NALCP Conference: Growler/Crowler Session Was a Hit!
Our session on growlers and crowlers was a big hit in New Orleans. Speaking to nearly a full room, our speakers hit it out of the park. Attendees were engaged, asking questions, and busily taking notes.
- Jeremy Rudolf. Oskar Blues Brewery. Speaking about the development of the crowler system and from the brewer’s perspective.
- Mike McKim. Cuvee Coffee. Speaking about his experiences selling growlers and crowlers, interacting with regulators, and generally from the retailer’s perspective.
- Holly Phillips. Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement. Sharing her experiences regulating growlers and crowlers in Minnesota and generally from the regulator’s perspective.
Thank you so much!
Attendees learned about the difference between growlers and crowlers, the regulatory issues presented by selling them, the scope and nature of the license privileges related to growlers and crowlers, the varied regulatory landscape across jurisdictions, the public safety issues presented by growlers, and best practices in setting up a growler/crowler business.
Another big thank you to Jeremy and Meg and Oskar Blues for bringing a crowler machine to the conference and demoing it with hundreds of cans with the NALCP logo at the trade show.
Oregon and Washington continue to be pioneers in the growler and crowler arena. This success has been driven in part by the OLCC and WSLCB, thoughtful laws and rules, engaged industry groups and members, and the innovative alcohol beverage businesses in the Pacific Northwest.
Looking forward to next year’s conference in San Diego!