Drinking is pretty fundamental to staying alive, and there’s plenty of glasses for every kind of liquid you can gulp down. But beer is different from most other beverage because it needs to be both cold and carbonated if it is to taste like it should. That makes transporting it on a small and portable basis more complicated — and carrying around bottles or cans is not the solution. What is? DrinkTanks Growler, because it solves the issues of taking beer from one place to another before it gets ingested.
The Growler might seem a fancy thermos to some, but while there is a similarity on a basic level, that’s all there is to that. Yes there’s a double-wall vacuum insulation working on the stainless steel construction: this enables the contents to stay cold for up to 24 hours without breaking a sweat (as it were). It also holds in the carbonization from taking off — although the truly retentive types might opt for the optional CO2 Keg cap which blasts back in carbonization factors for a longer stay. But for a short trek up a mountain or at a picnic or just chillin’ with the boys in the backyard, no worries. The beer is staying cold and no way it’s going flat. And just so you should know, it can hold hot stuff too like coffee.
The real concern might be getting the beer out from the Growler — this presupposes you aren’t going to be drinking it right out from the top — but the wide mouth makes this an easy pour. The “lid” also closes with a really strong seal so no leakage from there either (being liquid OR carbonization). And for sure there’s no worries about the material causing any health issues (although a thorough cleaning out after use is always recommended); the steel is BPA free and “food grade.” As a byproduct, FYI, sunlight isn’t penetrating either to ruin the taste fun. And while far from being the most exciting feature, the built-on handle works efficiently and effectively and that’s exactly how things should be.
The Growler comes in assorted colors like blue and black and green and red and orange, and the price ranges from $69.00 to $74.00 based on the color. While this doesn’t mean much to the inside of your mouth, that it holds a hefty 64 ounces does. For some it can be considered a “mini-Keg” (using the optional Keg Cap Kit) while for others it’s a “big gulp.” But for anybody looking to keep their beer cold and tasty, the DrinkTanks 64 oz Insulated Growler makes drinking responsibly a whole lot more fun.