Nice! I use my daughters car seat for similar purposes
I just picked up a couple of jugs o' beer from the college's teaching brewery: www.firstdraft.ca
One Lager. One Ale.
We're going to test run them on Boxing day.
I used the safe way to transport precious cargo.
They call those jugs "Growlers"
They only had Ale in regular bottles and I wanted both the Lager and Ale. So, I went for a couple of Growlers.
Super fresh beer. There's a hand-written label on each with the date that it was bottled - usually the day you buy it because they sell so much of it.
It's good in the unopened bottle for about 7 days. Once, you open it, 3 to 4 days.
$15 a Growler and when you bring back the empty, you can refill it for $10.
A growler holds 64 fl oz (or 1.9L depending on which way you face when you fill it )
This teaching brewery is at the same college at which my daughter is studying culinary.
They have a teaching winery too that has already won awards against the commercial wineries.
Review on Sunday night... or maybe Monday morning.
...is a "growler" bottled the same way a regular bottle is?...
...The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" is overrated...Originally Posted by John Watt
http://beeradvocate.com/articles/384In the late 1800s and early 1900s, fresh beer was carried from the local pub to one's home by means of a small-galvanized pail. Rumor has it that when the beer sloshed around the pail, it created a rumbling sound as the CO2 escaped through the lid, thus the term "growler" was coined.
Awesome stuff! It's great to support local breweries....and teaching breweries on top of that.
'Round here it doesn't get much fresher than grain to glass!
A brewpub I visited several months ago had their pool room walls lined with various spare sacks of grain:
I shared the Lager with my brother yesterday.
First impressions were bright, fresh, fruit type aromas and flavours.
Then it settled in as a nice clean taste. Not too hoppy.
Very easy to drink but not lost along with food.
We had some nice cheddar cheeses - Guinness Irish Cheddar, Irish Whiskey Cheddar and a red win cheddar.
Some pretzels with a jalapeņo yogurt dip.
Some potato chips with ricotta based dip.
Various crackers with onion and chive cream cheese spread.
The lager held up well against those flavours.
*sniffs bottle cap*
We never got to the chili and baked beans....
Maybe I'll try the ale with that today.
Not sure. but I'll find out when I go back to get my growler refilled.
Those were my impressions - and more about the first sniff, really.
After that, there really wasn't much of a fruitiness to it.