Ardagh Group Glass – North America, a division of Ardagh Group and producer of glass containers for-the food and beverage industries in the United States, announced the debut of its American-made 64-ounce growler. Brewpubs, breweries and grocery stores around the country are cashing in on the growing popularity of growlers, a term that dates back to the 19th Century when fresh beer was carried from the local pub to one’s home in a small galvanized pail.
Unique within the craft beer industry, Ardagh Group’s growler has a three-finger handle for gripping ease. Additionally, it has a fill-line capacity indicator, noting the appropriate six percent headspace allotment to help prevent overfilling.
Manufactured in the United States, Ardagh Group’s 64-ounce amber glass growler is available for purchase on Ardagh Group’s BOB site.
“When purchasing Ardagh Group’s 64-ounce growler, consumers are supporting American-made products while helping thousands of middle class U.S. manufacturing jobs thrive in a global economy,” said Clint Gawart, director of beer sales for Ardagh Group’s North American Glass division. “We are proud to operate an environmentally friendly business while manufacturing sustainable products right here in the U.S.”
Many craft brewers choose to package their products in glass. By using glass bottles, beer is preserved in a non-porous and impermeable container, maintaining the beer’s integrity, according to the company. The BOB site now offers six different amber bottles, including two variations of the 12- and 22-ounce bottle, two variations of the 750-ml bottle and a 64-ounce Growler.