Last night, I (Tour Guide Kaity) had the pleasure of getting to check out the eight-week old Nano 108 Brewing Company located at 2402 Waynoka Road off of Powers Boulevard.
They were absolutely packed and the staff was busy pouring beers, filling growlers, and waiting tables, but owner Keith Altemose still took the time to enthuse about his beers to guests at the bar and even tell us his story. After working in the corporate world and opening several restaurants nationwide, he decided to settle down and spend more time with his family. A love of beer combined with 20+ years of home brewing led him to open Nano 108 in November.
The concept is seasonal brewing, the first of it’s kind in the area. Brews on tap feature styles from all over the world and are all brewed onsite. All beers are brewed in relatively small batches, so taps are constantly rotating and there is always something new to try. Brews are not named, but rather listed by their style. Friday evening’s selections included: American Standard Lager, German Pilsner, Belgian Wit, Vienna (Amber) Lager, American White IPA, East Coast IPA, English Barleywine, Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (served both on Nitro and CO2), and Russian Imperial Stout. All this topped off by a delicious house-made Ginger Ale, which was beautifully spiced.
Of course, we opted to do the flight of all eleven taps (in the name of research of course). Some standouts were the American Standard Lager brewed as lagers were originally intended to be 100 years ago. It was more full in body than the typical American Lager we know today and had a flavorful finish. The Belgian Wit was citrus-y with notes of coriander that instantly reminded me of grilling on the patio in summertime. For Barleywine fans, theirs does not disappoint! It’s big, rich, and lightly hoppy with a fruity nose. Finally, the Chocolate Oatmeal Stout on nitro was a real treat. It was velvety and luxurious with great chocolate flavor.
The brewery and taproom is accompanied by food from local Food Trucks. Last night Pig Latin truck was parked out front. Just head outside, place your order, and it’s promptly delivered to you inside. The Thai Pineapple Curry Fried Dumplings were the perfect accompaniment to the White IPA and the Ginger Ale and our neighbors at the bar were raving about the Island Tacos. The trucks are known to sell out on busy weekend nights, so be sure to get your orders in early!
The vibe in this place is really welcoming and high energy. It’s become a meeting spot for some of the other brewers in the area which was really exciting to see. If you haven’t had the chance to yet, head over to the East Side of town and check out Nano 108, a truly unique brewing concept and all in all fun experience!