Lawson Finest blog

Brewers Retreat Maine: an update

admin@minibrew.io
June 11th, 2019 Comments

Upon arrival in the US, we first visited the gigantic Treehouse Brew Co. that sells all their beers on premises. We then headed out to Allagash Brewing Company, specialised in Belgian style beers. Not a bad start to our trip! image Firstday image_footer Then... Read more

Brewers retreat blog

MiniBrew at Brewers Retreat

admin@minibrew.io
May 20th, 2019 Comments

As you may remember, we had an in-office beer brewing competition a little while ago. The winners of that competition have been awarded the prize of going to the renowned Brewers Retreat in Maine, USA at the beginning of June!The Brewers Retreat is the brewing experience of a ...

Tasting beer blog

How do we test beer quality?

admin@minibrew.io
May 17th, 2019 Comments

Before a beer becomes a brew pack, we first check the hard measurable data to objectively determine its quality. This ranges from simple PH and gravity analysis to more sophisticated Bitterness (IBU), Color (SRM), clarity and microbiological analysis.Then we check the taste of...

New brewpacks blog

New brew packs coming up

admin@minibrew.io
May 15th, 2019 Comments

We're excited about the upcoming brew packs that we're adding to our selection!We are currently focusing on the development of some great IPAs, including our CEO's favorite. The first IPA is ready for production and will be launched soon. The other IPAs that we're working on a... Read more

MiniBrew at events blog

MiniBrew at events

admin@minibrew.io
April 15th, 2019 Comments

Come and meet us at one of the upcoming beer events that we are going to attend! From 6 to 9 May, we will be at the Seeds&Chips - The Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan. The Summit is the birthplace of new ideas and concepts, and the stage for history making speeches f...

Machine in factory blog

News from the factory

admin@minibrew.io
April 11th, 2019 Comments

The factory is in full speed to fulfil all MiniBrew orders! Our production line has fired up and the factory has started with the main assembly of our last pilot version, before we prepare for the mass production run.Overall it takes a month to assemble, box up, inspect and sh...

MiniBrew in action blog

MiniBrew in action

admin@minibrew.io
April 10th, 2019 Comments

Some of our current beta customers have sent us photos of their MiniBrew in action. Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures! image MiniBrew in crate image_footer image MiniBrew in action 1 image_footer image MiniBrew in action 3 ... Read more

Box blog

Production & shipping update

admin@minibrew.io
March 21st, 2019 Comments

Last year, we delivered two beta batches of the MiniBrew machine to customers. These beta consumers have shared a tremendous amount of good feedback. Based on their input, we’ve tweaked a few components to improve the user experience. On the growler head, we changed the bajone...

New dry hop procedure blog

New dry-hop procedure

admin@minibrew.io
March 20th, 2019 Comments

In April, we will start using a new dry-hop procedure. With the upcoming firmware update, it will no longer be necessary to use a tea ball to add ingredients during fermentation.If you're using the Brew Portal, you need to update your recipes to have trub removal steps to remo...

Brew Portal blog

MiniBrew recipe creation

admin@minibrew.io
February 15th, 2019 Comments

Great news! We are now beta testing our Brew Portal, a web-based platform with which you can easily create and save your own recipes, make distinctive flavour profiles, brew with your own ingredients, adjust fermentation processes and monitor all stages of brewing.We asked our... Read more

Pilot Pro blog

MiniBrew for breweries

admin@minibrew.io
February 8th, 2019 Comments

Last week, we traveled to the southwest of the UK to visit one of the country's greatest craft breweries, Verdant Brewing Co.We dropped off our MiniBrew Craft Pro machine to enable them to easily create and try out new recipes, tweak them to make 5L test batches, saving the ri...

Minibrew at Jumbo blog

2018 highlight: MiniBrew at Jumbo

admin@minibrew.io
January 4th, 2019 Comments

We wrote history by launching a successful pilot in one of the Netherlands' largest fresh food market chains, Jumbo. We're brewing live at Jumbo Foodmarket Amsterdam to promote craft beers and to give shoppers a hands-on introduction to our homebrewing solution. So drop by and...

