Kroger adds wine and growler bar to Blacksburg store

    Adnan Chowdhury is on the bar staff (Kroger)

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Kroger on Main Street in Blacksburg is getting a new addition.

    The store will now feature a wine and growler bar that will have 12 taps for beer and 16 taps for wine, with a mix of local, regional, and national offerings.

    The bar will be open Monday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    "With this bar, we offer our customers a wide variety of tap beer and wine as well as the ability to support local breweries in an entirely new way," said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division.

    Growlers are reusable glass containers for beer or wine, usually 32 or 64 ounces.

    "By adding growlers, we can introduce customers to new and emerging brews that are only available on draft or specialty items they have never had to chance to taste," added McGee.

    Kroger said they will be scheduling events like Tap Takeovers and there will be daily specials.

    For information, follow the store on TapHunter.

    Kroger will give customers a free pint growler when they buy a fill-up on Wednesdays.

    Kroger chose the Main Street store for the Wine and Growler Bar because customers there have demonstrated strong support for craft beer, said McGee.

    The store is undergoing a $4.6 million renovation, which is scheduled to be completed in early fall.

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