CRAFTED FOR BEER LOVERS BY BEER LOVERS
ESTABLISHED 2014 – SHAWN HUF, EVAN REGE & BRIAN SONNICHSEN – EMPLOYEES: 6 – Location: Portland, OR
f you’re like us, many of your favorite microbrews aren’t sold in bottles. GrowlerWerks was created by local Portlanders who love craft beer. We’ve drawn on a combined 47 years of engineering and product-design experience to make a better way to store beer. With a GrowlerWerks growler your beer will always taste exactly how the brewmaster intended.
Where did you get the inspiration for your product?
A love of good beer, and a desire the make the experience better. We’re beer lovers living in a beer-rich region, and as engineers we recognized the need for a better solution. We decided to focus our skills and efforts on this endeavor, and the rest is history.
What differentiates your product from similar products out there?
After testing all the available options, we realized that nobody had cracked the code on a pressurized growler that works. So we designed the uKeg: It’s easy to use, with an automatic regulator cap that holds CO2 inside, instead of externally, variable carbonation from zero (off) up to 15 psi, and a dispensing tap so beer can be easily served without removing the cap. It also has a liquid sight glass, an ergonomic handle, and it’s easy to clean.
What’s the best and most challenging parts of the creation process?
Ideas are fun and creative, and turning those ideas into high quality products is challenging. We’ve focused our experience to produce a high quality product. It takes a lot of work and coordination to get it right, and we’re proud when our beer loving customers are happy.