena84
    thats cool, if california changed their laws i would be able to use all my growlers. But for now they are just collecting dust, as a collection....
  • 08-28-2012
    TwoHeadsBrewing
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blumena84 View Post
    thats cool, if california changed their laws i would be able to use all my growlers. But for now they are just collecting dust, as a collection....

    Why can't you use them? I've filled several growlers at various places in California. Although I don't recall ever seeing a bar in a gas station...
  • 08-29-2012
    Guerdonian
    This is awesome. At first I was like "30 beers on tap, big whoop :rolleyes:" then i was like "at a gass station !!!! awesome! :eek:"

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    Why can't you use them? I've filled several growlers at various places in California. Although I don't recall ever seeing a bar in a gas station...

    I think there was a full thread on this recently. You can only use growlers that are from that brewery specifically (labelled), breweries can not fill growlers that are not specifically theirs.
  • 08-29-2012
    jtmartino
    They have Hop Venom on tap. Definitely the best gas station around. Plus, the employees do the old-school uniform thing and the service there is excellent.
  • 08-30-2012
    ndinh
    Unbelievable.......growlers fills for $9!
    Yeah, the gas station thingy's cool too.
  • 09-01-2012
    monzie
    Holy hell. That is awesome. I was thinking about moving to not here. Bend just made the short list. Though in all likelyhood it's going to be Asheville.
  • 09-01-2012
    One Pivot
    I was in portland for a year, It was awesome seeing local craft beers at gas stations.
  • 09-01-2012
    bipolarbear
    Yeah, but you still can't pump your own gas there ;)

    Growlers are great, I just wish that the laws in CO allowed them to be more versatile.
  • 11-03-2012
    dirt farmer
    They now have their own website!

    The Growler Guys

    Their current tap list looks mighty fine; quite Bend-centric, which is okay by me. Some other goodies on there, too.

    I really like the cider and sangria growler pours they offer.
  • 11-05-2012
    Klurejr
    sooo random.
  • 11-05-2012
    jtmartino
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    sooo random.

    If by random you mean awesome, then yes!

    That Klamath Basin Vanilla Porter on tap right now is a great beer.
  • 11-05-2012
    tl1
    It's a truly great idea because as everyone knows, beer on draft, gasoline handling and driving are one awesome combo! Right Axe? :D
  • 11-05-2012
    GhostRing
    Can we get growlers filled there without leaving the car?
    Like drive-up menus at the pumps?
  • 11-05-2012
    jtmartino
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tl1 View Post
    It's a truly great idea because as everyone knows, beer on draft, gasoline handling and driving are one awesome combo! Right Axe? :D

    You cannot pump your own gasoline in Oregon.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GhostRing View Post
    Can we get growlers filled there without leaving the car?
    Like drive-up menus at the pumps?

    That would be awesome - like the drive-through liquor stores in Arizona. Sadly, you have to get the growlers inside.
  • 11-05-2012
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tl1 View Post
    It's a truly great idea because as everyone knows, beer on draft, gasoline handling and driving are one awesome combo! Right Axe? :D

    As mentioned, Oregon is one of two states with full service only gas stations.

    And, umm, why assume the temptation to drive while hoisting a heavy growler to ones lips is greater than popping the tab on a few cans bought at a grocery store??

    The cluelessness of some never ceases to amaze.
  • 11-05-2012
    tl1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    You cannot pump your own gasoline in Oregon.

    Great, they seem to be right on the cutting edge of things in Oregon just like New Jersey. :p


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    As mentioned, Oregon is one of two states with full service only gas stations.

    And, umm, why assume the temptation to drive while hoisting a heavy growler to ones lips is greater than popping the tab on a few cans bought at a grocery store??

    The cluelessness of some never ceases to amaze.

