The term “growler”, which refers to a glass or ceramic vessel used to transport draft beer, is believed to have originated in the late 19th century when the steel pails that were used to transport beer would make a “growling” noise when CO2 escaped from them.
During the European Middle Ages and the Renaissance, beer was often a nutritional necessity and was sometimes used in a medicinal setting. It could be flavored with almost anything, from the bark of fir trees to fresh eggs and thyme. Almost everyone drank beer, including children.
Widely believed to be the inventor of hopped malt beer, Gambrinus (who is not to be confused with St. Arnold, the patron saint of brewing) learned the art of brewing from Isis, the ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility.