Alcohol Laws & Facts: Did you know?

Growler-screen-printing-machine-bigHomebrewers- this fist one is for you:

Did you know: Homebrewing beer became legal in all 50 states in 2013 as the governor of Mississippi signed a bill legalizing homebrewing on March 19, 2013 and as the governor of Alabama signed a bill legalizing homebrewing of beer and wine which took effect at that moment on the evening of May 9, 2013. The Mississippi bill went into effect July 1, 2013. Most states allow brewing 100 US gallons (380 L) of beer per adult per year and up to a maximum of 200 US gallons (760 L) per household annually when there are two or more adults residing in the household. Because alcohol is taxed by the federal government via excise taxes, homebrewers are restricted from selling any beer they brew.
(We would be more than happy to taste test your home brews 😉 )

Because we’re in Georgia we must abide by a few state laws such as:

14% ABV cap on beer

No alcohol sales on Christmas Day

Sunday off-premises sales from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. allowed only by local referendum.

In general, one may not be drunk in public. Though there is no state law prohibiting drinking in public, most municipal corporations and political subdivisions limit the possession of open containers of alcohol to private property, with one notable exception being Savannah. A charge of public drunkenness is only warranted when one is drunk in public and his acts are either loud or disorderly.

Some fun Growler facts:

The modern glass growler was first introduced by Charlie and Ernie Otto of Otto Brother’s Brewing Company in 1989

The term likely dates back to the late 19th century when fresh beer was carried from the local pub to one’s home by means of a small galvanized pail. It is claimed the sound that the CO2 made when it escaped from the lid as the beer sloshed around sounded like a growl.

Don’t let your brew sit in the sun, it will stink like a SKUNK. Keep it cold and in a dark place until you enjoy.

Here at Weber’s Growler Factory we run an “exchange program” bring in your growler (with our logo) and swap it out for a fresh, sanitized growler. Also, once you buy one of our jugs you’re entitled to either size whenever you want (our 32 & 64 oz. containers cost the same); just bring in your empty growler to swap it out for a clean one and/or different size

Growl On!

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Located at 115 Longview Shopping Center on St. Simons Island,GA 31522
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