    So those beer taps are used only on a "to go" basis with growlers? No consuming while you gas up the old SUV on some crazy Oregonian last chance power drive? I apologize then, I guess I am clueless, but thanks for being such a sensitive lil' b*tch about a jest though. :thumbsup:
  • 11-05-2012
    saturnine
    what is a growler?
  • 11-05-2012
    saturnine
    must be an american thing
  • 11-05-2012
    GhostRing
    This is the growler I covet over all others: Portland Growler Co.



    but daaaang it's spendy...:eek:
  • 12-01-2012
    MaTt 93
    wish they had that here in aus
  • 12-03-2012
    bill4d
    So, you can't pump your own fuel in Oregon, but they've got beer on tap?!?!
  • 12-03-2012
    jtmartino
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bill4d View Post
    So, you can't pump your own fuel in Oregon, but they've got beer on tap?!?!

    Isn't it awesome? :thumbsup:
  • 12-19-2012
    jakelikesbikes
    That is so awesome! Wish that was my local gas station.
  • 12-20-2012
    maryinbulb
    yeah,We have a gas station that does fills here but they don't have 30 beers. That's awesome!
  • 12-22-2012
    GelatiCruiser
    Stupid law in Maryland prevents me from being able to fill growlers of beer anywhere except places that brew on the premises. Which sucks because there's a Dogfish Head about 2 miles from my house. And word on the street is that one of the only places around here where I can actually get my growlers filled will be closing their doors soon. Dagger!!
  • 12-26-2012
    customfab
    Apparently those guys are selling more draft beer than anybody else in town. The car wash on the north end of town on Empire is starting to do the same thing as well. It's only a matter of time before they are every where.

    Kind of ironic that Deschutes County has the highest DUI arrest rates in OR. Between the Bend Ale Trail, Cyclepub and the Growler filling station I can't imagine why this is.
  • 12-26-2012
    jtmartino
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    Apparently those guys are selling more draft beer than anybody else in town. The car wash on the north end of town on Empire is starting to do the same thing as well. It's only a matter of time before they are every where.

    Kind of ironic that Deschutes County has the highest DUI arrest rates in OR. Between the Bend Ale Trail, Cyclepub and the Growler filling station I can't imagine why this is.

    How many of those are Biking Under the Influence? ;)
  • 12-26-2012
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    Apparently those guys are selling more draft beer than anybody else in town....

    Yep.

    I just filled my growler with Hop Trip, not quite three hours ago. :D
  • 12-26-2012
    customfab
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    How many of those are Biking Under the Influence? ;)

    Just a FYI. If you get a DUI on a bicycle in OR, they can take your drivers license away as well. It doesn't make sense but that's the way it is.
  • 12-26-2012
    dirt farmer
    You'd have to be pretty damned, sloppy drunk to actually be 1) noticed, and 2) ticketed while biking under the influence.
  • 12-30-2012
    J Crew
    A gas station that has beers on tap... I need to move to your city! I could fill up my car and my belly at the same time, lol.
  • 12-30-2012
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J Crew View Post
    A gas station that has beers on tap... I need to move to your city! I could fill up my car and my belly at the same time, lol.


    Not really "beers on tap", per se. Growlers on tap!
  • 12-31-2012
    customfab
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    You'd have to be pretty damned, sloppy drunk to actually be 1) noticed, and 2) ticketed while biking under the influence.

    Unless your one of those fixie kids who runs stop lights.
  • 01-25-2013
    dirt farmer
    OK, looks like they've opened a Pandora's Box.

    Growler fills all over Bend!

    Will this lead to over-saturation??
  • 01-26-2013
    Jp.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Not really "beers on tap", per se. Growlers on tap!

    Not being a wise guy.

    But what is the difference?

    From what I can gather a Growler is a type of jug/receptacle that is used for carrying beer.

    The original statement stands. When the "tap" is pulled a jug does not fall out, beer does.

    Again, not being a wise guy as we don't have these in Australia. Growler has a WHOLE different meaning down here. :D
  • 01-26-2013
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jp. View Post
    Not being a wise guy.

    But what is the difference?

    From what I can gather a Growler is a type of jug/receptacle that is used for carrying beer.

    The original statement stands. When the "tap" is pulled a jug does not fall out, beer does.

    Again, not being a wise guy as we don't have these in Australia. Growler has a WHOLE different meaning down here. :D

    Actually, I was wrong. They do serve pints on tap!! Awesome.
  • 01-26-2013
    simcoecm
    awesome