Photo courtesy of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co

Photo courtesy of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co.

Untapped Potential: Retailers Dabble in the Draft Beer Space

Retailers are delighting beer enthusiasts with growler pours of hard-to-find brews

As a small operation, Pittsburgh-based East End Brewing Co. doesn’t have the capacity to bottle its Big Hop IPA, Monkey Boy Hefeweizen and Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale for retail distribution.

“The primary issue is space,” founder Scott Smith told SN. “We have limited brewing capacity and never had room for a packaging line.”

But what the microbrewer lacks in resources it more than makes up for in quality and local appeal. At least that’s what

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