Interbrew and Royal Philips Electronics have announced the development of PerfectDraft, a result of their global partnership. PerfectDraft is a new system which combines a high-quality appliance and consumer-preferred beer brands in light metal kegs, delivering the taste of draught beer in the comfort of one's own home.

Starting this autumn, consumers in Belgium can experience draught beer in their homes, enjoying their preferred beer freshly drawn from PerfectDraft.

PerfectDraft is an appliance with a tap handle, internal cooling system, pump, and 6-litre light metal keg. PerfectDraft keeps beer at the optimal conditions at a constant temperature of 3° C. Once installed, the beer stays fresh for 4 weeks.

 In a statement, John Brock, Interbrew's CEO commented: "When Interbrew came up with the idea of developing an in-home draught-beer dispensing appliance, Philips … was a natural choice. Philips shares with Interbrew the objective of developing innovative products which improve daily life."

Han van Splunter, CEO of Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care (DAP) division, added: "Philips strongly believes in developing products which meet the changing behaviour of the consumer. Therefore, we are happy to team up with excellent partners to explore these new needs. "

PerfectDraft will be launched in Belgium, with Stella Artois and Jupiler, and then will gradually be rolled out in other countries. The recommended retail price for the appliance will be €199.99. The recommended price for a 6-litre beer keg will be €14.99.