PicoBrew was founded in Seattle in 2010 by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell, a former Microsoft executive and food scientist, along with engineer Avi Geiger. Combining their food science and technology expertise with their passion for homebrewing, they set out to improve the craft beer brewing process for small producers and homebrewers.
The goal was to create a small-scale brewing machine that would improve on the precision, repeatability and overall quality of the home-brewing experience. The first result was the PicoBrew Zymatic, which has since been awarded three patents, with more than a dozen others pending. The team didn’t stop there, however. They are focused on democratizing the home-brewing process and making it as simple as possible for anyone, even those with zero experience, to brew high-quality beer.
PicoBrew’s latest project, the Pico Model C, makes craft brewing easier, more affordable and more fun than ever. The model C is a smart craft beer brewing appliance that allows you to brew 5L kegs. You can check out the Kickstarter by clicking here. The Pico C reached its funding goal in a mere seven hours. This is thanks to PicoBrew’s reputation for innovation and high-quality, reliable machines. During the campaign’s lifespan, PicoBrew raised 1.9M on Kickstarter. Clearly beer and homebrew lovers are believers. Even if you missed the Kickstarter, you can still pre-order the Pico C with an ETA of November 2017 – just in time for the holidays. Make delicious beer at home and avoid the holiday rush…you can’t lose!
When PicoBrew was looking to transform the home-brewing process, it turned to SOLIDWORKS to design its revolutionary countertop device. “We’re always innovating at Picobrew and trying to deliver that in the shortest time possible,” Avi said. “SOLIDWORKS helps us build complex machines where every part needs to fit and function, and that’s something worth raising a glass of fresh craft beer to.”
As for the beer itself, it is brewed using PicoPaks. Each PicoPak contains all the grains and hops needed to brew a delicious batch of fresh craft beer. The beers are created from award-winning recipes from their brewery partners all over the globe allowing you to brew their beer in your home! When I’m on vacation, I love to try new beers but sadly not all of them are available in my area. PicoBrew makes this problem a thing of the past and its brewing partners include famous names such as Abita Brewing, 21st Amendment, and Rogue, just to name a few. They also offer a selection of PicoPaks from their own line of killer recipes, created by Master Brewer Annie Johnson. Annie was the first woman to be honored as the American Homebrewer Association’s prestigious Homebrewer of the Year award.
If you love the idea of home brewing, but feel intimidated by the home-brewing process, the Pico Model C is the choice for you. They make brewing beer at home practically foolproof. Better yet, the company makes brewing your own fresh craft beer even more affordable, simple and fun. SOLIDWORKS users create truly amazing products. We’ve seen everything from space travel to ocean cleanup technology. I must say, giving me the tools to successfully brew delicious craft beer has to be up there with landing a man on the moon.
Support the Kickstarter today! Reserve your machine and when your Pico C is ready, you’ll be turning around 5L kegs in a matter of weeks and the results will be delicious. Click here to check out the Pico C!