I recently came into possession of some Beer Pouches, cure a revolutionary new way to transport your beer. It is a lightweight metal foil growler replacement. As FoodBeast says, it looks like a Capri Sun packet. At first glance I was not crazy about this packaging. It looks funny and I found it hard to believe that these would be good for carbonated beverages. I could imagine one of these popping or losing its seal. Flat beer would be everywhere and instead of being the cool guy who brings awesome beer to the party, you would be the d-bag who brought a leaky bull scrotum nobody knew what to do with. Eventually it would get knocked over.
Let me tell you – Beer Pouch is awesome. For those of us who love glass and the constant threat of breaking a bottle and getting cut, the Beer Pouch takes a little getting used to. The form factor is not familiar to most of us. I had expected this to be flexible but the metal foil is rigid, making it easy to stand up on a countertop. There is no flopping around with this thing. Its light weight and collapsibility make for easy storage. Try collapsing a traditional growler and then reusing it.
In addition, the closure and foil are tough and they definitely hold the carbonation. The manufacturer told me that he had yet to learn of any of these things leaking or breaking. Actually, he did hear of one breaking, but that was while it was being used in place of a puck for a hockey game.
As you might guess, I love this thing. Far from the awkward leaky bull scrotum I expected, this is a well-designed, well-engineered piece of beer accessory goodness. Gone are the days of bulky, fragile growlers. You saved us, Beer Pouch. You saved us.
Keep your eyes peeled in the next couple weeks for a Beer Pouch giveaway. You know you want one.
Photo shamelessly lifted from the Beer Pouch website.