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 9 Highlights: 2020 Hop Harvest and Seasonal Operations

On Episode 9 of the BYO Nano Podcast, Host John Holl dives into the 2020 Hop Harvest and find out what is on deck from the Pacific Northwest. Stan Hieronymous is here to break it all down and offer up some unparalleled insight. 

Then, we’re headed to Cape Cod to talk with one of the owners of Devil’s Purse Brewing about what the summer season was like and what his nano brewery has learned over six months of a pandemic. 

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BYO Nano Brew Podcast Archives:

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.

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 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 $249 and save $50.

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.