A beer growler is a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel jug used to transport draft beer. They are commonly sold at breweries and brewpubs as a means to sell take-out craft beer. Rarely, beers are bottled in growlers for retail sale.
Types of Beer Growlers
Glass Beer Growlers:
This is the most popular type of growler, and the cheapest one. Our top choice is the 2 Liter Amber Growler with metal handle. We do recommend an amber growler as it will prevent damage to your beer from UV rays or sun exposure.
The see-through characteristic of glass growlers makes the process of filling easier and you can always see how much you have left when you drink, plus our best choice has a convenient handle. However, you should take into account that these are fragile compared to the next type of growlers.
Stainless Steel Beer Growlers:
Stainless Steel growlers will keep your beer colder for longer periods of time and will endure adverse circumstances such as drops, sun, UV rays, temperature, among others. If you are planning to get a growler for camping, hiking, hunting, or out for a party our choice is the Stanley Vacuum Insulated Growler. This growler maintains beer cold for 24 hours!
If you are a beer pro and would like a Stainless Steel Growler that will keep your beer carbonated for 2 weeks, with variable pressure regulation, and easy dispensing definitively you should go with the uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler. It is worth the money if you are serious about your craft beer and should last a lifetime!
Ceramic Beer Growlers:
Ceramic growlers are more difficult to find, and therefore more expensive than a regular growler. Additionally, they tend to be heavier and prone to break, if you decide to go for a ceramic growler bear in mind that it will be harder to clean and carry around. On the other hand, you will have a piece of art in your hands if you get the Ceramic Stoneware Weatherworn Cannonball Beer Growler – 64 oz.