One of Vancouver’s most popular breweries has announced that it will be stopping growler sales within the next few months.
Strathcona Beer made the announcement on social media earlier this week, saying that the team has been considering the decision for quite some time.
The main reason, according to the brewery, is due to quality and freshness concerns.
“Despite the decent revenue stream… we simply do not want to continue to sell our beer in a package that does not preserve the freshness and quality of our product,” says Strathcona in an Instagram post.
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Other issues brewery cites include “chipped and dirty growlers,” “lids with no seals,” “beer going flat way too quickly,” and even “soap in the bottom” of growlers.
“This era of growler fills was hip for a minute, but we are just not feeling it anymore.”
Strathcona Beer says that the bottom line is that “canned or bottled beer is a way better product.”
“Over the past year, we have invested heavily in new canning lines, quality control with premium ingredients, and using painstaking methods to limit oxygen exposure to our beer.”
They’re also offering a credit to those that bring in a Strathcona branded growler for recycling.
For those that are in desperate need of a growler fill before sales stop, Strathcona says you’ll have until January 2020.
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