Brewery collaborations blog

2018 highlight: brewery collaborations

admin@minibrew.io
January 3rd, 2019 Comments

[image: MiniBrew at Jopen brewery, The Netherlands]2018 was also the year of brewery collabs. We invited some of the finest craft brewers to try out our platform and teamed up with BOXCAR, BBNO, Gipsy Hill Brewing, North Brewing, Pressure Drop, Howling Hops, Crate and Amundsen... Read more

Minibrew delivery blog

2018 highlight: product deliveries

admin@minibrew.io
January 1st, 2019 Comments

[image: taken by Wim Hooghout]We are delighted that 50 customers and breweries have received their MiniBrew machines. These enthusiastic first users have already started brewing, while providing us with useful feedback and great pictures.This feedback allows us to further enha...

MiniBrew App 2 blog

Instruction Booklet

bart@minibrew.io
December 22nd, 2018 Comments

The MiniBrew app is the home of your craft brews. In the app, all steps are covered to start brewing and fermenting. If you want to have an overview to see what's ahead, please download the Minibrew User Actions

How to install the Minibrew blog

How to install the Minibrew

admin@minibrew.io
December 21st, 2018 Comments

Here is the latest video of unboxing MiniBrew. The video shows how to install the machine when it comes from the box, from this point you can start a brew guided by our app. Make sure all stickers are removed. Note there are two stickers under the hop cover that keep the carou... Read more

Public CrowdCube blog

Our CrowdCube campaign is now public

admin@minibrew.io
October 2nd, 2018 Comments

We are excited to announce that our CrowdCube campaign is now public. We have come a long way on the road to democratising the beer space.So far, we have already created a community in more than 33 countries and have achieved more than 300,000 GBP of our 750,000 GBP target.Get...

All Grain Brewing MiniBrew blog

Why Brew All Grain Beer?

February 7th, 2018 Comments

Learning to brew beer is just like learning how to drive a car: you can start with automatic and go the easy way, or you can start with manual and drive any car you want. Brewing all grain as opposed to brewing with extracts is much more beneficial for learning and will allow ...

Top 21 Craziest and Weirdest Beers blog

Top 21 Craziest and Weirdest Beers Ever Made | MiniBrew

January 23rd, 2018 Comments

We've compiled a list of the 21 craziest beers that's ever been made. If you ever wondered whether a beer made out of beard is possible, now you know it is. Have you ever wondered what a breakfast oatmeal stout tastes like? Or how someone came up with the idea to use p...

Beer Yeast Grow blog

How to recover and grow yeast like a boss

January 10th, 2018 Comments

At this point in time, the vast choice of yeasts is currently at its utmost peak and some yeasts are well worth the hassle to cultivate and create new brews with, free of charge. How to recover and grow yeasts from the bottom of a beer bottle Of course, it is necessary for the...

Vocation Brewery blog

The 12 Coolest Craft Beer Label Designs from Pinterest

December 15th, 2017 Comments

These Craft Beer Label Designs Will Forever Change The Way You Look at Art Last week, we went through our Pinterest boards to find the coolest beer labels we've ever encountered. We've made a selection of the 11 best so that we can share it with you. Enjoy! 1. Big City Brewing...

Stout Hamburger MiniBrew blog

Imperial Oatmeal Stout Beer paired with a Hamburger

December 7th, 2017 Comments

Imperial Oatmeal Stout Beer im combination with a tasty Hamburger | Beer meets Food What’s way better than a regular plain cheeseburger?  Yeah you guessed it… A beer infused burger!This week, we will show you how to cook the best sliders! But this one will be infused in one of... Read more

Baltic Porter blog

Best Porter Beer Recipe | Pirate of the Baltics Porter Recipe

December 7th, 2017 Comments

Our Favourite Porter Beer Recipe | Be the pirate that you are meant to be! Do you want to feel like Jack Sparrow and drink like a pirate? Well, maybe they were more into rum then beer. But it doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy a good ol’ Pirate of the Baltics porter! With an ABV of...

Beer Belly MiniBrew blog

How to Get Rid of your Beer Belly and What Causes It?

December 1st, 2017 Comments

There are different reasons some people may not want to drink a certain type of alcohol. Wine makes you sleepy, good whisky is expensive, tequila makes you go insane and beer makes you fat. But what causes this? And more importantly how do you get rid of it? Genetics are a big...

Barrels Minibrew blog

How to Brew Barrel Aged Beer in the MiniBrew.

