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The Kalamazoo Growlers are proud to announce the new team mascot Porter! Porter is a male black bear, who are native to Northern Michigan. Porter is a dark style of beer developed in London from well-hopped beers made from brown malt, and the name ties into the history of craft breweries in Kalamazoo, as well as the Growlers team name. Porter also wears #64 in reference to the number of ounces in a growler that Porter loves filled with his favorite root beer.Collage.jpg Porter was chosen after over 2,500 fan votes the winter of 2015.  Porter Coloring Page

Porter Appearance

Fans, want Porter to appear at your event? Now is your chance! Call (269) 492-9966 or email to book Growlers mascot at your event. You can also fill out the appearance request form below for Porter to appear at the event of your choice. A $20/hour staffing fee will apply when booking Porter.



Barlee, the team’s original mascot, moved up to “The Big Leagues” in the winter of 2015 like so many of the Growlers players do.  (Details on the name change)