More Growler Bars Opening in Manitoba

More Growler Bars Opening in Manitoba

Howler - Growler Bar
Stephanie Lussier fills up one of the new howler jugs at the Liquor Mart location in Fort Richmond on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The province is expanding the number of growler bars available at Manitoba Liquor Marts by adding four more.

What began as a pilot project last October has quickly taken off and garnered a great amount of interest among beer-drinkers.

Besides the five standalone bars and two located within motels, Fort Richmond, Grant Park, Sage Creek and Steinbach Liquor Marts will see the additions.

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries has partnered with a number of local breweries to support the project, and also announced a new 946ml howler on Wednesday. Howlers are half the size of a typical growler and can be filled at any participating location for $3. A regular sized growler bottle is $4.

Participating brewers include Half Pints (Dr. Frankenstein’s Alt Lager), Fort Garry (Hop Therapy), Blue Point Brewing (Toasted Lager), and Tree Brewing (Winter Vertical Ale).

Existing growler bar locations:

• Kenaston Crossing Liquor Mart
• St. Vital Square Liquor Mart
• Northdale Liquor Mart
• Spring Meadow Square Liquor Mart
• Brandon Victoria Liquor Mart
• Assiniboine Gordon Inn, Winnipeg
• Keystone Motor Inn, Brandon video