2020 NanoCon Overview

Big Ideas for Small-Scale Craft Brewing

Sales & Marketing • Brewery Operations • Start-Ups • Business Operations


Join Nano breweries (and Nanos in planning) for two days packed with over 30 seminars, workshops, and events geared just for you – the small-scale commercial brewery, or brewery in-planning, working on smaller systems – in San Diego, California.

Download the 2020 brochure here               Download the Schedule-At-a-Glance here

Brewing education has had to move online during the current pandemic. But nothing can really replace the experience of a live event where you can interact with fellow attendees, get your questions answered in person by speakers, and look over and touch brewing equipment and supplies from vendors. NanoCon will be a wonderful opportunity to again have a live and safe event that will benefit your small-scale brewing and business knowledge coming out of these very challenging times. The landscape for small-scale breweries has radically changed in the last few months. It is more important than ever to invest in better understanding the new brewing business landscape and how to best rebuild – or launch – your small brewery in this new reality. As a result, don’t miss this targeted conference for anyone running (or thinking about starting) a small-scale craft brewery. Learn the new business, marketing, and brewing strategies targeted for your sized needs at NanoCon November 6 & 7 in San Diego. From strategies to safely building back taproom sales to lessons learned from the necessities of to-go sales to more accurately managing cash flow during uncertain times, you’ll learn invaluable and very timely strategies over two days from experts and Nano brewers.
And please know your NanoCon registration is refundable so you can rest easy and sign up with no risk given the times we all now face.
The Nano segment of craft brewing continues to account for the largest segment of new breweries opening in North America. But often this Nano small-scale, hyper-local segment can’t relate to current educational events for the pro brewing industry because their the scale of brewing and distribution models are so different from larger brewery companies.
But NanoCon is just for you: The small-scale craft brewery. Learn the business, marketing, and brewing strategies targeted for your sized needs. From strategies to maximizing taproom sales to more accurately forecasting future ingredient purchases you’ll learn over two days from experts and fellow Nano colleagues about actionable ways to improve – or launch – your brewery with ideas targeted just for your small-scale size and business direction.

30 Big Seminars

During Friday and Saturday‘s packed NanoCon schedule, expert speakers will cover topics on brewing operations, sales and marketing, business operations, start-ups and lots more all geared to Nano Breweries and how to succeed in this new pandemic landscape.

Roundtable Discussions

Peer-to-peer learning on a variety of subjects so you can learn what is working – and what isn’t – in these changing times from others in the Nano craft beer segment.

Nano-Focused Vendors

Check out the latest in equipment, supplies, and ingredients from leading companies focused on your Nano market and your specific scale and needs.

Two Lunches with Panel Discussions

Learn during during lunch with panel discussions on pandemic small-scale brewery strategies and lessons learned this year about what truly works as well as current Nano trends.

Opening & Closing San Diego Beer Receptions

Wrap up your full day of learning with sampling some of San Diego’s finest craft beers served by the breweries on the trade show floor.

Optional 2-Day Pre-Conference Start-Up Boot Camp

Spend two full days leading into NanoCon learning from Steve Parkes, Lead Instructor and Owner of the American Brewers Guild, about the keys to starting up a new craft brewery both on the business side as well as the brewery side. This popular class regular sold out at our past events.

Optional 1-Day Pre-Conference Boot Camps

Spend an immersive full-day workshop just before NanoCon starts exploring one of the following key topics: Dr. Chris White and Kara Taylor on Yeast Lab Skills & Management for Nanos, Audra Gaiziunas on Brewery Financials, Ashton Lewis on Hands-On Nano Brewing Science, John Palmer on Brewing Water Adjustments, and Michael Tonsmeire on Sour Beer Techniques.

Optional Pre- and Post-Conference San Diego  Brewery Tours

Here’s your chance to easily check out San Diego’s famed craft beer scene. We’ll offer tours on both the day before and the day after NanoCon.
Cancellation policy: During these uncertain times, please rest easy knowing you can receive a full refund by sending us written notice right up until October 1, 2020. Refund requests received after October 1, 2020 will be honored, minus a $100 fee..
Click here for photos from the NanoCon event 2019 in Vancouver, WA

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