MiniBrew Update July 2016 #2

By Jordy
July 26th, 2016
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Nowadays, our test engineer Domagoj brews twice a day

Hope you're enjoying the summer.

We’re back with another update regarding the status of our development, manufacturing and new website that is coming. Sit back, take a beer and 5 min to read the full update. We’ve a lot of things to share. And big news.

 

In this update we’ll dive deeper into:

  • The engineering tests of the Beta Machine,

  • Manufacturing update

  • Distribution update / Oregon Brewers Festival

  • Unveiling a new way to pre-order your MiniBrew

  • A new blogpost about The National Beer Survey The Netherlands 2016

  • The winner of our t-shirt giveaway.

Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee

We’re making long days and progressing rapidly through our engineering test stages in our basement. We’re extremely proud to share a set of cool bits and pieces

Nowadays, our test engineer Domagoj brews twice a day

Nowadays, our test engineer Domagoj brews twice a day

  • Brewed over 50 sessions in the last month

  • So far, crafted 25 fruity pale morning sessions and 25 white hoppy afternoon sessions

  • Optimized the brewing and fermentation process to perfect brew conditions

  • Used our new brew application to fully control the process

  • Eliminated all bugs in the hardware and software and close to a stable working system

  • We’re getting close to final assembly of the next 3 beta machines

24/7 testing

We’re stoked about our new revolutionary vessel so you can ferment and tap your beers just from same keg you’ve used while brewing beer. We've been spending a lot of time on testing the automatic fermentation process and our vessels are live 24 hour 7 days a week.

MiniBrew kegs

Each day, two fermentation vessels are fired up and connected to the cloud via WiFi

We’ve a built an app (internal purposes at the moment) to keep track of each vessel and we are able to optimize the process from our home.

MiniBrew app

Stef is keeping track of vessel 270

We’re doing a field test and bringing the MiniBrew portable vessel outside on our bike

Ko on bike with MiniBrew

Ko is showing off and of course his shining portable vessel

Manufacturing Progress

The MiniBrew engineering team has been in contact with R&D, manufacturing and assembling facilities over the last 6 weeks. In upcoming 2 weeks, we'll kick-off mass manufacturing and our co-founder, Bart together with the engineering team will oversee the transition between the design and manufacturing stages of the project.

Manufacturing partners

The Chinese people visited our office to see the MiniBrew working

Distribution update

In the meantime, we’re getting prepared to set up the logistics behind sending ingredient packs all over the world. Upcoming week, Olivier en Ko will visit Oregon Brewers Festival and meet the owners of local hop farms. One of the nation's longest-running craft beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival is considered a destination, and 80,000 craft beer lovers annually make the pilgrimage to Beervana to drink up what the festival has to offer.

In case you’re around, let us know in the comments  #MiniBrewtatpdx

Oregon Brewers Festival

80,000 craft beer lovers annually make the pilgrimage to Beervana

Unveiling a new way to pre-order MiniBrew’s

Are you in the game to unpack your treat you’ve been waiting on? We’re gearing up to unveil the machine you are able to pre-order. The good news is that the wait won’t be long anymore to turn your dreams into reality. We’ll be sharing the exact details live on Facebook and Instagram upcoming Thursday July  26th at 4pm GMT +1  (European time).

National beer survey The Netherlands 2016

National Beer Survey The Netherlands 2016

National Beer Survey

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 Media is seeing an increase in people interested in beer.  Read more here

Winner T-shirt giveaway

We have a winner of our MiniBrew T-shirt giveaway. We asked what would be the first beer you would like to brew on the MiniBrew. We picked Danielle Vink and her recipe for a creamy coffee porter as our favorite.

Danielle we will contact you for your address and t-shirt size.

If you want to read older updates you can do this by clicking here


That’s it for now, we’ll be back soon!
Team MiniBrew

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