If you’ve always wanted to brew your own beer, now your dream comes true. A nice cold mug of freshly brewed beer is available at any moment in the comfort of your home thanks to a team of craft beer aficionados from Australia’s Coopers Brewery. They release its BrewArt system that uses Wi-Fi, precise temperature control and patented end of fermentation technology to brew beer at the push of a button.
Eight years in the making, the BrewArt which has been likened to a Nespresso coffee machine, can be controlled from a smartphone app, which doubles as a stock inventory and ordering point for ingredients.
It is being aimed at tech savvy, time poor beer lovers who like the idea of brewing at home but have thought it to be time consuming, messy and something that took up a lot of space.
BrewArt has two components – the BeerDroid, for brewing 10-litres of beer, and BrewFlo, for storing, chilling and dispensing the beer from 5-litre kegs.
The ingredient packs, known as BrewPrints, are also made by Coopers and can be ordered to specific recipes such as American Pale Ale, European Pilsner or customized to make more than 3000 different beers.
Brews take similar time as traditional home brews of 5-15 days in fermentation mode with a keg or bottle fermentation and natural carbonation time of two weeks. Notifications are sent along the way to update users on the progress of their brew.
Coopers will release its BrewArt system in Australia in mid-July with a version expected to hit the United States market before the end of the year. The BeerDroid and the BeerFlo have LCD controls and will be available for AU$799 and $699 from Australian retail chain Harvey Norman from July 18. BrewPrints range from $28 to $44 to make 10 litres.