Seattle-based startup PicoBrew announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with Flying Dog Brewery, Pike Brewing, and Fate Brewing Company. This news comes less than one week until its latest Kickstarter, dedicated to its product Pico C, is set to close.
According to PicoBrew, all three breweries have joined its Brewers Network to create PicoPacks along with extending the number of award-winning craft beers that customers may now brew at home using Pico’s home craft brewery appliances. Flying Dog Brewery, Pike Brewing, and Fate Brewing Company are all Great American Beer Festival (GABF) award winners. Dr. Bill Mitchell, CEO of PicoBrew, stated:
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with such famous and storied breweries that want their customers around the world to enjoy their beer in their freshest possible form using our Pico.”
Meanwhile, PicoBrew’s Pico C Kickstarter has surpassed $1.7 million thanks to nearly 4,000 backers. PicoBrew described Pico C is a smart craft beer brewing appliance that allows anyone to brew 5L kegs of professional quality craft beer using ingredient-and-recipe PicoPaks from great craft breweries around the world. The company noted that the device builds on the technology created for its big brother, the award-winning Pico Model S but is even easier to use and more affordable. The company also claimed that Pico C is the easiest way to brew fresh craft beer from breweries around the world or custom craft your own brew innovations. Pico C’s features include:
- High-contrast two-line OLED display;
- Brews existing PicoPaks and Freestyle PicoPaks in about 2 hours
- Dishwasher-safe Pico C Keg with a simplified hose connection
As part of the campaign, PicoBrew recently announced that if it achieves $1.812 million by its closing date, May 12th, all backers pledging $250 or more will receive the new PicoFerm for free, and all backers will gain bragging rights as supporters of the most successful food Kickstarter campaign ever. Mitchell shared:
“First-time brewers and seasoned brewers alike are going to love PicoFerm because it takes the guesswork out of fermentation and gives you the information you need to control what’s happening in your keg. It’s just another way we’re helping our customers become expert craft beer brewers so that they get the best results possible whenever they brew.”
PicoFerm is described as a web-connected fermentation monitor that makes the process of monitoring a beer’s fermentation progress through an app on a smartphone.
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