I like my beer on draft. No brew served from bottle or can compares to a fresh draw.
And while living in Goshen brings the blessings of quiet surroundings, it delivers the curse of being nowhere near a good draft beer.
So to address the problem, my wife and I have for the past few years used growlers, filled at stores or brewpubs: a good idea both from a cost savings and freshness standpoint. For around $10, you can get a growler that will yield four American pints (16 ounces) for $2.50 a pour—$2 to $3 less than what you pay at local microbrewery.
Problem is, once you’ve opened that growler, you’re committed to either drinking those four beers or wasting them—a sin indeed!—or drinking more than one, which we don’t like to do on “school nights” anyway. Weekends are a different story.