What is nano brewery？
There is no denying that as total craft beer production continues to grow, so does the number of breweries that start below traditional batch specifications. Just as the definition of "craft beer" may be an uncertain subject, there is no clear answer as to what constitutes a nanobrewery.
The most widely accepted description of nanobreweries is to produce three barrels or less in batches. By the summer of 2014, more than 300 u.S. breweries were eligible for nanobreweries, according to the standard. This means that nanobreweries account for nearly 10% of the country's craft breweries.
The recently started nano "new wave" began in the mid-2000s, and there were many similar success stories at the time: Two Breers and Schooner Exact in Washington, Heater-Allen and The Commons in Oregon.
The Nano brewery expenses and funding
The cost of starting a nano-brewery facility may be much lower than the cost of a complete brewery's equipment - although the new turnkey 3-barrel system can still run for more than $45,000.
But just as brewing beer is just a small part of the brewery's work, equipment costs are only a fraction of the total startup capital.
There are several factors that will determine the size system that best suits your needs, the most important of which is your budget, your time commitment to the project, and of course the amount of beer you plan to produce.
What do you need to pay attention to when buying a nanobrewery？
When buying a new system, a good rule of thumb is that you can spend about $10,000 on a tank alone - depending on the number of fermenters and brite tanks. Then you need to consider pumps, hoses, barrels, temperature control and other factors. Building your budget through cost overruns, the old accessories you hear have a reason: the cost of a brewery is usually twice as much as we expected, and it takes twice as long to launch.Study the brewing time carefully. If you "keep your daily work", does this mean that you can only brew on weekends? How many beer can you buy per week? Keep in mind that it takes two weeks to brew beer each time, and the beer takes longer, from the beer day until the packaging is ready.When you know how many batches you will be able to brew and package in a given month, multiply the number of batches by the size of your proposed system (in barrels). Is this enough to make your plan effective? If not, you may have to find ways to build bigger systems or reduce expectations.