[quote=“beeristhemindkiller”]Per the laws, technically places that can sell growler fills can also sell kegs. If you have a beer and wine only license and sell growlers, I do not remember there being a cap. For example, a brewpub can sell kegs of their own beer to the consumer out of their establishment.
Most people probably don’t do keg fills because they wouldn’t make much money off of it. Think about the price you’re charged for a pint. With a growler, you get a discount. Scale that up to a slim keg. Not much off. Half BBL, even less. Plus it takes 10 minutes or so to fill a keg so it’s a bit more taxing on resources. A brewpub would be willing to sell you a keg of their own but filling some possibly dirty customer keg might get a funny look. Harder to control quality.[/quote]
True; however, a lot of breweries do fill the 5 gallon kegs for customers regardless (assuming it is legal there). Often I’ve been asked if my keg is clean and sanitized (of course it always was), and if it wasn’t, they’d either 1) deny it or 2) charge extra for them to clean it. It has never been an issue in that regard.
I was just hoping that places in Houston would do the fills. Being new here, I wasn’t quite sure if any did. Looks like I’m up creek!