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Good news for Macon beer lovers.

Jay Patel, owner of Carriage Hills Bottle Shop on Northside Drive, is opening Growler Spot.

Patel told 13WMAZ on Friday that he's planning to open during the first week of May next door to his package store at 2835 Northside Drive.

Growler shops, a prohibition-era style of selling beer, has been gaining in popularity in recent years.

Just last year, Top Dawg Growler opened in Milledgeville and Lazy Dog Growler opened in Warner Robins.

Patrons can purchase a bottle or bottles of beer that's filled by a tap in the store and sealed. Customers return their empty bottles when they come back for refills.

Patel said his shop will feature 32 and 64-ounce bottles. He will also sell root beer, cream sodas and ciders. Wine will be included at a later date, Patel said.

"The good thing is we will have tastings so they can try it and not be stuck," Patel said.

Growler Spot will feature 44 taps and will include Founders Brewing Co., Bells Brewery Inc., Victory Brewing Co., Terrapin Beer Co, SweetWater Brewing Co., and of course, Macon Beer Co.

"They will be the first keg we have," Patel said. "We love to support local businesses."

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