Ipswich craft ale shop can now produce beer that stays fresh for a month

Hopsters in Ipswich. Picture: HOPSTERS

Hopsters in Ipswich. Picture: HOPSTERS - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich bottled beer shop has gained a tool which produces beer that stays fresh for up to a month.

The Growler System. Picture: HOPSTERS

The Growler System. Picture: HOPSTERS - Credit: Archant

The system which is called a Growler Station has been launched in Hopsters which is based in St Nicholas Street.

The Growler Station is a beer tap that will allow customers to come in to the shop and leave with one or two litres of fresh beer.

Watch the video below to see in detail how it works.

Store manager, Ed Barnes, said: “We decided to get a Growler as they are huge in Australia and the US and they give us the opportunity to bring fresh, tasty beer to our customers in a more environmentally friendly way.

“We don’t know of another system like ours in Suffolk. Ours uses CO2 in order to keep the beer fresh for up to a month. Others, you have to drink within 24 hours. The Growler means that we can get beers for the shop that we couldn’t possibly get as they were not available in bottles or cans. More choice, better flavour and environmentally friendly. Its a winner!”