In case you've been dreaming of opening your fridge one day to find a massive jug of locally made craft beer, you're in luck: Craft and Growler, "the first growler-centric shop in Dallas", is now open in Fair Park with limited hours (and not a moment too soon, what with the impending holiday on the horizon).
Growlers, for the uninitiated, are large reusable containers used for getting draft beer from the tap to your fridge. Whole Foods began offering a growler program last summer, and some local breweries will fill them for customers, but Craft and Growler is the city's first establishment whose business is focused on the growler concept. The shop has a variety of snazzy-looking containers for your beer, in materials from glass and ceramic to aluminum. Of course, if you'd rather enjoy your beer on the premises, you can do that, too—Craft and Growler is also a bar. A majority of the brews on offer are locally made, from Firewheel, Deep Ellum, Peticolas, Four Corners, Revolver, Lakewood, Franconia, and Rahr, but there's also a smaller variety of national craft selections from Dogfish Head, Clownshoes, Saint Arnold and the like.
Craft and Growler is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today through Sunday (except Thursday, when they're closed for the holiday).
· Get Good Beer To-Go at Craft and Growler in Fair Park [CultureMap Dallas]
· Craft and Growler [Facebook]