“I have taken more out of alcohol
than alcohol has taken out of me.”


Vessel of Choice

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No exercises in futility here as the High Octane Growler gang tackle the mystery behind head (the kind on top of your beer), and whether craft beer tastes better out of a bottle or a can – so prepare to defend the turf of your vessel of choice.

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Return of the Growler

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Look, things got busy. We’re sorry we didn’t call. But hey, after a two-year layoff Tommy and the gang are back with brand new beer-friendly material to share, including why you should always drink beer out of a glass – you beer heathen you.

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Is Mad Men About to Kill Megan Draper?

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Fans of Mad Men have been speculating for years the series will end with Don Draper’s death. But given the show’s current 1969 setting and several less-than-subtle hints, the Mad Men writers could very well be concocting a nasty surprise for Megan Draper instead.

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Love, Marriage and Beer

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High Octane Growler host Tommy Hough welcomes back Scott Slonaker and Frederick von Tank of The Others, as the Growler delves into issues of love, marriage, and kids. But fear not, we haven’t completely jettisoned our irresponsible side.

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Beer Term: Cabbagelike

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If it’s in your beer, someone did it wrong. Cabbagelike equals fail. And sure, a botched cabbagelike vat of beer may sound gross, but when you’re really thirsty you’d be surprised at what you can put away.

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The More You Know (The Spider Show)

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Savage and Tipsy No, it’s not a new TV cop show – although we’ll keep the name. We could’ve called this edition of High Octane Growler The Spider Show, but we didn’t want to scare away the […]

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The Pen Is Mightier

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We brought “out of retirement” our friend and former Stone Brewing Distribution King Philip Smith for this edition of High Octane Growler, along with host Tommy Hough, “returning champion” Garett Michaels, and Growler newbie Curt Kruse.

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