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

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!

Roundtable Discussions

Peer-to-peer learning on a variety of subjects so you can learn what is working – and what isn’t – 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 current Nano trends as well as watch breweries in planning pitch their ideas to our Nano Tank panel.

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.
Click here for photos from the NanoCon event 2019 in Vancouver, WA

One-Year Print Subscription/Renewal to Brew Your Own – included with your NanoCon registration, a $29.99 value. Features our regular Nano Brewing column.

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