But first it must be cleaned.
Drinking from a dirty growler affects the quality taste of the beer filled inside of it. Plus, a bartender will not fill your growler if it is not cleaned properly—or at all.
We don’t want you to walk away from your favorite Flagstaff brewery with an empty growler. Make sure you follow these three easy steps to cleaning your growler so that you’re never refused service—or a quality beer drinking experience.
First, rinse your growler numerous times with very hot water. If possible, avoid using any bleach or detergents. When rinsing, swirl the water around the growler. Shake it to get as much water out as possible.
Second, turn your growler upside down and let it dry completely, preferably in a place where air still gets up in the growler’s tight spots where water can often linger.
Third, take it back to a brewery along the Flagstaff-Grand Canyon Ale Trail and refill it with a seasonal brew or with your favorite beer.
Rinse, dry, refill (and repeat). That’s it.
How often do you need to clean your growler? Tell us in the comments section below.