It is quite possible the coolest architectural example of reduce-reuse-repurpose in Ashland, Oregon history has just taken place. The last automatic drive-thru car wash in the downtown corridor was scooped up by a Grants Pass-based father and son partnership and transformed into the latest franchise outlet of The Growler Guys, along with the first Stone Ridge Coffee shop. With a reputation across the Pacific Northwest as a growler fill station for 50-plus craft beverages on tap, a high-tech Crowler (on-demand tap beer in a can) and cozy fire pits on the patio, its no wonder this community hangout is drawing big interest.
The day we visited, there were 54 craft beers, 7 craft ciders, 5 Kombuchas, 1 Sangria and 1 Root Beer on tap. That line-up is a sure crowd pleaser for game fans (to go with the big screen), as well as hikers and runners looking for an energy boost. The company is also leading the way with niche collaborations, including the one of a kind on-tap sangria from Volcano Vineyard in Bend, and for those seeking a budget friendly caffeine kick, organic Equator coffee, roasted in Eugene.
Craft beer lovers are serious about getting their favorite suds to go, and now Ashlanders can also take their fix anywhere glass can’t go, with the Growler Guys canned answer, the Crowler. We asked Emily Jablonski, manager, to give us a peak at how it all comes together. Watch our short silent film to see how it’s done.
Drinks aren’t complete without the requisite menu of handy pub food and at Growler Guys that means pizza, wings and breadsticks of all sorts. This tap brewhouse is destined to clean up the pub scene in Southern Oregon.