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 29 – Nano Brewer Roundtable

Amid a pandemic, stiff competition, and supply chain issues, three nano brewers join us to talk about how they are navigating these increasingly worrisome waters.

The rising cost of goods is impacting everyone, and small breweries are especially feeling the pinch. For on the ground stories and practical advice we are joined by three nano breweries from Colorado, New Jersey, and Rhode Island to talk about how they are tackling the challenge and what else they are doing to keep the lights on and the business moving forward. 

The panel includes:
– Gretchen Schmidhausler of Little Dog Brewing in New Jersey
– Efren Hidalgo of Providence Brewing Co. in Rhode Island
– Wayne Burns of Burns Family Artisan Ales in Colorado

As the world enters into a new phase of the pandemic with additional economic worries they share their experiences and action plans. 

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