Thursday, June 10, 2010


July 4 is GROWLER INDEPENDENCE DAY in Indiana. We urge you to come and celebrate at NABC’s Bank Street Brewhouse.

Americans know that July 4 is Independence Day, a day to recognize and celebrate the founding principles of democracy with picnics, beer, music, beer, fireworks, beer … well, we all know the drill, and look forward to a day of summertime outdoor fun.

This year, July 4 is an even better day in Indiana. It will be the first Sunday ever for legal carry-out growler sales, i.e., 64-oz glass draft beer containers. We’re calling it Growler Independence Day, and NABC’s Bank Street Brewhouse (415 Bank Street in downtown New Albany) is celebrating Growler Independence Day with a special Sunday plan of operations.

***We’ll be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, with Bank Street GM Stephen Powell and Roger “Potable Curmudgeon” Baylor manning the NABC taps. Come bring your empty growlers to be refilled, or buy the new growlers you need: For most of our beers, two growlers for $17.76, plus tax, either new or refilled. Be fully beer-ready for your July 4 afternoon and evening festivities. Normal Sunday hours (Noon – 8:00 p.m.) will resume on July 11.

***Bank Street’s renowned Bloody Mary Bar will run for the duration of these special Growler Independence Day hours on Sunday, July 4.

***There’ll be hourly giveaways of $17.76 Bank Street gift certificates. You must be present at some point during the day to register.

***Although Chef Josh’s kitchen will be closed, we’ll be grilling exciting new contemporary versions of NABC’s famous burnt weenie sandwiches. Just don’t ask us what this means, at least quite yet.

Have a snack, drink a beer or a designer Bloody Mary, fill your growlers, and enjoy Growler Independence Day on Sunday, July 4.


Remember: Regular Sunday hours at Bank Street will resume on July 11, and Sunday NABC growler sales are a permanent feature of the downtown operation from that point on.

Note also that on the Indiana side of the Ohio, Bank Street Brewhouse will be the only establishment permitted to sell carry-out beer on Sunday, with the closest Indiana breweries being in Aurora (east), Columbus (north) and Evansville (west).

For future Sunday reference, also note that NABC’s friends at the River City Winery (321 Pearl Street) are legally allowed to sell carry-out bottles of their wine on Sunday, too. That’s a win-win for Sundays in downtown New Albany.

Finally: Beginning on July 1, and constituting the small price we've had to pay for independence, carry-out sales of alcoholic beverages in Indiana, including growlers at a brewery, must be accompanied by an driver's license showing proof of age. Whether you're 21 or 81, you must show ID to buy a growlers, or we cannot serve you. This isn't our rule. It's Indiana's. Your cooperation and understanding are appreciated.

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