The uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler is Prefect for Your Beer
Growlers have come a long way since the late 1800’s when the only way to take beer home with you was to carry it in a galvanized pail. Apparently, as it sloshed around in the pail, escaping C02 made a “growling” noise, hence the name. Now, over a century later, Growlers are still the best, and sometimes the only way to take good beer home with you. That is why we are taking a look at the uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler.
Most brewpubs, and breweries sell Growler’s but on location like that, the price may be more than you want to pay. “Rentals” are available but require deposits which can really cut into your fun. The sensible thing to do is buy your own Growler, but at a price more affordable than the one you’ll pay at your favorite watering hole.
You could Google dozens if you want to take the time, or refer to the growler reviewed here. Regarding quality, function, and price, the uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer is considered to be one of the best available in a crowded market. A growler like this can be considered an investment when you stop to think what the cost of a really good beer is these days.
The uKeg is one of the most innovative draft beer growlers in the world. It keeps beer fresh, cold and carbonated, and goes wherever you go. Toast to flavor and friends. With a uKeg, your favorite beer will stay brewery fresh to the last pint, whether poured from your refrigerator or from your tailgate.
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.
In addition, you can savour your beer the way the brewer intended with this growler. With vacuum insulated 8/18 stainless steel, your beer stays deliciously cold all day. It comes with an integrated VPR Cap technology which provides a carbonation system to keep your beverage brewery fresh, and perfectly carbonated. The uKeg can also be used to force carbonate your own homebrew or other carbonated elixir.
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.
- Well designed
- Can be easily assembled and reassembled
- It is very technical
- High functionality
- Pressure gauge is awesome
- It leaks, according to some users
If you are looking for an efficient growler, then the uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler is the one for you. The idea is simple but ingenious: a good-looking pressurized growler with a tap, so that a person can dispense beer in reasonable quantities without exposing all of the contents to oxygen. We totally recommend this and are sure you are going to love it.
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