Update: May 12, 2015
With well over 1,000 growlers returned so far from locations near and far, Town Hall has extended the campaign through May 17. They estimate over 1,700 are currently in their possession and expect to hit 2,000 total.
Growlers returned will be directed back to their original breweries if possible, or recycled for those less feasible. Metro area breweries have been especially popular, with outstate Minnesota and Wisconsin containers also heavily represented, but they have also received growlers from distant breweries such as California’s Russian River and Pizza Port as well. “We are enthused by the response,” says brewery co-founder Pete Rifakes, “but we aren’t surprised—this program reflects the popularity of the craft beer movement in Minnesota.”
If empty growlers clinking around in your trunk or cluttering up your basement is starting to get old, Town Hall Brewery has just the thing for you.
Town Hall’s Growler Spring Clean Program works like this: for every empty growler—regardless of its originating brewery—you bring in to have recycled at Town Hall, 1430 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, from April 27 to May 17, you’ll earn a $4 gift card or a $4 discount on a fresh Town Hall growler. The more you bring in, the more you earn. Each growler also earns you an entry into a variety of prize giveaways, including a free growler every month for a year, a private Town Hall Brewery tour for eight, a bowling party for four at Town Hall Lanes, and more.
Following May 17, for the remainder of the month Town Hall will continue accepting growlers for recycling in exchange for $4 discounts on its growlers.
People are also encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #RefillTownHall and include a photo of the empty growlers they’re returning to be eligible for other prizes.