Best Thing to Happen to Beer

The Crowler

Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Photo by Krystal Ramirez

If you’ve ever tried to pack a growler in a suitcase to fly, you know that there isn’t enough duct tape in the world to allay your fears of leakage or—worse still—breakage. But you could throw a few crowlers in there wrapped in your tube socks, no sweat. What’s a crowler, you ask? You must not have been by Atomic Liquors in a while. The neighborhood bar has been churning out the custom-filled and sealed-to-go cans from an electric canning machine by Ball. The steam-punk-looking beast (this one, courtesy of Oskar Blues) seals your selection of fresh draft beer into a 32-ounce recyclable aluminum can (a crowler, as opposed to a glass growler), keeping it in peak condition for up to two weeks (though staff reports they’ve popped one open after a month and it tasted like it was just poured). Crowlers range from $15-$19 and are listed on the ever-changing draft menu.

917 Fremont St., 702-982-3000, AtomicVegas.com.