Synek dispenses beer and disappointmentThe Synek Counter Top Beer Dispenser can't live up to its lofty promises.
[MUSIC] Here's what the Synek countertop beer dispenser is good at. [BLANK_AUDIO] Bring home your beer in this bag, put it into the temperature-controlled compartment here, and pour yourself a glass of suds by simply pulling on the handle. For $330 you basically have a countertop tap. Synek includes a CO2 canister. You'll need to fill this up on your own, but then you can twist Sit into the regulator. Snap the hose onto the bag on the valve marked with two lines. Hook the beer line into the other valve, push in the bag, and pour. Synek's bags are twice as big as growlers. They keep out light, and when poured correctly. They keep out oxygen. The idea is that you can take one of these cartridges to your favorite brewery and have them fill it up for you so that you can bring home a beer you might not otherwise be able obtain in bottles. There's a map on Felix's website and it looks very impressive, but you're gonna wanna enter your zip code into the box and make Make sure that there are locations near you with a gold pin. Those are the ones that are gonna have a fill can. Some areas aren't gonna have any. They have restrictions against filling up containers without hard sides or filling containers over a certain volume. worse, once you go through all that trouble, you're not going to get significantly longer shelf life from a Synec bag than you would from a growler. Supposedly a SYNEC cartridge can keep your beer fresh for thirty days, growlers only do that for two or three. We taste tested four different from two different breweries and not a Single one lasted more than four or five days without a significant drop in flavor. The main promises of the [UNKNOWN] countertop dispenser are variety and freshness. Right now it doesn't come through on either one. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]