The Nomad Manifesto
Each of us are members of many tribes. Families, friends, workplaces...Thirsty Nomad is a gathering place for the tribe of craft beer lovers. My sole aim is to provide an inviting and fun space where members of the craft beer tribe can come together and geek out over a few pints.
The Nomad way is one of self-reliance, ingenuity, and creativity. That’s part of why I brew beer. It’s why I build a lot of my equipment. I also like trying new things and experimenting. I’ve learned that relying on other people to develop the beers I want is a waste of time. So I do it myself. And the rest of my tribe gets to share in the benefits and failures.
The Thirsty Nomad tribe demonstrates our love of craft beer of all kinds through a carefully curated beer list. What’s the point of 100 taps if they’re all mediocre? Our list is short. It starts local. It changes often. And most importantly, it is filtered through a careful process of drinking as many beers as possible and bringing home the great ones to share with the tribe. I may miss the mark from time to time. That’s ok, because I will hear you when you tell me. I’ll also hear you when you tell me there’s something out there we need to get. And if I can’t get it, maybe I can make it.
I recognize that we each travel with many tribes. I respect and encourage that by supporting the various interests that craft beer enthusiasts may be into. Thirsty Nomad will always be engaged in the home brew community through recipe sharing, tastings, and competitions. The tap room will have a selection of board and card games. I encourage table top role players to play at our tables...and have some beers, of course. Thirsty Nomad’s tap room will host local visual artists and display their work in our tap room. If you want to buy that artwork, they get all the money. We’ll invite in local bands from time to time. I want to have karaoke nights and poetry readings. I’m also a computer nerd, so rest assured that the guest wifi network is secure. Bring your laptop and surf or game as you like. And how cool would it be to invite experts in various fields to talk about whatever they happen to be working on. If you are a geek, this is your new home away from home.
I have come to recognize that the impact we humans are having on our habitat and fellows is detrimental to the survival of our species. TL;DR: “OMG! Global climate change! Inequality!”. I am committed to making and selling beer in the most sustainable way I can. That means that Thirsty Nomad will necessarily start small and grow slowly. It may mean that Thirsty Nomad’s beer is a little more expensive. It may mean that Thirsty Nomad won’t last long enough to support itself. I feel it’s more important to take responsibility and live according to what I value. And given the opportunity, I believe that my fellow humans - my tribe - will support Thirsty Nomad in that seemingly mad quest.