The Cannonball Beer Growler is a handmade piece on stoneware clay, featuring a mottled texture, weatherworn-cannonball glaze, and cam-lever top. It holds up to 1/2 gallon of brew and, with a low surface-area-to-volume ratio, fits better in the fridge or cooler than growlers with the same capacity.
This “All-American-Made” Ceramic Growler with its unique cam-lever top is offered by Terracotta Republic, Inc.
It is patterned after a cannonball, with its spherical shape, mottled texture, and weatherworn-cannonball glaze. The sphere is a highly efficient vessel, providing the least surface area to volume ratio, so you can transport 1/2 gallon of beer in the smallest container possible. This will also make it easier for you to store your growler in the refrigerator or cooler.
The cam-lever bottle top is our version of a nineteenth century invention by Robert Hemingray (1886), which was used by the Globe canning jar company during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. It utilizes a ball-cam lever with an offset axis of rotation that converts circular motion into a downward linear force. When the lever is rotated into the socket on top of the cap, it presses the cap firmly down against an extra thick FDA approved silicone gasket, making an air-tight seal.
While the German Grolsch-style growlers and caps are certainly functional (now primarily manufactured in and sold from China), it is our aim to provide a growler that is of 100% American design in honor of the American spirit of ingenuity and creativity. This growler is also entirely manufactured here in the United States, and most of the parts used are also manufactured in the U.S.
Made of stoneware clay, it is strong, airtight, non-absorptive and opaque — making for a perfect environment to temporarily store your beer (or any other beverage you deem fit).
They have been referred to as cannonballs, beer bombs, groggers, or just plain jugs. Call them what you will and enjoy in good health…