That's right: the brewery's Ad Astra Ale, Wheat State Golden, Oatmeal Stout and Copperhead Pale Ale (along with various seasonal offerings) will soon be on sale at a liquor store near you and on tap across the two-state area. But it's safe to assume that locals will continue to lug their growlers into the Brewery itself, since they are more eco-friendly and also because we have grown so attached to our growlers that many of us have given them pet names.
Richard: "I call my growler 'Growly.'"
Chip: "Is that a subtle reference to the Simpsons' line, 'I call the big one 'bitey.'"
For a fine article on growlers, check out this piece from the NY-Times, which examines their ever-growing popularity in the hipster enclaves of Brooklyn and contains this great line from a hipster entrepreneur: "Growlers have been around since Christ was a child."
Captain Chanute: "I'm rarely seen on the streets of Brooklyn when I'm not drinking the local swill fresh from my favorite growler."
Tuesdays are for Lost geeks, so the rest of you "normal" folks can stop reading now (not that you've been reading anyway, judging from recent entries) and go back to doing whatever it is that "normal" people do, such as having sex or talking about American Idol.
Tonight's episode (6.5) is Jack-centric and titled "Lighthouse." But most of the talkbacks, as always, concern the Smoke Monster.
Let's see what Crow3711 thinks: "Ben "Controlling" Smokie Is A Different Bag of Marbles. That's one thing I still don't understand. Do you guys remember the episodes surrounding that encounter? First, Ben, faced with possible death, still INSISTS he knows nothing about the monster one episode. The next episode, he disappears into a room hidden inside a Dharma house (which never made sense to me...did Dharma know about it? Did the others build the hidden room after the took over post-purge? Why is that room in Dharma-ville?) pulls the plug on an ancient toilet, and Smokie comes charging in Freight Train style, like we've never seen. Then Ben says he lied about the Monster. Except..clearly he really didnt, cause he obviously doesn't know a fucking thing about Smokie/MiB or even Jacob. That whole series of events is baffling. The real question comes to, was Smokie playing with them still and only came to their aid on his own accord, and the toilet was coincidence, or being a "prisoner" in some way, is he actually forced at times, when certain things happen, to go and protect and serve etc? I think his prisoner status has to have something to do with why he answered the toilet bowl, right?"
Chip: "I think the toilet bowl is a potent symbol of the show being shitty. Get a life, geeks!"