Craft Beer Fill-Up Station to Open


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EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s first growler fill-up station is scheduled to open in about a week.

Anyone can take a growler–a 64 ounce jug–and fill it up at a local brewery. But a new business called Growler Nation wants to be a one-stop shop for beer fans.

Growler Nation, scheduled to open in about a week, will offer about 30 craft beers on tap, highlighting the best of northwest brews. This includes brands like Boneyard, Oakshire, Ninkasi and Hop Valley.

Owner John Stanford got the idea from seeing growler fill-up stations in Bend and other cities. He thought the concept, although new in Eugene, would catch on fast.

“This will be sort of an opportunity to introduce it and hopefully to get people to embrace it. There is the idea that you are reusing a container–that definitely appeals to a lot of people. You’re getting a selection of beer you can’t get elsewhere,” Stanford said.

Growler Nation also plans to offer pints, flights and 12 ounce glasses for customers who want to stay and hang out. The business is on Coburg Road by Café 440. It plans to open its doors on June 8.

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