The Nespresso system of nestlé is a simple system that lets you make Espresso at home with prepackaged pods to simplify the process and save a trip to your regional high-end coffee shop. Hopsy is a craft beer agency for the Bay Area that offers quick and effortless shipping of growlettes (32-ounce, half-size growlers) from local breweries.
On the split between kegerator and Keurig
Today, Hopsy wants to combine these two business models, with the announcement of this Hometap, A device that sits on the divide between kegerator and Keurig. Very similar to Hopsy’s authentic service, you purchase beer from a variety of nearby breweries, which are delivered to your door in particular 2-liter bottles (which turns out to approximately 67 ounces — a little more than a full growler, a bit under a normal six-pack, and about four pint glasses of beer). And to further build with this analogy, Hometap apparatus itself is made by KRUPS, among Nestle’s Nespresso hardware spouses.
Making it as easy as possible for you to get beer
There have been at-home, on-demand beer systems earlier, like the Synek and Pico. However, while the Synek required searching down the Pico used a complicated home procedure, and also a bar that encouraged their totes, Hopsy expects to leverage their existing delivery infrastructure to make it as easy as possible for you to get beer. Additionally, the Hometap claims to offer added benefits above Hopsy’s usual growlette deliveries in freshness and storage.
Hopsy offers a simple, once your beer delivery has arrived Setup: open the jar, slot it into the Hometap, connect a tube from the jar to the tap, and let it wash your beer. The Hometap will continue to keep a bottle chilly and clean for up to two weeks.
The Hometap can be obtained for $149.99, with individual 2-liter Hometap bottles starting at $19.99 each. Also has a Beer Club monthly Program, offering a Hometap lease and 2 bottles each four weeks for $59.99 a month (using a six-month minimum commitment). Like the routine Hopsy Provider shipping is just available in the East Bay and San Francisco areas.