About this project
To enhance the launch of The FreshCap™ portion of our Modular Growler System we have looked to Kickstarter to help us fund Generation-3 of our dream. By participating in this campaign you will have a chance to pre-order the new FreshCap™ CO2 injection system as well as the Bräuler™ (in case you don’t already own one). We have field tested the FreshCap™ prototype with Grand Slam results! Your support will go toward the costs of tooling and the first production runs of the injector and the injector valve. Please watch the video and learn more about the products and the people behind them. Thanks!
The Zythos Team: Harvey, Christian, James, Elese, Jim, Lane, Andrew, our Ambassadors, and our Founder's Club Members
WIRED - DESIGN ISSUE, 1 OCTOBER 2012. Table of Contents/Page 55.
Full page review. "Massive 2.5-inch mouth for easy filling and pouring. Sleek, attractive, frat-party proof construction."
FULL SAIL BREWING CO. Friday March 2, 2012, via Facebook TESTED: “Sustained carbonation, no light leaks, and virtually indestructible, lightweight, 100% recyclable food grade stainless steel, with future interchangeable caps like a CO2 tap cap. You could even seal it with a Mason jar lid if you’re in a pinch. These things are phenomenal.”
PORTLAND MONTHLY: Trophy Case
POPULAR SCIENCE: The Goods 2011 - Super Growler
GEARCULTURE.COM: The Brauler _____________________________________________
Pledge $1 or more — GRATITUDE: To publicly declare our gratitude, we will publish your name on our official website to thank you for supporting our quest for the ultimate take-home craft beer experience. Join legions of supporters who have already joined our mailing list and inspire us to keep innovating, testing, and pushing the limits in craft beer.
Pledge $25 or more — ATTITUDE: Our GRATITUDE package, plus a cool Zythos Project Sticker you can proudly slap on your fridge, kegerator, guitar case, bumper, or favorite local watering hole. We’ll also throw in a Bräuler™ Button and two high-quality, Collector’s Edition Zythos Man™ Pint Beer Glasses for the shelf.
Pledge $50 or more — Gen-3 LATITUDE: Say you already have a Bräuler™. Now you need the Gen-3 BASIC package, which includes our patented FreshCap™ CO2 injection system (includes the TapDisk™ for your lid), allowing you to replenish and protect the carbonation and freshness of your favorite beer. This is the system you’ve all been waiting for!
Pledge $100 or more — Gen-3 BASIC: The Gen-3 LATITUDE package plus a shiny new Bräuler™, beer growler (comes with the TapDisk™ in your lid). Ready for you to use for taking fresh, delicious craft beers home and for keeping them fresh for days or even weeks. Just think: for the modest cost of a couple nights out you’ll now own TWO of the hottest inventions in craft beer for years and years.
Pledge $140 or more — Gen-3 DELUXE: At this level, you’ll get the latest Bräuler™ Modular Growler System with a sturdy foam-padded carrying case for the FreshCap™ injection system and four additional CO2 cartridges PLUS an Insulating Skin for the Bräuler™ with a sturdy shoulder strap for take-home convenience.
Pledge $200 or more — Gen-3 EXTRA-DELUXE: OK, now you’re getting serious. We like your way of thinking. Add a SECOND Bräuler™ and insulating skin with carry strap to the Gen-3 DELUXE package. One for the fridge and one on the go. This is ideal for two-fer nights at your favorite growler filling station.
Pledge $240 or more — Gen-3 EXTRA-DELUXE IV: Gen-3 EXTRA-DELUXE. Plus! You are not only serious about your beer! but you are serious and particular about your glassware! Trade out those two bar glasses in the the Gen-3 Extra-Deluxe package. This package offers, FOUR (not two) "NONIC PINT GLASSES" emblazoned with new exclusive Zythos Project logos.
Pledge $300 or more (KICKSTARTER ONLY: Limited Zythos Edition)— Gen-3 COLLECTORS: You’re a beer lover. A fanatic like us. Maybe even a brewer. At this level, you get the Gen-3 EXTRA-DELUXE package. Add a SECOND FreshCap™ Kit, plus we decorate both of your new Bräulers™ with a collector’s version of The Zythos Man™ and a message commemorating the launch of this revolutionary invention. The perfect gift pack—one for you, and one for a friend. This incredible looking (and functioning) Bräuler™ will look as great on your shelf of collectible beers as it does in the pub. (This limited edition will only be available through Kickstarter. Our way of having a fun and unique reward thanking you for your generous support.)
Pledge $340 or more (KICKSTARTER ONLY: Limited Zythos Edition)— Gen-3 COLLECTORS IV: Gen-3 COLLECTORS Plus! You are truly an aficionado and a fanatic when it comes to beer and how you serve it! Trade out those two bar glasses in the the Gen-3 COLLECTORS package. This package offers, FOUR (not two) "NONIC PINT GLASSES" emblazoned with new exclusive Zythos Project logos. Plus! all the goodies of the Kickstarter only Limited Zythos Edition. And remember, this is the package to share with all your beer club buddies, wedding party, special friends, family and whomever else shares your love of great beer and accessories! Thank you!
The Zythos Project Story
FreshCap™ Hits the Bräuler™ Scene - CO2 INJECTION SYSTEM
Our dream is to perfect a stainless steel growler system for the beer industry and craft beer lovers. So we created the Zythos Team, in Portland, OR, with the goal of designing and producing a stainless steel growler that is as versatile as possible, durable, a joy to use and a centerpiece in your home, your picnic, your camping trip, on top of the mountain, etc. The Bräuler Modular Growler System™ was created. The FreshCap™ is our latest development for addition to the system. The FreshCap™ allows you to keep your craft beer fresh by injecting CO2 into your Bräuler™ through the disk in the cap. Your beer remains fresh and carbonated until you are ready to drink it. Once you open your Bräuler™, and have a tall cool glass of your favorite beer, you may recap your Bräuler™ with the FreshCap™, inject the CO2, and place the system in the refrigerator until the next time you are ready for another delicious glass of properly chilled and carbonated beer.
Please click on the Zythos Man to see our full story!
Risks and challenges
We believe our primary Risk in pursuing our dream is that it just possibly may not be everyone's dream. To address this issue, we have had our FreshCap™ prototype in the hands of selected brewers, individuals, craft beer bars, and suppliers since March of 2012. We have received a thumbs up from everyone including our suppliers. In fact, we are now having folks ask us why the FreshCap™ is not yet on the market. Our suppliers are in place, and that takes us to the Challenge.
At this point in development, funding is our primary challenge. As with most products there are always desired tweeks and changes which involve further engineering. We believe we are at the launch point. Our suppliers have estimated our tooling and first run manufacturing costs for the FreshCap™. An injection of funds from our Kickstarter campaign will help us meet those costs. Should we be fortunate enough to go over our goal, we will use the additional funds to start engineering Gen-4, and to help build inventory to assure continuous supply to our customers.
As mentioned in our Kickstarter bio, the Zythos Team has a wealth of experience, with a cumulative 194 years in the engineering, design, finance, and media industries. We are looking forward to our next challenges and hope you are with us!
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