Inaugural Seattle NANOFEST Announced

It’s Seattle’s turn to join the nano beer fest game with the inaugural NANOFEST on Thursday, May 18th, in the Sodo neighborhood. More than twenty Puget Sound-area breweries have been chosen and organizers have even outlined paramaters for nano qualification.

More from the press release:

Just like its explosive technology industry, Seattle is a hotbed for craft beverages of all shapes and sizes.   Many of the local and regional juggernauts found at your local grocery store would’ve lined up alongside these nano breweries just a few years ago.  To many, the word “craft” beer has become synonymous with all that is local and unique, especially in markets like Seattle, Portland, Denver, and San Diego that lead the charge in the American craft beer world.   Though the term is used loosely to describe all small producers, the popularity of beer over the past 10 years has led to an expanded lexicon within the industry in reference to company size and production capacity.   Smaller than “craft” is “micro” and smaller than “micro” is “nano”, based on their batch sizes and production output.  These are among the pure startups of the local brewery scene today.  Some are still in a garage.  Others have small taprooms.  Some aren’t even open to the public yet.  These are the best new discoveries!!

Some of the breweries attending NanoFest will have familiar names to many Seattleites, but beyond your own specific neighborhood there is a vast landscape of small breweries spread across the Puget Sounds and throughout Western Washington.

For the sake of this event, the characteristics defining attendees are:

  • Breweries that only sell product out of their own production facility or tasting room.
  • Producers who sell on draft, but do not make bottled or canned product for retail.
  • Those who sell around the Puget Sound but not beyond their home area at this time.

NANOFEST is taking place at Within Sodo, located at 2916 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Thursday, May 18th.

Guests Will enjoy a tasting of more than 20 local Nano breweries, food from local food trucks, and a lifestyle expo of local businesses in industries such as health and fitness, travel and leisure, music and entertainment, art and hobbies, and many more. Browse around while enjoying a cold beer and hang out on the beautiful rooftop terrace with expansive views of Downtown Seattle, the port and the Sound.

For the digital tour of the venue and exhibitors, check out our Spark tour at

For tickets and event information, visit

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The official brewery list is to be released on Monday, May 1.  Follow us on Facebook at for all the latest updates.

For more information, Contact: Andy Petek – Cask Creek Productions  • Phone 425.230.4859 – Email :

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: