AACEA Oregon: Growler Fillin’ Oregon Alcohol Server Permit Requirements + A Little History!
If filling growlers is one of your job responsibilities – whether you work at a restaurant/bar, liquor store, brewery, grocery store, or anywhere else – you will need to take a certified Alcohol Seller/Server Training course to get an Oregon Alcohol Server Permit. This will ensure you are compliant with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s (OLCC’s) laws and regulations.
The OLCC defines a growler as a refillable, securely-covered container that is sold to a consumer at retail, can hold up to two gallons or less, and is used to transport beer, wine or cider. If you’re curious about the history of growlers, you can check out a brief history lesson below!
The exact origination of the word “growler” is hard to pinpoint, but there are several theories as to how the term was deemed – it’s up to you to choose the one that resonates most with you! But then again... why can't they all be true?
Theory #1: The term “Growler” is derived from the “growling” sound the CO2 in beer makes as it sloshes around inside a closed container while in motion.
Theory #2: The term “Growler” is derived from the “growling” of customers that resulted from bartenders and customers arguing about how much beer should be poured into their growler.
Theory #3: The term “Growler” is derived from the “growling” of customers’s stomachs as they awaited their beer.
There you have it! A few potential theories as to how the term “growler” came about.
If you are ready to get started with your training, we welcome you to sign up for our OLCC approved online Oregon Alcohol Server Permit course whenever is most convenient for you!