BYO Nano Brew Podcast

Brew Your Own

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. The BYO Nano Brew Podcast is brought to you by Brew Your Own, the leading homebrew magazine as well as organizers of the annual NanoCon event for this small-scale craft beer niche and the monthly BYO Nano Newsletter available by email.

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No matter the season, hops are always on our mind here at the BYO Nano Podcast.  With the 2021 North American harvest over, the farmers have time to rest a bit before preparing for 2022.  Eric Desmarais of CLS Farms in Yakima Valley joins us to talk about the season that just ended, building brewery relationships, and some hops to think about in the new year. Our nano brewery profile is on Barley Head Brewery in Mystic, Connecticut. We talk with owner and brewer Drew Rogers about experimentation, distribution, and building a regular customer base in a tourist destination. And finally with food on the mind we’re talking with the Beer Chef Himself, Bruce Paton about what small breweries without a formal kitchen can do to offer a food program to keep customers around longer. The BYO Nano Podcast Episode 23 is sponsored by:BSGDid you know that BSG sources hops directly from growers and processes them in their FSSC-certified facility in the Yakima Valley? From Azacca to Zappa, BSG’s hops are pelletized for optimal dispersion in the boiler or FV, and packaged in nitrogen-flushed bags to preserve all those tasty aromatics. To learn more about how your hops go from farmer to fermenter, get in touch with BSG at LetsTalkHops@bsgcraft.comABS CommercialABS is a full brewery outfitter offering brewhouses, tanks, keg washers and small parts. As a part of ABS Commercials' ongoing give back campaign, they will be giving away ANOTHER ABS Keg Viking Keg Washer on December 10th, so head on over to abs-commercial.com to enter to win a Keg Viking!Yakima Chief HopsYakima Chief Hops has officially launched their newest product – Cryo-Pop™ Original Blend! YCH has combined their proprietary cryogenic hop processing technology with cutting-edge lab analysis to create Cryo Hops® with a pop! Using this new research to identify the most beer soluble hop compounds that survive the brewing process, they engineered a supercharged pellet that shows massive tropical, stone fruit, and citrus aromas in your finished beers. Learn more at cryopopblend.com.BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 23Host: John HollGuests:  Eric Desmarais, Drew Rodgers, Bruce PatonContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

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Nov 16

1 hr 9 min

Earlier this month, Yazoo Brewing and Embrace the Funk held its annual Funk Fest. It was a return to somewhat normalcy filled with small pours, familiar faces, and a sense of camaraderie.  Amid the socially distanced crowd was Chris Cates. He’s the co-founder and head brewer of Little Animals Brewery in Tennessee. He has a great story and perspective and he will share his story on this episode. Amid the happiness and revelry at the festival, there was also worry about supply chains and ingredient shortages, labor issues and increased competition. One topic that kept coming up was about cans, and so the show reaches out to John Henfer at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co. for an update on the industry. ArryvedArryved Point of Sale is your mobile, flexible, solution to save your staff time, and provide the best guest experience on-premise and online. Built by craft beer professionals for craft beer professionals, Arryved is the only P-O-S with no contracts and no monthly fees, and everything your business needs to thrive. Go to Arryved.com/nano to set up a free, customized demo. Blichmann Pro  With superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is the smart choice for your bottom line. With our turnkey 3.5 barrel gas-fired or electric brewhouse systems starting at only $16,999, you won’t find a better match of price, performance and quality. Hit the ground running with equipment you can count on and support you can trust so you can focus on what matters ​— ROI. Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more!BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 22Host: John HollGuests:  Chris Cates and John HenferContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Oct 15

