In the same way I called a 1L stein a schooner at one pub in Thunder Bay, when schooner is an Australian term for a 12oz beer, because that way they grokked what I wanted, I will continue to call them growlers. Also "bottle" means a 12 oz bottle to most people. I got both a growler (now depleted) and a "Boston Round," which is an arbitrary name for a 1L refillable, which I am enjoying now. It's much the same as how I order Cerveza in Mexico, so that they knew what I want.
Very thoroughly enjoying my "crap" beer that was drawn by the brewer himself. You can stick to Labatt and Coors if you think they're better. More real beer for me!