PicoBrew’s New Pico Receives CES 2016 Innovation Award

Hot-selling craft beer brewing appliance quickly surpasses
$900,000 in pre-orders on Kickstarter, just as quickly receives industry
accolades

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

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 CESweb.org/Innovation,
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.

Contacts

BLASTmedia for PicoBrew LLC
Brittani Martel, 317-806-1900 ext. 142
brittani_martel@blastmedia.com

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