Handmade Ceramic Growler

Holds 32 ounces. Wide mouth ceramic flip top with rubber gasket to seal carbonation. Slip cast by hand and trimmed on the potters' wheel for a tight fit. Features a streamlined bottleneck design compared to our growlers with loop, available in Black and White. Made in Portland, Oregon. (more info)

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In the late 19th century, workers carried home beer (often subsidized by their employer) in small galvanized pails from their local pub. The word "growler" apparently describes the rumbling sound the beer made when sloshing around and releasing carbon dioxide that escaped from the lid. 

Our ceramic growler is handmade in Portland, Oregon. Unlike the "beer buckets" of the 1800s, this version seals carbonation with a rubber gasket to keep your draft fresh for days (and prevent any "growling" on the way home).  Its thick cast protects beer from heat and light and is strong enough to withstand cracking from the pressure inside. There are no machines involved in the production process: First, a prototype is put on the lathe, then a mother mold is poured to create other working molds. From there, the growlers are glazed, fired and inspected for quality. Every step involves the hand of the maker.

This growler is one of very few entirely manufactured in the U.S.A. The small pool of competitors allows this small Oregon-based company to make their growlers in small batches (around 20 per day), paying strict attention to quality and consistency.

Use & Care

The growler can hold any tasty beverage from the tap, whether IPA or kombucha.  To clean, hand wash and use a bottlebrush to scrub out the bottom and sides after use. Dry upside down. Not dishwasher safe.

When transporting, make sure the growler is secure. (Just because ceramic is tougher than glass doesn't mean it can’t be fragile.)


32 ounce (8.5 inches x 4.5 inches)

High temperature stoneware clay
302 Stainless steel wire
Food safe rubber gasket
Food safe/High temp glaze

Portland, Oregon
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