Happy Growler Independence Day!

Eric Trinosky fills the first 64-ounce growler on July 1 at Peg’s Cantina in Gulfport. Photo by Michael Taylor.

Eric Trinosky fills the first 64-ounce growler on July 1 at Peg’s Cantina in Gulfport. Photo by Michael Taylor.

Between the Pride festivities and the Fourth of July, another celebration was taking place at craft breweries across Florida last week. On July 1, it became legal to fill a 64-ounce growler, a refillable glass container approximately the equivalent of a six-pack, that can be purchased at breweries, then filled with a favorite beer and taken home. Previously, only 32-ounce and 128-ounce growlers could be used to transport beer. After some failed attempts, through uncommon bipartisan support in the Florida Legislature, the 64-ounce size is now legal. Brewers and customers alike celebrated at their favorite location and on Facebook and Twitter, with hashtag #fl64.

 

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