It’s been about six months since the D.C. Council made it legal for liquor stores, grocery stores, and brewpubs to sell growlers—64 ounce jugs of beer—for take-away consumption. Since then, stores like D’Vines in Columbia Heights have started to offer growler drafts. Now another beer store specializing in filling up growlers is in the works: DC Growler Station.
DC Growler Station is the brainchild of Kelly Jones, who does financial strategy for the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor. The home brewer and beer lover was inspired by a trip to Nashville, where it’s closer to the norm to fill up at a growler station rather than pick up a six-pack.
Jones is still in the early stages and looking for storefronts, but she plans to locate her business in the District. DC Growler Station will start with 16 taps, she says. While the shop may sell some bottles as well, the focus will be on drafts.
“I really want to be able support local breweries,” Jones says. “I want to build something that’s a part of the community.”
Photo courtesy Kelly Jones