Craft Station

Say whaaaaaat?

5 Hours ago, Audrina Bigos reported (@AudrinaBigos) via FOX’s Charlotte, NC affiliate that certain South Carolina gas stations are now offering rotating taps to fill up growlers or 6-packs of resuable 12-ounce bottles.

This endeavor is put on by a company called Craft Beer Exchange, and they’re operating exclusively through Sunoco APlus stores in New York and now in South Carolina. For those of you lucky enough to be in either area, here is a list of the 42 New York locations and 4 in South Carolina.

I admit that this could be solid grounds for a “Drunk Conterdrunk”, but I think I’m all in favor of this one. While people are raising questions about whether this promotes drunk driving or makes alcohol more accessible to minors, I don’t think it makes a difference. CBE isn’t providing beer to any gas stations that didn’t already have it.

The way I see it, it’s green and it gives people greater accessibility to good beer (not to mention the fact that it provides another outlet for local brands to promote themselves.

Since Cali is populated by eco-freaks, snobs, and eco-snobs, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s only a short time until I can fill up my growler along with my tank (obviously stole that wordplay from every other article reporting on this).


~Don Julian

BONUS IRRELEVANT NEWSPIECE (via Beerpulse) Frederick, MD brewer Flying Dog is releasing a limited edition Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout. It is actually brewed with oysters and proceeds go to the Oyster Recovery Partnership, a charitable organization that “actively promotes, supports and restores oysters for ecologic and economic purposes” (I’m sure raising money for oyster restoration by brewing beer with oysters isn’t as counterproductive as it sounds).

And, I mean… ya’ know… that name kinda rocks.



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