Residents of Sandy Springs will soon have a shorter drive to pick up a jug of their favorite craft beers.
Moondog Growlers is set to open their third location in the metro area in less than a year. Starting with the opening of the Marietta location in February, this quickly expanding local chain of growler shops is spreading the jug-o-beer gospel around the Perimeter. The range of beers runs wide, and changes often, but Moondog makes sure to focus on some of the great Georgia breweries like Sandy Spring’s own O’Dempseys, as well as Sweetwater, Red Hare, Terrapin, Monday Night, Jail House, Strawn, Red Brick and Wild Heaven.
Unlike some of the other shops in town where you can pick up these 32 and 64 ox jugs of your favorite, and sometimes hard to find, craft beers, Moondog Growlers makes growlers their main business. Empty refillable growlers are $4.99/ea for either the 2-pint (32oz) or 4-pint (64oz) sizes, and the average beer fill ranges from $10-$20/ea. They will also fill your growlers from home, as long as they are clean, rinsed, and have the Surgeon General’s warning label on them.
For first timers, save yourself from learning this lesson the hard way, as I did – the growlers stay fresh for 7-10 days if sealed and refrigerated (though I say, the fresher, the better, so why wait a week?). Don’t come back from vacation to only to have to pour out the growler of Dogfish Head 90-Minute you forgot about.
With 30 taps ready to start pouring on Friday, October 12th, enthusiasts now have another oasis from which to stock up on their favorite draft brews.
11:30 a.m. -9:00 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays. 6690 Roswell Road, Suite 310, Sandy Springs. (404) 303-1001, www.moondoggrowlers.com.
– By Jon Watson, Food & More blog