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How Much Beer is in a Growler?

Ah, the age-old question: how much beer is in a growler?

While most of us have an innate understanding of just how potent a growler of beer can be, understanding the actual volume and amount contained within a growler can be somewhat of a challenge.

Don’t worry though – we’ve got you covered!

What Is A Growler?

A growler is a glass or stainless steel container specifically designed to hold beer, usually holding anywhere between 32 and 128 ounces.

Growlers typically come with lids or corks, so that beer can be stored without spilling or drying out. Many brewers offer refillable growlers for their customers so that they can enjoy the freshest beer possible on the go.

Calculating The Volume Of A Growler

Most traditional growlers come in various sizes ranging from 1/2 gallon (64 ounces) to 2 gallons (128 ounces). To calculate the volume for any given size of growler simply divide the number of ounces it holds by 128 (for example 32 divided by 128 = .25).

This will give you the gallon size of your particular growler. For example, if you have a 64-ounce traditional growler it would equal 1/2 gallon (.50).

Conversion Of Traditional Beer Measurements To A Growler

If you’re like me and use traditional measurements when pouring your beer there’s no need to panic! Pints equate to 16 ounces while quarts are 32 ounces which translates to 1/4 gallon and 1/2 gallon respectively in terms of traditional beer measurement conversions to a growler.

So if you’re filling your 64-ounce glass growler with pints you’ll need four pints to fill it up completely.

Filling A Growler At Home

You may not know it but it’s actually quite easy to fill up your own home-brewed beer in a growler at home! All you’ll need is an adapter for your tap and some simple tools like an adjustable wrench and clamp for securing the adapter onto your tap faucet.

Once that’s done just slowly open up both valves on your tap before slowly filling up a clean growler with a fresh cold brew!

Types Of Beer You Can Fill In A Grower

No matter what type of brewskis or suds you like there’s sure to be one that will fit perfectly into a trusty old glass or stainless steel grower! You can choose from pale ales, stouts, lagers, wheat beers, IPAs, and even sours – all depending on what type of ale tickles your taste buds.

Just remember when filling up any type of beer in a grower use as little air as possible as any excess air will cause your brewskis to go flat over time!

Buying A Grower For Your Home Or Business

If you’re looking for a new way to store and serve craft beers then look no further than purchasing yourself an awesome new glass or stainless steel grower!

You can find these bad boys online or at your local homebrew store – just make sure whatever type of material (glass or stainless steel) you go with is well-insulated so that no heat escapes during storage and serving periods.

Benefits Of Having A Grower

Having your very own trusty old homebrewed ale ‘Growly’ has its many benefits – here are just some:

  • Enjoy fresh cold brewskis whenever – perfect for outdoor BBQs or weekend brunches!
  • Save money by never buying bottled beers again – buy large batches instead and save them in your cooler-like-grower at all times without worrying about spoilage like flatness.
  • Get creative with different seasonal beers like pumpkin ales for Thanksgiving or winter warmers for Christmas -all easily stored in one single container ready for serving upon demand!


With all these wonderful benefits why not grab yourself one today?! So there you have it – now you know just how much beer is in a Growler and the cool benefits that come with owning one. So get growling and be sure to drink responsibly!

Author Image Fabian
I’m Fabian, homebrewer and beer taster. I’m also the editor of Beer100. I love travelling the world and trying out new handcraft beer and different beer styles. I’m not an expert in brewing beer, but I know a few things about beer, which I share on this blog. If you need help or have a question, please comment below.

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