BYO Nano Podcast

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 five barrels or under. Each month on this podcast learn the business, marketing, and brewing strategies targeted for this smaller-scale sized brewery needs. From strategies to maximizing taproom sales to forecasting brewery budgets to brewing great beer in small spaces, you’ll learn from craft beer experts and fellow Nano brewers the tips and strategies for success to improve – or launch – your small brewery. New episodes will be added to this page each month in addition to all major podcast platforms. Please email any questions, thoughts, and feedback on the BYO Nano Podcast to You can use the player provided here to listen to episodes or subscribe to this show through a variety of popular podcast platforms linked just below. Cheers!

Episode 3 Highlights

Host John Holl sits down with Luke Truman, the Facilities Manager at Allagash Brewing Company, about how small-scale breweries can better manage their wastewater. In our Nano Brewery spotlight, we talk with Patrick Coyne and Ray Mowery, two of the owners behind Punch Buggy Brewing in Philadelphia to get their thoughts on brewing small and lessons learned after being open for just a few months. Finally Attorney Peter Lowe sits down to talk about HR Law Essentials for small breweries.

Thanks to our Episode 3 sponsors:

Blichmann Pro Gas-Fired Systems
Quiet. Efficient. Powerful. The 3.5 BBL Gas Fired Systems offer automatic temperature control and fully enclosed burner boxes.  The burner boxes help keep operating costs low by keeping the heat in your kettle not in your room. Perfect for taprooms & neighborhood breweries. The 3.5 BBL Gas Fired UL / cUL Rated Brewhouses start at $16,999.
Vermont Tech Craft Distilling Course
The 5-day course is offered by the Institute of Applied Agriculture and Food Systems and is packed with hands-on experience, lectures, demos, process training and distillery visits. The course brings students into direct contact with a variety of processes involved in building, operating, and working in the distilling industry, while emphasizing scratch distillation from local ingredients. The 5-day course runs May 4-8th in Randolph Center, Vermont. Visit

BYO Nano Brew Podcast Archives:

Episode 1: Welcome to the BYO Nano Brew Podcast with US nano brewery trends, brewery business financial tips, and a nano brewer case study.

Episode 2: Homebrew store adds a nano brewery, craft brewing legal pitfalls, and pro tips for brewing with spices.

Interested in more information on the nano brewing segment of the craft beer industry? Then check out the links to our other nano brewing content available below:

2020 NanoCon will take place in San Diego on November 6 & 7 with dozens of seminars and workshops taught by craft brewing experts targeted just for the nano brewing segment. Learning tracks include brewing operations, start-ups, business operations, and sales & marketing.

Subscribe to our free monthly BYO Nano Newsletter. Links to articles on both the business and brewing sides of running a small-scale craft brewery will be emailed to you each month. Click here to start your free email Nano Newsletter subscription.