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 13 Highlights: Brewing Resolutions for a New Year

We’re kicking off a new year with some suggestions from brewing industry professionals that have some tips that can help your small brewery achieve big things over the next 12 months.  January is a time of renewal of resolutions and to set up for success over the months to come. This year feels different because of the pandemic, but it’s still a good time to make positive changes. 
Our guests this month are: 
Julia Herz of Herz Muses Enterprises
And Jeff Mello of Bootleg Biology

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Recent BYO Nano Brew Podcast Archives:

Episode 12: Panel discussion on lessons learned from the pandemic and new strategies moving forward to the next year with timely advice from a small brewer, a state brewery guild director, a brewery events program director, and a regional beer journalist.

Episode 11: The latest news on small-scale maltsers, cold-weather tips for finding success in your taproom, and the power of planning your brew day properly.

Episode 10: Best practices from across the country to get your taproom ready for winter, branding advice, and seasonal ingredients for seasonal beers.

Episode 9: A rundown on the 2020 Pacific Northwest hop harvest as well as thoughts from a Nano brewery on the shift in seasonal operations.

Episode 8: A roundtable discussion with three different Nano breweries about their business strategies during the pandemic.

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:

NanoCon Online Video Replays – Video replays are now available from 30+ small-scale craft brewery seminars and workshops on November 6 & 7, 2020. Learn how to best navigate the new COVID business landscape from craft brewing experts targeted just for the nano brewing segment. Learning tracks include brewing operations, start-ups, business operations, and sales & marketing. Click here for full event details on how to still get full video access even if you missed the event. It’s never too late to learn!

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.

Online, 4-hour-long, in-depth workshops taught by craft brewing experts on a variety of brewing and brewery business topics. Upcoming craft brewing topics include Brewing Water Adjustments on February 26, Yeast Techniques & Lab Skills on March 5, and Starting Up a Craft Brewery on May 21. Click here for the upcoming schedule of these interactive online classes.