brewing

PicoBrew’s new machine does everything from kombucha to craft beer

Craft beer appliance maker PicoBrew is eyeing some bold new directions in drinkables. The company’s taken to Kickstarter with the Pico U, a new machine that’s capable of brewing up a pretty broad

A month with the Catalyst Fermentation System

I’ve been following the multiple “easy” brewing systems available online for a while now and have never found one that truly spoke to me. Devices like the Minibrew seem great but pri

Minibrew raises $2.8 million to help you make your own beer

The Minibrew is a little keg with a big brain. When we first met the company in 2015 they offered a whiff of high tech to the brewing process, adding a monitored brew vessel and mobile app to the age-

Whirlpool crowdfunds a beer maker

Like the movie in which Robert DeNiro plays an intern, venerated appliance brand Whirlpool is spreading its wings, dusting off the cobwebs, and crowdfunding a beer maker. The product, called Vessi, fe

Chemists create an app that can tell if your beer is skunked

Bummer, dude! That’s what you say when you find out your whole keg of Heiney is totally skunked but it doesn’t matter because you’ll totally still drink it after you finish the pony

The MiniBrew Is Back And Ready To Make You Some Beer

When we last met MiniBrew, the team had been stopped at the US border with their mini beer brewing system and had to exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt with a tri-fold poster board and not much else. Now t

A First: Surly Brewing Selling DIY, "Open Source" Beer

Surly Brewing Company in the Twin Cities is a small, popular brewhaus with some pretty exciting beers. Rather than distribute nationally, however, they’ve teamed up with NorthernBrewer to offer

CrunchDeals: 10% Off Megapots and V-Vessels

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/scaled.IMG_0626-620x930.jpg">Northern Brewer, my favorite brew shop, has 10% of their megapots for beer brewing or their excellent and am

What I Got For Valentine's Day: The V Vessel

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/scaled.IMG_0626-620x930.jpg">While you may be thinking, given my current reviews streak, that the V Vessel involves the genitals and/or a