November 30th, 2017 Comments

Yes, it seems actually darn impossible to brew barrel aged beer in a container that is made of stainless steel. However, there definitely is a way to do it, and this is what we are testing right now. So how do you actually make barrel aged beer in a stainless steel keg? Well, ... Read more

Father & Son Blonde Ale MiniBrew blog

Who's Your Daddy After Movie

November 24th, 2017 Comments

6 months ago, MiniBrew launched the "Who's Your Daddy" contest where we invited participants to share the story of their father and why they would like to brew a beer with them in Amsterdam. We finally have a winner, and here is the outcome of their trip. Watch t...

Duvel Pasta MiniBrew 1 blog

Chippolata and Portobellini Rigatoni Simmered in Duvel Beer

Patrick Layer
November 23rd, 2017 Comments

Pasta meets beer? YES WAY! Don't you just love one pot pasta recipes? I certainly do, for the simple reason that it's just much easier to clean up afterward! Especially given the fact that I am the designated cook for MiniBrew, I definitely need to cut corners at some places.F...

Beer Woman MiniBrew blog

Women are Happier and Healthier When They Drink Beer

November 23rd, 2017 Comments

Good news for women who love their daily pint! According to the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, it has been proven that drinking beer in moderation reduces the risk of heart attack and increases overall happiness. Researchers at the said university have discovered that mod... Read more

What Experts Think About MiniBrew blog

What do beer experts REALLY think about MiniBrew?

Patrick Layer
September 29th, 2017 Comments

Last time you heard from us, the MiniBrew team was out of office in Munich to showcase our brewing machine at Drinktec, the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry. We had the honor to eat the best pretzels in the world, the meatiest dishes you can...

Brewery tour at Brouwerij de Prael in Amsterdam blog

Beer Building in Amsterdam at Brewery de Prael

Patrick Layer
July 10th, 2017 Comments

Throwback to our awesome Team (Beer) Building Event in A'dam at our partner Brouwerij de Prael Wow, what a beearalicious month we can look back on....1) We secured another round of funding: 2.45 € million2) and won the $25 000 pitch competition at The Next Web3) and finall...

wyd_faml_low blog

WHO'S YOUR DADDY

Patrick Layer
June 20th, 2017 Comments

Win a beeralicious trip to Amsterdam with that great guy called dad! When was the last time you did something totally epic with your hero? Get both flown into Amsterdam and craft your own beer with your dad, which will be brewed and available for a whole year worldwide on Mini...

minibrew glasses blog

Raise The Bar at The Next Web #2

Patrick Layer
May 16th, 2017 Comments

MiniBrew takes their business to another level This week we celebrate! We’re back at TNW, where our journey started almost two years ago, to showcase the final MiniBrew! Smaller, better and more efficient.and last but not least we brought a tasty experience: The first ever bre...

Raise the bar tnw blog

Raise The Bar at The Next Web #1

Patrick Layer
May 15th, 2017 Comments

MiniBrew is raising the bar at TNW in Amsterdam Hi MiniBrew Fan,Amsterdam, Sunshine, Spring and TECH ...what do you want more?….of course ice cold frosty ones! image minibrew glasses image_footer We are raising the bar at THE NEXT WEB On May 18 & 19 Mini...

SXSW HEADER MINIBREW blog

Making "BUDweiser" beautiful again!

Patrick Layer
March 9th, 2017 Comments

HOWDY Y'ALL Finally here we are again with “Huge” news ! Minibrew is flying to Austin, Texas to attend the South By Southwest - SXSW *(10-19th of March)!One week of interaction, film and music and we are in it too!  quote Make "BUDweiser" beautiful again... Read more

MiniBrewer World Wide blog

MiniBrew Referral Program

Patrick Layer
November 16th, 2016 Comments

Growing community The last week has been amazing for Minibrew. We’ve welcomed over 70 new MiniBrewers who see themselves as tastemakers and shakers of the evolving future of beer. We’re super excited that community has been growing to 200+ people. Referral program for all of y...

TNW Momentum blog

MiniBrew at The Next Web NYC

Patrick Layer
November 16th, 2016 Comments

MiniBrew at the The Next Web in NYC Today, we’ll be presenting MiniBrew at the Next Web in New York (TNW). Thousands of attendees, 60 hand picked startups and 13 world-class speakers will attend this event.As CNBC one said "The most intimate technology conference on the planet...

