Growlers, once the pride and joy of the beer industry seem to be fading away. I remember a time that I would showcase my collection proudly when my friends came over. Now they are either collecting dust in my pantry or discreetly displaying my wife's flower arrangements in the corner – neither of which was the intended use of these appended vessels.
Whether you still get your growlers filled, or if yours are sitting in the back of your cupboard, I know one thing is true: the growler overload is a real thing! It's time to stop hiding them away, reach deep down and find your inner upcycler. Put on that environmental hat and get crafty – there’s so many ways to re-use them around your home. And if you need some inspiration to get you going, here are a few great ways to re-use your growlers when you’re not filling them with beer:
Growlers are the perfect compromise for displaying flowers in your home. If your partner is going to demand there be flowers everywhere, at least you can "beer it up" a bit and put your daisies in some brewery swag!
Funky Lighting Fixture
There are a number of tutorials for this online and you're bound to find one that works for you. Whether you go full DIY and create a wall sconce or throw some dollar store light strings in a growler, it'll add the perfect ambiance to your abode.
Cool Looking Container
Don't be a chump and store your smarties in a jar. If you have growlers you’re not using collecting dust in the closet, grab one and fill it with candy, buttons, lego figures, anything at all – you've now turned clutter into a beautiful talking point/accent piece.
Mike Ansley, more commonly known as The Beer Rater, is a self-proclaimed Craft Beer-Evangelist. With his strangely tolerant wife, he can be seen reporting on beer all over the place, with a twist of humour.
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