NanoCon Burlington, VT

Burlington, Vermont
November 2 & 3, 2018

Big Ideas for Small-Scale Craft Brewing

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

Join Nanobreweries (and Nanos in planning) for two days packed with over 30 seminars, workshops, and events geared just for you – the small-scale commercial brewery working on systems under 5 barrels – in craft beer-centric Vermont. Click here for the link to the seminar presentation pdfs:

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Registration sponsored by Brewery and Winery Insurance Program  

The Nano segment of craft brewing is growing fast with the majority of new breweries opening up falling into this small-scale, hyper-local segment working on brewing systems 5 barrels or under. But often this Nano niche 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.

Now there’s a conference 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.

Download the brochure here                             Download the Schedule-At-A-Glance here

  • FOUR NANO LEARNING TRACKS: (open seating, no need to sign-up ahead of time)

      • Quality Control Testing for the Nano
      • To-Go Small-Scale Packaging Roundtable
      • Nano-Sized Yeast Management
      • Cleaning Secrets & Small-Scale CIP Systems
      • Evaluating Raw Materials
      • Recipe Scaling
      • Whirlpool & Late Hopping Techniques
      • Nano Peer-to-Peer Table Topics
      • Creating (and Financing!) Your Brewery Business Plan
      • Infrastructure Sizing for Your Nano Building
      • Planning & Starting Up a Quality Control Program
      • Transitioning to Working Directly with Ingredient & Supplier Vendors
      • Pro Options for Heating: Choosing Between Steam, Electric, Gas, Direct Fire & More
      • Start-Up Brewery Law 101
      • Brewery Branding 101
      • Nano Peer-to-Peer Table Topics
      • How Much Was That Last Batch?: Brewery Cost Accounting
      • Accurately Forecasting Ingredient Purchases
      • Top 10 Legal Mistakes Made By Small Breweries
      • 1 Person, Many Hats: Keys to Being the Business Owner & Head Brewer
      • Conducting an Operations Audit to Achieve Savings
      • Can I Get “X” Hop?: Contracts, Spot Buys & Locking Down What You Need
      • Maximize Brewing Flexibility While Minimizing Expenses on Less Equipment
      • Nano Peer-to-Peer Table Topics
      • Social Media Strategies to Build Your Nano
      • Tasting Room Special Events Roundtable
      • Make Your Brewery’s Website Work Harder
      • Maximizing Customer Clubs to Boost Sales & Loyalty Roundtable
      • Building on Your Brewery Branding
      • Strategic Email Marketing to Pack Your Tasting Room
      • Build a Tasting Room Community Roundtable
      • Nano Peer-to-Peer Table Topics

Link to pdfs of presentations

Your NanoCon Registration includes:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 5 p..m learning over two days with 28 seminars to choose from with expert speakers covering topics on brewing operations, sales and marketing, business operations, start-up and lots more all geared to Nanobreweries!
  • Roundtable Discussions –Peer-to-peer learning bringing full audience discussions on variety of subjects so you can learn what is working – and what isn’t – from others working in the Nano Craft Beer segment.
  • Two Lunches with Keynote Addresses – Hear from fellow Nanobreweries during lunch on different hot topic items both Friday and Saturday so you can learn while you eat.
  • Craft Beer Reception both Friday and Saturday Night with commercial and nanobreweries pouring samples of their beer
  • 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.
  • Sponsor Welcome Bag
  • One-Year Subscription to Brew Your Own – Included with your NanoCon registration, a $29.99 value. Features our regular Nano Brewing column by Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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 sells out at our past events.

Optional Pre- and Post-Conference Vermont Brewery Tours – Here’s your chance to easily check out Vermont’s famed craft beer scene. We’ll offer two different tours on both the day before and the day after NanoCon. One trip will head out to the Stowe, Vermont region including a stop at The Alchemist to drink some Heady Topper at the source (currently Stowe, VT tour sold out and waitlist only) while the second tour hits Burlington-area craft breweries.

The NanoCon takes place at the Burlington Doubletree Conference Center • Burlington, Vermont
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Special thanks to our NanoCon sponsors. Visit them by clicking here.

Any questions? Email us at: or call us at: (802) 362-3981 ext. 106

By registering for the NanoCon I give permission for the free use of my name and photo in any media account of this event. I also certify that I am 21 years of age or older.
Cancellation policy: For a refund, less a $100 administrative charge per person, send written notice by October 1, 2018. Refund requests received after October 1, 2018 will not be refunded. All refund requests will be processed post-boot camps.