About Us

Robert Duffy and Joe Long launched Empty Growler in January 2012. After running music blogs for a combined 18 years, it was time to add one more thing to their nonexistent spare time. Behold, Empty Growler!

Email the website at theemptygrowler@gmail.com

About Robert Duffy

Robert Duffy (left) and wife catch Sam Calagione (founder of Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware) for a quick photo.

Robert Duffy lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife, corgi, and cat. The middle chapter of his life was spent in Columbus, Ohio where he launched his music blog, Donewaiting, and record label, Sunken Treasure Records. He is originally from NJ and will fight you if you say Rutts Hutt is better than Hot Grill.
Favorite Breweries: Dogfish Head, Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint, Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat
Favorite New York Beer Spots: Grab, Bierkraft, The Double Windsor, 61 Local, Birreria

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About Joe Long

Joe Long is a Midwest boy at heart hailing from the Cincinnati, Ohio area (actually Kentucky.) He’s spent most of his life there, except for a quick jaunt to Austin, Texas for awhile along with WOXY.com while employed as a indie radio DJ. He’s a father of three boys and married to an amazing cook. He’s was a music blogger on Each Note Secure for what seemed like forever and also can’t shake an obsession with the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and University of Kentucky basketball.

Favorite Breweries: Three Floyds, Drie Fonteinen, Cantillon, Founders and Prairie Artisan Ales.
Favorite Cincinnati Beer Spots: The Lackman, Party Source, Party Town, Cock N’ Bull and Liberty Bar & Bottle.

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