uKeg makes every glass of microbrew just as fresh as the first
Microbrews are all the rage; the only problem is those that come in glass growlers don’t travel well, can go flat not long after they’re opened, and let in air which can ultimately spoil your brew. That’s where uKeg by GrowlerWerks comes in, a stainless steel vacuum-insulated growler that keeps microbrews super fresh, and refreshingly cold. With a Kickstarter that’s already exceeded 400% – it’s fairly obvious the company has hit on a serious customer pain point.
The uKeg is packed with features that include CO2 regulator cap to keep oxygen out and pressure in, interchangeable tap handles, vacuum insulated walls, sight glass so you can keep track of your beer supply and a pressure gauge to make sure you’re always the one in control.
Powered by CO2 cartridges, the regulator cap is as easy as using a seltzer bottle or refillable whipped cream dispenser. You can set the pressure from zero (off) up to 15psi. The cap automatically regulates pressure, and one CO2 cartridge will keep a growler full of beer fresh for up to 4 weeks.
Here’s the four step process for using uKeg:
- Load a CO2 cartridge in the holder and screw onto bottom of the cap.
- Fill the growler with your favorite brew and screw on the cap.
- Set your desired carbonation level with the selector dial. The regulator automatically maintains your setting.
- Pour your brew, sip, enjoy, repeat.
The company’s Kickstarter still has well over a month to go, and even though they’ve already demolished their original target, it looks like things can only get better. You can get hold of a 64oz uKeg starting from $99 right here.
While the challenge before was drinking all your beer before it went flat, now it’s trying not to drink it all in one go because every glass tastes as fresh as the first.