pico_kegsmarts_bigAs the artisan craft beer trend continues to grow one company is finding more ways to improve the experience. We posted a story about home brewing innovation by Pico Brew last December. The newest product from the company is KegSmarts which lets you easily monitor the amount of beer left in your keg. And since the device is wi-fi enabled you can keep track of the supply via smartphone and you’ll know if anyone is drinking from the keg while you’re away. This high-tech home keg accessory is part of the new wave of IoT – the Internet of things – which is connecting us to our homes, our cars and a whole host of devices.

Nationally, artisan craft brewing is a robust industry and over three-quarters of all the hops grown in the US come from Washington State.  Read more in The Seattle Times.