1 hr 2 min

Last week there was a scaled down version of the Craft Brewers Conference that happened in Denver and host John Holl flew out for a few days, to walk the expo floor, to see what was new in the world of beer, and to talk with brewers about what is exciting and worrying, and to have a few socially distanced pints. There is movement happening in the industry, new breweries getting ready to shed the planning phase and open, and small brewers are looking to get bigger, or better. Best practices are always important, so on this episode we have two guests that will share expertise and insight. - Kara Taylor the head of operations at White Labs- Dave Green, the assistant editor and recipe editor of BYO Magazine. The BYO Nano Podcast Episode 21 is sponsored by:Yakima Chief HopsYakima Chief Hops.  has officially launched their newest product – Cryo-Pop™ Original Blend! YCH has combined their proprietary cryogenic hop processing technology with cutting-edge lab analysis to create Cryo Hops® with a pop! Using this new research to identify the most beer soluble hop compounds that survive the brewing process, they engineered a supercharged pellet that shows massive tropical, stone fruit, and citrus aromas in your finished beers. Learn more at cryopopblend.com.Blichmann Pro  Check out the latest addition to the Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment line-up: Skid-Mounted Brewhouses. Available in 5 to 15 barrel capacities, these production powerhouses are designed for flexibility, engineered for performance, and built for growth. Experience the convenience you want, from a name you trust, at a price you wouldn’t expect. Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more!ArryvedArryved Point of Sale is your mobile, flexible, solution for the best guest and staff experience on-premise and online. Built by craft beer professionals for craft beer professionals, Arryved is the only P-O-S with no contracts and no monthly fees, and everything you need to thrive. Go to Arryved.com/nano to set up a free, customized demo. BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 21Host: John HollGuests:  Kara Taylor and Dave GreenContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Sep 15

54 min 35 sec

On this episode of the BYO Nano Podcast, host John Holl talks with experts in finance and wood-aged beers. The bottom line of your brewery is always something to be mindful of and after the last year and a half watching every cent is critically important. So, the show starts off with a conversation with Jason Sleeman the Vice President of Craft Beverage Lending at United Community Bank. Then we switch gears to the brewhouse. Barrels are fun, but are also a pain to work with. Andy Parker knows about working with wood. He’s had a career as a barrel herder, first with Avery Brewing and now with Denver Beer Co., which in addition to its larger operation also has a 7-barrel brewhouse where they can mess around and try different things. The BYO Nano Podcast Episode 20 is sponsored by:BSG HS-Evergreen™ from BSG Hop Solutions was developed to showcase a blend of citrus, floral, and fruit hop character in American-style craft lagers.HS-Evergreen™ enters with strong suggestions of fresh peach and apricot, bright citrus (lemon candy, orange zest, tangerine), and watermelon candy. Notes of hay and pine round out a classic American craft beer hop profile. Secondary and tertiary notes include menthol, dank, geranium, herbs (basil, dill, thyme), cannabis, and green tea. For more info, please visit bsgcraftbrewing.com/evergreenABS Commercial Are you in need of brewing equipment? ABS Commercial offers full brewhouses, fermenters, brite tanks, keg washers and small parts. ABS has in-stock equipment and has some of the shortest lead times in the industry for custom builds. The ABS team is made up of former brewers, so ABS brings the knowledge and the experience that will help YOU succeed and take your brewery to the next level. Learn more about everything ABS has to offer by visiting www.abs-commercial.com!Blichmann Pro:  Check out the latest addition to the Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment line-up: Skid-Mounted Brewhouses. Available in 5 to 15 barrel capacities, these production powerhouses are designed for flexibility, engineered for performance, and built for growth. Experience the convenience you want, from a name you trust, at a price you wouldn’t expect. Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more!BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 20Host: John HollGuests:  Jason Sleeman and Andy ParkerContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

