1. What is this place about?
City Swiggers is a beer store and a tap room in one. We have about 30 seats with tables for those who want to enjoy a pint or a flight on premises. And we have about 1000 beers in cans and bottles (to go) on the shelves. Check out our tap list at our home page or on the black board on the wall across from the bar in the store. As for the shelf selections, we have domestic beers in the front (west wall, sorted by region/brewery) and imports and ciders in the back. The coolers have a little of everything, sorted by style--again, imports and ciders in the back.
2. How long has City Swiggers been open?
City Swiggers has been running continuously since November 1, 2011.
3. How many shelf beers do you have?
We have nearly 17,000 beers, ciders, and meads in our database, so far, with about 1000 available on our shelves at any one time.
4. I have my own growler; will you fill it?
We'll fill almost almost any growler. A hi-foam beer (eg.: Hefeweizen) in a growler with with a narrow neck may be rejected; just too much beer waste with these circumstances.
5. How much is a City Swiggers growler if I need to buy one?
$5 +tax for the 64-oz. bottle (4 pints) and $3 +tax for the 32-oz. bottle (2 pints).
6. How long does beer stay fresh in a growler?
First, always keep your growler beer refrigerated. You should plan to open your growler within a couple of days (stouts and high-alcohol beeers perhaps a day or two longer). Once you open it, you should try to drink it up. As soon as your beer is exposed to oxygen it will rapidly begin to go flat.
7. How often do you change your taps?
We rotate them out one-by-one as they become depleted (we say, "kicked"). Our tap list changes almost completely every 10 to 12 days or so. And it is rare that the same beer will go up in place on any one tap, or ever. Lesson: You can count on our beers to be fresh but, indeed, ever-changing.
8. May I drink a bottle on premises?
We encourage people to drink from the taps, but if you must, we have sliding corkage fees on top of the price of your bottle:
=> $3 extra on any beer under 17 ounces
=> $5 extra on any beer over 17 ounces
=> $2 extra for gluten-free beer (because these are never available on tap)
=> no extra charge for purchased soft drinks from a bottle drunk on premises
9. What are your hours?
We're open 7 days a week. Noon-9:30 pm.