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May 2016

What is a Growler

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What Is a Beer Growler?

Jeff Flowers explains it best:

”Simply put, a beer growler is a container or vessel that is used for the transport of beer. It can also be described as an air-tight jug, typically made out of glass, ceramic or stainless steel that allows you to take draft beer from one place to another without a degradation of quality.

A Quick History of Growlers

The origin of the term “growler” is the subject of debate, and likely, the true story will never be known. But as the story goes, in the latter half of the 1800’s, growlers referred to metal pails that were used to transport beer from the local tavern to an individual’s home.

There are those who believe the term arose from the sound that the pail’s cover made from the escaping carbon dioxide, while others believed the growling came from another source.

The latter belief is that either the bartender or the customer would be responsible for the growling, as the bartender was supposed to fill the half-gallon container with only a pint of beer, while the customer wanted to get a pail that had much more than just a pint. Whichever party was left dissatisfied would “growl” about the issue, hence the very apt term.

There was actually a period of time in which the use of growlers was outlawed, mainly stemming from the fact that children were often sent out to pick up a pail full of beer for their father. This chain of custody issue caused alarm in many of the same types of people who worked in support of prohibition, and the alarm led many cities to outlaw the use of these containers altogether. The beer growler eventually regained popularity, and the present form of container is among the most widely used for transporting craft beer from its source. “

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Growler Intrinsic Brewpub


Crawfish Boil & Beer Release Party

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beer mug with crawfish  on white background

beer mug with crawfish on white background

Crawfish Boil & Beer Release Party
As many of you have heard, we are hosting an all you can eat crawfish boil on our giant patio this weekend.

Here is where it gets awesome:
Tamarind Habanero Ale is back! Be one of the first to try the latest version. Get your ticket online and save $5 AND your first round is on us.

Here is where it gets more awesomer:
We are also releasing Craft Micheladas. We will make a michelada with any beer on tap! Think about the amazing options that will continually rotate:
Short Schwarz Michelada
Tamarind Habanero Michelada
ooooh and Tara Smoked Lager Michelada

Hope to see you there. Get tickets:

Here is where it gets most awesomest: be sure to stick around for the Acoustic Kleptos starting at 7pm

Cash and Elvis

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The Stardom Entertainments production of Cash and the King, starring Bennie Wheels and Kraig Parker, is just a month away. I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the show.
A Meet “n” Greet is scheduled following the event at the INTRINSIC Smokehouse & Brewery and everyone is invited. INTRINSIC is located in old historic Downtown Garland, just a couple doors east of the Plaza. They will be serving up handcrafted beers and an after-hours menu. Slow smoked BBQ plus other goodies will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis before the Cash and the King show. INTRINSIC makes everything fresh daily and never serves items from previous days. That’s why that run out of items daily.

So plan on really good BBQ before the show and a fun Meet’n’Greet following the show.

Chase & Elvis Poster

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Lots going on in Visit Garland, TX Downtown Garland this weekend!

State Street Pub & Grillt is hosting a Rib Competition

Resurrected Designs is hosting The Urban Flea by Resurrected Designs with free test drives by Prestige Ford

There is more shopping to do at Trims and Treasures On Main across the street.

Good Samaritans of Garland, Inc., Square Food Truck, Save The World Brewing Co., and Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery are teaming up for a #TapTakeover and can food drive.
Generator is having its first Brunch Sunday starting at 9am!!!!! sam flyer Intrinsic Brewing

New Beers!

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We have 2 new beers in our tap room. The first is a Schwarzbeir (German Black Lager) we call Short Schwarz.
Who drinks Short Schwarz? YOU drink Short Schwarz!

Short Schwarz

Second we have a very special American Brown Ale named Tree House. This is the beer that started it all. A recipe formulated over years of homebrewing by our dear friend Landon.
Tree house