Crowdfunding and beer go together like … well, like anything else and beer. From artisan breweries raising funds to start new breweries in Pico giving you a home way to prepare beer, even if you are not familiar, this was an interesting trip through the recent appliance reviews. Now, a new candidate is heading to the market after a crowdfunding success, and it is called the Fizzics Beer System.
This gadget does not try to prepare your beer for you or collect money for new experiences: it tries to make your old beer and taste better. The system itself resembles a compact coffee machine. Put a beer nearby, squeeze a tube, pump your beer, and then use the system as a tap to pour the beer to the other side. This makes your beer more bubbly and gives it some extra head on it for … and that’s about it.
No CO2 or any other gas is used, just a few tricks of airflow to improve the beer. The Fizzics team says it brings out the beer, smell and taste, with a more vibrant mouthfeel. The kitchen appliance works just about every type of cans and bottles, directly through a large nozzle if needed.
Would you add instant fizz to all your beers, or just some?
Artisanal beer fans can be justified to back off from this. The carbonation of craft beers is carefully managed and intended to complement the type of beer and taste: most black beers, sounds too sparkling as an excellent way to ruin them. But for more brilliant beers like Hefeweizen, this could be an improvement if you have an older or purchased beer than you really want to pack a punch. In other words, it is made for anything but fresh beer, and would be most used in areas where newly made beers are hard to find.
If it sounds like something in your driveway, you can get a Fizzics beer system for $ 170 plus whatever a pair of AA batteries will cost you.