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By Hank the Beer Tank
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"Rejoice, For a Portable Kegerator Is Upon Us" Maxim Magazine

"Ditch the beer cans: This portable keg serves up draft beers anywhere you go" Digital Trends

Hank the Beer Tank is a fully portable kegerator. With Hank you can enjoy your favorite craft beer or home brew anywhere you go.

Hank loves:

  • Tailgates: With a power draw of 5 amps while running of your 12V and a smart battery switch protector, Hank can run for ours without draining your battery. With the multi-voltage feature, Hank can also be run off your generator. 
  • Boats: Hank's highly resilient Danfoss Compressor will keep your boat party rocking all day. When you are done on the boat, bring Hank onto shore or on the dock to keep the party going.
  • RV's & Camping: Hank is ideal for RV and camping situations. His smart power sipping means you can sip cold, draft beer without having to worry about draining your battery. He is also portable enough to bring around the RV park or campsite to share with friends.
  • Home Brewing: With Hank's precision thermostat and air circulation blowers, you will have consistent temperatures when fermenting your favorite lager. No more large fermentation chambers or guess work in the basement. Brew with precision with Hank. 
  • Home: Hank also loves just hanging out at home and being your everyday kegerator. He takes up half the size of a traditional kegerator and uses 1/10th the energy consumption. 
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Sebastian and Adam with Hank 1.0. Early #demodays
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Sebastian and Adam met years ago in Washington, DC playing on the same recreational soccer team. They quickly became best friends enjoying brewing beer, sports, music, traveling, and talking and drinking all things craft beer.

Adam is a mechanical engineer and serial inventor with a decade of experience in draft beer equipment. Sebastian is the outreach guru, who has market tested Hank the Beer Tank up and down the East Coast. 

Risks and challenges

Our number one priority is to get you your Hank in the timeframe that we have outlined. We have been approached by large retailers and have made clear to them that we will not discuss any retail distribution agreement until we have every last Hank distributed to our backers.

In order to mitigate risk as much as possible, we established solid working relationships and firm commitments from all of the suppliers across our supply chain.

We have retained control of our assembly process by crafting the machine in the U.S. significantly reducing the manufacturing risks associated with working with an overseas manufacturer. We have identified and priced out the tooling and fabrication equipment we will need to execute assembly and have already interviewed skilled craftsmen who will come on board as soon as we receive our first shipment of components.

With all that said manufacturing is inherently risky. There are risks out of our control that could lead to delays, which we want to make completely transparent.

The biggest risk to our project is our timeline. In the case of nuclear disaster or a 1920’s style bank run on draft equipment and refrigeration components, we would be in trouble. There is always the possibility of a company in our supply chain going out of business or experiencing a supply constraint. We have significantly mitigated this risk by choosing market leaders in each segment of the supply chain. We have further mitigated this risk by identifying a plan B option for every segment of our supply chain.

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