The 7 Best Growler Alternatives

Drink like it's 2018.

Written by Brandon Wiggins

Photography by BrewQube


Juicy Brews and Where This Is All Going

Reflections on the juiciest festival in all juicedom.


14 Gifts for the Techie Beer Nerd

For the beer drinker who loves gadgets.



Sam Adams Is Now the Official Beer of the Boston Red Sox
Meet the Brewers Coming to This Week’s NYC Juicy Brews Fest
The 6 Beers We’re Drinking This Thanksgiving
Is Bourbon County Back?
10 Infamously Bad Beers From Otherwise Great Breweries
Kentucky Christmas Morning is Christmas in a Bottle
Contextualizing the American Farmhouse Ale
Great Fall Beers that Aren’t Pumpkin Flavored
Another Miss For Goose Island’s Bourbon County
The Best of the Great American Beer Festival 2017
28 Pumpkin Beers, Because Why Not?
Five Takeaways from the 2017 GABF Winner List
The Best Beers for Celebrating Oktoberfest Without a Plane Ticket
Are These the Most Beautiful Beer Cans in Massachusetts?
Is There Such Thing as a Triple IPA?
What Is Lupulin Powder and Why Is It in Your Favorite IPA
Will the Glass Growler Go Extinct?
Should You Store Hazy Beers on Their Side?
Rodenbach Fruitage Is the Perfect Belgian Take on Summer Beer
Review: Firestone Walker’s Adversus Is Perfect for Summer
Beer Is Fun, Let’s Not Forget
The Perfect Beers for Every Type of Cocktail Lover
The 5 Best Whiskeys for Beer Drinkers
Graft Cider Is the Best Hard Cider for Beer Lovers
Tentatively Trying a Non-Alcoholic IPA
Lagunitas IPA Is F*cking Great
Meet Malty Baere, the Whiskey/Beer Love Child
Los Angeles Is Getting a $150 Million Brewery
Resurrect Beer Project: From Strong to Strange
Resurrect Beer Project: We Call Them “Regulars”
The 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 12-pack Just Dropped, Here’s How to Buy It
The 25 Best Beers You Can Buy Online Right Now
Everything You Wanted to Know About IPAs
Resurrect Beer Project: Best Brewing from Chicago
Forget Flowers, Get Mom Beer For Mother’s Day
Lagunitas Creates Proprietary Process for Even Fresher Beer
Local Beer Isn’t Just a Trend
When Bad Beer Goes Good
Wicked Weed ‘Evolves’ Funkatorium Invitational After 40+ Breweries Pull Out
How (and Why) to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week, May 15-21
What’s Next for the American IPA?
Cereal Beer Is the Breakfast of Champions
The Best Beach Beer Is Hard Seltzer
Heineken Just Bought the Rest of Lagunitas Brewing Company
AB InBev Is Buying Asheville’s Wicked Weed Brewing
Can Sam Adams Save Itself with Summer Ale?
Guinness Goes Vegan-Friendly, Eliminates Fish Guts from Brewing Process
5 Shandies Worth Sipping This Summer
Resurrect Beer Project: Black Hills Brewery & Malting
How One Mass. Brewery Puts Mom’s PB&J Into a Barrel-Aged Porter
Michigan Plays Host to 1st Annual National Belgian Beer Week
Could Trillium’s Beer Garden Boost This Beloved Boston Park?
Introducing America’s First All-Imperial Craft Brewery
‘Fake News Ale’ Is Very Real But You’ll Probably Never Drink It
Anheuser-Busch Is Building a Latin-Themed Brewery in Miami
Why One Maine Brewery Is Eschewing Flagship Beers
The 3 Best Beers Available Online This Week
Resurrect Beer Project: Hilo Brewery
Why Listicles Are Helpful, But Mostly Irrelevant
What Are Hops?
KBS Is Back & More Coveted Than Ever
Definition: Table Beer
Favorite Hometown Brewery
The 5 Most Beautiful Cans to Drink by the Pool This Spring
My Favorite Beer is Barely a Beer
Introducing the First Easy-to-Use Sour Homebrewing Kit
The Best Beer Available Online This Week
Stop Judging Me for Liking IPAs
The 13 Best Beers for Springtime
An Ode to My Favorite College Beer: Honey Brown Lager
Three Ways to Turn Your Beer Green For St. Patrick’s Day
The Brief, Drunk History of Malt Liquor
What We Learned From the BA’s List of the Biggest Craft Brewers of 2016
The Best IPAs Available Online This Week
The Legend of Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
What’s an American Pale Ale?
How 4 Breweries Embraced IPAs Without Selling Out
What Is Dry Hopping and Why Is Seemingly Every IPA Dry Hopped?
The Best Beer For Sale Online This Week
Allagash Tweaks Tradition for a Beer That’ll Pair with Any Meal
Maine’s Two Best Belgian-Inspired Breweries Come Together For the First Time
Narragansett Is Brewing Beer Again in Rhode Island
Combining Booze and Heat, Defining the Chile Beer
The Best Beer Available Online This Week
One of Vermont’s Best Beers Finally Comes to Massachusetts
What’s a Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricka?
The 5 Best Sites for Free Homebrewing Recipes
Why Expiration Dates Matter, The Beer Freshness Problem
What Exactly Is Trub, the Grossest Part of Brewing?
What’s a Bock Beer?
Homebrewing 101: A Crash Course in Getting Started
The Best Beer Available Online This Week
What’s a Belgian Pale Ale?
How to Talk About Wort Like a Brewer
AleSmith to Offer Speedway Stout in Cans
For Better Texas Chili, Just Add Beer
The American Barleywine, Your Next Winter Warmer
What’s a Dunkelweizen?
Introducing Brettanomyces Beer, a Wine Lover’s Favorite
The Best Beer Available Online This Week
What’s an American Sour Ale?
Defining Altbier, One of Germany’s Oldest Beers
Hate Hops? Eat Some Peanuts.
The Somewhat Disgusting Origin of the Gose, America’s New Favorite Beer
What’s a Baltic Porter?
One Tree House IPA Is Getting a (Limited) National Release
What’s an American Blonde Ale?
What’s a Dortmunder Beer?
Remembering Mmmhops — a Beer Brewed By The Hanson Brothers
Defining the Sour and Smoke of an Adambier
One of the World’s Oldest Beer Styles Is Making a Comeback
What’s a Gose?
Why Maine Beer’s Dinner is America’s Best Double IPA
What’s a Gruit Ale?
What’s an English India Pale Ale?
What’s a Belgian India Pale Ale?
What’s an American Lager?
How to Make a Beer Float in 3 Easy Recipes
The 7 Weirdest Beers from the Sea
What is a Sahti Beer?
What’s an American Belgo?
What’s an English Barleywine?
What is a Gueuze?
What is a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy?
Definition: Barrel-Aged Beer
What is a Farmhouse Brewery?
Definition: Black and Tan
Welcome to Hop Culture
Definition: Hefeweizen
The Brilliance of Stone’s “Enjoy By” IPAs
The Rise of the Nanobrewery
The 7 Best Craft Beer Podcasts



