Learn about the types of containers that store finished beer waiting for advocates.
Beer Casks and Beer Engines
A Cask is a wooden barrel that is used to store, age, and dispense beer. Beer Engines are used to pump beer from a cask being stored in a cellar for serving.
Beer Kegs and Tap Beer
A keg is a metal barrel used to store, age, and dispense beer. Tap systems are used with pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2) to serve beer. Some taps are modified for use with pressurized nitrogen (N2) as well.
Most beer bottles are 12 fl oz (350 mL) and made of soda-lime glass. Learn about the shapes, sizes, colors, materials, and product labels for beer bottles.
Most beer cans are 12 fl oz (350 mL) and made of aluminum with a lining. Learn about the shapes, sizes, materials, and artwork for beer cans.
Growlers are 64 fl oz (1900 mL). Most are made of soda-lime glass. They are popular for taking home draft beer from beer bars and breweries. Learn about the shapes, sizes, colors, and materials for growlers.