BYO NanoCon comes to Vancouver, Washington

Nano brewers and aspiring nano brewers will gather for two-days of seminars, workshops and events at the 2019 NanoCon in Vancouver, Washington. Brew Your Own magazine produced NanoCon in Burlington, VT in 2018 to 350 attendees and is now bringing this conference and convention to the northwest. NanoCon will feature over 30 seminars, workshops, and events geared toward small-scale commercial breweries or breweries-in-planning. Register by Monday, Sept. 16th for a $100 discount at

A nano brewery is being defined as a working brewhouse of 5 barrels or under. More breweries are opening on this scale and finding a growing, hyper-local fanbase. While attending a large professional brewing educational event like the Craft Brewers Conference is helpful, the business and brewing models of most full-size brewers is quite different for the nano brewer.

Here is what you can expect at the 2019 NanoCon:
photo from the 2018 NanoCon

30 Big Seminars

During Friday and Saturday‘s packed NanoCon schedule, expert speakers will cover topics on brewing operations, sales and marketing, business operations, start-ups and lots more all geared to Nano Breweries!

Roundtable Discussions

Peer-to-peer learning on a variety of subjects so you can learn what is working – and what isn’t – from others in the Nano craft beer segment.

Nano-Focused Vendors

Check out the latest in equipment, supplies, and ingredients from leading companies focused on your Nano market and your specific scale and needs.

Two Lunches with Panel Discussions

Learn during lunch on current Nano trends as well as expert tips for success on both the business and brewing side.

Opening & Closing Pacific Northwest Beer Receptions

Wrap up your full day of learning sampling craft beers from the Beervana of the Portland-Vancouver area served by the breweries on the trade show floor.

Optional 2-Day Pre-Conference Start-Up Boot Camp

Spend two full days leading into NanoCon learning from Steve Parkes of the American Brewers Guild about the keys to know in both business and brewing to starting up a small-scale commercial brewery. This popular class sold out at the last NanoCon.

BYO’s 2018 NanoCon

Optional 1-Day Pre-Conference Boot Camps

Spend an immersive full-day workshop just before NanoCon starts exploring key topics: Dr. Chris White on Yeast Management for Nanos, Audra Gaiziunas on Brewery Financials, and Ashton Lewis on Hands-On Nano Brewing Science.

Optional Pre- and Post-Conference Portland, Oregon Area Brewery Tours

Here’s your chance to easily check out the Portland region’s famed craft beer scene. We’ll offer different tours on both the day before and the day after NanoCon. One trip will head across the river to explore breweries in Portland while the second trip will stay on the Washington side to visit local craft breweries.


November 1-2, 2019 NanoCon event in Vancouver, WA. The conference is targeted just for Nano Breweries (and Nanos in-planning) and is two days packed with over 30 seminars, workshops, and events targeted for small-scale commercial breweries. The majority of the 350 attendees at our last Burlington, VT location NanoCon event in 2018 were breweries in-planning from all over the world. (We had 31 states represented, 6 Canadian provinces and four countries as far as Australia represented).  I’ve attached for your the pdf of the event.  The two days of Nano brewing education consists of industry experts and Nano colleagues about actionable ways to improve – or launch – a craft brewery with ideas geared just for a small-scale size and business model. There are four different learning tracks running in each time slot throughout the two days: Sales & Marketing, Brewery Operations, Business Operations, and Start-Ups. Plus there will be an exhibit area with vendors who understand the specialized needs of the Nano market.

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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: