Originally Posted by ButteryMuffins
I've never been to the Boulder Creek brewery - I'll have to check it out. been to the Los Gatos brewing Co mentioned above and that was pretty good. Does Rock Bottom really fill growlers from other places?
I didnt think that was allowed...
Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer and don't even play one on TV or the internet.
My understanding in CA is it's allowed to refill a growler as long as it does not have a label indicating the contents are something other than what it is. I.e., if it said Pliny the Elder on it, it couldn't be filled with something else. But having a logo from another brewery is apparently not considered the contents label.
I've only had one brewpub in CA refuse to refill a growler that wasn't from their pub (in Santa Cruz).
I was at Stone Brewery and they had large glass refillable containers bigger than 64 oz with "Arrogant Bastard Ale" on the label and they said they could only fill it with Arrogant Bastard Ale.