Updated November 09, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 7 Best Pressurized Growlers

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in October of 2019. Flat beer can ruin your camping trip, dinner party, or football game, but there's no need to suffer through subpar suds. The pressurized growlers on this list ensure a fresh, bubbly brew, anytime, anywhere. Many of these diminutive kegs offer double-walled insulation, too, to ensure you stay frosty at all times. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pressurized growler on Amazon.

7. Kakaako Brewing Co Insulated

6. Bacoeng for Home Brew

5. G Francis 64 Ounce

4. Spotted Dog Company Tap Dispenser System

3. GrowlerWerks uKeg

2. Nutrichef Mini Keg

1. TrailKeg Half Gallon

Special Honors

iKegger Mini Keg Package The iKegger Mini Keg Package is customizable to fit your needs, with various capacities and taps available for those who demand the perfect fit. There's even a nitro tap option available for making your own nitro coffee at home. ikegger.com

Editor's Notes

November 01, 2019:

Before discussing our top picks, we feel it's important to note that the laws regarding growler filling, labeling, and so on vary from state to state in the U.S., so if you're planning on picking up some beer from your favorite brewery, you'll want to take a look at local regulations. You may be restricted to glass options only, for instance, or required to label your vessel with a government warning.

With that said, the TrailKeg Half Gallon and GrowlerWerks uKeg are both fine options, although the latter is perhaps slightly more finicky to use (but more lavishly styled). The former arrives with two CO2 cartridges, however, which is a nice touch. We also selected the popular Nutrichef Mini Keg, although it's somewhat frustrating that if you want the "included" insulating sleeve, you have to jump through a few hoops — it doesn't actually arrive in the box. Finally, we decided to include one add-on tap, the Spotted Dog Company Tap Dispenser System. It works with many standard, non-pressurized glass beer growlers, so if you already have one (or three or six), you'll be good to go. That is, after you buy a CO2 cartridge, as they aren't included.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on November 09, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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