Washington, DC

3rd and H Street, NE

From Craft Beer Cellar:

“In its ongoing efforts to bring amazing beer to people, Craft Beer Cellar DC will begin offering crowlers for sale beginning Wednesday, March 27. Friday.

Crowlers, or can-growlers, are 100% recyclable one-use containers that are filled and sealed, allowing consumers to transport draft beer home for later consumption.

Craft Beer Cellar DC worked with DC City Council Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to amend the law to allow off- premise retailers to sell crowlers. Previously, retailers were only allowed to sell draft beer to go in growlers, a reusable container.

“We have a lot of amazing beer on our shelves, but there’s also a lot of beer that isn’t available in bottles or cans,” said store owner Erika Goedrich. “By offering crowlers, we aim to connect more people with those draft-only beers and introduce them to new breweries. We’re thrilled that DC City Council and ABRA worked with us to make this possible.”

Craft Beer Cellar DC will be selling 16oz crowlers. “When Oskar Blues first introduced the crowler in 2013, it was a 32oz vessel, and that has remained most common,” said Goedrich. “Since then, the technology for sealing the cans has advanced to allow for more size options. Sixteen ounces seems much more accessible and approachable.”

Craft Beer Cellar will celebrate with a Crowler Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. To start, they’ll be offering beers from Charles Towne Fermentory (SC), Fine Creek Brewing (VA), Ocelot (VA) and RAR (MD).”


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