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 6 Highlights: Understanding Taproom Customer Expectations, Finance, and Pivoting for What Comes Next

An uncertain world means difficult decisions for small breweries. From figuring out the best way to innovate and keep the brewing passion alive to how you can get your financial house in order, our experts are here to help.

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast Host John Holl talks with Andrew Coplon of Secret Hopper about how small breweries can work to not only survive but stengthen their business by understanding your customers’ COVD-era expectations as taprooms begin to reopen during these uncertain times.

Then finance expert Daniel Pische stops by to help you better understand how your money can work for you and steps you can take to get on better financial footing as the economy continues to fluctuate.

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BYO Nano Brew Podcast Archives:

Episode 5: From draught quality on to-go beer and care for your brewery’s draft system to pandemic social media marketing strategies, the experts are here to help your small brewery make the most of COVID-19 related downtime.

Episode 4: Maximizing cash flow during uncertain times and other brewery finance strategies, small brewery to-go strategies from a leading crowler company, and a look at hop trends for the coming season.

Episode 3: Small-scale solutions for handling brewery wastewater, lessons learned from a recent Nano Brewery launch, and a human resources checklist for breweries.

Episode 2: A New Hamphire homebrew store adds a Nano Brewery, craft brewing legal pitfalls, and pro tips for brewing with spices.

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

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 timely seminars and workshops on how to best navigate the new COVID business landscape taught by craft brewing experts targeted just for the nano brewing segment. Learning tracks include brewing operations, start-ups, business operations, and sales & marketing. Full event details and complete seminar and workshop descriptions are now available online. Register early and save $200 and save your spot since space is limited to only 400 attendees.

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.