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Growler Sales to be Capped at Castle Danger Brewery

Starting October 1, Castle Danger will no longer be able to sell growlers. Starting October 1, Castle Danger will no longer be able to sell growlers. |  Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Ryan Juntti
Updated: September 30, 2019 01:45 PM

Starting October 1, one Minnesota brewery's customer experience is changing.

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Castle Danger Brewery will no longer be allowed to sell growlers, the 64 fluid ounce jugs of beer. This is due to a state law known as the "growler cap" that restricts breweries from selling "growlers" if they produce more than 20,000 barrels of beer per year. 

Castle Danger hit that cap last year, and because their license renews in October, that is when they stop selling growlers. 

Minnesota Senator Karin Housley has gathered a petition with over 10,000 signatures, which asks the governor and legislative leaders to raise or eliminate the “growler cap”.

“Growler sales account for approximately 30 percent of taproom sales at Castle Danger – and that’s not insignificant. This isn't about politics; it’s a bipartisan issue with bipartisan support. It’s about supporting our local businesses and allowing them (to) grow,” Housley said in an emailed statement.

On Monday, Castle Danger Brewery will be throwing a party to "give our growlers a proper send-off", a news release says. The event will be held from 12 pm to 10 pm. 

More information about the event is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/128816031803219.

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