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Aug 16

47 min 2 sec

On this episode of the BYO Nano Podcast, host John Holl starts off by talking with Alison Wisneski, the head of marketing, among other things, at Lady Justice Brewing in Colorado. She has insights into hiring practices for nano breweries, and what they have found works for their brewery, as well as how to focus charitable giving so that it means something to your small business. Then, he talks with Matt Humbard of Patent Brewing in Maryland, a nano brewery in planning which is currently offering lab services to small breweries. At his day job he has been part of the government response to combat COVID-19. As such Holl wanted to talk with him about how to be prepared for any kind of unexpected business interruption whether it be a pandemic, someone being sick, or a natural disaster. The BYO Nano Podcast Episode 19 is sponsored by:Blichmann Pro Brewing: Check out the latest addition to the Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment line-up: Skid-Mounted Brewhouses. Available in 5 to 15 barrel capacities, these production powerhouses are designed for flexibility, engineered for performance, and built for growth. Experience the convenience you want, from a name you trust, at a price you wouldn’t expect. Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more!Yakima Chief Hops:Yakima Chief Hops has officially launched their newest product – Cryo-Pop™ Original Blend! YCH has combined their proprietary cryogenic hop processing technology with cutting-edge lab analysis to create Cryo Hops® with a pop! Using this new research to identify the most beer soluble hop compounds that survive the brewing process, they engineered a supercharged pellet that shows massive tropical, stone fruit, and citrus aromas in your finished beers. Learn more at cryopopblend.com.BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 19Host: John HollGuests:  Alison Wisneski and Matt HumbardContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Jul 15

1 hr 2 min

After more than a year of uncertainty and life moving slowly for a lot of us, things have picked up speed in the last few weeks. Taprooms are re-opening for inside service, customers are buying beer for parties, draft beer is coming back to accounts. Where do we go from here, how do small breweries make the most of this time and get on better footing for the future? There’s a lot to discuss, so let’s dive in with our guests:- Audra Gaiziunas the owner of Brewed For Her Ledger, LLC, a management consultancy firm focused on providing guidance to the craft brewing and cider communities. - Paul Leone, Executive Director of the New York State Brewers AssociationThe BYO Nano Podcast Episode 18  is sponsored by:Blichmann Pro Check out the latest addition to the Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment line-up: Skid-Mounted Brewhouses. Available in 5 to 15 barrel capacities, these production powerhouses are designed for flexibility, engineered for performance, and built for growth. Experience the convenience you want, from a name you trust, at a price you wouldn’t expect. Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more!ArryvedArryved Point of Sale is your mobile, flexible, solution for providing the best possible guest and staff experience. Go to Arryved.com to set up a free, customized demo with an Arryved consultant and see how a point of sale can make all the difference in your guest experience, staff satisfaction, and bottom-line. A switch to Arryved will save you time, money and headaches. Tracy Bardugon, from Fire Maker Brewing in Atlanta, GA says, “I cannot recommend Arryved enough. Killer customer support, affordable, ability to start tabs without holding cards, keeps track of ounces sold for state reporting, two different ways to report tips, the list goes on. It’s amazing.”BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 18Host: John HollGuests: Audra Gaiziunas and Paul LeoneContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

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Jun 15

42 min 15 sec

As late spring moves along, mask requirements are being lifted, people are getting vaccinated, and we are all making tentative plans to rejoin the world and get back into our old familiar ways. As we look forward we here at the BYO Nano Podcast thought we should also look inward to important small brewery infrastructure. This means making sure you are well insured and in the righ way, and taking stock of your brewing water. Our guests on this episode are:With that in mind I’m really pleased to welcome to the show:Malena Farrell - President, COO of Cedar Risk ManagementAnd John Palmer co-author of Water: A Comprehensive Guide for BrewersInsurance is one of those things that you don’t want to think about until you have to think about it. Having the right policy is important and as Malena Farrell the President, COO of Cedar Risk Management will tell you, working with the right company is even more important. We need water for life and beer and it’s sometimes overlooked in favor of more exciting ingredients, like hops. But the more we know about water the better beer can be and the more customers will engage. John Palmer shares his expertise and offers insight on water profiles for Hazy IPA, hard seltzer, and more The BYO Nano Podcast Episode 17  is sponsored by:ABS Commercial:  ABS Commercial is giving back to the craft beer community! ABS will be selecting one lucky brewery who will receive a FREE Keg Viking Keg Washer! ABS has given away two keg washers to date, one to Rough Edges Brewing in Pennsylvania and another to Lazy Horse Brewing in Nebraska! The third keg washer winner will be announced on June 4th, LIVE on the ABS Commercial Facebook page. To enter the contest, visit www.abs-commercial.com!Yakima Chief Hops:Yakima Chief Hops has officially launched their newest product – Cryo-Pop™ Original Blend! YCH has combined their proprietary cryogenic hop processing technology with cutting-edge lab analysis to create Cryo Hops® with a pop! Using this new research to identify the most beer soluble hop compounds that survive the brewing process, they engineered a supercharged pellet that shows massive tropical, stone fruit, and citrus aromas in your finished beers. Learn more at cryopopblend.com.BSG Craft Brewing :  We present to you a new Hop Solution from BSG, one of the highest pedigree and prestige – Nobility. Specifically developed with lager brewing in mind, Nobility is focused on a balanced noble-style hop character. Enjoy the primary aromas and flavors of citrus, lemongrass, green tea, and herbaceous, with an alluring mixture of floral and spice. Get to know Nobility by going online to bsgcraftbrewing.com.BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 17Host: John HollGuests: Malena Farrell, John PalmerContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

