“Beer to go, why not?” said Anthony Bond, innovator of The Growler, Oxford’s newest craft beer haven.
Located near High Point Coffee on the Square, the venue will offer 30 craft beers on tap – 16 of which are brewed in Mississippi.
Bond hopes to offer students a place to study, in addition to creating a space for anyone to sit down and drink some good, cold beer. Here are four reasons to check out the grand opening on Friday, starting as early as 11 a.m.
1. “It’s like Starbucks for craft beer!”
With Oxford finally loosening its alcohol restrictions, The Oxford Growler is the first venue to offer a “growler.” According to the bar’s website “a growler is simply a glass jug that carries a half-gallon of beer. Growlers are filled straight from the tap and sealed with a twist-cap.” Bond says you’re welcome to bring in your own clean container and take it to go.
“Filling up a growler could cost anywhere from $10 to $14,” said Bond.
2. They know what they’re doing
Opening a business in Oxford is no small task, but Bond says they’re ready. Whether it’s knowing how to properly chill the glass with the spritzer, getting the facts straight on each individually brewed beer or understanding how to treat a guest, this veteran staff says it wants to make you feel welcomed.
3. They have beer biographies
Don’t know much about beer? Here’s where to find out. The bar features two flat-screen televisions that will broadcast information about each beer on tap. Want to know where it was brewed? It’s ABV? Or if they’ll run out soon? The screen will show a list of each beer with all of the information you’ll need to know. It will even include a keg icon that will monitor how much of each beer the restaurant has in stock.
The TVs are also designed to be interactive. You can check-in via FourSquare or hashtag your Instagram and it will appear on screen.
4. It’s TGIF
After a long, tiring week, the Friday grand opening offers a chance to do something new. “I’m looking forward to The Growler opening up because it will be a great place to drink craft beer,” said Ole Miss graduate student, Norbert Glass. “It fills the need for a venue that lets you try different styles of beer at the bar and at home, too, with a growler to go. It will be a welcome addition to Oxford’s growing craft beer scene.”
Story contributed by Ole Miss journalism students Kendyl Noon and Ashleigh Culpepper.
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