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SYNEK is a draft system that serves any beer, fresh from the tap, anywhere you want it.
Now, you can drink all of your local favorites without leaving the comfort of your couch. Support the craft beer revolution!
Now, you can drink all of your local favorites without leaving the comfort of your couch. Support the craft beer revolution!
2,191 backers pledged $648,535 to help bring this project to life.

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We believe that beer is an art that deserves to be shared with the world. Imagine, for a moment, that you could have access to every beer in the world fresh from the tap. Your favorite local brewery, your best friend’s homebrew, or an international favorite…all available to you wherever and whenever you want it.

SYNEK has turned that vision into a reality.

Time Magazine: "...a beer lover’s fantasy."

Fast Company: "...the game-changing part is the flexible packaging."

ABC: "...for anyone who has dreamed of one day [enjoying] a personal pint of beer anywhere imaginable..."

Mashable: "...like a Keurig, but for beer"

Engadget: " ...puts your kegerator out to pasture."

Esquire: "What are you waiting for?"

PC Magazine: "Calling all beer snobs"

Fox News: [Live Video Interview]

Aftonbladet (Swedish Media): "Capsule coffee has received his heir. Now the beer in bag."

Digital Trends: "...solves a number of different problems. First and foremost, it cuts down the price you pay for beer."

The Daily Dot: "...pours you the perfect beer every time."

Hot Hardware: "...it’s incredibly easy to fill..."

Elite Daily: "..who wouldn’t want a cold glass of brew at the push of a button right in your own kitchen?"

Total Frat Move: "It's about damn time...I’m going to buy five of them, because why the $%#@ not?"

Also appearing in: OutsideEaterThe DrainageUncrateOh GizmoPittsburgh Post Gazette, Beer FestivalsArtful Pint, NewSchoolBeer, Business JournalHomebrew Finds, Beer on my Shirt, and many more..

                                             More detail in the FAQ section

Filling from any tap is easy:

 ..just some of many so far..Let us know who you want! We'll make it happen!

NOTE: Please continue to call, email, and otherwise contact your favorite breweries and ask about SYNEK (and report back to us as we work on our end). One of the easiest and most effective ways we've found is you tweeting: "@[brewery of interest] are you guys on board to fill the @syneksystem cartridges?: http://kck.st/1o00kuo #SYNEK". Others will favorite, retweet, etc. Even if they do not get back to you, at least they see it, and rest assured we will follow up with them. Also please consider sharing this "handout" with them.

  • Don't lose quality (like you do with growlers) - ours last 30+ days!
  • Cartridges are interchangeable - ultimate selection and convenience; change in-between pours with no lost carbonation 
  • Easily store our cartridges; perfect for aging and safe-keeping 
  • Completely customize your cartridge, from homebrewer to brewery; start your beer-sharing or homebrew club NOW! 
  • Dispense your favorite craft beers at their highest quality anywhere 
  • Access craft beer around the world and easily transport it!

Bottom line: We are forced to choose between selection, convenience, OR quality. But now you can have them all, with SYNEK.

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Backers of our Kickstarter will receive the following privileges that nobody else will:

  • Get it CHEAP! Get the dispenser for $299 and 10+ cartridges (could be more cartridges depending on how much we can scale). Plus, the more stretch goals we hit, the more free stuff you get.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. During or after Kickstarter, if you are not satisfied with your experience, we will refund you 100%.
  • Support Your Local Craft Brewer! We envision transforming the craft beer industry. Every backer opens up new opportunities for local brewers to sell more beer at a higher quality and lower cost.
  • Finalize the design for our early 2015 first shipment. You will provide input following the close of our Kickstarter to finalize the design.  We have our team of designers, manufacturers, etc. ready to roll; now we just need you! 
  • Access to industry experts. You will get access to private LIVE interviews with brewers and distillers across the world and ask questions for their expert advice. Check out our other website: www.craft-conscious.com.
  • The Future of SYNEK. You will have input on the design of the next version of the SYNEK dispenser - you lead the way!

Cheers!

The SYNEK team

At the 2014 Homebrewer's Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan
At the 2014 Homebrewer's Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Risks and challenges

Product Delays- We have relationships already established with manufacturers, distributors, etc. but there is a chance that the production process may take longer than expected, especially if there are large orders.

Local Legal Issues - Ever country, state, province, city, etc. has unique laws when it comes to producing, distributing, and consuming alcoholic beverages. Please ensure you understand the laws that apply to your location to ensure SYNEK can provide the most impact.

Process Concerns - There are a million+ unique ways to create, store, and dispense beer. We have tested the major ones, but not all of them. SYNEK may not perform up to standards under unique situations. We will do our best to work with you to learn how SYNEK may have under-performed and discern the best way to overcome it. Bottles have had a century to perfect the process and they still give users issues.

