When you want to grab your fresh craft beer to go, there’s no better option than getting a growler. These bottles can be filled with anything on tap and sealed, so you can enjoy your favourite brews from the comfort of your couch. They’re typically made of glass or stainless steel, meaning they’re 100% reusable, so you can do your part for the planet while downing a good brew. If a growler’s too large for you (they’re typically just under 2L), you can also opt for a squealer, which is about half the size.
If you’re eager to jump on the bandwagon and start drinking sustainably, we’ve made life easy for you. Head to any of the following breweries to refill a growler full of delicious craft beer, so you can enjoy your favourite flavours without the need for a can or a bottle. You can thank us later.
All Inn Brewing Co.
Head on down to All Inn Brewing Co. to get your growlers and squealers filled with anything on tap for $16–24. Not a bad deal, if you ask us.
Archive Beer Boutique
You can get your boutique beer fix with a refill from Archive, open Monday through Saturday nights.
Bacchus Brewing Co.
Fill your growler or squealer with one of 20 different beers on tap at Bacchus (not to mention the 60+ varieties they have bottled and ready to go).
Ballistic Beer is currently offering 50% off growler refills, meaning you can grab anything on tap for just $8–25. Plus, growlers are only $7.50 a pop, so maybe grab a couple of spares.
Black Sheep Bottle Shop
Fill up your growler or squealer for just $18 a litre at Black Sheep Bottle Shop, whose taps regularly feature specialty brews from craft breweries across Australia.
Green Beacon Brewing Co.
Known for unique brews that promise to tickle your tastebuds, Green Beacon Brewing Co. will let you refill your growler or squealer with anything on tap. Swing by to take advantage of their latest specials.
Helios Brewing Co.
Head to the Helios Brewing Co. drive-thru to refill your growler or squealer with anything on tap. The ‘Push the little Hazies’ brew is said to be quite the cracker.
Sea Legs Brewing Co.
Head on over to Sea Legs Brewing Co. anytime after midday to refill your growler with one of your favourite beers, including their brand new release—Castaway IPA.
Sense of Taste
Coorparoo And Hamilton
Semi-Pro Brewing Co.
Fill up a growler with fresh, local beer at Semi-Pro Brewing Co. from Wednesday through Sunday. With 12 options to choose from, you’ll have no choice but to keep coming back so you can try them all.
Refill a growler from $20 at Soapbox Beer with anything from their range, including their fan-favourite ‘Sweet Talker’ Biscuit Ale. Trust us, it tastes even better than it sounds.
White Brick Brewing
Pick up a stainless steel growler from White Brick Brewing and fill it with anything on tap. We recommend the Plantation Pale Ale to chase away those winter blues.
Newstead Brewing Co.
Check out the amazing tap beer on offer at Newstead Brewing Co. by filling up a growler or squealer for as little as $10 a pop.
Brisbane German Club
While their doors are currently closed, the Brisbane German Club is set to reopen soon. Once they do, you can pop in for a growler refill of any of your favourite imported beers—because no one does beer like the Germans do.
Prefer your brews straight from the tab? Check out Brisbane’s best craft breweries here.
Image credit: Sea Legs Brewing