PicoBrew Inc., the company dedicated to technology for home craft beer creation and enjoyment, today unveiled the new social networking features of their advanced kegerator. KegSmarts, the world’s smartest craft beer kegerator, is the second product from the Seattle-based company.
PicoBrew launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for KegSmarts earlier this month. The product focuses on addressing the shortcomings of today’s in-home craft beer experience. Canned and bottled beer cannot match the freshness, choice, environmental-friendliness and cost of craft beer kegs.
Simple kegerators are not capable of displaying information about the beer being dispensed, the amount of beer remaining or controlling critical experiential elements like serving temperature. KegSmarts addresses these deficiencies and brings information, control, and now social networking to the home craft beer experience.
Founder and president of PicoBrew Inc, Dr. Bill Mitchell stated,”Craft beer brewing and consumption is an inherently social experience. Letting your friends know about the great beer you’ve just purchased at a new craft brewery or created on your Zymatic is just a natural thing to do. KegSmarts™ does this for you automatically, and also allows you to also share beer ratings right as you’re sampling the beer from your taps.”
KegSmarts was designed to work seamlessly with PicoBrew Inc.’s first product, the award-winning PicoBrew Zymatic. Zymatic, a fully automatic all-grain beer brewing appliance allows even new brewers to create great craft beer at home simply and automatically. KegSmarts™ is the ideal companion product, allowing customers to both ferment and dispense their prized beers with ease and precision.
KegSmarts is available in single and double-tap kegerator models and also as an add-on product that upgrades existing kegerators. Kickstarter prices start at $199 and $799, respectively. New social networking features for the product include automatic Twitter tweets and Facebook posts when beer is poured, when new beer kegs are tapped, when kegs are low or empty, and to warn of error conditions.
The KegSmarts Kickstarter campaign runs until March 11th.
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