May 15

1 hr 9 min

It’s been a while since we had a good discussion among brewers on the program, so this month 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. The BYO Nano Podcast Episode 16 is sponsored byBlichmann Pro BrewingWith superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is designed from the ground up to generate a quick return on your investment by getting you up and running as efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality. Experience true turnkey systems that are versatile and flexible enough to give you room to grow and a modular design that can fit any space. Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more about their one to ten barrel brewhouse systems and cellaring equipment.BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 16Host: John HollGuests: Chris Prost, Brad Lawrence Contact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Apr 15

50 min 9 sec

Spring is a time for renewal and betterment and on this episode of the BYO Nano Podcast we're talking about education and collaboration and even allowing ourselves to think ahead to autumn for hop harvest. Our guests this month are:- Steve Parkes the owner and lead instructor of the American Brewers Guild and Drop-in Brewery in Vermont. - Kelly Lohrmeyer, the field marketing manager of Yakima Chief Hops. The BYO Nano Podcast Episode 15 is sponsored byBlichmann Pro BrewingSponsored by Blichmann Pro Brewing. With superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is the right choice for pro results. Whether it’s for your pilot system or production line, their turnkey systems come fully equipped with everything you need to hit the ground running. Designed for easy setup and intuitive use, their brewhouse systems and cellaring equipment deliver uncompromising quality and reliability backed by a name you trust, so you can focus on what matters most - your beer. Visit Blichmannpro.com today!BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 15Host: John HollGuests: Steve Parkes, Kelly LohrmeyerContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Mar 15

38 min 21 sec

We're in the dead of winter, a time where we look forward to spring and warmth, and renewal. This time of year can be a blessing however, giving us time indoors to think about what we hope to accomplish and the time to build a roadmap to making it a reality. Our guests this month are: - Amy Todd the Owner  and Analyst of Zymology Labs in Vermont- Tim Schwarzauer of Dingo Dog Brewing, a non-profit brewery in North CarolinaThey offer advice, tips, and insight into bringing quality control measures into your brewery and ways to focus on the greater good of the communities around us. There's food for thought in this episode, so dig in! The BYO Nano Podcast Episode 14 is sponsored by BSG Craft BrewingCitiva™ by BSG Hop Solutions. Meet the latest in the BSG Hop solutions portfolio, Citiva™. Strong expressions of stone fruit, floral, and resinous/pine flavors and aromas define this blend, crafted specifically for use in hazy IPAs, and other hop-forward beers. Citiva™ is ideal for aroma, whirlpool, and dry hop additions to Hazy and Juicy IPAs, or for any other hoppy styles where a combination of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine aromatics are desired. Go to bsgcraftbrewing.com to learn more, or call 1-800-374-2739.ABS CommercialABS Commercial is giving back to the craft beer community! ABS will be selecting one lucky brewery who will receive a FREE Keg Viking Keg Washer! ABS has given away two keg washers to date, one to Rough Edges Brewing in Pennsylvania and another to Lazy Horse Brewing in Nebraska! The third keg washer winner will be announced on June 4th, LIVE on the ABS Commercial Facebook page. To enter the contest, visit www.abs-commercial.com!Blichmann Pro BrewingWith superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is the smart choice for your bottom line. With their our turnkey 3.5 barrel gas-fired or electric brewhouse systems starting at only $16,999, you won’t find a better match of price, performance and quality. Hit the ground running with equipment you can count on and support you can trust so you can focus on what matters ​— ROI. Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more.BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 14Host: John HollGuests: Amy Todd, Tim SchwarzauerContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Feb 16

