Insulated Growler Tap System (

Not only does sell insulated growlers on top of all other type of beer gadgets but they also sell Tap Systems for those insulated growlers.

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Much like actual beer taps at the bar there is a learning curve for this system.  If you do not do things correctly then you will just get a full glass of head much like I did the fist time.

I was able to get the hang of the tap system by watching a video made by a group in Australia.

When storing your beer in the growler make sure to keep the pressure in the growler to 5psi.  Before pouring bleed off most of the pressure in only leaving a small amount of pressure.  Once this is done start pouring your beer.  When the pressure stops pouring your beer regulate just a little bit of CO2 pressure to keep the beer pouring.  If you give to much CO2 then it will just get way to foamy.  The more you use it the better you will get with it.

Once you get the hang of it this will be a great addition to your summer plans.  How can you go wrong with an insulated growler and a tapping system?  You can also put this in your fridge and enjoy the beer for a few weeks instead of having to drink it within 24 hours of opening your growler like normal.


If you would like to bring this to your store or brewery then check out the website below or send them an email for a copy of their catalogue and price list.

Here are my full sized photos.

If you would like a copy of their catalogue and price list send an email to


How to Drink Beer in Mandarin – Book Review

Have you ever dreamed of going to China on holiday and enjoy good beer?  Are you originally from China and have gotten a taste for Craft Beer abroad?


There is finally a book designed to help you!  Rick Green a writer from Vancouver, BC Canada has written “How to Drink Beer in Mandarin” An English-Chinese Craft Beer Glossary.

Drinking good beer has not always been easy in Asia as Macro Beer brands have been the dominant choice much like North America. Luckily times are changing world wide including in China. This book has a list of every Brewery, Brew Pud and German Beer Hall currently open in China (there is also a mailing list to get updates on new breweries).


Where this book really excels though is in its deeper information into the Chinese words that pertain to Craft Beer and the culture surrounding drinking in China.

If you want to find Craft Beer it is important to know it is translated to this for example.

craft beer
jīngniàng píjiǔ 精酿啤酒

Do you want an IPA?

India pale ale (IPA)
yìndù dànsè àiěr 印度淡色艾尔

The list of words is quite large and really covers anything you would need to know to get the beer you want and some of the phrasing to use to get it.

The book also gets deep into the culture of beer drinking and culture of eating and drinking in a group. Chinese culture is much different than other places in the world and it can be important to know that.

Rick has also laid out a great list of other books, apps and videos to help you plan and enjoy your trip.

I really recommend picking up this ebook for you or anyone you know that is looking to travel to China and enjoys a good beer!

To purchase this book click the link below.

Insulated Growler (

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.

Here are my full sized photos.

If you would like a copy of their catalogue and price list send an email to

Not only do they sell the growlers but you can also have them personalized with your breweries logo!