Growlers Vs. Six-Packs

Whether it's the Winter Olympics, the Academy Awards or a President's Day Party, everyone knows that it’s bad form to show up empty-handed to an event—even if it's just in your friends' living room. And an armful of freshly chilled ale rarely rouses complaints from the crowd. But at the end of evening, when it's time to pick up the "dead soldiers"—not to mention the chip bags, dip and paper plates—we may well wish we'd brought more sustainable snacks.  So when we look at the environmental impacts associated with beer, we need to include the impacts related to its packaging. For a comparison that brings this to a head, we looked at growlers and six packs.