Thirsty Nomad Brewing

Thirsty Nomad is a small craft brewery and taproom in the Charlotte, NC area. We have a steampunk aesthetic with a healthy dose of geekiness. We love great beer, great friends, and great experiences. Starting 7/29, we're open Fridays 4pm - 10pm, Saturdays 12pm - 10pm, and Sundays 12pm - 8pm

Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends!

This time the categories are:

  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Robert Rodriguez
  • Cate Blanchett
  • 2010s
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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends!

This time the categories are:

  • Brian de Palma
  • Sci Fi
  • Charlize Theron
  • Will Smith
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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends!

This time the categories are:

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • MCU
  • 2000s
  • Comedies
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Trivia: We love the 80's!
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia: We love the 80's!

Big hair, big music, flashy cars, and...well...the Cold War. Also STAR WARS. In two different contexts! The years between 1980 and 1989 were some of the most jubilant and exuberant in recent memory. And now you can relive it with us!

This trivia marks a retreading of our Geeky Trivia model. We've previously focused on deep dives on topics and made some of the most challenging and rewarding trivia in Charlotte. All things change, and we're taking lessons from the different games we played over the years and revamping trivia at TNB.

The new format will be:

  • 3 rounds of 12-ish questions each. (we're still working on the pacing)
  • Adding some new rounds in addition to text question and answer format
    • "name that frame" style images
    • audio and/or visual
    • Physical challenge (optional)

Come on out and let us know what you think of our experiment!
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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends!

This time the categories are:

  • Politics
  • Tom Hanks
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Musicals
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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends!

This time the categories are:

  • Vampires
  • Horror Franchises
  • Classic/Standalone Horror
  • Other Monsters
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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends!

This time the categories are:

  • Harry Potter B List Characters
  • Harry Potter Bestiary
  • Harry Potter: The Muggles
  • Harry Potter: The World
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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends!

This time the categories are:

  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Sean Connery
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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends!

This time the categories are:

  • Rooney and Kate Mara
  • James Bond
  • Badass Women
  • Quentin Tarantino
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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends!

This time the categories are:

  • Name that line
  • Movies that start with S
  • Matt Damon
  • Ben Affleck
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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends! Also a good way to find out how weird Darryl's movie tastes are.

This time the categories are:

  • Stephen King
  • Character actors
  • Romantic Comedies
  • Could’ve (Should’ve?) won best picture
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Mario Kart Tournament v2
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Mario Kart Tournament v2

Hurricane Florence didn't kill our last attempt at a Mario Kart tourney, but we wanted to give you another chance in case you couldn't make it. We learned some things from the first time around, so we're changing things up a bit:

  • Registration is from 3pm - 4pm. Entry fee is $5. You can register ahead online at https://www.thirstynomadbrewing.com/shop/mario-kart-tourney-ticket-9-15 If you aren't registered, then you won't be included in the tournament. If you didn't make it on 9/15 and you pre-registered, your registration is still good.
  • Races start at 4:30p. If you're not on premises when your name is called, you take a loss.
  • Tournament is double elimination. Brackets will be determined on the day of.
  • All races will be VS/Match mode on tracks to be chosen by tournament organizers and announced the day of the tournament.

General Rules

  • Controllers will be provided. You are allowed to bring your own.
  • If your name is called for your match and you are not present, you will take a loss for that match.
  • We expect fair gameplay. Any normal gameplay is allowed, including shortcuts. If anyone attempts to use glitches they will be disqualified from the tournament entirely.
  • Each player may choose whatever combination of character and vehicle that they wish. You may switch between races as well. It's first come first served when choosing characters.
  • All races will be run in VS mode.
  • Tournament organizers have the final say in all decisions.

Tournament Races

  • The final round will be on Super Mario Kart on SNES
    • Match Race
  • Semifinal will be in Super Mario Kart 64 on N64
    • 150cc
    • VS mode
  • Quarterfinal round will be in Mario Kart Double Dash on GameCube.
    • 150cc
    • VS mode
  • Any earlier rounds will be Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch.
    • 150cc
    • VS mode
    • No Computer
    • All Items
    • No auto steer

Cash prize will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place.

Players of all ages are welcome - just recognize that this is an environment where alcohol is served and we don't tolerate excessive smack talk. Basically: be cool and have some fun playing games.

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Name That Frame Movie Trivia
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Name That Frame Movie Trivia

This game is for all you film buffs. The rules are simple, look at a frame from a movie and name that movie. Extra points for year, director, or other info depending on the round. It's a fun way to relive old memories and chat about movies over beers with friends! Also a good way to find out how weird Darryl's movie tastes are.

This time the categories are:

  • Billy Crystal
  • Books to Movies
  • Name that character
  • LGBTQ
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Mario Kart Tournament
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Mario Kart Tournament

It's time again to face all comers and prove your dominance in the supreme kart racer of all time: Mario Kart!

Registration and qualifying starts at 1pm. Final races start at 6pm.

Entry fee is $5. Prizes will be awarded for first and second places. Pre-register: https://www.thirstynomadbrewing.com/shop/mario-kart-tourney-ticket-9-15

General Rules

  • Controllers will be provided. You are allowed to bring your own.
  • If your name is called for your match and you are not present, you will be disqualified from that match.
  • We expect fair gameplay. Any normal gameplay is allowed, including shortcuts. If anyone attempts to use glitches they will be disqualified from the tournament entirely.
  • Each player may choose whatever combination of character and cart/bike that they wish. You may switch between races as well. It's first come first served when choosing characters.
  • All races will be run in VS mode.
  • Tournament organizers have the final say in all decisions.

Qualifying Rounds

  • Qualifying races will be held on Mario Kart: Double Dash (bring them blue sparks) and Mario Kart 64 in Time Trial mode.
  • All races will be 150cc class on a Mushroom or Flower Cup track chosen by the tournament organizer.
  • Each player will race once in each game and their times will be added.
  • The 16 players with the shortest times will advance to the tournament bracket.

Tournament Bracket

  • Players in go head to head in single elimination VS brackets on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Tracks, class, and cup to be announced at the tournament.
  • Seeding in the final tournament bracket is determined by the cumulative scores of the qualifying rounds. If ties exist and time permits, tie-breaker races will be used to finalize seeding.
  • Each round of the bracket will consist of four cumulative races, and after the fourth race the top player will advance to the next stage of the bracket and the bottom will be eliminated.

Players of all ages are welcome - just recognize that this is an environment where alcohol is served and we don't tolerate excessive smack talk. Basically: be cool and have some fun playing games.

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