DUCK, NORTH CAROLINA
On the northernmost end of Dare County and practically next door to similarly beer-centric coffeehouse Sweet T’s, GROWLERS TO GO opened Memorial Day 2017. Placed in the middle of a small downtown mall at Duck Road, this combination beer-wine store and localized draught beer joint promotes Carolina’s finest microbrews as well as some splendid national brands.
A yellow-wooded serving station at the back serves 48 tapped selections. One front table with four chairs offers relaxation for customers and the side walls hold bottled-canned offerings. Selling keggers to local denizens aids outside consumption.
On my mid-July ’18 perusal, I found five previously untried brews on tap and bought a six-pack of newbies to go. Got to quaff 4-ounce samplers of Ballast Point Peach Kolsch, Gizmo Fake News New England IPA, Railhouse Ka-bar Brown Ale, Trinity Chilly Water Porter and Coelacanth Kopimanis Milk Stout (all reviewed in Beer Index).
A definite beer destination for connoisseurs and dabblers alike, Growlers To Go’s a fine vacation stop.