Brewbarrel is the fastest and easiest way to brew your own beer at home. You can create customized beer out of over 30,000 varieties. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 3, 2014.
About this project
Dear Backers and Supporters,
we have experienced an unbelievable amount of support from you and have already reached over 50 % of our funding goal! We have had some awesome weeks before and now during the campaign, and you have supported us tremendously to bring Brewbarrel to the wold and revolutionize home brewing!
So many of you have reached out to us from around the globe and have showed your interest in Brewbarrel. We are overwhelmed by the number of inquiries from around the globe, from Australia, over India, Cameroon, South Africa to the United States and Brazil (to name just a few). You made it very clear that Brewbarrel will revolutionize home brewing. There was only one caveat: The global distribution was much wider than expected.
This means we need to go back to the drawing board and rethink how we can deliver every Brewbarrel in-time to even the most remote part of the world and not only as expected to a few countries. This is a big challenge for a small start-up as ours, as we are committed to deliver you the fastest and easiest brewing experience wherever you are. Sadly we are currently not able to distribute Brewbarrel to dozens of countries at once, so after long and intensive discussions and with a heavy heart we have to say goodbye to our campaign today.
We are very sorry, but we will continue to work very hard to achieve our vision as fast as possible.
For now, thank you for your amazing support!!!
Best from all of us of Brewbarrel!
Dominik, Wolfgang, Ping
Get our press kit with exclusive behind the scene information here: www.mynewsdesk.com/brewbarrel
Have you ever stood in front of the beer shelf without any idea what to choose? No specific beer that intrigued you? Only the standard beers, which all somehow taste the same and don’t have any character at all? We know this feeling.
We are a German startup and you might be surprised that we say this, as most people think Germany is the land of beer. Well, we love our beer, but unfortunately, many breweries believe high-volume beer sales are more important than creating a unique taste. We were looking for beer variety and beers which are brewed with passion and excellence. That’s why we decided in 2012 to brew our own beer at home.
As most of the existing home brewing solutions either didn’t produce good results or were very complicated and time-consuming, we set off to rethink the process of home brewing, developing the as-yet easiest and most simple solution to:
No preliminary knowledge or special equipment is required. Simply customize your beer, have all the pre-weighed ingredients delivered to your home and start brewing. After just one week, you can tap and enjoy your customized home-brewed beer fresh from the keg.
With the Brewbarrel concept, you can customize your beer step by step to reflect your own tastes. We offer different beer styles, hops, and natural flavors. With all the combination possibilities, you can create more than 30,000 unique beers. We developed an intuitive web interface that allows you to create your own beer in three simple steps. It has never been easier to craft your own beer.
We put a lot of effort into making the home brewing process as easy and convenient as possible. As Brewbarrel allows you to brew directly in the keg, there is no cleaning effort at all. All the ingredients are delivered pre-weighed to your order, allowing you to start brewing directly. We also developed a special pressure control valve, which ensures that your home-brewed beer is always a success. Using special yeasts, you can brew your own beer in just one week. This makes it convenient to brew beer in time for any occasion in which you want to enjoy a special drink.
With Brewbarrel, you can craft the right beer to suit your personal taste. Our premium natural ingredients and the gentle brewing process give you the most delicious beer possible, complemented by a fine, smooth, naturally sparkling effervescence. Your home-brewed beer leads to new tasting experiences and new ways of spending time together.
With Brewbarrel, you can easily create your own beer. The website guides you through three intuitive steps in which you simply add your favorite ingredients to your customized beer creation. We offer various beer styles, selected hop varieties, and different types of natural flavors. These include wood chips – delivered in small cotton bags – and high-quality plant extracts – delivered in small bottles as liquids. Using all the different options, you can order more than 30,000 unique-tasting beers. The Brewbarrel website also gives you information about the suppliers and the origin of all the ingredients. Should you have any questions, we are always at your side to help you out.
With Brewbarrel, you don't have to worry about anything. We will ship you all the necessary equipment, simple step-by-step instructions, and all the pre-weighed ingredients for your customized beer creation. Simply add all the ingredients into your Brewbarrel and dissolve them in hot water, before sealing it with the pressure control valve. After that, all you have to do is wait until the fermentation is done and then put your Brewbarrel in the fridge to rest in the cold. In just a week, you can enjoy your home-brewed beer – fresh from the keg.
We want to return passion to the taste of beer and make beer a great experience. The brewing experience and enjoying home-brewed beer afterwards are a perfect way to spend time with friends and family. You can:
Your home-brewed beer leads to new tasting experiences and companionship.
Look forward to the moment when you not only drink your beer with friends, but really experience it.
All Brewbarrel brewing kits contain specific components: the empty five-liter keg as a fermentation tank, step-by-step instructions, the pressure control valve, three drip mats, and all necessary ingredients to brew five liters of your favorite beer. These include around 700 g of malt extract, 10 ml of hop extract, and 4 g of yeast. If you order a customized brewing kit, you will of course additionally get the flavors of your choice.
