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If you’re lucky enough to live close to a brewery, chances are they sell the beer in growlers. These oversized beer jugs are great – they’re refillable, cheaper, and easier to share although they do pose a problem if you’re traveling by bike. Well, that was until the folks at Growler Cage in Minneapolis, MN started building 64oz growler specific cages one by one.

Keep yourself from going thirsty again after the break.


Each growler cage is built with a steel frame that is shaped perfectly to fit the most common sized growler with a diameter of 4.75-5″. To keep the bottle safe and from rattling around, the frames are covered in individually sewn neoprene covers that are offered in 11 colors, and replaceable if they tear. Holding the cage to the bike is a stainless steel plate with an adjustable slot allowing you to place one growler in a standard frame, or two on a fork as shown above.


Growler Cages retail for $55, with replacement sleeves selling for $7 each.


  1. I’ve been looking for a set of these forever! My fork will definitely be adorned with a pair next time we do a cycle-brewery-tour.

  2. Question I’ve always wondered while transporting my growlers: do they count as open containers? Technically they aren’t sealed in any way. I doubt it would ever come up, but you never know.

  3. Tom: A brewery by my house places scotch tape over the cap of growlers to “seal” them. I guess they had a customer get in trouble for driving with one in their car and when they looked into it the tape was all they legally needed.

  4. Tom: I believe Minnesota requires a tamper-evident seal, and containers from the brewery of origin. Not so in Oregon.

  5. A good accessory to have for growler rides would be a threaded bottle cap with a valve that connects to the rider’s shock pump or CO2 inflator, so that their beer won’t go flat. I have trouble finishing a 22 oz. bottle quickly enough to have bubbles all the way.

    I have a hydration pack that fits a growler, it’s called a camelbak commander. I could even fit a mini keg in there.

  6. @ Shoutboxx, not sure if serious, but look for an old B-52 cage or a current Topeak Modula XL.

    Anybody here use a Salsa Anything Cage to carry a growler? I know they fit a 1.75 of Vodka perfect, so I assume a growler would also be a near fit.

    PS -There is a 64oz Kleen Kanteen that makes a damage-resistant (if uninsulated) growler.

  7. now I hafta put the steel fork back on my fargo so I can run a dualing Growler set-up up front.

    All the hippy girls gonna be freakin’ out.

What do you think?