Sandy Springs approves brewpub growler sales

The Sandy Springs City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance allowing properly licensed brewpubs to sell beer in growler containers. The Georgia Department of Revenue recently interpreted state law as allowing for sale of the growlers and said it would defer to local communities on how they wanted to deal with the issue.

The ordinance specifies that the pub has to have a package malt beverage license and defines a growler as a tamper-proof container of up to 68 ounces, drawn from a barrel, cask, tank or keg by the licensee.

A number of other Georgia cities, such as Alpharetta, have also recently voted to allow growler sales.

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