We're all tired of buying growlers because we forgot ours at home. Enter the Crowler—a 32-ounce tallerboy of tap-to-can goodness that is quickly taking the craft-beer world by storm. Developed by the Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado, the on-demand cans are quick, cheap and a great way to savor something rare in its most brewery-fresh state. With the Crowler well-suited for beaches and bike trails where glass is a pain, a growing number of Portland bars and breweries are putting them on offer.
Here are some spots that carry the new can-do.
213 SW Broadway, 295-1004,
Everything on the tap list is available to go, unless it's extremely limited. Crowlers typically cost $8, but can be more expensive for rarer beer.
Caps N' Taps
337 NE 4th Ave., Camas, Wash., 360-210-7244, capsntapscamas.com.
This place will fill anything on tap. Prices range from $9 to $15, depending on the beer.
79 NE Roberts Ave., Gresham, 545-4301, thebestbotteshop.com.
Charlie's will crowl anything available in growlers. The cost is half the price of a growler fill, plus $1 for the can.
The Growler Guys
816 SE 8th Ave., 971-255-0715, thegrowlerguys.com; other Portland locations.
They have 50 taps, and the first 48 are available for crowlers, at the same cost as a 32-ounce fill.
3028 NE Sandy Blvd., 284-0987, hollywoodbeverage.com.
They have 22 taps, all available for Crowlers. It's $1.25 per can, plus the cost of a 32-ounce fill.
670 N Russell St., 971-271-8151, labrewatory.com.
They showcase this new piece of equipment along with the rest.
40 N State St., Lake Oswego, 344-4449, stickmenbeer.com.
They will crowl anything—sour and barrel-aged included—except for extremely limited releases. Price varies by beer.
15735 SE Happy Valley Town Center Drive, Happy Valley, 971-271-2099, valleygrowlers.com.
The Clackamas County shop has 42 taps, and will can everything except rare releases.