Crazy Gnome Brewery

Thanksgiving Hours Update: 

Wed. 11/25 - Closed

Thurs. 11/26 - Closed

Fri. 11/27 - Closed

About Us

Our founder, Grayson, started brewing beer at the age of 20 after discovering a certain loop-hole in certain legal regulations. From there, he tumbled down a decade long obsession with brewing and craft beer in general that led to Crazy Gnome Brewery.

When a tornado came through East Nashville in March 2020, this dream was put on hold a little longer. Shortly after, the stay at home order issued in Nashville to combat COVID-19 caused further delays. Finally, after numerous set backs and incredible continued support we can proudly say we opened our doors in August 2020.


We cannot wait to share with the world the beer we have been enjoying for years.


Find us on Untappd

Crooked Smile
A blonde Kolsch style ale that boasts a noble hop aroma with a crisp dry finish.
Kalamity Kolsch
This malty Kolsch cuts the sweetness with a hop bite toward the finish.
Copper Doodle
Our take on the ESB style drinks smooth with a mild bitter finish. This malt forward beer would make you feel right at home in an old British pub.
Celtic Grounds
An Irish stout base infused with the Reloaded series from local coffee roaster, Split Bean Roasting Co. Has an aroma of a delicious dark roast cold brew with a roasted coffee initial taste that settles to a subtle malt sweetness.
Don't Be A Sucker
This refreshing moderate kettle sour packs a fruity punch with a hint of a spicy finish thanks to the use of Saison yeast.
It's Probably an Acronym
(I)t's (P)robably an (A)cronym.. with Amarillo and Southern Cross hops. Dank citrus and lemongrass hop notes with a lower ABV.
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948 Main Street

Nashville, TN 37206


Sun:                  1:00-8:00pm*

Mon-Tues:        Closed

Wed-Fri:           4:30-9:30pm
Sat:                  1:00-9:30pm*

*We will open at 12pm on Food Truck days! Be sure to check our social media for information on when food trucks will be available. 


Contact Information

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948 Main Street

Nashville, TN 37206

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Child Sponsorship

Where is the child sponsorship link on your website?

We no longer have a designated child sponsorship program. When you give to Open Arms International in any capacity, you are supporting the children! Your gift will provide a home, house parents, food, clothes, medical care, education, counseling and everything else our children need to grow and thrive in Kenya. Click Here to Partner

Can I support a child I’ve met while on a team at the Village?

Financial gifts support all our children and their needs, though you can support individual ones through prayer.

Why did you stop doing one-on-one child sponsorship?

Our goal has always been the same: to provide the best care possible for vulnerable children in Eldoret, Kenya. The past few years, we’ve reevaluated several of our programs to decide how we can serve them even better. We decided to change our support model for several reasons:

  1. Child Protection – Because Open Arms Village is easy to locate, we want to put less personal information about our children on the internet. We also want our children decide when and how to share their own stories. In our increasingly digital age, protecting our children’s privacy and identities is a big priority.
  2. Wise Stewardship – In the last few years, Kenya has passed new legislation that encourages organizations like Open Arms to pursue reunification with our children’s biological family whenever safe and possible. These are positive, exciting changes! However, they do mean more paperwork for our staff in Kenya and abroad. Moving to a new model will significantly decrease administrative costs, so together we can support more kiddos better.

Can I send gifts to the children?

Any gifts received will be distributed at the discretion of the staff at Open Arms Village for the benefit of all our children.

With Open Arm’s new sponsorship model, does my money still go to the kids?

Yes, your money has always been used for the kids - and that will not change. You are still providing food, water, clothing, medical care, education, counseling, a home, a family, and more for each child at Open Arms Village. And you are still making a huge impact for the children. Thank you!

Open Arms Village

Are you an orphanage? Are your children available for adoption?

No. Our Village is just that...a Village! There are nine family homes with 12-16 children each, parented by a set of loving Kenyan houseparents. Open Arms has legal guardianship over all the beautiful children living at the Village, but they are not available for adoption. Our goal is to raise up a generation of responsible, Godly leaders equipped with the skills and integrity to confront the difficult issues facing their people and effect lasting change within their country.

How do you get your children?

Many come to us from the District Children's Office, the local government agency that protects the wellbeing of Kenyan children. Quite a few have been orphaned or abandoned on the streets of Eldoret, but not all of them are orphans. Sometimes a child’s home life is simply too unstable or unsafe for them to remain. Every child has a different story.

Do your children stay connected with their biological family?

