“Most Innovative Concept in Franchising”

Growler USA®America’s Microbrew Pub combines America’s rocketing interest in craft beer with the power of franchising. Growler USA was designed from its inception to be an easy addition to multi-unit portfolios or a perfect transition into franchising for new operators.

We provide the best hand-crafted beverages through a visually stunning display of up to 100 taps, with an emphasis on local microbrews. These beverages are complemented by delicious, select cuisine in a comfortable, beautifully-designed neighborhood atmosphere.

The craft beer franchise won the 2015 Breaking the Mold award at The Entrepreneur’s Source annual convention, recognized as, “a brand that re-defined the standard for its industry.”

Growler USA gives this growing consumer market an upscale environment optimizing social interaction. Our franchisees enjoy leading-edge technology that eases operations and maximizes results from marketing programs.

Growler USA serves only hand-crafted beverages, including draught wine, ciders and non-alcoholic selections. All Brew Specialists are Cicerone®  Certified Beer Servers, meaning they carry the industry badge as a beer expert, eager to make recommendations and personalize the guest experience.

Growler USA is a neighborhood gathering place. Decor, food menus, suppliers and ties to community causes are localized. Music and event volumes are kept at levels enhancing conversation. Our Microbrew Pubs are bright, open and interesting. Our kitchen is small and easy to operate. We leave brewing to the brewers–most of whom are local entrepreneurs.

We found a way to support and celebrate American entrepreneurialism while strengthening local communities. And the really good news is: We built it around the beer those communities already produce.

Member - International Franchise Association

VetFranMember - Brewer's AssociationMember - American Homebrewer's Association


Member - National Restaurant Association

Our Story

In 2013, a group of lifelong entrepreneurs who had worked together successfully before in franchising “got the band back together” to identify the ideal franchise concept for today’s market. After exhaustive market research on leading industries, consumer and lifestyle trends, and analysis of innovative offerings in the franchise market, this group discovered the craft beer industry. The Growler USA Executive Team created a new experience–the “microbrew pub”–in a rapidly expanding market.

Growler USA microbrew pubs are currently operating in 10 locations throughout the United States. More than 50 additional pubs have been awarded and are expected to open in 2017-2018. Franchise headquarters are in the Denver, Colorado, area–a wonderful place to live, visit, and/or open a craft beer franchise.