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Best Way to Pay Your Tab

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When it comes to paying down the brewery tab, every penny helps. Bayern Brewing dropped $400,000 last year on a German-manufactured bottle washer—the only one of its kind in the region—in an effort to keep Missoula’s landfill as devoid of glass as possible. For every brown, non-embossed bottle you bring in (think labels like Bayern, Big Sky, Great Northern, etc.), Bayern will pay five cents. For every Bayern six-pack carrier, the price goes up to 10 cents. Customers can even snag a waxed cardboard Ecopak, which holds up to four sixers worth of goods, for easier transport. If you drink as much or more at home as you do in the taproom, one week’s load can easily pay for the first round of beer. It also puts new meaning to the phrase, “One man’s trash...”
  • Cathrine L. Walters
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