Why is a Growler a Growler?

No one quite knows where the term “growler” came from in regards to beer. There are lots of theories: 1.) The original growler was a metal pail with a lid. The lid would bang around when carried creatin g a ruckus. I think this one is a stretch. That being said, I suppose if someone were banging on a metal pail when I was trying to sleep – I would certainly growl! 2.) Another explanation is that customers would often argue with the barkeep about how much beer was put in their pail. I get that. Though, in this situation, we could be selling a “whiner” at the brewery instead of a “growler.” 3.) Some say that growlers of beer were often delivered (by children!) during lunch time and that the bu

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