growl·​er | \ ˈgrau̇-lər How to pronounce growler (audio) \

Definition of growler

1 : one that growls
2 : a container (such as a can or pitcher) for beer bought by the measure
3 : a small iceberg

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Through June: Granite City Food & Brewery will offer a promotional growler for $10. Marc Bona,, "Beer calendar: Platform’s 5th anniversary party, Great Lakes dinner and release, more," 3 June 2019 River Roost is a tiny shop (think: garage) and on our visit a one-man operation, with brewer Mark Babson filling growlers, pouring samples, and scrubbing glassware. Gary Dzen,, "5 beers to enjoy in Vermont," 20 Aug. 2019 The grand opening celebration will feature beers on tap for flight samples, full pours, and growler fills., "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 15 July 2019 Castle Danger is losing the ability to sell its original product — growlers — this fall. Kelly Busche / Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "MN law forcing Castle Danger to halt growler sales. Other breweries will have to follow.," 9 July 2019 Also, organizers said Lock 3 is permitted to allow growler sales. Marc Bona,, "Rubber City Beer Fest breweries list released," 12 Apr. 2018 The $25 million, two-story grocery features a beer growler station and a bar serving both wine and beer on the upper level. Randy Tucker,, "Hotel planned for Corryville Kroger site next to the University of Cincinnati," 9 Mar. 2017 Sunday, July 21: Butcher and the Brewer will offer 30 percent off growler fills 3-9 p.m. Marc Bona,, "Beer calendar: Platform’s Half Christmas, BrewDog takeover, more," 15 July 2019 The Greenwise bar offers beer flights and growlers, and customers are also welcome to purchase a bottle of wine and uncork it at the bar for no additional fee. Shauna Stuart |,, "This Birmingham- area Publix has a bar with wine and beer on tap," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of growler

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of growler was in 1753

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