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Pico - Craft Beer at Home

A project in Seattle, WA by PicoBrew Inc

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Brew your own fresh personalized craft beer using professional equipment and ingredients from a worldwide Brewmarketplace
Backers: 1898
Average Pledge Per Backer: $739

Funded: $1,403,359 of $200,000
Dates: Oct 26th -> Dec 1st (36 days)
Project By: PicoBrew Inc
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Latest News


October 24th - via:
PicoBrew, which launched a Kickstarter campaign for its third generation beer brewing appliance this last April, announced this week that it has shipped the Pico C to all US backers and will begin general availability of the $549 brewing appliance both at retail and online. (Read More)

Latest home beer-making appliance from PicoBrew now available as company celebrates all week

October 23rd - via:
The Seattle-based makers of home brewing appliances kicked off the celebration on Monday by announcing its latest machine, the Pico Model C, is in stock and shipping following a record-setting campaign on Kickstarter (Read More)

How Picobrew used a vintage Citroën H Van to show off beer-making machines at CES

January 15th - via:
PicoBrew, the Seattle-based company that builds at-home beer-making machines, was probably the only exhibiting startup at CES to wheel in a vintage 1960’s Citroën H Van to their booth. (Read More)

PicoBrew Lets You Brew Beers From Major Craft Breweries at Home

January 13th - via:
We all have that one beer. You know, your favorite brew from your hometown, or that IPA you had once on vacation, that no matter how hard you search you can’t find it at any of your local bottle shops. Now you can brew it yourself at home. (Read More)

This is how you get smart drunk at CES 2016

January 5th - via:
Drinking loses a solid chunk of its appeal when it's tied to labor. Maybe you've never tried to make that cocktail your bartender recommends at home because you can't be bothered to muddle fruit and use bitters, whatever that means... (Read More)

Seattle-area tech bets big on annual January trip to Vegas

January 2nd - via:
For tech companies big and small, including a number from the Seattle area, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas can be a wild ride, but an essential one, to get their products and message into the market. (Read More)

Best Kickstarter Campaigns of 2015

December 23rd - via:
We weighed a combination of factors including the amount of money raised, originality of concept, and overall critical reception. (Read More)

The ultimate holiday gift guide for beer fans and professionals 

December 8th - via:
Santa certainly looks like a beer drinker — that exquisite pot belly, those rosy cheeks, his tendency to see elves and command flying animals — all manifestations of a beer-loving lifestyle. (Read More)

The 12 Best Gifts for Beer Geeks

December 7th - via:
We all know someone who qualifies. Besides us. (Read More)

Best Kitchen Tech 2015 - Gadgets for Cooks and Epicureans

December 1st - via:
Eat, drink and cook better with this collection of kitchen technology. Cook better meat, drink better beer, make better coffee and more. (Read More)

Final Add-Ons and BrewMarketplace Video

November 30th - via:
We're almost there:  we're only ~25K away from a FREE PICOPAK for all of our Pico-Pledging Loyalists!   To help us get over the hump, we've got one more $100 Add-On for you, that could prove especially useful if you want to pipeline your beer... (Read More)

Add-On Items for your Pledges

November 28th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Black Friday Add-Ons

November 27th - via:
As promised, we've got some Black Friday Add-Ons for you, which run from today through the end of the campaign.   To Add-On either of these items to your existing Pledges, just select "Modify Pledge" on Kickstarter and change your current pledge by... (Read More)

1.2M! Fast Fermentation and one Last Stretch Goal

November 26th - via:
Thank you! We can't tell you how great it is to be working on a product that people are getting so passionate about -- we *loved* seeing all the debate about “what's more useful, Sous Vide or Fast Fermentation”, and we love even more the fact... (Read More)

New Black Friday Week Offerings

November 24th - via:
Looks like we're closing in on our $1.2M stretch goal, so it will soon be time for another! To make things more interesting, however, we're rolling out some special "Black Friday Week" deals today. Although you have of course already pledged, we want... (Read More)

Pico home brewer is the 'Keurig for beer' (video)

November 21st - via:
Many people in the northwest love craft beers. Now there's a new way to brew at home - that's easy for anyone. (Read More)

Create quality craft beer from the comfort of your home

November 20th - via:
Your love of craft beer doesn't have to be confined to pubs any more as Pico give you the tools to create your very own right at home. (Read More)

Brothers launch home-brewing's answer to Nespresso after raising $1m to find Pico craft beer machine on Kickstarter

November 19th - via:
This is the kind of crowdfunding campaign we can really get behind. (Read More)

A new home brewing machine that makes DIY craft beer as easy as making a cup of coffee.

