Bars and restaurants around the country shifted their focus to take-out packaging solutions during the height of COVID-19, with many choosing to continue their offerings even as in-person dining resumes. What’s more, new guidance from many State Liquor Authorities allows for any liquor license holder or producer to sell alcohol for takeout or delivery with the purchase of food. Taking note of the uptick in take-out and on-the-go purchases these days, AstraPouch expanded its line of flexible packaging solutions to include a 64-oz Beer Growler. It features a dark amber color to protect against UVA/UVB light and a smaller head space to preserve the carbonation and quality of product.
“The Beer Growler is perfect for short-term storage for those looking to enjoy a fresh draft or craft beer outside of the brewery or restaurant,” says Dave Moynihan, founder and president of AstraPouch. “It’s a great way to allow customers to enjoy the food and drinks from their favorite locales from the comfort of their homes.”
The most attractive features of the Beer Growler are the cost and space savings, according to Michael Mrozak, AstraPouch’s Operations and Fulfillment Coordinator. “They store flat, so a case of empty pouches is equivalent to an entire pallet of glass growlers, but obviously taking up considerably less space.” Additionally, at a purchase price of just $0.99 each, they offer significant cost savings over the $5.00-$6.00 per-item cost of glass growlers.
Other nice features? The Beer Growler includes AstraPouch’s patented, pressure-regulated screw cap. “The cap holds the pressure inside the pouch, retaining the effervescence of the beverage,” says Mr. Moynihan. “But if the internal pressure gets too high, the cap will crack open to relieve it.” Created with beer in mind, the pouch also features a growler-standard 33mm mouth for easing filling and a marked 64-ounce fill line.
The new pouch shares the convenience and durability of all AstraPouch’s products. “It meets all three Rs,” says Mr. Mrozak. “It can be recycled, it can be reused, and it reduces the carbon footprint by 85%, compared to glass.”