55 min 43 sec

We’re kicking off a new year with some suggestions from brewing industry professionals that have some tips that can help your small brewery achieve big things over the next 12 months.  January is a time of renewal of resolutions and to set up for success over the months to come. This year feels different because of the pandemic, but it’s still a good time to make positive changes. Our guests this month are: Julia Herz of Herz Muses EnterprisesAnd Jeff Mello of Bootleg BiologyEpisode 13 is sponsored by Blichmann Pro BrewingWith superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is designed from the ground up to generate a quick return on your investment by getting you up and running as efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality. Experience true turnkey systems that are versatile and flexible enough to give you room to grow and a modular design that can fit any space.Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more about their one to ten barrel brewhouse systems and cellaring equipment.BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 13Host: John HollGuests: Julia Herz, Jeff MelloContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Jan 16

41 min 8 sec

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast:We’re closing out 2020 with a panel discussion from experts in and around brewing who share their insights, advice, tips , hopes, and more with our guests:Melissa RomanoOwner of Lake Anne Brew House in Reston, Virginia Rob Fullmer, Executive Director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Laura LodgeFounder of the Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywine Festival&  founder of Customized Craft Beer Programs. And  Brandon HernándezThe founder and executive editor at San Diego Beer News Listen in for a spirited discussion on beer life amid a pandemic and hear from experts on what you can to to help your small brewery thrive and grow. Episode 12 is sponsored by Blichmann Pro BrewingWith superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is the right choice for pro results. Whether it’s for your pilot system or production line, their turnkey systems come fully equipped with everything you need to hit the ground running. Designed for easy setup and intuitive use, their brewhouse systems and cellaring equipment deliver uncompromising quality and reliability backed by a name you trust, so you can focus on what matters most - your beer. Visit Blichmannpro.com today!BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 12Host: John HollGuests: Melissa Romano, Laura Lodge, Rob Fullmer, and Brandon HernándezContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Dec 2020

1 hr 5 min

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast:We will check in on the current state of craft malt in America and get a preview of what’s to come in the new year. Jesse Bussard, the Executive Director of the North American Craft Maltsters Guild talks about growth, agriculture, and innovation. Then, host John Holl talks with John Kelley the CEO of Craft Peak on how to dial in your brewery’s digital platform and what to think about as some temporary changes become permanent solutions.  Finally, the show calls down to Georgia to talk with Jeremy Boucher of Split Fin Brewing on what the Army taught him about running a brewery. From keeping to a schedule, putting down business roots in a small town, and shouldering all the work alone, he shares his insight. Episode 11 is sponsored by Blichmann Pro BrewingWith superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is the smart choice for your bottom line. With their turnkey 3.5 barrel gas-fired or electric brewhouse systems starting at only $16,999, you won’t find a better match of price, performance and quality. Hit the ground running with equipment you can count on and support you can trust so you can focus on what matters ​— ROI. BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 11Host: John HollGuests: Jesse Bussard, John Kelley, Jeremy BoucherContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Nov 2020

51 min 30 sec

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast: It’s getting colder and that brings some new worries for breweries amid this pandemic. Nancy Trigg of Arryved is here to talk about what your small brewery can do to optimize your taproom agility.  Then, host John Holl talks with Warren Bondi, co-founder of Beer Marketeers on what believes are winning Marketing Strategies Mid-Apocalypse.  Finally, it’s off to Montana to talk with Brewer Dave McAdoo of Burnt Tree Brewing on how its putting a little bit of harvest season into his beers.  Episode 10 is sponsored by Blichmann Pro BrewingBYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 10Host: John HollGuests: Nancy Trigg, Warren Bondi, Dave McAdooContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Oct 2020

50 min 53 sec

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast: Let’s dive 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. Episode 9 is sponsored by Blichmann Pro BrewingBYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 9Host: John HollGuests: Stan Hieronymous, Mike Segerson   Contact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Sep 2020

