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# 242686 9-Nov-2018 11:40
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You know, the 1 litre PET bottles you get filled with draft beer at the pub or offie to take home... there are a thousand names for these, what do you call them?





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  # 2122662 9-Nov-2018 11:41
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Pub Pet usually.


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  # 2122673 9-Nov-2018 12:12
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I thought you meant taking the dogs to the pub.






 
 
 
 


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  # 2122714 9-Nov-2018 13:46
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  # 2122719 9-Nov-2018 13:52
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  # 2122724 9-Nov-2018 14:01
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Interesting little read here:

 

https://www.soba.org.nz/what-is-a-growler/

 

I think in some places (Aus?) they call the 1 litre ones squealers and larger ones growlers?

 

 


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  # 2122726 9-Nov-2018 14:03
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Hmm Growler to me is something else... Checkout urban dictionary if you dont know what it means...


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  # 2122768 9-Nov-2018 14:25
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The glass 1l ones i call firkins, the 2l glass growlers.

 

Good George call their 936mm glass bottles squealers.

 

Not sure about the PET ones.





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  # 2122772 9-Nov-2018 14:32
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Amosnz:

 

The glass 1l ones i call firkins, the 2l glass growlers.

 

Good George call their 936mm glass bottles squealers.

 

Not sure about the PET ones.

 

 

 

 

There was (is?) a pub in London, can't remember the name, might have been the Frog & Firkin that sold Tshirts that said "Frog Od's Sake, Buy Me a Firkin Pint".





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  # 2122773 9-Nov-2018 14:35
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I still remember back when my Dad use to get his glass ones filled at the pub referring to them as Flagons. I still consider them as flagons even though I know the commonly used term (the one I've heard the most anyway) is growler.

 

Here's a pic of my growler..a 64oz beauty from Drinktanks. Mine has a sugar skull image on the side of it and the 2 cups that come with it to celebrate Day of the Dead.

 

 

 

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  # 2122791 9-Nov-2018 15:19
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To me its been always been 1L = Flagon, 2-2.25L = Rigger. At least that's whats in my mind. The term Growler, to me at least, is a more recent thing, like past decade/15 years. I've been hearing/using Flagon and Rigger, mostly Rigger, since the 90s.

 

Growlers, also, tend to have handles where as Flagons and Riggers don't. At least that's the distinction in my head.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2122792 9-Nov-2018 15:22
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Large Bottle and Very Large Bottle are generally what I call them...





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  # 2122797 9-Nov-2018 15:30
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I tend to refer to them as either riggers or flagon's.

 

 

 

On a slightly related note, for those that like a crafty drop, a place (Mean Doses) on Tory St in wellington is\was selling Stainless Steel vessels. 1L and 2L growlers and a 2L mini keg.


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  # 2122883 9-Nov-2018 16:58
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Jonski:

 

There was (is?) a pub in London, can't remember the name, might have been the Frog & Firkin that sold Tshirts that said "Frog Od's Sake, Buy Me a Firkin Pint".

 

 

Yep, in Notting Hill. 

 

I was a frequent patron on Saturday nights.  They had an Australian guy called Tim Barton playing covers.

 

No longer there sadly, turned into apartments like  so many English pubs.

 

Kept the t-shirt for nostalgia's sake though.

 

 

 

 

PS - A firkin is a 9 gallon barrel or cask.





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  # 2122898 9-Nov-2018 17:57
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Jonski: there are a thousand names for these, what do you call them?

Horrible flat beer as I recall.

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Flagons. Isnt growler an American term?

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