home tap service with minimal kegerator is so popular there's now a waiting list
 

home tap service with minimal kegerator is so popular there's now a waiting list

beverage maker kirin has launched a beer delivery service centered around a minimal and compact kegerator designed by japanese designer yota kakuda. focusing on the concept of ‘tank to glass’, home tap lets consumers enjoy brews with a monthly subscription service that sees special brews delivered to their door.

yota kakuda designs minimal kegerator for kirin home tap beer delivery service

image courtesy of yota kakuda

 

 

the home tap beer server, which won a g-mark japan GOOD DESIGN award in 2016, takes on a no-frills, minimalist design that sits nicely atop any wooden surface with a tap to match. inside the kegerator a 1L plastic bottle designed by 6D founder shogo kishino features a unique coating that prevents oxygen permeation, one of the factors deteriorating the quality of beer.

yota kakuda designs minimal kegerator for kirin home tap beer delivery service

image courtesy of yota kakuda

 

 

the server’s smooth and rounded form takes up minimal space to fit on the dining table’, explains yota kakudaits cylinder-shape, white color, and plastic material sets it apart from common beer servers. the beer bottle has a rounded shape to create a moment of enjoyment when setting the beer.’

yota kakuda designs minimal kegerator for kirin home tap beer delivery service

image courtesy of yota kakuda

 

 

we started a delivery service that periodically delivers beer directly from the factory, with the service concept tank to glass‘, kirin explains. ‘in order to deliver the freshly made beer, it is kept refrigerated during transport, and to meet the ideal conditions for the best quality, the server is designed to easily serve the creamy foam.’

yota kakuda designs minimal kegerator for kirin home tap beer delivery service

all other images courtesy of kirin

 

 

for a fee of 6,900 yen ($63 USD) home tap delivers two 1-liter kegs to your home twice a month which are inserted into the keg before serving. so far the service has been so popular that the company had to close registration because they couldn’t keep up with demand. over 15,000 people have already requested to be notified when registration is open again.

yota kakuda designs minimal kegerator for kirin home tap beer delivery service

yota kakuda designs minimal kegerator for kirin home tap beer delivery service

yota kakuda designs minimal kegerator for kirin home tap beer delivery service

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