54 min 7 sec

On this episode of the BYO Nano Podcast:Host John Holl leads brewers and owners of nano brewers around the country in a roundtable discussion on what it has been like running a small brewery in unprecedented times. From talking about supply chain logistics, recipe development, marketing, and ways of managing mental health and family life, the brewers unpack a lot of information. The panel includes:  Bri Burrows, the head brewer and co-owner of Big Rip Brewing in Missouri Courtney and Derek Guggenberger of Guggman Haus Brewing in Indiana.  Christopher Gandsy owner and brewer of Daleview Biscuit and Beer in New York.  Episode 8 is sponsored by Blichmann Pro BrewingBYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 8Host: John HollGuests: Bri Burrows, Courtney and Derek Guggenberger, Christopher GandsyContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbellMore from our sponsors:Blichmann Pro BrewingWith superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is the smart choice for your bottom line. With their turnkey 3.5 barrel gas-fired or electric brewhouse systems starting at only $16,999, you won’t find a better match of price, performance and quality. Hit the ground running with equipment you can count on and support you can trust so you can focus on what matters ​— ROI. 

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Aug 2020

51 min 18 sec

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast:- We head to Phoenix Brewing in Ohio to talk with Carmone MacFarlane about how the brewery has come to rely on its 5 barrel brewhouse during COVID-19 and how a crowler club has brought new people to their doors - Plus, if you are a small brewery and just starting to think about mobile canning, Andrew Ferguson of Codi Manufacturing is here to share some steps to ensure you are ready.  Episode 7 is sponsored by Blichmann Pro BrewingBYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 7Host: John HollGuests: Carmone MacFarlane and Andrew FurgusonContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbellMore from our sponsors:Blichmann Pro BrewingWith superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is designed from the ground up to generate a quick return on your investment by getting you up and running as efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality. Experience true turnkey systems that are versatile and flexible enough to give you room to grow and a modular design that can fit any space. Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more about our one to ten barrel brewhouse systems and cellaring equipment.

Jul 2020

35 min 12 sec

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast: - Andrew Coplon of Secret Hopper joins us to talk about how small breweries can work to not only survive, but thrive during these times. - and 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. Episode 6 is sponsored by Blichmann Pro BrewingBYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 6Host: John HollGuests: Andrew Coplon and Daniel PischeContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbellMore from our sponsors:Blichmann Pro BrewingWith superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is the right choice for pro results. Whether it’s for your pilot system or production line, our turnkey systems come fully equipped with everything you need to hit the ground running. Designed for easy setup and intuitive use, our brewhouse systems and cellaring equipment deliver uncompromising quality and reliability backed by a name you trust, so you can focus on what matters most - your beer. Visit Blichmannpro.com today!

Jun 2020

36 min 24 sec

On Episode 5 of the BYO Nano Brew Podcast: Host John Holl  talks with Neil Witte, the co-author of the Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Manual, the Draught Beer Quality for Retailers, and a contributing author to the MBAA Beer Steward Handbook, as well as a master Cicerone, is here to talk about draft lines and best practices during a shutdown, quality control on to-go crowlers and growlers, and what can be done with any downtime to set your brewery up for success later.Plus, Devon Hoffman of Site Seeker, a digital marketing company, talks about how small breweries can keep customers engaged from a distance and what to plan for with your brewery's social media marketing once restrictions are lifted. Episode 5 is  sponsored by Blichmann Pro Brewing and by White LabsBYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 5Host: John HollGuests: Neil Witte, Devon HoffmanContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbellMore from our sponsors:Blichmann Pro BrewingWith superior engineering and unrivaled service, Blichmann Pro Brewing equipment is the smart choice for your bottom line. With our turnkey 3.5 barrel gas-fired or electric brewhouse systems starting at only $16,999, you won’t find a better match of price, performance and quality. Hit the ground running with equipment you can count on and support you can trust so you can focus on what matters ​— ROI. Visit Blichmannpro.com to learn more.White LabsWhite Labs began 25 years ago with the hobby of homebrewing and the simple desire to make something better. They quickly grew into a team of dedicated microbiologists exploring new ways to advance brewing altogether. Today, White Labs is at the forefront of yeast and fermentation, making its products and services accessible to breweries around the world. White Labs: Advancing Fermentation. Cultivating Community. Visit WhiteLabs.com.

