How Sound Waves Can Make Beer Taste Better
A new countertop draught system takes a novel approach to giving you the best pour
Beer and music, a more perfect match can’t be found, which is why the idea of using sound waves to make beer taste better seems both inevitable and delightful. A home beer draft system called Fizzics is using sound waves to convert beer’s carbonation into densely compacted bubbles which unlocks that fresh-from-the-tap taste.
Called the Waytap, the device has three major parts: a pressurized chamber to hold the beer, a sound-wave generator for creating foam and a microcontroller. By placing a bottle or can into the Waytap and pulling down on the handle a sound-wave generator is triggered to break up bubbles of carbon dioxide in the beer, creating a dense head of foam with roughly uniform-sized bubbles.