LG Electronics has made available the world’s first capsule-type automated beer maker.
The LG HomeBrew machine is rolling out iced at 3.99 million won ($3,390) in South Korea. The price includes after-sales service for up to three years and a 10-year warranty for the core inverter compressor.
After inserting one capsule and water into the double-metal cylindrical machine, consumers can start brewing with a simple controller. A single brewing session provides five liters of beer.
LG offers five types of capsules, including India pale ale, pale ale, stout, wheat and pilsner. Brewing wheat beer takes the shortest time of nine days, while lager-type pilsner takes 21 days. The brewing process can be viewed on a smartphone application.
The Korean firm has partnered with British malt producer Muntons to co-develop capsules containing malt, yeast, hop oil and flavors.
The brewing machine will also launch in the US next year.