Growlers have arrived at Montrose Beer and Soda. What are growlers, you ask? They are 64-ounce glass bottles with handles that the shop fills with draft beer, fresh from the tap. Customers can take the growlers home and bring them back to the shop whenever they want refills.
The simple idea has been taking off around the country. “It seemed like the latest trend … and not too many people in this area are doing this,” says owner Bill Peters, above. Montrose Beer and Soda now offers eight lines of mostly New York microbrews, including Captain Lawrence from Pleasantville, Defiant Brewery from Pearl River and Sixpoint Brewery from Brooklyn.
A growler filled with beer costs from $9.99 to $12.99. If you want to buy the growler without the beer, Peters will sell it to you for $3.99. You also can bring in your own growlers.
Details: 2039 Albany Post Road, 914-739-2211, montrosebeerandsoda.com. Open daily.
Story and photo by Latoya West