The Beer Growler

Growlers—half-gallon, refillable jugs designed for home consumption of draft brews—became legal this year to sell in stores that carry beer and wine (no liquor). Several businesses hopped on the trend, but Avondale Estates’ the Beer Growler stands out. The second location of an Athens-based venture, it offers forty rotating selections on tap. Signature and seasonal creations from local breweries (Terrapin, SweetWater, Wild Heaven) share space with craft beers made around the world and connoisseur favorites like Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Red Ale.