Utrecht-founded startup MiniBrew that produces automated home breweries has raised €2.6 million from undisclosed investors, Silicon Canals reported. The startup plans to expand across the EU in 2019 and enter the markets of North and South America in 2020.

MiniBrew has developed a fully automated beer-brewing appliance that combines all the processes including fermentation. The machine is controlled by an app and is said to be able to maintain the perfect conditions. The device uses a “smart keg” to brew, store, and serve the beer.

The startup claims to have customers in 30 countries across the world. Currently, however, it doesn’t seem to be possible to purchase a MiniBrew system as a Christmas gift: the company expects to start shipping the new batch of devices in June 2019.

MiniBrew sells its system for €1,199, while an extra smart keg would set you back another €349. As for the ingredients to use with the machine, a set of three packages costs €90.

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