Just like Keurig made brewing individual cups of coffee a workplace staple, SYNEK wants to do the same for beer.
The dispenser wants to take your favorite beer selections — from local breweries and a friend's homebrew to an international favorite — and bring it all to one tap directly for the home.
The concept comes from founder Steve Young, who wanted a growler (a jug that you hook up to a tap and store alcohol in) to keep fresh for more than a few days. Instead of a jug, he's using vacuum-sealed cartridges that go into a tap machine to keep up to a gallon of beer fresh for at least 30 days.
Young is currently looking for crowdfunding via SYNEK's Kickstarter page.
“It’s about giving the tools to the home and craft brewers to help spread their creation and make more money while doing it," Young said in a statement. "The best beer deserves to reach the consumer in the freshest form possible.”
Like some kegs, the machine pressurizes using carbon dioxide. Users can also adjust the temperature of the SYNEK, ensuring the beer is chilled enough for drinking. Check out the not-so-serious promotional video here:
Pre-orders for the dispenser will set you back $299, but it will cost $349 when the prototype eventually comes to market. Beer cartridges are priced at $2.99 each.
Early adopters can expect the first batch of SYNEKs to roll out in early 2015.
Tags: BEER, GADGETS, HOME, KEURIG, STARTUPS, Tech