OUR GROWLER SYSTEM

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The Fuggle & Golding Growler System

{STEP 1} – Select your beer from our delicious range and fill up one of our growlers, using our counter-pressure CO2 filling system which is guaranteed to keep the beer fresh.

{STEP 2} – Store (if you must) in a cool dark place (the fridge is ideal) for up to four weeks.

{STEP 3} – Serve chilled and once opened, drink within 2-3 days. Enjoy!

{STEP 4} – Rinse or wash your growler thoroughly - no need to sterilise - come back to the shop and repeat, starting from Step 1.

WHAT'S CURRENTLY ON TAP? As our range is constantly changing, the best way to know what's currently on is to keep up to date with us on Twitter & Facebook -- or simply give us a call or pop into the shop in person!

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As a rule good beer doesn’t keep well. It’s an organic product so unless you kill it and stuff it full of preservatives (like most of the beer in most supermarkets) it’s just not going to keep, and nor should it. The enemies of a good beer are oxygen, sunlight and dodgy sub-contracted bottling processes. That’s why you’ll tend to enjoy the best beer fresh from the tap.

More than this, some Craft Brewers simply don’t or can’t bottle all of their beers. Given the costs, they sometimes bottle their mass-market or best-selling beers but the exciting, one-off and, in our opinion, best, beers are sometimes never bottled. They are sold via kegs in bars. So a growler system lets you enjoy beer that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to in your home.

Fact – the best way to enjoy beer as the brewer intended is to drink it fresh from the keg. We use a counter-pressure filling system that ensures the beer stays fresh for up to four weeks without any loss of carbonation or freshness. This is the same technology employed by some Craft Brewers to bottle their beer at the brewery. The counter-pressure filling works by flooding the growler with CO2 and creating a pressurised environment free of oxygen. Beer then flows from the keg into the growler, slowly displacing the CO2. As the pressure in the growler is kept in balance the growler fills without foaming. Once capped, the beer remains pressurised and inert in the growler, allowing you to drink it whenever and wherever you like in optimum condition.

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When you refill your growler you avoid the cost of bottling, meaning growlers are cheaper by volume than the same pre-packaged beer. Growlers are yours to keep so please take care of them. The best way to do this is to rinse thoroughly with warm, but not boiling water as soon as it’s empty. If you wash it in the sink using Fairy Liquid that’s fine too, but please make sure you rinse thoroughly because Fairy-flavoured beer ain’t great.  There’s no need to sterilise.