So you brewed an incredible pale ale and now it is time to share it with some friends. If you are anything like me you are too lazy to clean and sanitize 40 bottles each time you brew a new batch of beer so you keg; but a keg is a pain to transport, what to do, what to do. The answer is a growler! Most beer growlers hold half a US gallon or 64 ounces, some are a bit larger and there are also 32 oz half growlers.
Typically what I do is if I go to a brewery that I really like I will pick up a growler of their beer and just re-use those growlers for my home brew as well. That way if I am heading to an event, going on a camping trip or a buddy wants some beer to bring home I have several available. I recently also purchased a couple of really nice stainless steel growlers. I like them because they are nearly indestructible, has a cap that you never need to replace and is also far more compact then a typical growler yet still holds 64 ounces. It also looks like a miniature keg which I also like.