Strike Down the Monopoly on Growler Beer Sales
  • Petitioned DC City Council

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Strike Down the Monopoly on Growler Beer Sales

    1. Petition by

      John Pitts

      Washington, DC

Beer lovers unite!

Last year, DC's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) allowed Class "B" Manufacturer to sell 64oz growlers of fresh beer for the first time.

Council-member Jim Graham has introduced legislation to expand growler sales, but instead of opening sales up to all beer retailers, his proposed law would limit growler sales to large "Class B" supermarkets such as Whole Foods--leaving the small neighborhood businesses you and I normally buy from out in the cold.

If you support local business and great beer, please sign this petition today and tell Council-member Graham to amend his Omnibus Alcohol Legislation to include ALL "Class B"'s and "A"s retailers.

The legislation is moving fast--if you want to make sure your favorite retailer can sell you fresh beer in a growler, it is urgent that you sign right away.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Justin Wyss-Gallifent WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      More flexibility, more options, better for the customers!

    • Phil Weiner WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      You have a choice in MD and VA. Selling house-brewed beer in reusable containers, aka “growlers” is a

      cornerstone of brewpub culture in the United States. Passing the

      Sustainable Bottle Amendment Act of 2011 would allow brewpubs to

      expand their market and be the final step in making Washington, DC a

      city know for great beer.

    • Soumik Pal WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      Fair beer for all

    • Kamolika Das MANALAPAN, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Support small businesses!

    • Carl Reeverts WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      I think that any beer store establishment should be able to sell beer for distribution via a growler. It hurts small businesses to not have this kind of sale available.


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