British Columbia has a real lack of Insulated Growlers on the market currently. Breweries carry both 1L and 1.89L glass growlers fairly normally and the odd stainless steel or aluminum at some locations. It is nice though to be able to fill a growler and forget about it in your car or whatever your transportation is for a few hours before you drink it. Usually thought this would mean that your are having to put your beer into some kind of cooler to keep it cold.
British Columbia is a very outdoor focused province where we like to hike, bike, kayak, snowboard among other things (But then so is much of Canada). What better way to grab some beer and enjoy your activity? There is nothing worse than warm beer! I think breweries in BC should really look at selling a well made insulated growler. I was recently able to try out an insulated growler and put it through its paces.
This growler that I was sent as a review unit claimed to keep beer cold for up to 10 hours. The first growler fill that I got was filled at 5:30pm that was left out on a table and was not opened until 11:20pm. My first pour of the beer was very cold still. I did not have a thermometer on hand but I would venture to say that the temperature had not dropped very much from the time it was filled. I then checked the beer again at 7:20am the next morning which is almost 14 hours later. The temperature had dropped but it was still cold enough to serve a higher alcohol beer like an imperial stout or barley wine. Both of my second two fills had very similar outcomes with the beer staying very cold for much longer than 10 hours.
I really hope that breweries in Metro Vancouver, BC and around Canada will start stocking insulated growlers and I would highly recommend this growler itself. This is something that is really lacking in our market! To check out this growler and any other growler that beergrowler sells click on the link below. The company sells not only insulated growlers but all kinds of other growlers as well.
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Not only do they sell the growlers but you can also have them personalized with your breweries logo!