REVIEW: uKeg 64 Stainless Steel Pressurized Beer Growler for Craft Beer

Quick facts

  • Stainless steel beer growler
  • Built in Co2 gauge
  • 64 ounces
  • Weight: 4.2lbs unfilled

 

Fast review

The uKeg 64 stainless steel pressurized growler from Portland, OR’s GrowlerWerks is a solid entry into the world of beer growlers. The stainless steel construction keeps beer fresh for longer. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but the design is super-sleek and has a steampunk quality to it that is reminiscent of old-style beer distilleries. Pull this out at a tailgate and watch your buddies’ jaws hit the floor.

 

Full Review

GrowlerWerk’s 64 ounce creation has many things going for it. The design comes with a built in tap and Co2 meter, so you can always tell if you’re using the right pressure to make your beer pour perfectly.

This does mean you’ll need to pick up some Co2 cartridges, which run at around $8 for 10 on Amazon. A cartridge will last you for an entire growler fill up, and are well worth the extra price.

The Co2 addition on this growler makes it much more suited to craft beer than real ales, which are meant to be drunk flat. You can set the Co2 output to zero, but that seems to us to be using the growler in a way it wasn’t intended, and there are better options out there for your real ale.

The size of it makes it a good fit for the fridge too.

The cap is easy to fasten and overall the growler is simple to clean – despite its fiddly looking parts like the tap and Co2 meter.

The container is not the heaviest in the world, clocking in at just 4.2lbs empty. You can decide whether this is a good thing or not, but for us it felt a little bit on the light side and a touch flimsy.

Repeated use suggests it is a sturdy construction, but as with all beer growlers, all it takes is for someone to be a few Craft-strength beers in and yank the lid too hard and your beautiful luxury is reduced to a fancy pot.

The aesthetic is one of the most attractive we have seen. It has a cool steampunk feel to it that is reminiscent of old-style beer breweries. There is no doubt that if you pulled this out around a campfire or at a tailgate, you would be the centre of attention.

You can pick it up at Amazon now for US$139. Pick one up here:

 

 

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