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KAAROC MARATHON
growler station is a beer well informed and knowledgeable in investment was considerable, both dispensing system that utilizes a a variety of areas, particularly when it from a monetary standpoint and the filling process similar to filling a comes to determining how to spend training requirements. But it has paid keg, only doing it into a smaller their disposable income. So just being off because today, Karoc Marathon’s
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container. But a growler station in a convenience store in Sidney, Ohio?
A little over five years ago, people were wondering “what is a growler and what possessed a small convenience store to start pouring craft beer?” Some might think differentiation, and that would be partly true, but the main reason is today’s customers. They are
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different isn’t good enough.
Led by Jill Catanzarite, who
researched a variety of options for
over a year, the decision was made to purchase a growler filling station. The criteria for making the decision was two-fold: would it pique the customers’ interest and could the owners be passionate about the product? The
growler station in Sidney is not just a novelty, it is a destination.
“The uniqueness of the growler station is in the methodology for dispensing,” said Catanzarite. “Craft beer is poured from one of 16 taps into 64, 32, or 16-ounce bottles (referred
to as growlers). Unlike normal beer poured from a tap, a growler station





















































































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