Come Early or Stay Late: Optional Pre- and Post-NanoCon Activities
Wednesday, October 31 & Thursday, November 1:
STARTING UP YOUR OWN COMMERCIAL BREWERY TWO-DAY BOOT CAMP with Steve Parkes – SOLD OUT
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days included for a two-day Boot Camp
($450 for NanoCon attendees, $525 for non-attendees)
Over Wednesday & Thursday you’ll walk through the steps, planning decisions, and keys you need to know on both the brewing and management side to successfully open a commercial craft brewery with the Lead Instructor and Owner of the American Brewers Guild Steve Parkes, who has trained hundreds of professional brewers. Learn from Steve’s decades of expertise and wide range of experience to help you better achieve your goals. Over two full days you’ll be guided through all the various elements you’ll have to know for the next big step toward starting a craft brewery. The perfect lead-in to the main NanoCon event if you already have a brewery in planning or are just starting to consider the possibility of opening one up yourself.
To sign-up for Steve Parkes’ two-day Starting Up a Commercial Brewery Boot Camp Register here! Space is limited, so sign-up early!
Thursday, November 1: Three Brewery Tour Options!
Burlington, Vermont Area Craft Brewery Tours ($125)
11 am to 3 pm (the 5 – 9 pm SOLD OUT)
This four-hour tour includes round-trip transportation from our NanoCon hotel, the Burlington Doubletree while tasting and visiting four different breweries in the Burlington area. A meal and more beer is included as you explore a variety of different craft breweries here in the biggest city in the Green Mountain State.
Stowe/Waterbury, Vermont Area Craft Brewery Tours ($150) :STOWE/WATERBURY:SOLD OUT
11 am to 4:00 pm
This five-hour tour includes round-trip transportation between our NanoCon hotel, the Burlington DoubleTree and Stowe while tasting and visiting four different breweries. You’ll have the chance to visit The Alchemist while in Stowe sampling the famed Heady Topper and other of their tough-to-find selections. A meal and more beer is included during your trip up to this Vermont ski town that’s now become a craft beer destination.