REVIEW: MiiR Stainless Steel Insulated Growler Bottle, 64-Ounce

Quick Facts

  • Double insulated
  • Weight: 2lbs
  • Can keep beer cold for 24 hours
  • One of best camping growlers on market
  • Proceeds go towards good causes

Fast Review

The Miir Stanless Steel Insulated Growler Bottle is not just any homebrew glass or craft beer growler. This is’s go-to growler for outdoor pursuits like camping or fishing. It is reliable, lightweight and keeps your beer cool – the ultimate refreshment after a long day’s walking.



Full Review 

The Miir Stanless Steel Insulated Growler Bottle  is one of the most functionally useful growlers on the market today, combining a robust design while keeping the weight down in order to make this one of the strongest contenders for your ‘fancy’ growler choice.

At 2lbs unfilled, it is one of the lighter growlers you can buy. It doesn’t come with the bells and whistles of some other stainless steel growlers, but that makes it feel much more rugged and less delicate – essential for when you’re pushing through a forrest trying to find a good clearing for your tent.

The growler is double walled, meaning no condensation on the outside of your container and that means it won’t get your beer all skunked if you leave it out in the sun (within a reasonable time anyway. We’d suggest a max of an hour in direct sunlight.)

The lid is a clamp-style system, which Miir says keeps cold things cold for more than a day and hot things hot for more than eight hours.  Remember, you’ll want to take this thing camping so a brew of coffee first thing in the morning after drinking four pints of beer might be a good shout.

That being said, we at prefer screw lids. Yes, they are more fiddly and have an annoying habit of getting lost, but we find they tend to keep carbonation where it should be – in your beer. Not everyone agrees, but that’s out experience from years of beer growler experience.

The growler is stamped at the bottom with the government verbiage, so you don’t need to buy a sticker to get it filled up legally in some states.

It comes in black, silver and baby (sky?) blue.

As an added perk, the company gives some of its proceeds to a good cause. In its own words:

“Miir invests proceeds from every growler to provide one person in need with access to clean water. To prove their impact they include a coded bracelet that unveils GPS coordinates and photos of the well project you help build.”

We highly recommend this growler. It’s not a day-to-day one, but its robust design makes it absolutely perfect for taking your craft beer or real ale with you outdoors.

It’s around US$50 on Amazon now depending on the color you want, which for something of this build, seems cheap at twice the price.

Get it here.

Beer tops polls as America’s favorite alcoholic drink

Sometimes we here at worry that we love beer too much, that we are outsiders in getting so excited about beautifully crafted drinks, that not everyone wants to discuss IPAs for three hours at a time.

But how wrong we were!

Almost four out of 10 regular drinkers –in this case classified as US adults over 21 who drink at least several times a year – turn to beer for their beverage of choice.

That’s 38% of US drinkers, far surpassing wine (31%) and spirits or hard liquor (28%), according to a recent survey of 2,148 US adults by the smart people at The Harris Poll.

The Harris Poll is one of the longest running surveys measuring public opinion in the US.

Beer has been king of the castle for a while, with 83% of those surveyed aged at least 23 saying that it was their go-to alcoholic beverage two years ago.

It looks like has got an audience after all!

And almost three-quarters of those surveyed who were at least 31 years old said it was their go-to booze a decade ago.

Spirit drinkers are also set in their habits, with roughly three quarters of them always going to the harder stuff two years ago, and two thirds of them 10 years ago.

Wine was the real surprise, with only four in 10 people who drink it now admitting to drinking it a decade ago – meaning that people have shifted their prefereances as they’ve aged.

According to Danny Brager, SVP of Nielsen’s Beverage Alcohol Practice, “While many consumers will increasingly drink across all three major adult beverage categories, they still have their ‘preferred’ drink type.  At the same time, all consumers are not alike, and various demographic groups clearly have different favorites.  For some, that ‘go to’ choice hasn’t changed a great deal, but for a significant percentage of those who favor wine today, they did prefer another beverage type 10 years ago.  Both life stage changes over that period of time as these consumers have aged, as well as today’s younger generations being more open to wine, are likely driving those changes in preference.”

Beer is favored among men (55%), younger generations (21-34, 41%; 35-44, 44%; 45-54, 42%), and those residing in the South (43%).

Adults who pick beer over all others favour domestic beer (38%), while a (very sensible, in our view!) 29% think craft beer is the best. Imported beer makes up 23% of top choices.

It’s easy to see how America’s love of beer is effecting the types of beer on offer. Business Insider reckoned that there were more than 4,000 breweries in the US at the end of 2015.

“It’s a very exciting time for the alcoholic-beverage industry, particularly beer, as consumers, food service, and retail rediscover the craftsmanship of beer-making commensurate with their interests in authenticity/heritage, transparency in source of supply and flavor adventure,” Nicole Peranick, director of global consumer strategy at Daymon Worldwide, told Business Insider. “We are seeing craft-beer menus popping up in all types of food-service establishments, from fine dining to fast casual.”

At, we’re seeing plenty of delicious new drinks pop up – and they’re very much welcome.

Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale is one of the more mass produced tipples that has been a particular revelation in the last few years. We just can’t get enough of that beer.

The company, which brews out of California and North Carolina, says the beer has piney and grapefruit aromas that come from the use of whole-cone American hopes.

We can certainly vouch for the woody-citrus combination, and wholeheartedly recommend you try it if you see it in your local store or bar – or brew something very, very close to it from the comfort of your own home.

Remember to check out our three reasons you should start homebrewing today to get you going.