Brewery Participation - We will be providing tap adapters to our Kickstarter backers; however, not every brewer will allow you to fill your cartridge off their tap. Tell us if you run into this issue and we will do the best we can to educate that brewer on why they should start filling in our cartridges.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    The "CHEAP BASTARD" - We know you can afford more, but we will let you slide with buying our updates for a dollar. ...Oh, and thank you for your support.

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    The "MARKSMAN" - Jeff, our highly-decorated engineer, is also a seasoned marksman. Jeff will shoot a bottle or growler from 600+ yards in your honor to further the SYNEK mission. It will be recorded and posted to our website with a personal thanks to you (of course, the glass will be recycled). It will explode in extravagant fashion. Shipping only required if you mail us your own bottle or growler.

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    The "RISQUE T-SHIRT" - Have fun and support SYNEK at the same time with this T-Shirt. Will ship within 30 days of the Kickstarter close. Shipping Included.

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    The "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW" - You will get access to elite brewers around the world via a 1-hour Google Hangout. Ask questions, get advice, learn new techniques all from the best brewers in the industry!

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    Pledge $299 or more About $299

    The "SYNEK" - Receive a first edition stainless steel, temperature and pressure-controlled SYNEK dispenser. Don't be left out when your friends are all filling and trading their brew with SYNEK cartridges. Multiple shipping options available.

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    The "SAINT" - You love SYNEK, but you're all set. That's fine, but you can sponsor a new brewer club. We will DONATE a SYNEK and a year's supply of cartridges to a homebrewer club somewhere around the world. You will receive: 1) the name of the club you sponsored, 2) a picture of them happily using the machine, and 3) a personal thank you from the club. You will become a HOMETOWN HERO somewhere. We believe that homebrewing is a gift that deserves to be shared with the world--support that dream. No shipping cost to you (since you are being so damn philanthropic).

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    The "RETAIL SYNEK" - Sorry you missed the early bird pricing. This is the retail price of SYNEK that the late supporters will have to pay. Thank you to the early birds! Multiple shipping options available.

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    The "BRONZE BEAUTY" - Wait, what? A limited edition BRONZE SYNEK? It sounds too good to be true. Nope. Receive a limited edition bronze SYNEK (vs. the standard stainless steel model). We may only make this available through Kickstarter and never again. Be special. Multiple shipping options available.

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    Pledge $399 or more About $399

    The "I WAS HERE FIRST" - Receive your choice of color SYNEK, guaranteed among the first shipped. Get yours before all of your friends, PLUS be celebrated forever on our website as part of "The First SYNEKs". (We'll knock off some shipping costs if you choose the stainless steel model.) Multiple shipping options available.

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    Pledge $575 or more About $575

    The "DOUBLE UP" - Receive 2 first edition stainless steel dispensers. Not only do we take off some cash from the price, but we only charge you one shipping rate. Grab a friend and DO THIS! Multiple shipping options available.

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    The "BRONZE DOUBLE UP" - Receive 2 limited edition bronze dispensers. Not only do we take off some cash from the price, but we only charge you one shipping rate. Grab a friend and DO THIS! Bronze style! Multiple shipping options available.

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    The "PARTY ANIMAL" - (US/Canadian backers only) - Receive an invite to our SYNEK Launch Party (includes airfare, and hotel for 2 days), PLUS your choice of color of SYNEK (guaranteed among the first shipped), "The First SYNEKs" status forever on our website, and the growler shoot in your honor. Attendees to our launch party may include: Jeff Gordon, Robert Redford, and Miley Cyrus (don't bet on it). It will include a bunch of awesome beers, amazing food, brewers from around the world, industry heavy-hitters, and an electrifying atmosphere you cannot get anywhere else. No shipping costs - pick everything up at the party, or we'll cover it if you're not coming.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    The "OVER-INDULGER" - Receive 6 stainless steel dispensers for the price of 5. Yes, that's a "Buy 5, Get 1 for the heck of it" deal. Shipping not included but the bulk buy will greatly reduce the per unit cost. Multiple shipping options available.

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    The "GREEDY BRONZE BASTARD" - Receive 6 limited edition bronze dispensers for the price of 5. Yes, that's a "Buy 5, Get 1 for the heck of it" deal. Shipping not included but the bulk buy will greatly reduce the per unit cost. Multiple shipping options available.

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    The "GRAND TOURISMO" - (US/Canadian backers only) - Receive everything from the "PARTY ANIMAL" Reward, PLUS: 3 extra dispensers to give to friends, AND we will fly you out to SYNEK's HQ to personally meet and tour with local craft breweries and the SYNEK team, including a night out. We pay for your flight, hotel, sports tickets, and all meals. No shipping costs - pick everything up at our HQ when you come.

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    The "GOLDEN FALCON GOD-KING" - (US/Canadian backers only) - We will have certified Cicerones fly to your city, meet with several of the best homebrewers, create a hands-on brewing class, and package your creation in hundreds of SYNEK cartridges. Max attendance to this event is 400 people. Be a hero and sponsor a knowledge-packed event. Plus receive one of everything up to the $399 Pledge, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff. Multiple shipping options available.

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Funding period

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