Since the Brewbarrel concept was established, home brewing has become a big thing all over Germany. We have already sold over 40,000 customized home brewing kits in Germany. From the very beginning, we received many requests from all over the world. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to fulfill these requests. Our production capacities are limited, and international food logistics are complicated. But we want to share our passion with as many people as possible and ensure beer fans can easily brew and enjoy beers customized to their own tastes with everyone. So we came up with a plan. This is where you come in. We have already completed the groundwork and developed the Brewbarrel concept, but we need your help to take it to the world! Naturally, we would like to pay you back for your support. That’s why we created some awesome brewing kits as kickstarter pledges. If our campaign is a success, we will also launch the mybrewbarrel.com website by the end of the year. After that, you will be able to order your customized home brewing kit from all over the world. But keep in mind that:
Unhappy with the lack of variety in commercial beer and the complicated home brewing process, we went back to the drawing board in 2012 and decided to completely rethink the process of home brewing. After six months of hard work, the first batch of beer brewed with the Brewbarrel concept was ready to test. We tapped the keg, tasted it, and it was simply fantastic! As we only wanted the best and natural ingredients for our home-brewed beer, we tried many different hops, yeasts, and malts. While we were still developing our recipes, more and more of our friends expressed an interest in using Brewbarrel to brew beer at home themselves. They couldn’t believe that brewing could be so quick and easy, and that beer could taste so delicious with the Brewbarrel concept. Over the following months, friends descended upon us with their flavor requests. We enhanced Brewbarrel with further recipes, different beer styles and various flavors. All of our friends and family were truly excited about the home-brewed beer! More and more people wanted to test Brewbarrel for themselves. Slowly but surely, we could no longer manage production out of our own kitchen. That’s why we thought:
So we started searching for a more suitable way to share Brewbarrel – not only with our friends, but also with anyone with a passion for beer. We decided to sail off into the unknown and establish our own little company. It was an amazing and very exciting point in time for us. We had lots of work to do – and many evenings we came close to sleeping in our office. During this period, deep bonds were formed between us, anchoring Brewbarrel even more profoundly in our hearts. We could hardly believe we had made it this far! By 2013, we hoped our work would take on a bit of routine. But through a network of proud home brewers, our idea spread so fast that we could hardly cope with the growing demand. Home brewing had really started to become commonplace in Germany and everyone wanted to become a master brewer.
Please back our project and help us take the next step to make home brewing commonplace everywhere. With your support, we’ll be able to purchase a new filling line, increase our capacity, and optimize our logistic processes, allowing us to ship customized packages worldwide.
An interesting team of distinctive personalities guarantees the success of Brewbarrel. Our goal is to observe the brewing scene from different perspectives, using all our passion to refocus the beer experience back on society – and fun never gets a raw deal at work!
Brewbarrel inspires soon-to-be master brewers every day – whether they are longing to taste their very first home-brewed beer or are already proud home brewers. A motivated team at the Brewbarrel office guarantees optimal possibilities for all home brewers.
The beer varieties we offer are as multifaceted as the personalities in our team. And just as Brewbarrel always gives you a perfectly harmonized result, our team does too. With passion, fun, and constant control of our beer quality, it’s ultimately the team that makes Brewbarrel such a success.
Risks and challenges
Brewbarrel has already produced and shipped thousands of different home brewing kits. We also had big retail deals in Germany – all fully delivered without delay. We know what it takes, how long it takes, and how to get it done.
However, there are possible risks involved in home brewing.
As you have surely noticed, our package doesn’t contain alcohol. But the result does! So please abide by the national age limit for the consumption of alcohol.
Supplies: Because we love natural and sustainable ingredients, we rely heavily on our suppliers. If our suppliers were to go out of business, we’d have a problem. Even so, we’ve already secured the right to purchase enough ingridients to deliver this campaign’s rewards – so this shouldn’t pose a problem to you.
Certification: Certification is tough, but we think it’s important that you know what’s inside your home-brewed beer. That’s why we cooperate with the independent, government-accredited research institute Weihenstephan to ensure quality.
Delivery problems: There’s no such thing! If necessary, we’ll pack your Brewbarrel ourselves! We love our product and we’d like to see it in your hands and in your refrigerator.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
SUPPORT THE GOOD CAUSE and get a wallpaper, a personalized electronic Thank You Card and the love of the team in return!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Get a T-Shirt, a bumper sticker, three Brewbarrel coasters and a personal Thank You Note with our SUPPORTER PACKAGE.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Get a CLASSIC BREWING KIT for your favorite beer style. You can choose between lager, ale, wheat beer and dark beer.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Be an EARLY BIRD: get your CLASSIC BREWING KIT before everyone else. You will also receive your kit with the limited Kickstarter keg design.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Be an EARLY BIRD: get your CUSTOMIZED BREWING KIT before everyone else. You will also receive your kit with the limited Kickstarter keg design.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
17 backers Limited (233 left of 250)
Create your own CUSTOMIZED BREWING KIT. You will get early access to our website and you will be one of the first who can create customized beer. Choose your favorite beer style and refine your brewing kit with up to three different flavors.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Get your MASTER BREWER EDITION: HOPS and experiment with three flavor hops. With this pledge you can brew your own customized IPA with your favorite hop combination.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Get your MASTER BREWER EDITION: FLAVORS and experiment with five of the most popular flavors. With this pledge you can brew your own lager with your favorite flavor combination.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Recreate the spirit of the Oktoberfest at home! Get your OKTOBERFEST PACKAGE and brew your own Oktoberfest-style beer, drink it out of a traditional stone mug, while wearing a notorious German felt hat.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Get the full BREWBARREL EXPERIENCE. You and a friend of yours are invited to visit us in Munich and spend a weekend together with our team. On the first day (Friday), you’ll get to visit our office along with our production facilities, followed by a beer tasting with a variety of our most popular creations. Afterwards, we will guide you through Munich and find you and your friend a traditional Lederhosen / Dirndl. Properly dressed for the occasion, we are going to have a great time at the Oktoberfest on Saturday, where we have already reserved a table on the opening weekend (Sept. 19th & 20th 2014). You are of course welcome to enjoy the local meals and beers at our expense (Included are: accommodation, Lederhosen / Dirndl, food & beverages; flight excluded).Estimated delivery:
- (33 days)