November 19th - via:
Pico is a new craft beer home brewing machine that allows anyone to make 5 liter mini-kegs of professional quality craft beer in just a few hours, with hardly any hands on time. No joke. (Read More)

PicoBrew's Pico Scores Over $1M on Kickstarter; Unveils New Sous-Vide Cooking Feature & FreeStyle PicoPak

November 18th - via:
On Tuesday, PicoBrew Inc.'s newest Kickstarter success, Pico successfully secured over $1 million thanks to 1550 backers. The company has now raised almost $2 million in crowdfunding pre-orders for its craft beer products. (Read More)

PicoBrew Unveils Pico, a Rapid, Craft Beer Brewing Device

November 18th - via:
PicoBrew Unveils Pico, a Rapid, Craft Beer Brewing Device (Read More)

Kegs and KegSmarts Add-On Rewards

November 17th - via:
Kegs and KegSmarts As promised, we have new Add-On Reward levels for you for both kegs and KegSmarts (KegSmarts is not required as part of your Pico brewing just provides advanced beer kegerator and fermentation control that some... (Read More)

$1M Reached! $1.2M Stretch Goal: Fast Fermentation

November 16th - via:
Thanks to your support, we're making history here with $1M in pledges!  We're already in the 99.95% percentile of all Kickstarter projects...thanks again to your strong support! A Sous Vide Thank You As promised, we've got a sous vide cooking... (Read More)

You can soon brew your favourite Toronto beer at home

November 16th - via:
Toronto's craft beer scene has many loving devotees. And now a new device that calls itself the "3D printer for beer," according to the Wall Street Journal, will let you brew your favourite stouts, IPAs and pilsners at home. (Read More)

The coolest kitchen gadgets of 2015

November 14th - via:
The greatest food gadgets of 2015 include everything from a kids' ramen machine to an automated craft cocktail maker. (Read More)

Almost at $1M! – Helping & Stickers

November 12th - via:
Thanks to your support, we’re almost at $1M! You know that means we’re almost at sous vide all around, and on to the next exciting stretch goal. We’ve got some good stuff cooking beyond sous vide.... but first we’d like to ask for your help.... (Read More)

5 beer gadgets you can crowdfund now

November 12th - via:
Products from compact homebrew devices to spent-grain snack bars compete for your cash. (Read More)

PicoBrew Inc. named as CES Innovation Awards Honoree

November 11th - via:
PicoBrew Inc. today announced that it has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for its Zymatic®: the world's first automatic, all-grain, beer brewing appliance. (Read More)

PicoBrew Takes the Hassle Out of Home Brew

November 11th - via:
The PicoBrew Pico has the potential to be to home-brewed beer what the consumer-level espresso machine is to coffee. (Read More)

Considering the Kitchen of the Present and Future at Smart Kitchen Summit

November 10th - via:
This tech-savvy kitchen event addressed what “smart” means in the kitchen, and how that translates to consumers. (Read More)

12 Cool Products Seeking Funding on Kickstarter

November 9th - via:
Some of the most innovative productivity tools are being launched through crowdfunding campaigns. Here are some I'm excited for. (Read More)

$750K! FreeStyle PicoPaks + Sous Vide at $1M

November 3rd - via:
Thank you and congratulations for helping us crash through $750K mark!  Thanks to your support and referrals, we have now committed to a FreeStyle PicoPak feature which allows you to create your own custom PicoPaks with simple UI.   We’ve been... (Read More)

People Are Going Crazy for the Keurig of Home Brewing

November 2nd - via:
The PicoBrew Kickstarter campaign has easily exceeded its goal. (Read More)

FreeStyle PicoPaks and New Tiers

October 31st - via:
As we alluded to in Update #2, we've been working on figuring out Freestyle PicoPaks:  the ability for new brewers to custom-create their own unique beers.  We're pleased to report that we've made great progress, and are now confident that we can... (Read More)

