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Growler Gallery & Wine Bar Hours

Wednesday: 3 PM - 10 PM

Thursday: 3 PM – 10 PM

Friday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Saturday: 11 AM – 10 PM

Sunday: 11 AM – 7 PM

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FAQs

Frequently Axed Questions
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WHAT ARE GROWLERS?

Growlers are the perfect vessel for transporting the freshest beer directly from the tap to your home. Growlers come in many different shapes, colors, and styles, but the two most common sizes are 64oz and 32oz.

WILL THE GROWLER GALLERY FILL OTHER ("NON-RAYS") GROWLERS?

Absolutely! We will be sanitizing all new and pre-owned growlers, but we do kindly ask that you please clean all growlers before you bring them back to the gallery (give the beer a happy home)! In any case, we are happy to reuse your favorite growler to fill with delightful brews at the gallery!

HOW LONG DOES A GROWLER LAST?

Ray's Growler Gallery will be sealing each and every growler with a heat gun, as well as covering every growler with specialized caps that contain an extra seal to keep out unwanted oxygen (ensuring the freshest possible beer!). Unopened, your special growler filled with fermented love should last 7 days. Once opened, you should consume your craft concoctions within 24 hours. Essentially, as soon as you pop the top, consider it as if it was a regular bottle of beer (Growlers and their contents are best enjoyed FRESH!)!

WILL THE GROWLER GALLERY BE SERVING GLASSES/PINTS OF BEER?

The Growler Gallery now serves glasses/pints/flights at select times.  We would like to always be able to serve you the freshest, tastiest beer in Milwaukee but we also must be considerate of our parent store and her limited parking spaces.  Feel free to ask your server for a glass anytime, and thank you for understanding if we are not pouring at that time.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY GROWLER?

The best way to care for your Growler is HOT water and just as importantly, NO soap and NO dishwasher. Any soap or dishwasher fluid will leave residue which will permanently affect any beer that you put in the Growler in the future…Of course, after you care for your Growler, we still will be cleaning it for you!

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE GROWLER GALLERY?

There are a number of ways you can keep track of what is available at the Gallery, but for the most up to the minute news, please follow one of our litany of twitter handles:
@raysgrowler @raysbeer and @rayswine!
Also check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/raysgrowlergallery.com and our soon to be finished website, raysgrowlergallery.com!

HOW DO I ENTER THE GROWLER GALLERY & WINE BAR?

There are actually two completely separate entrances for your Growler Gallery enjoyment! There is the entrance where you would normally enter for our Tasting Room and Education center on the east side of the building, as well as an entrance directly on North Avenue (where our new bike rack is situated for curbside gallery parking!).

HOW WILL SUPER LIMITED RELEASES WORK? (I.E.: ONLY ONE BARREL OF SOMETHING IS AVAILABLE. WILL I BE ABLE TO GET AS MANY GROWLERS FILLED AS I WANT?)

We at Ray's Wine and Spirits have always promoted spreading the love, be it a rare wine, spirit or beer release, and we will be continuing that tradition in the Growler Gallery! When the Growler Gallery offers a rare, super-limited release barrel, then we will offer it as a one growler per customer, first come, first served, 32OZ fill ONLY.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GET SAMPLES OF BEER BEFORE I PURCHASE?

You will be able to receive up to three 1 ounce samples of the Gallery's selections before you make your purchase.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GET GROWLER FILLS DOWNSTAIRS IN THE STORE?

Unfortunately not. With Ray's unique building structure of having a completely separate entrance and second floor (and thus separate licensing), we are 100% unable to fill any growlers in the store. Growlers will ONLY be filled (and sealed and labeled) upstairs, in the Growler Gallery.

CAN I STILL GET MY RAY'S REWARDS POINTS IN THE RAY'S GROWLER GALLERY & WINE BAR?

Absolutely! You can still get your Ray's Rewards Points either at Ray's Wine and Spirits or Ray's Growler Gallery, and once you have earned enough points for your Rewards, they can be redeemed either in the store, or in the gallery!

WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE BEER OR WINE?

We feature an excellent Bourbon & Rye Whiskey Flight for $25!  It currently features WhistlePig Straight Rye, Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Sour Mash and Michter's Single Barrel 10yr.  We also mix a few simple cocktails with our New Holland spirits that we have in stock.  They are line priced at $6 a piece, and they are very tasty!  Ask about them today!  

Tap Takeovers & Events

Wednesday, March 29

Sweet Mullets Brewing Tap Takeover

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Tuesday, April 4

Wine & Chocolate Pairing with Indulgence Chocolatiers

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Wednesday, April 5

Boulevard Brewing Launch Party

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Saturday, April 8

Lake Louie Mini-Tap Takeover

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Tuesday, April 11

Napa & Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon: Altitude Matters

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Wednesday, April 12

Door County Brewing Apricot Dude Ranch Debut Party

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Saturday, April 15

Food Truck - Iron Grate BBQ

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Tuesday, April 18

Big Reds: The NEW Single-Vineyard Wines from Catena

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Wednesday, April 19

The Fermentorium Tap Takeover

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Saturday, April 22

Food Truck - DG Island Cuisine

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Saturday, April 22

KBS Release Party & Super Saturday

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Tuesday, April 25

An Evening of Rare Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

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Wednesday, April 26

Third Space Brewing Tap Takeover

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Saturday, May 6

Food Truck - Marco Pollo

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