The GrowlerStop, a craft beer filling station in the Newtown Shell Gas Station in Cincinnati, is adding eight beer taps because of demand. The business -- considered the first of its kind in Ohio -- opened in October with 10 taps.
The GrowlerStop also is considering expanding to other locations in the city.
“In our first couple months, the business saw much greater demand than we anticipated," Blaine Bacher, general manager of The GrowlerStop and WagsPark Shell Station, said in a news release. "My initial concerns revolved around our ability to go through beers fast enough to keep it fresh, but demand has been so good the concern has now turned to local breweries keeping up with us."
The GrowlerStop also is growing its selection of bottled craft beers and adding a draft root beer for people seeking something non-alcoholic.
The business is buying beer in larger quantities. Buying beer from local breweries in half-barrels instead of sixth-barrels keeps cost down while still providing an increased selection, the news release says.
"Our expansion allows us to keep our best-selling options, like Rhinegest's Truth IPA or 50 West's Thirty-Thirty Seven, on tap, on a regular basis, while still providing the variety of new and one-off brews that make the process dynamic for us and the customer," Bacher said.
The growler station uses The Pegas CraftTap, a pouring system from Rack Draft Services.