Due South, Cigar City To Fill 'Crowlers', Massive Point-of-Sale Craft Beer Cans (Video)
"Living in Florida, we are pretty stoked to have a 32-ounce crowler," Clark continued. "It can go places where glass can't. We're going to treat it the same as a glass [growler] fill volume wise... we want to make it affordable."
"We ordered a few thousand to see how it goes."
Since these large cans are not a popular or standard size from manufacturers, they are a special order product, and CCB will be awaiting customer feedback to order more.
As for local breweries, Due South Brewing Company will soon be joining in the crowler scene, once their machine from Oskar Blues arrives. "We've already got the crowlers and lids," brewer Joel Kodner told us.
Here is a size comparison between a standard 12-ounce can and the crowler:
And a video showing part of the filling and sealing process:
Users on the BeerAdvocate forum report their experiences with the crowler from Oksar Blues barrel aged TenFIDY release, sharing that after a week in the can, the beer poured out just as if it was coming out of the tap with no perceptible loss of carbonation or quality.
"We're still testing the QAQC of the cans," Clark explained. "Treat it like a growler, it's meant to be consumed fresh."
Expect to see crowlers around the craft beer scene this summer.
Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger who focuses on Florida beers and has been a homebrewer since 2010. For beer things in your Twitter feed, follow him @DougFairall and find the latest beer pics on Instagram.