A dozen years ago, Master Brewer Ian Williams was astounded to learn that almost a third of all males in his native New Zealand attempt home brewing, but only a scant 1% of those go on to brew a second time. In a grand attempt to right this great injustice, he tapped Anders Warn to help him develop an easy, high-quality personal brewing system.
The WillaimsWarn partnership appears to have accomplished that, since one of their early customers won a Gold Medal at the Asian Beer Awards in 2012 for a pilsner crafted with one of their 4-foot beer appliances (beating out 45 professional breweries in the process).
Availability Update March 31st
Four years later, they're globally shipping their BrewMaster Freestanding in several packages, starting at around $4,200. The best part: for the first time ever, American and Canadian brewers can now officially order these UL-certified appliances as well.
While they clear the first 600 North Americans who already preordered theirs, the best way to get yours is by adding your name to their official wait list. Don't worry, you won't have to wait too long, cause they'll contact you immediately with details about how you can order everything you need right to your door.
In the meantime, you can study up on all the manuals and videos they offer to get you on your way to brewing (and if you like, bottling) your very own world-class beers in just seven days. Trust us, you—and since it churns out six gallons of beer at a time, your friends—will never buy a damn six-pack at the store again.