We bumped into the brains behind DrinkTanks at the Great American Beer Fest this year, and we were wowed by all of the thought that went into its products. The old innovation cliché is to “build a better mousetrap,” and DrinkTanks is certainly a better trap, able to pour you the freshest mice a growler can pour.
Sorry, that was a terrible sentence. Let’s just move into the technological explanation of this growler-meets-kegerator innovation.
Here’s what’s cool
The short story is DrinkTanks, founded in 2013, provides premium stainless steel, double-wall, vacuum insulated growlers and a full line of accessories — all designed and assembled by hand, one at a time, in Bend, Ore. Their latest innovation, The Juggernaut, is the first-ever 1-gallon stainless steel vacuum insulated growler. It was successfully funded earlier this year on Kickstarter, exceeding its goal by a whopping 400 percent.
The key is in the accessories. By adding either of the Keg Cap Accessories, you can turn any DrinkTanks Growler into a personal, portable keg, keeping beer fresh to the very last drop.
- 18/8 Stainless steel. Constructed from food grade stainless steel that will not retain or impart flavors.
- Double-wall vacuum insulation. Superior insulation technology that prevents condensation and retains temperature.
- BPA free. All DrinkTanks products and accessories are completely free of BPA.
24 HOURS COLD, 12 HOURS HOT. Keep your beer cold or your coffee piping hot; great for kombucha, wine, lemonade…anything.
- Leakproof dual-bail cap. Airtight dual-bail closure prevents liquids and CO2 from escaping and holds up to 60 psi.
Full product lineup and details
- 24 unit minimum,
- 6 growlers per carton
- Mix and match colors by 6 each
The Juggernaut 128 oz
- 12 unit minimum,
- 4 growlers per carton
- Mix and match colors by 4 each
The Kegulator Auto-Regulating Cap
The Kegulator turns any DrinkTanks Growler into a personal, portable kegerator. This keeps your growler pressurized and has a dispensing tap. It allows you to control the pressure for any beverage ranging from 0-40 psi. The Kegulator allows users to easily force carbonate their beverages and is perfect for creating small batch beers and soda.
- Order Information: 4 , 8 , or 24 units per carton
The Keg Cap Accessory Kit
This kit helps to preserve carbonation keeping your beer fresh. This kit includes a Keg Cap, CO2 Injector and two 16g CO2 cartridges.
The CO2 cartridges are non-lubricated, threaded, 16 gram CO2 cartridges.The CO2 Injector is a durable, metal, custom CO2 injector. The Standard Cap Kit comes with one Standard Cap and 2 silicone seals. Completely free of BPA and no plastic comes in contact with contents.
Order branded versions
Yes, if you’d like to offer DrinkTanks growlers with your brewery’s branding as merch for your customers to buy, you can do so. You’ll need to contact the company for the pricing specifics, but the company did say its customization allows for:
- 16 stylish finishes
- Low minimums
- Attractive leads times
- Great margins
All growlers are available in brushed stainless steel or any of 16 stock colors. Custom colors are available. Laser engraving and screen printing are available for additional fees.