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PicoBrew’s New Pico Receives CES 2016 Innovation Award

By Business Wire News   


PicoBrew today announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for the new Pico automatic craft beer brewing kitchen appliance. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.

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The Pico enables home brewers to easily brew beer in under two hours. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Pico enables home brewers to easily brew beer in under two hours. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Pico allows anyone to brew their own 5 liter mini-kegs of professional-quality craft beer, building upon patented technology from PicoBrew’s multiple-award-winning Zymatic product, but in a more compact and affordable form-factor. The Pico uses convenient, ready-to-brew PicoPak ingredient kits. More than 70 craft breweries and 350 homebrewers from around the world have signed up to create PicoPaks for the Pico, and to list them on the online PicoBrew BrewMarketplace.

“More than 5 years of research and product development went into the invention of the Pico, the world’s smallest and easiest-to-use home craft beer brewery,” said Dr. Bill Mitchell, CEO of PicoBrew. “As the original industry pioneers in the craft beer brewing appliance space we are particularly gratified that CTA has recognized our new PicoBrew Pico with this innovation Award. Awards like this together with our rich product portfolio and base of several thousand customers worldwide are what sets our company apart.”

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2016, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

PicoBrew’s Pico will be displayed at CES 2016, which runs January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada and is also at CES Unveiled New York, which runs 4:30-7:30 PM November 10, 2015 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

CES 2016 Innovation Honoree products are featured on, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

The Kickstarter Campaign PicoBrew’s Pico continues to run through December 1st, allowing customers to pledge for pre-orders of Pico at 40-50% discounts over MSRP.

About PicoBrew

PicoBrew is a Seattle based company founded in 2010 by former Microsoft VP Dr. Bill Mitchell, his brother, food chemist Jim Mitchell, and long-time engineering partner Avi Geiger. PicoBrew is the market pioneer of the fully-automatic craft beer brewing appliance segment, holder of 3 patents and recipient of multiple awards for its flagship product, the PicoBrew Zymatic. PicoBrew’s mission is to bring fresh high-quality craft beer to the home and get the world brewing.

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