The WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery is the miracle that beer drinkers have been praying for. After 5000 years of brewing, the technology finally exists to allow you to brew the perfect beer at home or at your workplace.

In 2004, whilst Ian was working out of Denmark as an international brewing consultant and professional beer taster, he was challenged by his Uncle (a frustrated homebrewer) to invent the worlds first personal brewery. After 2 years part-time research he returned to New Zealand in 2006 and started fulltime research and development with help from his friend, Anders Warn. Finally in April 2011, after several rounds of serious investment, hundreds of brews and blind tastings and after many industrial prototypes, the first units and the ingredients to be used in them were ready for sale.

The result is cold, perfectly carbonated, clear, professional quality beer made in 7 days, like a modern brewery. All 80 official beer styles can be made as well as the option to develop your own.

The high quality of the beer became evident for all to see in June 2012, when a WilliamsWarn brewer won Gold for his Pilsner at the Asian Beer Awards, with his 3rd batch in a WilliamsWarn, beating 45 full-scale breweries. It was the first time a homebrewer has ever beaten the big players. Read more about that win here.

Now in 2013, the Gen2 brewery has been launched and its even better than the Gen1.


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Ian was the first New Zealander and youngest person in the world to be awarded the Master Brewer qualification by the Institute of Brewing, London.

In 1998, a beer he made beat 188 other beers to win the title of The World's Best Lager at the Brewing Industry International Awards.

In 2006, after absorbing the knowledge of over 60 breweries in 20 countries, Ian returned home to create the WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery with Anders Warn.  

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Anders Warn

Anders graduated with first class honours from Massey University’s Food Technology programme in 1990.

He has worked across a broad range of industries around the world, specialising in business improvement.

Ian asked Anders to join him to help invent the Personal Brewery, in order to tap into Anders' extensive engineering knowledge. Together they have created the worlds first brewing appliance. 
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