Shine Growlers by Wander & Rumble combine minimalist design with functionality to make growlers that last a lifetime. The single-walled stainless steel vessels are 100 percent BPA- and phthalate-free, while high-grade passivation (a coating of protective material), prevents metallic aftertaste. Shine growlers are hand-polished and available in a variety of vibrant colors. Plus, a portion of each purchase is donated to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. So drink up, you do-gooder, you! $60, ShineVessels.com.
To ensure your beer has bubbles, the regulator cap on uKeg Growlers are made with a CO2 cartridge that keeps oxygen out. The cap’s dial allows you to regulate the carbonation level, from 0 to 15 psi. Its double-walled, vacuum-insulated, stainless steel shell is durable and keeps beer cold all day. Change the tap handle just as you would a regular tap and there is a sight glass that shows you how soon you’re going to have to go get more beer. $129 and up, GrowlerWerks.com.
Finally, if Bear Grylls were to buy a growler, this would be it: the durable, portable and versatile HydroFlask. The double-walled vacuum insulation of the growler is designed to keep your beer carbonated and cold for up to 24 hours while eliminating condensation. It can also keep hot items hot for up to six hours—perfect for camping trips, once the brew is gone. The non-porous, food-grade stainless steel interior is made with rounded edges to prevent bacteria buildup (a sworn enemy of beer) and unlike that glass thing you’ve been toting to your local brewery, it is guaranteed for life. $55, HydroFlask.com.