Can this $100-$130 gadget transform any can or bottle of beer into fresh tasting, creamy and foamy draft quality beer? This is a review of Fizzics Waytap Beer System, including both PROs and CONs.
Fizzics Waytap Beer System Review
The Fizzics machine uses ultrasonic sound waves to transform carbonation into densely compacted, uniform Micro-Foam™ bubbles that creates a smoother, creamier and frothier beer, similar to just poured draft beer or a keg from a craft brewery. Fizzics Micro-Foam technology dramatically improves the flavor, taste and mouth-feel of beer.
The Fizzics Micro-Foam Technology leverages fluid dynamics and sound. Place a can or bottle of beer into the Waytap system, pull the handle forward to pour the beer under pressure at a controlled rate to maintain the carbonation within the body of the beer.
Push the handle backwards to begin the “sonication process”, applying sound waves to control the process of converting the beer’s natural carbonation into an ideal Micro-Foam, comprised of uniformed sized bubbles with the perfect density that delivers enhanced aroma, flavor and mouth-feel.
Here’s their Shark Tank video:
The machine is small and portable.
In my research, we read that sweeter, lighter beers work best with Fizzics. We chose a summertime Leinenkugel Grapefruit Shandy, a crisp Weiss beer with natural grapefruit flavor.
The top houses a battery compartment.
For 4 AA batteries. No filters, no CO2, no nitro cartridges. Just batteries.
Open up the machine and place your bottle or can of beer inside.
Stick in the hose and close it back up.
Pour yourself a glass.
Finish with foam.
Woohoo! Lots of foam.
So how does it taste?
Sweeter, smoother, creamier, bubblier!! I’m not a beer connoisseur, but I really do enjoy two types of beers on the extreme spectrum: the fruity, light beers like this one on one end. Then I also looooove my Guinness stout. Fun fact: I used to work for Guinness years ago! My office was in San Francisco at Diageo (downstairs was a bar) and my other office was up at Beaulieu Vineyards winery.
Let’s pour that same beer by hand. Sorry, I can’t photograph, pour and tilt the glass at the same time.
Big difference, right? Top: from bottle. Below: from Fizzics
This is the perfect gadget for craft beer lovers or home brewers. In fact, we sent the Fizzics home with a friend of ours. He hosted a beer night with his friends…one of them is an avid home brewer.
We highly recommend it for around $100-$130 (Amazon has the cheapest price). It’s a fun gift and definitely elevated the at-home beer experience.
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