Black Star Co-Op
The Beer: While this standout brewpub carries beers from other folks, you'll be missing out if you skip their own creations like the hoppy rye IPA Vulcan or Epsilon, a whiskey barrel-aged Scotch ale.
The Cost: As with most spots, you can bring your own growler or you can buy one of theirs. They also have $20 prefilled growlers of their in-house beers, but the best thing about Black Star is that they will even fill your five gallon corny kegs for around $55. If that's too much, you can pay the price of a pitcher plus $1 to get your growler filled.
The Bonus: Since Black Star is a co-op, they are always accepting new member-owners. This would give you a chance to vote and have a say in what's brewed. Democracy! Black Star insists on paying their employees a fair living wage, so they don’t accept tips; all the more reason to spend money on beer.