|The new Red liquor store in Clarksville|
A new liquor store called Red has opened in Clarksville a few doors down from the Roots organic market. It's one of the classy stores. Wood paneling and pretty displays like im Wine in Fulton or Columbia Palace Wine & Spirits. Not metal shelves and piled cases like some other places.
But I'm far from an expert on wine or liquor. My knowledge and my tolerance are too low. Red looked nice. The folks said they pick wines that are organic or has some other positive-sounding traits. I don't know what that means, but they said it means the selection differs from many other places. Last month, Lane Page wrote a short profile of Red in Howard Magazine with the awesome idea of "Yappy Hour" events pairing Red with the Bark pet store next door.
My question is about growlers. Can I now buy a growler and have it filled at any Maryland liquor store? (Update: See the answer to my question below from Trip Klaus. I should have just emailed him directly before I posted!)
Red sells beer in growlers, including a Jailbreak Brewery beer that I thought about trying. But I have never bought a growler because my tolerance is low and because I thought growlers could only be filled by the store that sold them. I certainly can't see myself going back to single store enough to warrant the purchase.
But the Red sales woman said they can fill any growlers as long as they're the right size and have the legal warning on them. If that's true, I might take the plunge. It might be fun to explore a bit when I have people coming over.