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 16: Brewers Plan for Post-Pandemic Business

It’s been a while since we had a good discussion among brewers on the program, so we are glad to have two Nanobrewery owners and brewers on the show to talk about scrapping business plans, relying on local, learning from the pandemic, and more. 

This is a conversation with:

-Chris Prost of Polyculture Brewing in New Hampshire.

-Brad Lawrence of Lost Art Brewhouse in Michigan. 

Chris Prost started off as a homebrewer and later attended the Siebel Institute Concise Course in Brewing Technology. He and his wife Michelle decided to start a Polyculture Brewing in their barn in rural New Hampshire in 2018. He focuses on sustainable beer that highlights local ingredients.

Brad Lawrence started Lost Art Brewhouse in Walker, Michigan with his lifelong friend Mike Smith. They opened in the summer of 2020 with the sole mission of handcrafting beers of the highest possible quality and making them available to their community. 

In this episode we talk about what is happening inside of their walls, what they are trying to learn and how they are working to adapt. 

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Recent BYO Nano Brew Podcast Archives:

Episode 15: Making better beer by continuing your own brewing education and a look behind a collaboration hop blend.

Episode 14: The keys to putting a Quality Control program in your small brewery plus connecting with your local community through charitable programs.

Episode 13: What are the best practices for setting your small brewery up for success as a new year starts? Our guests today have some tips and practical advice that will get 2021 off on the right foot.

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.

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 in-depth workshops taught by craft brewing experts on a variety of brewing and brewery business topics. Upcoming craft brewing online workshops include Brewery Quality Control on May 7, and a full-day Craft Brewery Start-Up Boot Camp on May 21. Click here for the upcoming schedule of these interactive online classes.