If you’re a craft beer lover, you know all about growlers. For those of you who are already confused, a growler is a reusable, glass jug used to transport beer. They’re commonly sold at breweries as a means to sell take-out craft beer.
While there’s a lot to love about growlers (a way to purchase your favorite craft beer in a larger quantity than a regular bottle), there’s also some negatives. It’s hard to keep your beloved beer fresh once you’ve opened the bottle. But alas, the hard times are now over. Growler Chill has heard our cries and they finally came up with a way to preserve your craft beer for up to 3 weeks of freshness!
Growler Chill is a household countertap that keeps 3 growlers cold, fresh, and on tap right at home. “Over the last two years their design and engineering teams have worked hard to develop this patented, innovative appliance that holds standard glass growlers and extends your beer’s life for weeks after opening. By recreating keg conditions, Growler Chill keeps your beer happy.”
You might be wondering: What keeps a beer happy? Cold + dark + free from oxygen + carbonation = the happiest damn beer you’ve ever seen. Now how does Growler Chill accomplish all of these things?
COLD – Growler Chill is a refrigerated unit. You can adjust the inside temperate from 38° F – 54° F. The unit plugs into a standard 120 Volt outlet and due to the well insulated and compact chill chamber design, Growler Chill is highly energy efficient.
DARK – When light strikes beer, the beer can become skunked – affecting both flavor and aroma. Growler Chill’s enclosed refrigeration unit is completely dark, protecting your beer from light at all times.
FREE FROM OXYGEN – Our patented Virginator purges the oxygen in the headspace of your growler with CO2 before you insert the growler inside the device. This prevents oxygen from creating off flavors in your beer before you have a chance to enjoy it.
CARBONATION - Growler Chill uses an internal 90 gram beverage grade CO2 cartridge to preserve and serve your growlers. The device also has an alternate port on the back for those who wish to use their own external CO2 source. This preserves the freshness of each pour for weeks after opening.
Their innovation “extends the life of the beer in the growler, keeping it fresh for weeks, by keeping the beer cold, dark, under pressure, and protected from oxygen. And since perishability is no longer an issue it gives beers lovers the added benefit of having more than one selection of fresh craft beer on tap at home to enjoy.” No more picking and choosing which growler to take home. No more trying to shove this giant glass bottle into you fridge. Now craft beer lovers can take home 3 growlers without the worry of them going to waste due to lost freshness in a short period of time.
And it gets even better: It connects to your phone through WiFi. Download their app and it will “allow you to control a section of Growler Chill features such as remote temperature control, beer volume tracker, history of beers loaded and sanitizing cycle alerts.” This thing really does it all.
Their Kickstarter campaign launched at midnight on January 27th, 2017 and they reached 10% of their funding goal in the first 10 minutes of launch, 20% in the first hour and crushed their funding goal in just 19 hours and 23 minutes. Just hours after launching, Kickstarter labeled them as a Staff Pick “Project We Love” and moved them to their home page. These dudes are seriously killing it.