Lubbock beer enthusiasts rejoice! Growler USA® Kitchen & Taphouse is pleased to announce the grand opening of the brand’s first Lubbock area location on Friday, August 2, from 4:00pm-12:00am in the Canyon West Shopping Center (6030 Marsha Sharp Freeway). Featuring an eye-popping 100 craft beers on tap, the pub exclusively pours American-made brews that are thoughtfully selected from local and regional breweries, giving guests the ability to try IPAs, ales and pilsners from around the country without ever having to leave Lubbock’s city limits. The grand opening event will feature swag bag giveaways for the first 100 customers as well as onsite support through the weekend from local favorites, The Brewery LBK and Two Docs Brewing Company. Additional breweries onsite over the grand opening weekend include Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Karbach Brewing Company, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company and Wasatch Brewing Company. Guests can enjoy one dollar off any on-tap products of the breweries listed above Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4. Diabetes is a cause the pubowners care deeply about and, as such, one dollar from each beer sold Friday through Sunday on grand opening weekend will be donated to the American Diabetes Association’s West Texas Region. Grand opening activities continue through Growler USA Lubbock’s first month in business as the pub’s first 2,000 customers will be given tickets redeemable for different drawings in August. Drawing prizes include a JBL Bluetooth speaker, growlers, t-shirts, ‘Drink Local’ pilsner glasses, vouchers for free growler fills, coozies and bottle openers. Growler USA Lubbock’s extensive tap list is complemented by a newly developed menu of signature lunch and dinner items, featuring twists on American-fare favorites such as the Crafted Fried Chicken Sandwich, Growler Nachos, Brewben and Bromance Burger. In addition to microbrew beer, the pub also serves wines, hard ciders and other non-alcoholic craft beverages. The Lubbock pub is owned and operated by the husband and wife duo of Griffin and Jessica Ice, who are both Texas natives and alumni of Texas Tech University (Class of ’09 and ‘07, respectively). "Our personal passion for craft beer is what led us into the industry, but it was Growler USA’s commitment to preserving the integrity of the beer, ensuring it is served and enjoyed exactly as the brewer intended, that solidified our decision to become Growler USA franchise owners,” said Jessica. Griffin added, “We can’t wait for guests to experience beers from other regions and sample our unique culinary pub favorites in a comfortable, welcoming environment that reflects our beloved Lubbock community.” Growler USA is dedicated to providing a premium craft kitchen and beer experience, and believes craft beverage makers have a specific intent for how their product is to be enjoyed. Growler USA’s True to the Brew™ ideology ensures each brewer’s vision for their product is honored from the moment kegs arrive at the pub to the instant the product is enjoyed by Growler’s guests. That approach includes Cicerone® Certified Beer Server training for all servers and “beertenders.” With locations in Austin, Friendswood, Katy and The Colony, the state of Texas is home to the most Growler USA pubs nationwide, leaving no speculation as to whether or not residents of The Lone Star State have acquired the taste for craft beer. The new Growler USA Lubbock location will surely tap West Texas’ budding craft beer culture. Lubbock’s Growler USA pub is open Monday-Thursday from 11:00am-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-12:00am and Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm. For more information about the pub, please call (806) 368-7882 or visit www.GrowlerUSALubbock.com. About Growler USA Growler USA® Kitchen & Taphouse started in 2014 as a neighborhood gathering place dedicated to offering only American-made craft brews complemented by a chef-driven menu of signature lunch and dinner items. With up to 100 craft beers on tap, as well as cocktails, hard cider, draught wine, and Kombucha tea, Growler USA offers something for everyone. Growler USA partners with local and regional microbreweries and employs expert beertenders and a True to the Brew™ ideology to provide guests a premium craft kitchen and beer experience. For more information, visit GrowlerUSA.com. To learn more about franchising opportunities, visit GrowlerUSAFranchise.com.