A Pint with the Emperors of Flavor Behind Maine’s Barreled Souls

Meet the only brewers who do 100 percent of their fermentation in barrels.

An Interview with Bokkereyder, the Biggest New Name in Lambic Beer
A Pint with the Co-Founder of Cinderlands Beer Co.
Meet the Two Guys Who Visited Every Single Brewery in Massachusetts
Five Boroughs Brewing Wants to Make Beer for 8.5 Million People
An Interview with Oregon’s Lager Champion
An Interview with Ohio’s King of Barrel-Aging
Adapt or Die, How LIC Beer Project Thrives in a Crowded City
A Pint with the Founders of Finback, Masters of the Quiet Brewery
A Pint with Chris Brunetti, Founder of Helicon Brewing
Circa Brewing Is Doubling Down on Pizza and Beer in Brooklyn
A Pint with Will Meyers, Cambridge Brewing Company Brewmaster
10 Questions with the Freshest Voices in Craft Beer
A Pint with the Mad Scientists Behind Hudson Valley’s Hottest Sour Brewery
Now Hiring for Fall Internships
A Pint with Nathan Sanborn of Rising Tide Brewing Company
The Resurrection of John Kimmich
A Pint with Shawn Huff, Founder of GrowlerWerks
How Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione Influenced Four of Our Favorite Brewers
Talking Beer With the Biggest IPA Hater on the Internet
A Pint with @CraftyBeerMaven, Craft’s Most Badass Spokeswoman
A Pint with Peter Bissell, Co-Founder of Bissell Brothers Brewing Company
Jim Koch Is a Goddamn American Hero
A Pint With the Man Behind @DapperProfessional
A Pint with Crooked Stave Head Brewer Danny Oberle
Now Hiring for Spring/Summer Internships, Must Love Beer
A Pint with Tyler Sildve, Brewer at Oxbow Brewing
What Ever Happened to Jake Keeler from Brewing TV?
A Pint with One of Craft Beer’s Smartest Nerds, Stan Hieronymus
A Pint with the Cofounder of Russian River
Lessons from Failure: Patrick Rue of The Bruery
A Pint with Jeffrey Stuffings, Founder of Jester King
What’s the Hardest Job in Brewing?
A Pint with Jared Gilbert, Meadmaker Extraordinaire
A Pint with Garrett Oliver
Cheers to Science: Richard Feynman
A Pint with Willy Tarango
A Tribute to Lost Coast’s Barbara Groom
A Pint with Jason Perkins

I grew up on fishing boats, and at eighteen I went straight to the Coast Guard. They sent me to Alaska.

ReadA Pint with New Belgium Brewer Willy Tarango

I quit my job as pharmacist when they started building the brewery and have never looked back. Not once!

ReadA Tribute to Lost Coast's Barbara Groom

Thinking about starting a business? Do you love craft beer? Are you slightly off-centered? Then this book might be for you.

ReadThe 5 Best Books by Brewers

I always look at our beers as company beers.

ReadA Pint with Allagash Brewer Jason Perkins

The four-armed, half-human/half-dragon Goro remained the undefeated Mortal Kombat tournament champion for almost 500 years.

