Mark Thorpe is rethinking conventional beer draught systems; in designing the 'Stella Artois Nova,' Thorpe envisioned a sleek, modern beer dispenser that can one day replace old, bulky kegs. The Nova takes ups far less space than traditional beer draught dispensers and is designed to sit on top of bars for easy access. The Nova also houses a large 12-liter vessel for cold beer that will be supplied by the company rather than beer kegs.
The device will be made from high-density molded plastic and uses compressed gas to create pressure for pouring. The Nova also has a cooler that allows the beer to reach the correct temperature before serving.
In creating the Nova, Thorpe wanted to develop a best-in-class beer draught dispenser that embraces technology and innovation while bringing the traditions of Stella Artois to life.