What the Do-It-Yourself Craft Beer Pod Machine May Mean to the Canadian Consumer

October 31st - via:
Imagine stumbling out of bed, heading downstairs to your trusty countertop appliance, inserting a pod and brewing a refreshing mug of…craft beer? (Read More)

PicoPak Sampler Tiers added

October 29th - via:
We just introduced 2 new PicoPak Sampler Tiers for $100 each with shipping included worldwide.   One of them gives you 5 PicoPaks of your choice from the PicoBrew Select series + FREE SHIPPING to US or Canada locations, and the other Tier gives you... (Read More)

Brew on This: The New Keurig for Beer

October 29th - via:
A 3-D printer for beer? That's what Seattle based start-up PicoBrew calls their new counter-top brewing machine. WSJ's personal tech editor Wilson Rothman explains whether this can do for home brewed (Read More)

Even more amazing: $500K in 2 days!

October 28th - via:
Well, you’ve convinced us: the world does love craft beer and the idea of brewing it up fresh! To properly thank you, we've got a little THANK YOU gift and a new STRETCH GOAL. WHY VOLUME IS OUR FRIEND We’d love to offer you new product features... (Read More)

New ‘Pico’ Homebrewing System Is Like a Coffee Maker for Fresh Beer

October 28th - via:
Imagine if instead of heading to your local brewery to get fresh-brewed beer, you could just brew its product in the convenience of your own home on your kitchen countertop? (Read More)

Pico Brew: Homebrewing appliance Kickstarter campaign

October 28th - via:
Pico is a new home appliance aiming to eliminate the major pain points of homebrewing. (Read More)

Pico brings Keurig-like convenience to craft beer

October 27th - via:
Pico takes the automation of its Zymatic brewer and goes one step further, bringing the convenience of the Keurig K-Cup to home brewing. (Read More)

Pico countertop craft automatic brewery for the inexperienced home brewer

October 27th - via:
Seattle-based startup is rolling out its PicoBrew Pico automatic brewery aimed at the home brewer with little or no experience, but a desire to make craft beer. (Read More)

Amazing! $200K in less than 9 hours!

October 26th - via:
Wow!! You all are a thirsty crowd! We just hit our goal of $200K for the entire campaign in less than 9 hours!  That’s got to be some kind of land speed record!?!? We'd love to buy you a beer to thank you, but we know you’ve just bought... (Read More)

Home-brewing startup devises smaller, easier-to-use machine

October 26th - via:
The Pico, designed to make it easy to brew small batches of beer, is the third product from Seattle startup PicoBrew. (Read More)

With Pico, The Keurig For Beer Is Finally Here

October 26th - via:
The Pico is the second generation home brewing appliance from PicoBrew, which they just launched on Kickstarter, and in it they’ve made massive strides in simplicity, size and cost. (Read More)

Picobrew takes a stab at automated counter-top homebrew beer

October 26th - via:
PicoBrew is hoping to do for homebrewed beer what Keurig has done for coffee. It tried previously with the Zymatic, but the $2,000 price tag, intimidating size and complexity limited its appeal. (Read More)

PicoBrew Pico Release Date, Price and Specs

October 26th - via:
Everything you need to know about the PicoBrew Pico, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET. (Read More)

A Keurig for Home Brewing Beer Will Give You Small Batches on Demand

October 26th - via:
Home brewing gear that might actually fit in your home. (Read More)

A K-Cup for Beer? PicoBrew Pico Promises Craft Beer at Home

October 26th - via:
After finding success with the pricey Zymatic, PicoBrew is setting its sights on a smaller, more convenient option. (Read More)

'3D printer for beer': PicoBrew unveils new $499 at-home brewing machine

October 26th - via:
The Pico. Photo via PicoBrew. A Seattle startup has developed what it calls a "3D printer for beer" — a device that can be used by just about anyone inside (Read More)

PicoBrew Pico: Beer Lover Gift Guide

October 15th - via:
This countertop home brewery has been called a "Keurig for beer," but that's not a fair claim. The beer a Pico produces is far higher quality than any liquid that's ever shot out of a Keurig. (Read More)

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