Don't Let the Can Get You Down! Get Yourself a Beer Growler Pannier

May 22, 2015



Sleeping bag?




Does this sound like your bike overnight packing list, not necessarily in that order? Then you might be familiar with the dilemma of how to pack the beer. It would be a shame to limit yourself to canned beer in the golden era of the local microbreweries. Today, one lucky winner will bring home a beer pannier featuring Jim aka Bike Hermit of Bike Touring News and a brauler (stainless steel growler) with a neoprene sleeve from Now all you have to do is decide which beer to fill it with.

Let the Bike Hermit guard and protect your beer

The Brauler aka The Man Purse

How do I win this bonanza of beer and bike gear you ask? Donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign by midnight MST. We’ll draw one lucky winner for the beer goodies and then draw a weekly winner for a $150 Sierra Trading Post gift card. Come end of the month we’ll raffle off a Giant Revolt 1 bike and a 7-day Danube Bike Path tour. $25 or more puts you in the tour raffle, $50 or more puts you in both the bike and the tour raffle.

I'm following this guy to the party

Leave us a comment and tell us what you would put in this brauler-pannier combo.


The 2015 Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. Campaign runs through May 31, 2015. All donations are tax deductible and support Adventure Cycling's organizing efforts and technical assistance for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The campaign is supported by Adventure Cycling members, bicycle industry partners, bicycle clubs, and cyclists across North America.

Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. is generously sponsored by Exodus Travels, Ortieb USA, Planet Bike, Primal Wear, SKS USA, Town Pump Hotel Group, Cascade Bicycle Club, and the Knickerbikers Bicycle Touring Club of San Diego. In-kind sponsors include Bar Mitts, Bike2Power,, Bike Touring News, Club Ride, Cygolite, Ortlieb USA, Osprey Packs, Planet Bike, Revelate Designs, Road Holland Cycling Apparel, Rudy Project, Sierra Trading Post, and TiGr Locks.  

Over the years, the U.S. Bicycle Route System has been supported in part by grants from the Tawani Foundation, Lazar Foundation, the SRAM Cycling Fund, and Climate Ride.

Learn more about the campaign and make a donation at


* No purchase necessary to enter any featured sweepstakes offered during the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign. To enter any USBRS campaign sweepstakes, send an email to with full name, address, phone, and email address by the cut off date (listed on the blog post featuring that day's sweepstakes) at Midnight MDT. Winners are selected by random drawing. Winners agree to release their name for public disclosure and promotion of sweepstakes on Adventure Cycling's blog and other communications outlets.


xtian May 24, 2015, 10:51 AM

Paniers are great - but why make them black???? To easier hit you accidentally. I know this seems to be sore subject, but I simply don't get it.

Maureen Mau May 23, 2015, 7:45 AM

Perfect! I bike the Paul Bunyan Trail and with the growler pannier I can stop at the Gull Dam Brewery on the way home!

Kristopher Pursel May 22, 2015, 5:02 PM

I would ride to my favorite local micro brewery, St. Boniface in Ephrata, PA. About a 15 mile ride. And growlers are great with their famous $7 fills!!

Deanne May 22, 2015, 10:16 AM

Oh, this would be perfect for our new favorite adventures....brewery tours by bike!!!

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