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post #40666 of 44590
Really? A NYT article from 2010 about the growler being a "new" thing?

Franchise Chain brewpubs (like Rock Bottom) have been selling growlers to the suburban public for much longer than that....

And the bucket in my link may have been a bucket...but it was specifically named for the sound it made when being filled with beer meant to be taken home for consumption.
post #40667 of 44590
This debate entertains me, and that is making me happy.

:popcorn:
post #40668 of 44590
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The 'growler' in this case is slang for a bucket. People are filling bottles and jugs nowadays. I can't find a single reference of anyone using the term 'growler' to refer to anything other than a pail or bucket. I have, however, seen many uses in which it is simply called a bucket.

All signs point to misuse by beer nerds:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/dining/27growl.html?_r=0

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/rushing_working_the_growler

no you're right that buckets for beer used to be called growlers but so did jugs/pitchers.



you're not allowed to sell beer in buckets any more for pretty good reasons... so the jug form is ubiquitous today... the term growler for a vessel of beer has been around since the 1800s...

i mean you realize language changes right? growlers used to be more known for buckets and now they're more known for jugs...
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Finally some inspiration again, still a work in progress do and sorry no VS models this time. wink.gif





post #40670 of 44590
Huh. I will say that NYT story was interesting to me for a different reason. When I was a kid, my mom had a few metal buckets with the Budweiser logo on them. I can't recall how much they held, and it's hard to eyeball their size based on a fuzzy memory, but I'd say for sure they weren't bigger than a quart. It's possible they were as small as a pint, but I'm betting quart. Either way, she said they were from when she and my dad would go see concerts in one of the parks in Atlanta. It was always Southern rock bands (I'm remembering Skynyrd in particular), which makes sense given the time and place, and they'd fill the buckets with beer for something like a quarter.

I always thought that was sort of a crazy relic from when my parents were kids, but it sounds like it was even older school than that. Funny to see some history on it after all these years.
post #40671 of 44590
Laurens, please do Kate Upton. I want to see how you sketch those bazoombas
post #40672 of 44590
Today I went to the dentist, where I was subdued with nitrous oxide. Typically I have what seem to be profound insights that I later realize were not profound at all. But this time I actually had an insight that has some truth to it. I thought "If I don't change my habit of drawing out my vowels just a split second too long, no one will ever love me." That's probably overstating it a bit, but nonetheless I must needs work to shorten the length of my vowels by just a tiny bit. Life will become better when I succeed at it.
post #40673 of 44590
By noon today, I was approached by two different people about two different jobs. One has the potential to increase my salary by a good $20K.

This is what happens when you are a superstar.
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But would you actually have to work for that extra 20k?

post #40675 of 44590
Yes but really only for 6 months a year. Outside of that it would be pretty quiet.
post #40676 of 44590

Minor league contract?

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Campaigning?
post #40678 of 44590
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Um... I'm pretty sure a growler is a 1/2 gallon beer jug everywhere. 

Not until the crap beer movement became a thing. I don't think there are even standard sizes. Why not just call it a bottle?

http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/growler

Check the dates on the defs.

 

That's about the stupidest "citation" I've come across. You may as well use the date of a Wikipedia edit.

 

I won't deny that the "crap beer" movement had something to do with popularizing this term, but you're way off about when the crap beer movement began. I was guzzling vast quantities of microbrewed beer, purchased in growlers (my definition is a "take home jug of beer, volume not specified") in Portland in 1988.

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Yesterday would have been my old man's 62nd birthday. Like him, I'm not much for "celebrating" every event that reminds me of a loved one, but I did manage to carve out a little time at the end of a busy day to have a big, bloody steak that he would have loved.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

no you're right that buckets for beer used to be called growlers but so did jugs/pitchers.



you're not allowed to sell beer in buckets any more for pretty good reasons... so the jug form is ubiquitous today... the term growler for a vessel of beer has been around since the 1800s...

i mean you realize language changes right? growlers used to be more known for buckets and now they're more known for jugs...

Ah, thanks for that.

I realize language changes. Sometimes for the worse, which is why I think 'growler' is an abhorrent anachronism at best and overly-pervasive marketing at worst. To me it's a way for craft beer nerds to discuss whatever flavored syrup they try to one-up one another about.

I prefer my beer to come from a brewery that's been doing it since the Middle Ages rather than some guy's basement since last Christmas. Craft beer doesn't even taste like beer any more, but I guess that's a topic for a different thread.
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