Beer Foamer is a minimalist design created by Norm Architects for Menu. Dense beer foam is known to dramatically increase the taste, aroma, and feeling of beer. Contrary to popular belief, enthusiasts recommend pouring beer with a bit of splash in order to create bubbles. However, most of the foam that is created is usually consisted of large bubbles and low density, which takes away from the taste of the beer itself.
As a solution, Norm decided to create a design that would separate the foaming process and the pouring process. What they achieved was crisp, bubbly beer and soft, dense foam – just like from a draft. The foam is created in a shatterproof container that is topped off with a copper lid – inspiration that was taken directly from copper boilers seen in old beer breweries.
After pouring approximately 1/4 to 1/2 of the beer into the foamer, the user places the copper top over the container and presses a button to activate the foaming process. The foam will rise within the glass beneath the copper top after a few seconds. After pouring the beer, the foam is then added on top of the beer, identical to creating a cappuccino.