One of the original Kickstarter success stories, PicoBrew, is likely going out of business permanently, according to The Spoon. The company tried to make brewing beer at home as easy as making coffee, but recently went into receivership. Now, all its assets have reportedly been purchased by a former lender, which plans to sell the operational equipment. That makes it extremely unlikely that the business will continue to operate under the PicoBrew brand, The Spoon reported.
After putting itself up for sale, PicoBrew said it had “investment interest” and had spent “hundreds of hours with some of the biggest names in the industry.” It developed a decent patent portfolio and had a fairly wide variety of products. However, the company might have stretched itself too thin, having ventured into home coffee makers and commercial equipment for small craft brewers and distillers.