WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - There's a new business in Warner Robins, and it's the first of its kind in middle Georgia.
The Lazy Dog Growler is nestled in a small plaza in Warner Robins.
Jeff and Beth Kressin own the one of a kind store in middle Georgia.
"You're going to find that the craft beer industry is actually exploding right now," Jeff said.
What is a growler?
"The growler bottle of today is nothing more than a amber colored bottle that protects the beer from ultraviolet rays and it can come in many different sizes and shapes and forms," Jeff said.
Jeff is an Air Force reserve officer at Robins Air Force Base and recently relocated from Ohio.
Wherever he's been stationed, he's had a business. The 28 year veteran and his family wanted to bring something new to middle Georgia.
The new business is NOT a bar, there are ciders and fresh sodas that even the kids can enjoy. It's a fill station where customers can bring their own growlers and try different types of craft beer.
"The beer that we currently have on tap will not be the same on tap a week from now," Jeff emphasized. "It always stays fresh for our consumers, they can come in and get a variety, it keeps it interesting and allows them to try things that they can't get anywhere else."
The name comes from Beth's love of dogs. She's been a breeder for the past 8 years. She's excited for something different.
"I think it's fun for us to have a business again, you know we've had businesses up in Ohio and we've been down here for about a year and it's nice to see our family involved in it and you know really making it a family business," Beth said.
The duo is hoping to impact the community one growler at a time.
"We're passionate about the beer industry and the craft beer in particular, what we're trying to do is educate people that there are far greater choices than there used to seeing in the mainstream beer choice selection," Jeff said.