Nowadays, home brewing machines have become so popular that everyone wants to have one at home. This obsession with craft beer is raising the bars for big beer brands. Dutch brewing company Heineken International launched its new draught beer dispenser to let people drink its beer on tap. Heineken Blade is a small machine that dispenses draught beer at the countertop and is designed for small retailers and spaces. This countertop beer dispenser is described as Nespresso for beer as it comes with eight-liter plug-and-pour kegs that can be ordered according to personal needs, just like Nespresso’s coffee pods.
There are no maintenance or installation costs, and Heineken Blade can easily be set up anywhere to serve draught beer chilled at 2°C using an innovative air compression system that doesn’t require CO2 or other additives. Its small size makes it an ideal accessory for smaller establishments.
You just need to insert the eight-liter keg and connect it to a power outlet to pour instantly chilled beer only if you have pre-cooled the kegs. There are two indicator dials in the front of the machine: one indicates the amount of remaining beer and the other uses a sensor to display current temperature of the beer.
Currently, the Heineken Blade draught beer dispenser is available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Austria for around 499.99 pounds (US$657). For now, Heineken and Birra Moretti beers are available, but more will be launched soon in 2018.