Whenever healthy and possible, yes! Open Arms strongly encourages children to stay in touch with any known family or tribe members. In fact, several times a year we host an event called Community Day. This is an important event where we welcome birth-parents, relatives, and previous guardians to enjoy time with the children. In addition, many children visit their relatives for short or long periods of time during school breaks, with close oversight by Open Arms social workers.

How do your children celebrate their birthdays?

With so many children, it is difficult to celebrate each birthday individually. The Village has a quarterly birthday celebration with special foods, gifts, and activities.

How are your children named?

Our children each have a Christian (Western) name and a Kenyan name. Their Christian name is given to them by their parent(s) or caregiver(s), and their Kenyan name is given to them by their tribe. Most children are named prior to their arrival at Open Arms Village. For the safety and privacy of our children, we change their names in our online and printed communication.


Is Open Arms affiliated with a particular denomination or church?

No, Open Arms isn’t affiliated with any particular denomination or church. We are a faith-based, Christian organization that enjoys partnering with all demoninations and churches.

Does OAI work anywhere else besides Kenya?

In the past, Open Arms has sent medical teams throughout east Africa and India. Right now we are concentrating our efforts on Kenya. However, as the organization grows and develops we hope to once again take teams to countries in other parts of the world.

Who oversees your work in Kenya?

Our founder, Rachel Gallagher, lives full-time at the Open Arms Village in Kenya. Along with a Kenyan Board of Directors, she oversees our Kenyan staff and day-to-day operations on the ground in Kenya. A U.S. Board of Directors and staff run our stateside offices in Oregon and Texas. We also have an office and board of directors in the United Kingdom.

What are traditional Kenyan dishes?

Kenyan food is delicious! Most people eat rice, beans, chicken, and a flatbread called chapati. For dessert, they eat a doughnut-like cake called mandaze (men-daz-ee). One of the children’s favorite treats is “lollies,” or lollipops.

Outreach Teams

What types of skills or experience does a person need to be an effective member of a team?

No specific skills or experience are required for most teams, as anyone can serve as an assistant in medical clinics, children’s programs, and/or ministry. Areas where we do have need for specific skill sets and experience are:

  • Medical Clinics: We need doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, paramedics, pharmacists, medical technicians, etc.
  • Children's Programs: We need team members who have experience teaching and working with children.
  • Pastors' Conferences: We need pastors, Bible teachers and those who can teach Christian ministry leadership.
  • Ministry Events: We need those gifted in ministry; those who can share their faith through drama, music, speaking and one-on-one counseling.
  • Construction: We need experienced contractors and construction workers who can supervise, build new projects and oversee the renovation of other projects. We also need individuals experienced in water engineering to assist us in setting up filtration systems, digging wells and building water tanks.

How much does a trip cost?

The cost of an outreach trip will vary slightly based on the number of days spent at Open Arms Village. The cost of a typical two-week trip is $2,550 per person. Payments can be made in installments, with an application fee of $250 required to secure a spot on a team. Full payment is required 60 days before departing from the United States or another home country.

How do I sign up for a trip?

Complete the outreach teams contact form. OAI staff will contact you to help determine the best outreach team to fit your schedule and skillset. Then, you can submit an application and application fee ($250) online. From there, we help you every step of the way - don't hesitate to ask questions!

What other requirements are there if I sign up for a trip?

If your application is approved, there are three required team meetings prior to your departure. These meetings are designed to provide important travel and cultural information and develop team relationships. Appropriate vaccinations and entry requirements will also be addressed during these meetings. In addition, your team will have one debriefing meeting after you return from Kenya.

Is there a minimum age for team members?

An applicant must be at least 18 years of age to go on an OAI trip without a parent or guardian. Individuals under the age of 18 may be eligible to go on a trip if OAI gives its approval AND if a parent or guardian accompanies the individual on the trip. We address all underage applicants on a case-by-case basis. OAI believes that it is important for teenagers to experience life in other countries, so please don’t hesitate to ask. There is no maximum age limit for prospective team members. If an individual is in good physical and mental health, age is not a concern.

What are the accommodations like?

You will stay in guest houses at the Open Arms Village. Our guest houses are extremely comfortable with many Western amenities including running filtered water, flush toilets, comfortable beds, hot showers, and washing machines.

How long is a trip?

Trips are typically two weeks long. You will most likely spend 11 days in Kenya and 3 days traveling.

Can I stay longer than that?

For your first trip, we ask that you only go for two weeks. If you have been to the Village before and would like to stay longer, please contact the office for an extended stay application. You will be asked to share how you plan to spend your extra time.

© 2019 Crazy Gnome Brewery

It's Probably an Acronym

(I)t's (P)robably an (A)cronym.. with Amarillo and Southern Cross hops. Dank citrus and lemongrass hop notes with a lower ABV.