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Uncommon Knowledge: Where does the growler get its strange name?

March 7, 2013

The growler’s bizarre name dates back to the pre-Prohibition era, when factory workers often drank beer during their lunch breaks. Local children were paid a nickel to dash over to the neighborhood tavern to fill the workers’ pails with beer. These metal pails were named after the growling stomachs of the waiting customers.

Stoneware Growler, $65

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