As the title states, I have a serious beef with an establishment that charges extra, or over the standard fill fee for a 64 oz.+ Growler. To me it's a big WTF?
Most standard prices for the glass and beer are around $16 give or take. If you bring the glass back in, it can typically be around $12. I'm already slightly ticked at the $12.. as that is still $3.00 a pint. I remember paying that for a single pint only a few years back. The sudden increase in beer prices is uncalled for I think... but what can I do? Buy PBR? Yeah right..
But if I bring a Laurelwood growler into an establishment... and they want to charge me more because it isn't theirs.. I will walk the hell out of the place. It's plain snobbery, and douchey behavior. With the amount of new found competition out there in the craft beer industry, a smart business would offer a discount for filling glass that isn't theirs. They should be flattered that you brought it to them rather than the location painted on the glass! I mean come on! Doesn't a business want patrons to come in to their joint and buy their beer? It's just not a smart business move in my book. That's all. Drink on!
(My perfect world, a growler full of beer should be $12.. a refill should be $8.75. Just my .02c.)