ReadIf Every Mortal Kombat Character Were a Beer...



The 12 Best Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Mixologists

Because not everyone loves craft beer.

8 Gifts for a Beer Nerd Trying to Stay in Shape
The Best Gifts for Your Beer Loving Significant Other
The 15 Best Books About Beer of 2017
The 10 Best Gifts for the Adventurous Beer Nerd
The 7 Best Beer Fridges for Any Budget
12 Gifts for the Next-level Homebrewer
The 7 Best Growler Alternatives
14 Gifts for the Techie Beer Nerd
The 14 Best Beer Coolers
The 25 Best Coasters for Craft Beer and Cocktails
The Best 16 Gifts for the Stylish Beer Nerd
The Best Glassware for Craft Beer
The 10 Best Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Beer Nerds
Caña Magazine Weaves Together Beer and Art
‘The Little Book of Craft Beer’ is Great for Newbies and Experts Alike
Explore the World of Beer with National Geographic
The 15 Best Books for (Craft) Beer Lovers
Tavour’s Beer Delivery Service Specializes in Experimentation
Step Up Your Homebrewing Game With a pH Meter
For Your Next Party, Get Fresh Beer Delivered Straight to Your Door
I Spent 6 Weeks Trying to Hate the Yeti Cooler
Unboxing CraftX, the ‘Netflix for Beer Lovers’
The Best Bottle Openers for Any Budget
Win a Free BSG Homebrew Kit!
The All-Time Best Homebrewing Book Just Got an Update
Some Thoughts on ‘Mad Hops,’ the Flavor Drops for Beer
Talking Shop With the Minds Behind the World’s Freshest Growlers
How to Play ‘Brew Ha Ha!’ — the Card Game for Beer Nerds
The Yeti Colster: An (Almost) Perfect Koozie
Oskar Blues’ New Crowler Just Killed the Growler
The Koozie Industry is Stuck in the Dark Ages
The Fizzics Waytap, An Affordable Home Beer Tap for the Jetsons
The Brewery with a Cassette Tape Record Label
The 6 Beer Apps You Need To Have on Your Phone
The 15 Most Ridiculous, Over the Top Craft Beer Products
The 15 Best Beers and Gifts for Valentine’s Day
All the Beer and Gear You Need for Super Bowl Sunday
The Comic Book Based on Craft Beer
5 Great Books as Recommended by Fiction Beer Company
The 7 Best Growlers
Review: GrowlerWerks uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler
The 5 Best Books by Brewers



48 Hours of Beer Drinking in Seattle

The best breweries, bars, and restaurants in Seattle, Washington.

Federal Galley Comes to Pittsburgh’s North Side
The 8 Best Bars in Portland, Oregon
The 8 Best Breweries in Portland, Oregon
48 Hours of Beer Drinking in Portland, Oregon
The Best Road Trips for Beer Lovers in Portland
The Best Day Hiking Trails Near Breweries
The 8 Best Breweries in Washington, DC
48 Hours of Beer Drinking in Washington, D.C.
Airbnb Teams Up With Resy to Launch Restaurant Reservations
The Best Boozy Bike Trails in America
The 5 Best Craft Beer Stores in Pittsburgh
The 5 Best Beer Bars in Pittsburgh
The 3 Best Beer-cations To Start Planning Right Now
Richmond’s Newest Brewery Opens Without a Single IPA
The 5 Best Craft Beer Stores in Richmond, Virginia
The 5 Best Beer Bars in Richmond, Virginia
The 7 Best Breweries in Richmond, Virginia
Drinking a ‘New England IPA’ Brewed in Belgium
The 5 Best Craft Beer Bars in St. Louis
The 7 Best Breweries in Seattle, WA
Surviving a Decade in LA’s Craft Beer Scene
The 5 Best Bottle Shops in Columbus, OH
The 5 Best Breweries in Columbus, OH
The 5 Best Craft Beer Bars in Columbus, OH
How to Pack Beer (or Wine) for a Flight
How to Drink Like the Guys From HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’
Dancing Gnome, Pittsburgh’s Hidden Gem
A Transformative Beer Experience in Bronxville, NY
Finding the Best Beer, Bars, and Food in San Jose, CA
This Portland, OR, Brewpub Is a Hop-Lover’s Dream
Finding Beer at the Heart of America’s Wine Country
America’s Top Farmhouse Breweries Bet Big on Japan
The 5 Best Breweries in Philadelphia
The 5 Best Craft Beer Bars in Philadelphia
The 5 Best Bottle Shops in Philadelphia
The Best Beer in Philadelphia, PA
Scotland’s Most Controversial Brewery Comes Stateside
Travel Guide: Tucson, Arizona
Travel Guide: Fort Collins, Colorado
Travel Guide: San Francisco
Review: The Best Beer Bar in San Francisco
Waiting Three Hours in the Cold for a Single Beer
A Night at Oxbow Brewery’s Airbnb in Newcastle, Maine
Travel Guide: Portland, Maine
Travel Guide: Boston
Review: Pittsburgh’s “Local-Only” Craft Beer Bar
Travel Guide: Denver
Travel Guide: Pittsburgh