IGG Overlay blog

Great news on the brewing horizon!

Patrick Layer
November 1st, 2016 Comments

Dear Beerlovers,Big news on the horizon. We’re thrilled to share a new limited price offer.  It’s will be available on IndieGoGo from the 7.11 till beginning of December starting from unbelievable $599! MiniBrew lets you start with zero experience and brew high quality beers j... Read more

Summit Session IPA blog

MiniBrew goes WebSummit

Olivier van Oord
November 1st, 2016 Comments

The Brewery Collaboration Let us share why we started with building a new way to enjoy the golden amber.We love the taste of fresh craft beer! We love to discover new ingredients We love to enjoy the satisfaction when the WoW factor hits you.We see ourself as pioneers. As crea...

MiniBrew Beer compass blog

Discovering Beer Made Simple - MiniBrew Craft Beer Compass App

Patrick Layer
November 1st, 2016 Comments

Have you ever had the feeling of sitting in a bar with no idea what to drink? These times are over! MiniBrew has the solution!Meet the Beer Compass!Download the free Beer Compass app from the Apple App Store and you’ll never lose track of what you want to drink. It's the easie...

Lisbon Tram blog

Craft Beer Culture in Lisbon

Patrick Layer
November 1st, 2016 Comments

Europe’s oldest and independent capital city of Portugal Lisbon is finally embracing the craft beer booze-fest. With a little bit help of MiniBrew you can explore and discover the very Portugues take on the craft #beervolution that is sweeping the world! Portugal's tyranni... Read more

MiniBrew Beta blog

Ask-us-anything - Live Q&A Session

bart@minibrew.io
October 11th, 2016 Comments

Just a quick reminder that we will be streaming our live Q&A through MiniBrew Youtube channel at 5pm CEST. Please tune in to watch to get answers to some of your most FAQs. To view the stream, click the link from YoutubeIf you have any questions that you’d like to have ans...

MiniBrew Kitchen blog

MiniBrew Update September 2016

Patrick Layer
September 29th, 2016 Comments

Holiday season is over! MiniBrew is back with some fresh hoppy news!TopicsThe final MiniBrew development stage!Movie time - How it worksMiniBrew at BierWest 2016 in Amsterdam 1. MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SPACE - MiniBrew gets compact We’d like to share you some exciting pictur...

brewworkshop blog

MiniBrew on Tour

Patrick Layer
September 16th, 2016 Comments

BrewWorkshop at Cafe NN DE We were invited from the Café NN DE in Rotterdam to be part of their September “Innovation Series”. This week we held a little workshop about beer brewing and showing off the new MiniBrew beta machine in Rotterdam. More than 50 people attended the ev... Read more

What is craft beer Minibrew blog

What Is Craft Beer? The art of brewing beer

August 18th, 2016 Comments

Second chapter in our Beer Series is about craft beer.  What is Craft Beer? A review of the history of the art of brewing beer In the last episode, you learned something new about the building blocks of beer. Today, we will tell you a little bit about the term "Craft Beer". Bu...

Beer Survey Netherlands blog

Results National Beer Survey The Netherlands 2016

Patrick Layer
July 21st, 2016 Comments

The popularity of (craft) beer in The Netherlands is growing, as well as the supply. That can be derived from the many publications about beer, the wider range of supermarkets in the area of special beers and the extensive beer cards in the hospitality industry. Also on Social...

stoudts blog

Top 20 Funniest And Craziest Beer Names

Patrick Layer
May 6th, 2016 Comments

As the weekend is upon us and the sun is shining (at least here in the Netherlands) we wanted to treat you on a nice weekend snack. We've collected 20 of the funniest and craziest beer names we could find. So sit back, grab a beer and enjoy this top 20 in random order. Have a ...

Lentebock festival blog

4 spring beer festivals worth going to! Starting today!

Patrick Layer
April 1st, 2016 Comments

There isn’t a season when we don’t enjoy a great craft beer. That said, there’s something about quenching our thirst with a frosty one under the first sun beams. And the only thing better than quenching our thirst with a craft beer, is being together with your friends and expl...

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