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The Beer Machine

Create delicious high-quality, craft-brewed beer at home in as few as 7 days.


Our all-in-one beer making kits are the perfect gift for your favorite homebrewer.
  • Brews 2.6 gallons (or 28 12-oz. servings) of hand-crafted beer in just 7 to 10 days.
  • Custom pressure gauge indicates brew quality, carbonation level and dispensing pressure
  • Carbonation unit and pressure relief system maintains optimal brewing conditions
  • Keeps your brew fresh for 3 months or more
  • Includes 1 Brewers Select premium beer mix, yeast, CO2 bulbs, de-foamer disk and Brewing Guide
With the Beer Machine, you're the brewmaster!
Voted best-in-class by beer experts around the world, the Beer Machine lets you craft a wide variety of full-flavored, naturally brewed beers in your own personal microbrewery with beer mixes (sold separately) professionally prepared and ready to brew—all at a fraction of the cost of store-bought beer.

Enjoy your own naturally brewed beer in as little as one week.
The Beer Machine's one-step process brews 2.6 gallons (or 28 12-oz. servings) of hand-crafted beer in just 7 to 10 days. The secret? The Beer Machine is a self-contained fermentation-conditioning-carbonation apparatus and dispenser in one that fits right in your fridge in the same space as a regular six-pack. You just add water and let the pre-mixed ingredients ferment at room temperature for a few days. Then move it to the refrigerator where it will clarify and absorb the natural carbonation produced during fermentation. And there you have it!

Brew up a batch of your own delicious microbrew with the Beer Machine from Brookstone. Order today!
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The Beer Machine

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The Beer Machine
 
4.1

(based on 17 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Easy to clean (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (9)
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      • Practical (10)

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    1st time brewer

    Received this as a gift for Christmas, and it is fairly easy to get to the brewing. Instructions are a little confusing with missing information from the included instructions versus the instructions from the...Read complete review

    Received this as a gift for Christmas, and it is fairly easy to get to the brewing. Instructions are a little confusing with missing information from the included instructions versus the instructions from the beer mix. I've only made 1 brew so I'm sure it will be easier with the next one. The Beer Machine itself is too tall for just the bottom shelf in my refrigerator so I had to remove the shelf above it and now I'm down quite a bit of capacity for food and other items in the fridge. I don't think it will fit in a dorm size fridge so I might be looking for another full-size fridge for the garage. Overall I am pleased with the product.

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    Don't waste your money!

    My wife bought me this for Christmas and we tried it for the 1st time a couple weeks ago. The CO2 container caused the plastic to become fragile and disintegrate and now NO CO2...Read complete review

    My wife bought me this for Christmas and we tried it for the 1st time a couple weeks ago. The CO2 container caused the plastic to become fragile and disintegrate and now NO CO2 can be put in. The CO2 container immediately dispenses all CO2 which makes the unit totally unfunctional. I called the company and they asked for the receipt and packing list to see if the part was covered under warranty. I asked what the warranty was and they told me 60 days. Suffice it to say we were outside the warranty period.

    It simply doesn't work and is cheap.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't waste your money!

    By David Farris

    from Raleigh, North Carolina

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about The Beer Machine:

    My wife bought me this for Christmas and we tried it for the 1st time a couple weeks ago. The CO2 container caused the plastic to become fragile and disintegrate and now NO CO2 can be put in. The CO2 container immediately dispenses all CO2 which makes the unit totally unfunctional. I called the company and they asked for the receipt and packing list to see if the part was covered under warranty. I asked what the warranty was and they told me 60 days. Suffice it to say we were outside the warranty period.

    It simply doesn't work and is cheap.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Complete waste of money!

    By Tom

    from New York

    About Me Frequent Entertainer

    Pros

    • Easy To Throw Out

    Cons

    • Always Flat Beer

    Best Uses

      Comments about The Beer Machine:

      Followed all directions to a "T". The beer came out flat. I pumped in C02, but the beer was still flat. I dumped the batch and tried again, thinking maybe it was just a one time thing. The second brew came out just as flat. I gave it a shot, tried twice; both times failures. I just put it out for garbage pickup this morning. DONE! Take my advice and don't waste your money.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great find for the hard to buy for Man

      By Blue bunny

      from Dunwoody, Ga.

      About Me Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Guy Gift

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Formal Events

        Comments about The Beer Machine:

        Men are so hard to buy for. This is a great gift.

         
        4.0

        I got exactly what I expected

        By Sally

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Orderable Parts

        Cons

        • Little large for frig

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about The Beer Machine:

        The directions were right on in terms of the process and how many days it would take.
        Each individual part is available for order which is great.
        I bought this for my husband's birthday and he was very pleased with it and the flavor of the American blends.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Product!

        By Dave

        from Faribault, MN

        About Me Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about The Beer Machine:

            Very good product. Easy to use. Easy assembly!

             
            5.0

            bought as a gift of love

            By pam the cook

            from trenton, michigan

            About Me Practical

            Pros

            • Wonderful beer machine

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about The Beer Machine:

              bought as a gift and my sons loves it.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great product

              By mlg

              from Houston, TX

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about The Beer Machine:

                  I gave this item as a xmas gift to my boyfriends younger brother. He loved it! He had opened & put it together before we were all done with the rest of the gifts. The only reason I didnt give 5 stars, was bc I never gor to try the end result

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  1st time brewer

                  By Jags

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use

                    Comments about The Beer Machine:

                    Received this as a gift for Christmas, and it is fairly easy to get to the brewing. Instructions are a little confusing with missing information from the included instructions versus the instructions from the beer mix. I've only made 1 brew so I'm sure it will be easier with the next one. The Beer Machine itself is too tall for just the bottom shelf in my refrigerator so I had to remove the shelf above it and now I'm down quite a bit of capacity for food and other items in the fridge. I don't think it will fit in a dorm size fridge so I might be looking for another full-size fridge for the garage. Overall I am pleased with the product.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Pretty Good

                    By The Cothrans

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use

                      Comments about The Beer Machine:

                      The product overall is great. There is a leak in ours somewhere, and we are having an issue getting it to seal all the way around and hold the CO2, so have had to get new cartridges already. Other than that the product is good. If you need this on a crunch - it is shipped from a different vendor and takes FOREVER and Brookstone can't update you with shipping because of it. The process of getting it here was a pain in the BUTT but now that it's here, we love it!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      love this product

                      By t

                      from birmingham, AL

                      About Me Practical

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Clean

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use

                        Comments about The Beer Machine:

                        i use this to make beer for myself and friends and it is nice to be able to brew different types of beer for less than a dollar a glass. the machine is simple to use and fits in the refridgerator to serve.

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