The Bridgeport Ale House on Hawthorne will now fill growlers from other establishments! A few days ago I got this email from the restaurant manager:
I want to thank you for your input.
After you posited the growler idea on the portlandbeer.org blog last week, I did indeed research the issue.
What follows is our revised policy (I can't speak for the Pub downtown, so this is representative of the Ale House on Hawthorne.):
Starting immediately, we will fill other brewery’s growlers as well as our own. We will charge the price of our growler refill ($11.00). We will not fill mason jars, and the price is subject to change at any time.
I’m really excited that our policy is expanding--thanks in large part to your input--so please come in and fill those growlers!
I wouldn't mind if they filled mason jars also -- those wide mouths are easier to fill -- and for the sake of the west-siders I hope the Bridgeport Mothership will also lighten up. But personally, I'm all set now. I can just take my Roots growler down the street and get the fresh stuff from the Ale House.