May 2020

56 min 1 sec

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast: - Host John Holl  talks with Audra Gaiziunas about what breweries can be doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.- John Snyder of Yakima Valley Hops goes deep on what he hoped to be doing right about now, what’s currently happening in Yakima Valley, and what we can be looking forward to with the harvest.  - Dennis Grumm of Oktober Can Seamers talks about how business is booming and shares some thoughts on to-go beer sales. Episode 4 is exclusively sponsored by Blichmann Pro BrewingBYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 4Host: John HollGuests: Audra Gaiziunas, John Snyder, Dennis Grumm Contact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Apr 2020

45 min 13 sec

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast:- We talk with Luke Truman the Facilities Manager at Allagash Brewing Company about managing the liquid leaving the brewery- Patrick Coyne and Ray Mowery, two of the owners behind Punch Buggy Brewing in Philadelphia talk about brewing small and lessons learned after being open for just a few months  - and Attorney Peter Lowe sits down to talk about HR Law Essentials for small breweries Breweries BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 3Guests: Luke Truman, Patrick Coyne, Ray Mowery, and Peter LoweHost: John HollContact: nano@byo.comWebsite: BYO.com/nanopodcastMusic: Scott McCampbellSponsors: Blichmann Engineering™ Pro Brewing Now Offering Gas Fired SystemsQUIET. EFFICIENT. POWERFUL. The 3.5 BBL Gas Fired Systems offer automatic temperature control and fully enclosed burner boxes.  The burner boxes help keep operating costs low by keeping the heat in your kettle not in your room. Perfect for taprooms & neighborhood breweries. The 3.5 BBL Gas Fired UL / cUL Rated Brewhouses start at $16,999. Order yours today! Visit blichmannpro.com for more information. Again, blichmannpro.com.Vermont TechAre you ready to learn craft distilling as a profession?Content: Check out vtc.edu/distilling to get started. The 5-day course is offered by the Institute of Applied Agriculture and Food Systems and is packed with hands-on experience, lectures, demos, process training and distillery visits. The course brings students into direct contact with a variety of processes involved in building, operating, and working in the distilling industry, while emphasizing scratch distillation from local ingredients. The 5-day course runs May 4-8th in Randolph Center, Vermont. Visit vtc.edu/distilling.

Mar 2020

1 hr 3 min

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Podcast:- Host John Holl sits down with Alex McDonald of Earth Eagle Brewings in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to talk about how his homebrew shop evolved into a full brewery and the styles that still capture his attention and that of his regular customers.  - Attorney Matthew McLaughlin joins us to talk about classic legal mistakes a craft brewery can avoid.  - We’re talking about brewing with herbs and spices with a brewer who knows a thing or two about it: Jeff Tyler of Colorado’s Spice Trade Brewing. BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 2Guests: Alex McDonald, Matthew McLaughlin, Jeff TylerHost: John HollContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Feb 2020

50 min 22 sec

On This Episode of the BYO Nano Brew Podcast:  - We’re excited to kick off this new project and talk with Brew Your Own Magazine publisher Brad Ring on the current state of nano brewing in the United States and plans for the 2020 NanoCon November 6-7 in San Diego.  -Finance expert Audra Gaiziunas talks about Understanding basic financial literacy in the wake of recent closures of breweries the industry might have thought as successful; why understanding the cash flow statement is paramount to running your small business.  - Host John Holl sits down with David Levesque of Colorado’s Launch Pad Brewery to talk about going pro, keeping nearly 30 beers on tap, and growing from a 1.25 barrel system up to 5 barrels, but still maintaining that home brewer mentality. Episode 1 is exclusively sponsored by Yakima Valley Hops.BYO Nano Brew Podcast Episode 1Guests: Brad Ring, Audra Gaiziunas, David LevesqueHost: John HollContact: nano@byo.comMusic: Scott McCampbell

Jan 2020

49 min 30 sec