Keith Sango
21st January 2022

There are plenty of great reasons to use a growler when taking beer home. For those not yet in the know, a growler is a container typically made out of glass, ceramic or aluminium, which is used to transport beer. An air-tight jug, it allows you to take craft beer from one place to another without losing quality.

We came up with seven reasons why you should start bringing your growler to the bar. Let's drive right in...

1. They’re easy to transport. Despite the many sizes or shapes you can choose from, growlers have a handle for you to carry, and they’re not heavy when filled with beer. The beer manages to stay fresh even when transported, due to the airtight composition.

2. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to size. You’re able to choose just how much you want to take home – typically around 2-4 pints in each growler depending on the size you fill.

3. Growlers are environmentally friendly. Using the same growlers time and again eliminates the waste of cans and bottles that would have otherwise likely ended up in the trash.

4. Your growler can hold its own for the weekend, typically lasting for several days when kept cold. It’s often recommended to drink it within 24 hours of opening though – so get cracking!

5. The freshest beer is going home with you. With all the logistics of getting the beer from the brewery, sometimes to the distributor, then to the grocery store, and finally to your fridge, you can eliminate the middle man and take home the fresh beer you just sampled in the taproom.

6. They’re easy to clean! Give your growler a good rinse once it’s empty, then all you’ll have to do is use some soap and warm water and let air dry. Some are also dishwasher safe.
7. You can enjoy as much of your favourite craft beers as you want from the comfort of your home, without worrying about the drive home.

Which beer are you going to fill your growler with next?