Sandy Springs brewpubs can now sell growlers—jugs of beer—to customers under a new city ordinance taking advantage of a state legal change.

In practice, the change currently benefits only the 5 Seasons Brewing Company in the Prado at 5600 Roswell Road, whose chef, David Larkworthy, has been a prominent advocate for changing Georgia’s restrictive beer laws. Mayor Rusty Paul signed the ordinance into law—and bought the first legal growler—at 5 Seasons on April 7.

“I’m very happy to pass this tonight to help one of our local small businesses and hopefully entice more to come here,” said council member Gabriel Sterling—who has run his own brewing business—at the April 5 meeting where the ordinance was approved.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.