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10 Keys to Nano Success

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Ever considered making your homebrewing hobby a career? Starting a nanobrewery is a popular trend that markets to a hyper-local niche. Before making the leap, consider these 10 keys to success.

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Enjoy the Freedom of Homebrewing

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Taking a moment to savor the hobby side

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Nanobrewing: The Business Case for the Nano

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The year was 2012 and I was standing in front of about 300 people at the Craft Brewers Convention in Washington, DC armed with nothing more than me, myself, and I. This

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Opening a Nanobrewery: Tips from the Pros

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Three homebrewers who opened nanobreweries offer their advice on how you, too, can go pro.


Be Cool to Your Brew School

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If you’ve ever considered becoming a pro brewer, there’s never been a better time to attend a formal brewing education program.


Beer Mecca: Turning Pro Part 34

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In the grand scheme of things, I really haven’t been a beer geek for very long, but I remember back when I first got geeky about beer, the places people dreamed of going to visit on beer holidays were exclusively in Europe.

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Tasteless: Turning Pro Part 33

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I don’t hide the fact that I am not a fan of pouring beer at public beer festivals.

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Risk and Reward and Risk and Reward: Turning Pro Part 32

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I’m not sure exactly what I was thinking, but somehow I had this idea in my head that I’d take all my risk up front in getting Heretic off the ground and once it was past a certain point, there would be a lot less
risk. Ah, poor, simple fool.

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Uncertain Barrels: Turning Pro Part 31

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“A barrel full of certainties won’t roll very far.” – Gerd
de Ley

From the beginning, I was certain that we would make barrel-aged beers at Heretic. We are close to Napa so it is easy to obtain used wine barrels and I really like the interesting character that develops from aging beer in a barrel.

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Brewery Nightmares: Turning Pro Part 30

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A reader asked me, “At what point does someone have enough knowledge to become a [professional] brewer?

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The Price is Right?: Turning Pro Part 29

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The current craft beer market is booming. Passionate beer lovers seek out new beers and are willing to pay a premium price for new experiences.

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It Makes Cents: Turning Pro Part 28

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Before we sold our first kegs of beer, I spent a tremendous amount of time investigating what similar products were selling for in our markets. I wrote about this in an earlier post, about the need to be careful
about under or overpricing your product for a given market.

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