Growlers are specialty bottles used to transport and store craft beer by general beer enthusiasts all around. Growlers come in a variety of designs, but most are all made with insulated materials that help preserve the beer. Popular materials that promote preservation are glass, ceramic, and stainless steel. Growlers are durable, insulated and well made, which makes them a great versatile tool that can be used to store a variety of liquids other than beer.
We’ve rounded up the top three growlers on the market that will meet your beer and drink transporting needs.
1. SWIG SAVVY Stainless Steel Water Bottle & Beer Growler
The Swig Savvy Stainless Steel Water Bottle & Beer Growler is a 64 ounce metal water bottle that has an insulated double-wall interior. Its BPA- free stainless steel exterior and insulated interior ensures that liquid stored in this bottle won’t get chemically contaminated, and it will keep your hot drinks hot, and your cool drinks cool. Some research has shown that bottles that are made with BPA can contaminate the liquid in the bottle from the chemicals the container is made out of, so finding bottles like this one that are BPA-free are the safest option. This bottle also comes with a protective nylon pouch that has an adjustable shoulder strap, which makes it easy to travel with and bring along to your next picnic, or camping trip.
PROS: Affordable, easy to carry, and can store hot or cold drinks
CONS: Not pressurized, could affect certain craft beers freshness.
2. Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler
The Stanley Classic Vaccum Insulated Growler is also BPA-free and can keep your beer cold for 24 hours. Its vacuum insulated body and foam insulated lid trap all the cold in the bottle ensuring optimal chillness. Its heavy-duty exterior and handle make this growler durable, and a great companion for keeping you beer cold on a long hike, outdoor trip, or festival where you will be out in the sun.
PROS: Supreme insulation that will keep liquids chilled.
CONS: Smaller handle, which could make it difficult to carry on a long hike.
3. UKeg Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer
The Ukeg Pressurized Growler is made specifically to hold craft beer because of its adjustable VPR cap and gauge that lets you adjust the carbonation level for different beers. This growler promises to keep your beer fresh and carbonated for up to 2 weeks, by keeping the oxygen out with its vacuum sealed lid, adjustable cap and pressure gauge. Its vacuum insulated interior will keep your beer cold for 6-8 hours. This growler also comes with a custom tap handle that allows you to easily distribute the beer into a glass without opening the growler. This is a great growler to bring to social gatherings for sharing your home brew with all your friends.
PROS: Pressurized container, allows you to adjust carbonation level, and comes with tap cap.
CONS: Can be difficult to learn how to use at the beginning.