Social Distancing in response to the COVID-19 will devastate entire industries. Breweries, distributors and retailers are already feeling the impact. With recommended group sizes being drastically reduced and bars & restaurants forced to close, one lifeline that could help here in Colorado is to enact legislation to permit retailers to fill growlers.
Growlers are containers (typically 32 or 64 oz) used to transport draft beer. It applies the Take-Out concept to draft beer. Colorado is among a handful of states that don’t allow retailers to fill growlers.
Everybody wins. Industries have a chance to survive. Consumers can continue to enjoy Colorado’s great craft beer while maintaining social distancing to reduce the spread of the virus.
Please contact your legislators and urge them to pass legislation to enable retailers to fill growlers.https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators