In your world, there are only two kinds of parties– the kind you bring beer to, and the kind that deserves a nice bottle of wine. The former generally includes a barbecue, pool, or sporting event; the latter requires you to bust out a nice blazer and slacks. But what about a middle-ground? Can the blazer and barbecue coexist peacefully– on a rooftop, perhaps? It’s time to break the rules. Luckily, for those of you in the Atlanta area, local king of craft brews Hop City has expanded their already-impressive stock to include growlers. What’s a growler, you ask? Put simply, it’s a 64-oz glass jug that Hop City fills up on the premises from any of their 16 rotating taps. These re-usable, eco-friendly jugs were originally used for beer transport in the 1800s, but their re-appearance supplies you with the perfect middle-ground host (or hostess) gift– they’re more intriguing and thought-provoking than your typical six-pack, but more laid-back (and more likely to garner you some street cred) than a bottle of wine. For those of us not in the Atlanta area, we’ll just have to hope that Hop City’s “Top Ten Bottle Shops In The Nation” title will merit its expansion. In the meantime, read more about their growlers here.