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The Innate Craft Growler - A great way to store and transport that post-climbing micro-brew.
Now, I’m not going to suggest that you should be drinking while climbing, but there’s no denying the unique satisfaction that comes from enjoying a celebratory post-redpoint-pint at the end of a successful climbing day.
Innate Craft Growlers

Innate Craft Growlers in 1.9L (64fl oz) and 1L (32fl oz) sizes

Unfortunately, lugging heavy bottles or fast-chilling (and equally fast-warming) cans to the cragging campsite is not always viable. Alternatively, picking up beers at the local store will often leave you choosing from a limited selection of cheap-swill; celebrating the send of your mega-proj with Milwaukee’s Beast just seems so wrong. Thankfully, the crafty designers at Innate have come up with a new growler that allows you to bring your favourite craft beer for those post-climbing festivities.

Yes, I can hear the jaded, waxed-moustached climbing-hipsters already groaning, “Not another growler.” Slow down there you skinny-jeaned leather-apron-wearing cynics. This is not just another cheap stainless steel growler – Innate has done its homework.
Innate Craft Growlers Lid Detail

Innate Craft Growlers in 1.9L (64fl oz) and 1L (32fl oz) sizes

First, this growler uses double-walled insulating construction, ensuring that your expensive limited edition IPA remains properly chilled for full enjoyment. Second, check out that lid. Not only is it lined with a stainless steel insert to eliminate flavour transfer, but it’s also insulated helping maintain the beer’s optimal temperature. Third, let’s look at that comfortable carrying handle with its built-in lid-stop. This simple and ingenious feature prevents the lid from flopping over when pouring your favourite brew.

Finally, there’s something right about the look of these growlers. Both sizes have a serious purpose-built shape that seems appropriate for the important task of transporting adult beverages.

Having used one over the weekend (the challenges of reviewing new gear never seem to end), I can assure you that this is the best growler currently available. Highly recommended.

Available online at MEC and REI.

Check out more products at Innate’s website.
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Gus Alexandropoulos is a freelance writer who has been involved in the outdoor industry for over 25 years. During his career he has been the editor at Canada’s national climbing magazine, as well as the gear editor for a national cycling magazine, triathlon magazine and running magazine. His work has been published in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and he has been a guest on television and radio broadcasts. His passion for climbing began in Ontario in the mid 80s and he continues to travel extensively in search of crisp conditions and steep rock.