SYNEK Home Draft System

| June 26th, 2014 | No comments


I received an email about a Kickstarter campaign that just launched for a home draft system. I thought I’d share it here for anyone who may be interested in this sort of thing.

I personally really like the idea. For many people, this is an easier and cheaper option than purchasing a second refrigerator and setting up a standard draft system. The main drawback here though is that the system holds 1 gallon. If you are the type who likes growler fills, this is an awesome alternative: twice as much beer compared to a typical growler and a much better shelf life. However for homebrewers, only being able to package 1 gallon at a time may be too limiting, depending on your batch size.

Ultimately, I would love to see something like this succeed. The more effort that is put into beer packaging technology, the better it will be for consumers in the long run. I think it would be awesome to go grocery shopping and while I’m there, fill up a gallon of beer to have available on draft at home for the next week.

SYNEK has a very lofty goal of raising $250,000 in one month, so if you like the idea of this, be sure to spread the word. Keep in mind that there are still a few final design elements that are yet to be finalized (ie: refrigeration method). This is great, as it allows the backers to help with designing the type of product that they want to own, but it also could mean a delay in the the final product release.

For more information, and to support SYNEK, visit their Kickstarter page here.

Final Days for Crafthaus’ Kickstarter!

| May 21st, 2013 | No comments

Crafthaus currently has $13,540 pledged of their goal of $20,000, or about 68% to goal. There is only 9 days left to raise another $6,460.

We are fans of all the great local businesses here in Las Vegas, especially those that promote craft beer, whether they be bars or retailers. In the case of breweries, we get exceptionally excited.

I’ve agreed to host an “All About Beer” class at the brewery once they open. For a donation of only $30, I’ll take you on a tour of Crafthaus’ brewery and discuss how beer is brewed. We’ll sample the beers and discuss sensory evaluation and food pairing.

Of course, there are plenty of other awesome gifts for other donation amounts, like entry into the Propagation Program.

For more information, read my interview with founders Dave and Wyndee Forrest here, and visit their Kickstarter campaign here.