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 11 Highlights: Craft Malt, Digital Strategies, and Discipline 

This episode catches you up on craft malt in America, helps prepare your brewery for a more robust digital future, and talks with a brewer who is being all that he can be. 

  • We will check in on the current state of craft malt in America and get a preview of what’s to come in the new year. Jesse Bussard, the Executive Director of the North American Craft Maltsters Guild talks about growth, agriculture, and innovation. 
  • Then, host John Holl talks with John Kelley the CEO of Craft Peak on how to dial in your brewery’s digital platform and what to think about as some temporary changes become permanent solutions.  
  • Finally, the show calls down to Georgia to talk with Jeremy Boucher of Split Fin Brewing on what the Army taught him about running a brewery. From keeping to a very detailed weekly schedule, putting down business roots in a small town, and shouldering all the work alone, he shares his insight. 

Thanks to our Episode 11 sponsor:

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Recent BYO Nano Brew Podcast Archives:

Episode 10: 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 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.

Episode 7: How a crowler club has brought in new people and new revenue for one brewery. Plus, tips for any brewery considering mobile canning as an option to meet to-go needs during the pandemic.

Episode 6: Understanding customer expectations about safety when buying your beer will impact your success as breweries navigate the pandemic. Plus getting your brewery on better financial footing as the economy fluctuates.

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 Online will take place November 6 & 7 with 30+ timely seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions on how to best navigate the new COVID business landscape taught live and online by 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 this live, interactive online format and complete seminar and workshop descriptions. Register now for just $274 and save $25.

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. Click here for the upcoming schedule of these interactive online classes.