The beauty of the Pico, is that beer lovers across the country can enjoy regional brews, brewed freshly, on location (more than 50 breweries and brewmasters have signed on to bring their recipes to Pico) -- and, you can get that "home-brewing" experience without having to quit your day job, or turn your garage/basement into laboratory. This slick machine is designed to fit inside your kitchen. And the turn-around is surprisingly efficient for what it delivers.
Essentially, you can brew roughly five liters of beer, overnight (it has to ferment, duh). And the process is relatively easy: "Brewing on Pico is as simple as filling a keg with water, loading the hop and grain modules into the machine and hitting brew," according to PicoBrew.
Pico's online connectivity adds yet another dimension -- it's able to connect to an online database to download brewing recipes from a vast and constantly updating database.
So far, the PicoBrew hit its $200,000 goal on Kickstarter just nine hours after it launched, and (at the time of writing) it's approaching $520,000 raised with more than 35 days left in its campaign. The Pico is set to be available in the Spring of 2016 -- with an MSRP of $999. But, if you jump on the Kickstarter now, you can grab an early-bird special for just under $500.
A small price to pay for a seemingly endless supply of fresh craft beer.
Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. He thinks fortune favors the bold. And also the rich. Follow him @wilfulton
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