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Posted August 17, 2018

This is a Crowler, here’s where you can get one

An amalgamation of the beer can and growler, the Crowler is a giant 946 ml/32 oz beer can, usually filled directly in front of you, akin to a growler. You’ll also find them pre-filled like growlers too.

The vessel was first introduced in 2014 through a partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado and can manufacturer Ball.

(Eastbound Brewing Co.)

Filling a Crowler involves first purging the can with CO2, filling it from the tap, then sealing it with a seamer.

Although its popularity is not nearly as widespread as the 1.89 litre growler, Crowlers are currently available at 15 Ontario breweries. Just this week, Lake of the Woods Brewing Co. in Kenora – the province’s northernmost brewery – began offering the colossal can. The first Ontario brewery to provide the format was Fonthill’s Kame & Kettle Beer Works in 2015.

You can currently pick up a Crowler at these breweries:

Bench Brewing Co. – Beamsville
Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. – Kitchener
Eastbound Brewing Co. – Toronto
Jobsite Brewing Co. – Stratford
Kame & Kettle Beer Works – Fonthill
Lake of the Woods Brewing Co. – Kenora
Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery – Toronto
North Works Brewing – Cambridge
People’s Pint Brewing Co.  – Toronto
Redline Brewhouse – Barrie
The Six Brewing Co. – Toronto
Square Brew Co. – Goderich
Storm Stayed Brewing Co. – London
Tooth and Nail Brewing Co. – Ottawa
Vimy Brewing Co. – Ottawa

The process via Bench Brewing:

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