Keg King sent me their Ultimate stainless steel growler to review. I spent some time on a Saturday logging data to see how it holds up.
Why a Stainless Steel Growler?
Keg King’s Ultimate Growler is a 64-ounce stainless growler for transporting beer from a tap to somewhere you want to drink that beer. Many growlers are made of glass, but this one is made out of 304 stainless steel. Many pools, beaches, and other public locations do not allow glass containers for safety reasons; this is a good alternative package to avoid that problem.
Since this is a stainless steel growler, you do not need to be concerned about it breaking inadvertently. The constructions feels solid, and the heft feels nice in my hand. The brushed stainless provides a good grip, even when it is wet.
The neck of the growler is a comfortable diameter and allows for easy pouring.
This Seal Barks, not Growls
One story of the growler’s origin states that the original tin containers emitted a growling sound because the lid could not form a tight seal. This caused the lid to vibrate, emitting a low growling noise. The Ultimate Growler has a tight bale-top lid with a food-grade silicone gasket to form a tight seal that barked loud when the top was flipped open.
You won’t need to worry about your beer going flat as long as the lid is closed.
Who, me? I’m just Chillin’
To test the vacuum insulation, I filled the growler with iced water. The temperature settled at 40 degrees.
The growler rested on the counter in a 60-degree F room. I monitored the temperature every few hours.
Temperatures in the growler rose 10 degrees F / 5.6 C over the course of 18 hours.
I am happy with this growler, and think it’s a good option to transport your beer without taking a full keg.