There was a time in the not-too-distant past when folks would wander down to their neighborhood brewery and come home with a pail or two of fresh beer. Today's growler industry was born from these humble beginnings. The Tin Bucket takes the practice and geeks it up with modern technology to insure every container they fill leaves fresh. This NoPo pit stop is on the bike route and a popular pause for cycling commuters needing a boost. The Bucket is filled with a great selection of bottle beers and ciders and sports 40 virtual tap handles for pints and growlers.
The filling stations are a Jetsons-like operation imported to PDX from down south. The high-tech nature of recycling your container for beer refills pairs perfectly with Portland's sustainability culture. The selection is ever-evolving and the staff is up-to-speed on taste profiles and beer trivia. There are a few tables in this small space to sample and ponder what to take home. Just don't leave empty growler-ed.