The Tri-Cities #1 Bottle Shop and Growler Bar
The Bucket Trade IS BEER! The Tri-Cities #1 Bottle Shop and Growler Bar in Chester, VA. Your one stop for craft beer, growlers and provisions. We have 16 taps featuring both international and national rotating taps by style and the best Virginia beers and hard cider. We have beer on draft by the glass, growler fills and 400 bottles and cans to choose from for here or to go. We also sell kegs to go and have wine by the bottle and glass.
What does that name mean? Before Prohibition and before bottles and cans became widespread, if you wanted beer outside of a bar it was put into a bucket. The buckets of beer were then taken to the thirsty by “bucket boys”, usually carrying several on a pole. This process was called the “bucket trade”. This eventually led to the “growler” which we know and love today!
Now more than ever, bars across the U.S. showcase the wide array of offerings from the more than 3,000 breweries in operation throughout the country today. To help navigate the nation for some of the best places to imbibe, CraftBeer.com—the Brewers Association (BA) website for beer lovers—surveyed its audience for its annual list of Great American Beer Bars.
More than 19,000 craft beer fans cast over 3,400 nominations for better beer bars this year. Once nominations were collected, the field was then narrowed to the 10 most-nominated bars in each of the five regions of the country. We were selected as a Top Ten Great American Beer Bar in the South Region.