Where to fill-up your Growler in Cape Town

You suddenly came to the realisation that you’re about to run out of your favourite lubrication – beer. You love beer, you want beer and you need more beer, pronto!

Not to worry, we’re here to help.

But first, let’s address the drunk elephant in the room.

What is a Growler?

According to our primitive research, out of the five random Capetonians we’ve asked, none knew what a beer growler was.

A growler is a large air-tight container used for the transport of beer back in the day. Though the origins of the container are unknown, the term ‘growler’ is said to have originated as a reference to the sound emitted from the bottle as a result of carbon dioxide escaping from the beer inside.

Today breweries offer growler refill programs, where patrons can bring washed beer growlers back to the brewery for guaranteed refills at a reduced price.

Ok, now that we’re all on the same pint, here’s a few places in and around Cape Town where you can buy or refill your beer growler.

Woodstock Brewery – Woodstock

Where: 252 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925

Buy a New Growler

R400 – Filled 2 Litre Branded Growler with Steel handle.
R350 – Filled 2 Litre Branded Growler with Glass handle.

Refill a Growler

R120 / 2 Litres – Refill Californicator
R100 / 2 Litres – Refill all other beers

You can also bring your own growler to fill.

Woodstock Brewery uses a Pegas growler filler that purges the oxygen in the growler replacing it with C02 before filling, ensuring a fresher, better tasting beer.

Jack Black’s Brewery – Diep  River

Where: 10 Brigid Rd, Diep River, Cape Town, 7945

Buy a New Growler

R100 – Empty 1.89 Litre Branded Growler with Glass handle.

Refill a Growler

R65 – R90 / 1.89 Litres

You can also bring your own growler to fill.

Stone Circle Brewery – Gardens

Where: Solan Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Buy a New Growler

R300 – Filled 2 Litre Branded Growler with Steel handle.

Refill a Growler

R120 / 2 Litres – Refill Blue Lotus IPA or Hallelujah Blonde
R100 / 2 Litres – Refill all other beers

You can also bring your own growler to fill.

Triggerfish Brewery – Somerset West

Where: 9 De Beers Ave, Paardevlei, Somerset West, 7130

You will have to bring your own growler, as they do not sell any yet.

Refill your Growler

R60 / 2 Litres

Ukhamba Beerworx – Woodstock

Where: The Palms Center, 145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

Ukhamba Beerworx opens on the 29th of July

Buy a New Growler

R50

Refill your Growler

R120 / 2 Litres

You can also bring your own growler to fill.

Zebonkey Brewery – Stellenbosch

Where: Cnr R44 and Muldersvlei Road, Stellenbosch

You will have to bring your own growler, as they do not sell any yet.

Refill your Growler

R120 / 2 Litres (filled from the tap line).

Before filling growlers, they first do a thorough sanitation/sterilisation of the bottle (for free).

Urban Brewing Co – Hout Bay

Where: 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7872

You will have to bring your own growler, as they do not sell any yet.

Refill your Growler

R150 / 2 Litres (filled from the tap line).

Brewers Co-op – Woodstock

Where: 135 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915

Join their Inner Circle Club and fill-up your growler with any of the 16 Beers and Ciders on tap, at half price during Hoppy Hour (Wednesdays to Friday days 16:30 – 18:00)

Refill your Growler

R120 – R160 / 2 Litres (filled from the tap line).

Drifter Brewing Co – Woodstock

Where: 156 Victoria Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7806

You can bring your own growler on Fridays from 17:00-21:00 for a fill-up.

Refill your Growler

R120 / 2 Litres (filled from the tap line).

Woodstock Liquors – Woodstock

Where: 175 Victoria Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925

If all else fails, head down to the newly re-vamped Woodstock Liquors. They provide a growler refill programme, with two rotational beers to choose from.

Buy a New Growler

R290 – Empty 2 Litre Woodstock Brewery Growler with Glass handle.
R350 – Empty 2 Litre Woodstock Brewery Growler with Steel handle.
R125 – Empty 2 Litre Jack Black’s Brewery Growler with Glass handle.
R75 – Empty 1 Litre Riot Brewery Growler, no handle

Refill your Growler

R100 – R120 / 2 Litres (filled from the tap line).

 

Do you know of other Growler Filling Stations in and around Cape Town? If so, send us the info and we’ll add it to the list.