Okay, I have to admit that when Fizzics first reached out to us about this new beer system, I was intrigued, but not excited. I am the type of guy who can drink beer from a can and am completely happy. I am not one of these guys who cares what the beer looks like. I don’t care if it has a good head on it or any of the other important factors to people who are really into their beer. I like the smell of beer, but not really into the aroma part of it and I don’t have to smell every beer. But again, I am also the guy who drinks wine from a box. After doing some research, I was taking back by the $169 price tag. Normally I would pass up this type of product review, but I know we have a lot of hard core beer drinkers in the crew. So with that said, all I can say is I am glad I didn’t pass on this product review as the Fizzics beer system made me a believer.
So what is the Fizzics Beer System?
While I am sure a ton of research and development went into making this product, it’s a pretty simple concept. The whole idea of this product is to give you tap beer taste in the comfort of your home. The system uses a patent-pending fluid & gas technology to enhance the flavor and taste of beer. So how does it work? You grab your favorite beer (IPAs, Pilsners, Brown Ales, Stouts, Porters, Lagers, etc) or any beer you have around, then you insert your beer into the back of the unit. You can use a can, bottle or even a 64 oz Growler. Before you close the lid, you insert the small tube into your beer and close the lid. You have to make sure the lid is locked as it creates a vacuum in the canister. Next, take your glass, put it under the spout at a 60° angle. Next you pull the top lever towards you and the beer will start flowing. Once you get towards the end, push the tapper handle away from you and you will start to get a good head on your beer. This head is what is key to the aroma, which helps with the taste. So long story short, this is a way to have tapped beer at your home without having to have a ton of different kegs laying around.
Fizzics Beer System Product
As you know the whole concept to this system is to give you great tasting beer. So here is the cool part. The Fizzics Beer system does not require CO2 or Nitro cartridges, proprietary replacement parts, or ongoing refills to operate. This is huge because once you invest into the system, you don’t have to worry about spending extra money on replacement parts, so you can spend more money on your beer. The Fizzics beer unit is made from hard plastic, which means it is not heavy. This is important because this means the system is portable. You want to take it camping with you, a tailgate party or just on the back deck, you don’t have to worry about lugging some heavy machine around. Speaking of portable, the unit runs on four AA batteries, so no need to be within reach of a power supply. While I do wish the tap handle and lock handles were metal for more durability, it’s not a deal breaker. I also wish there was a way to see when you are close to finishing pouring the beer so you knew when to start putting a head on your beer. However after I have been using the unit for some time, I am pretty good at knowing when to start putting the head on. Cleaning the unit is also easy. At the end of the night, just insert a cup of water in the back of the unit and use as if you were pouring another beer. The water will help clean out the line. Even the drip mat comes out to clean. As a whole, I think they did a great job with the design and function of the unit.
Fizzics Beer System Taste
As I said before, I can drink beer from a can and be completely happy with it. However, now that I have this system, I think it will be a little more difficult to swallow beer from a can or even a bottle. I know the price tag is a little heavy at $169, but this truly makes beer taste so much better. While this system might not be for everyone, people who really enjoy their beer will get a kick out the Fizzics. I have to admit, I keep this by my fridge and every time I open a beer, I run it through the Fizzics. I am not sure all the science that goes into this machine, but yes, you really can taste the difference.
Fizzics Beer System Final Thoughts
While I was reluctant to try this system, I have to admit it was a product I am glad I didn’t pass up. While I think there are a couple things they could improve on in regards to upgrades, the overall system works great. The unit is easy to use and easy to clean. Most important, the product does exactly as they advertise. The Fizzics Beer system produces a great tasting beer. As with any product, this isn’t for everyone. However those of you who love their beer, this system is going to let you drink beer the way it was meant to be drunk, straight from a tap.
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