By Annette Shailer, editor Beer & Brewer
Launching in Australia next month is BrewArt, a fully automated personal brewing system, which allows anyone to brew and dispense beer at home.
The BeerDroid brews 10 litres of beer at the push of a button, while the BrewFlo dispenses fully carbonated beer with a frothy head without the use of CO2.
BrewArt’s marketing manager, Scott Harris, said that the BrewArt system was designed specifically for modern lifestyles.
“Just as people like to make their own barista quality coffee at home, now they can make their own pub quality beer,” Harris said.
“We’ve focused on style as well as function so that every design feature adds to the experience of ‘crafting your masterpiece’.”
As we reported last week, easy-to-use home beer systems are becoming a global trend, with SodaStream International and PicoBrew releasing machines that hope to do for home brewing what Nespresso did for home baristas.
Available in chrome and black, every aspect of the BeerDroid is user-friendly, from WiFi connectivity to minimal preparation and easy cleaning. Users can monitor and control their brew’s progress wherever they are from the iOS smartphone app and receive push notifications of brewing milestones. BeerDroid has patented end of fermentation (EOF) technology, with full temperature control throughout the brewing process.
Designed for use with BrewArt 5 litre kegs, BrewFlo is a temperature-controlled beer dispenser that pours a fully carbonated beer with no CO2 required.
The BrewArt system comes with a range of BrewPrints, which are individually packed natural ingredients. Inspired by the world’s great beers, each BrewPrint has its own specific brewing profile, which when ordered, automatically uploads to the BeerDroid. BrewPrints include the likes of Coopers Pale Ale, California Steam, Thomas Coopers Celebration Ale, London’s Own Ale, Traditional Irish Stout and Ruby Porter to name a few.
The beers are naturally conditioned so there will be some natural sediment in there, but the temperature controlled system allows the brew to be cold stored after fermentation, which will help it to clear. The temperature control also allows lager yeasts to run at low (lager) temperatures resulting in a clear, clean finish.
It will usually take around three to six weeks from start to consumption, depending on the beer style and those styles are expected to cost between $28 and $44.
Users also have the flexibility to put their own personal touches on their beer using BrewArt’s range of Elements, Enhancers, Hops and Yeasts.
BrewArt will be available nationally through Harvey Norman from mid-July 2016 and online here. The BrewArt BeerDroid retails for $799 and the BrewFlo for $699.