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PicoBrew Kegsmarts takes the guesswork out of brewing and serving beer with a cloud-based display that gives you and your friends all the vital stats. (Photo: Courtesy of Picobrew)

PicoBrew KegSmarts Kegerator

The smart way to drink beer


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Forget that jerry-rigged mini fridge. If you’re serious about brewing and drinking beer, it’s time you ponied up and and bought the new Cloud-connected PicoBrew KegSmarts kegerator for better beer drinking.

Designed for craft beer lovers who buy their beer in kegs and use their own kegertor, the KegSmarts lets brewers access more data about their suds. Add the KegSmarts digital display to an existing kegerator, and scroll through brewer, brew date, and ingredient information on the screen or online. Updates sent through any web-connected device keep friends abreast with what’s on tap before they head over. And for home brewers, the automated system means you can control serving temperatures, letting that carefully crafted vintage to be served at its most optimal. 

If you think the KegSmarts is a great idea, you’re not alone: PicoBrew’s Kickstarter campaign tipped its $100,000 goal in less than 24 hours. Our favorite feature? The device tells you how many servings you have left in your keg, so you’ll never be caught off guard and out of beer mid-party again.

Seattle-based PicoBrew already made a name for itself with the Zymatic, a fully automatic, all-grain beer brewing appliance, which we’ve been testing for the last month. (Look for a review later this year.) 

The PicoBrew KegSmarts ships in April.

From $199, picobrew.com