Friday, August 16, 2013

Simple Summertime Sangria...Or How I Lost My Hydro Flask Growler

There is no denying that we're in the thick of summer fun and when Hydro Flask sent one of their Growlers to review on T.F.M. I was thinking about making a run to a micro brewery to fill with a seasonal brew.  My wife had other ideas, and before I knew it she had whipped up a big batch of sangria to take with us to a party that weekend.   

So far I haven't gotten it back from her as the growler has been filled with what seems to be a perpetual batch of sangria.  I am not complaining since this simple sangria recipe is easy to make, tasty, and the Hydro Flask Growler may be about the best way to keep liquids of any kind cold when headed to a party, the beach, the drive-in movie,  picnic, and other summertime gatherings. 

The Hydro Flask Growler isn't just a pretty piece of metal.  This 64 ounce wide-mouth double walled vacuum insulated growler does two things really well and that is keeping cold things cold (and carbonated) for up to 24 hours and keeps hot things hot for up to 12 hours.  That's pretty damn impressive.

As a side note we've found that the Hydro Flask Growler fits in height in all of our YETI Coolers (from the Roadie on up) which makes it the perfect choice for carrying along on trips as well.

As summer turns to fall I'm thinking the growler will be filled with a hoppy IPA or a hearty soup for a weekend camping trip.  The Hydro Flask Growler has become an essential piece of gear to carry along on trips of all sorts.

- Two 750 ml bottles or one 1.5 liter bottle of an inexpensive white wine such as a Dry Riesling, Pinot Grigio, or Sauvignon Blanc.  Don't break the bank and just go with whatever white wine is on sale that you like to drink.
- Peach Schnapps
- Fruit of choice

Pour both standard bottles or the entire 1.5 liter bottle of white wine into the growler.  Add Peach Schnapps to taste or just fill up the growler leaving room for fruit.  Add fruit such as pieces of peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.

Enjoy responsibly.   

Hydro Flask has offered up two of their Growlers to give away this weekend on T.F.M.  Let's make this really easy and fun and just tell me what you'd put in a Hydro Flask Growler if you won.

1.  Send an email to and tell me what you'd put in your Hydro Flask Growler?

2.  Only ONE EMAIL submission per email address.  Duplicates will be deleted.

3.  Submissions will be accepted until 6:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2013. 

4.  On Monday morning TWO WINNERS will be chosen by random number generator and then listed at the bottom of this post.  Winners will also be contacted by email as well.

5.  Each winner will receive a Hydro Flask Growler and a few T.F.M. decals.

There were almost 200 emails submitted for this giveaway and the random number generator chose the following winners...


Thanks to Hydro Flask for the support and also to everyone that played along.

Check out the Hydro Flask website for more information on the Growler as well as their other excellent products.

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