My father is a retired military officer, which allowed me to travel a lot moving every two years or less growing up. This was a great life’s experience because I was able to see many different cultures and meet lifelong friends from different places and to see the different cuisines and drinks.
I followed in my father’s footsteps and I’m a former Marine who joined right after 911. Oorah Marines ! I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Middle Tennessee State University and I’m currently a Software Engineer for Hewlett Packard in El Paso, Texas.
If I was ever from a place then it would be El Paso, all things considering... even though I've lived in a lot of places in my life, I went to Morehead Middle School, Coronado HS, UTEP and I've lived here for almost a decade since I got out of the Marines. I've made El Paso my home.
HP is my day job and I’m proud to work for a great company like HP however I’m following my dreams.. I’m going for it and I’m going to start a business doing something that I love ! Brewing Good Beer.
We started our journey back in the garage of my house. Our first batch of beer was nothing great.
Through a lot of hard work and passion we continuously make process improvements to create original brews from our environment for a flavorful regional beer. There is a lot of love that goes into brewing the way Sun Brewing creates beer and I'm in the process of obtaining original cool ships for my indigenous brews. My goal is to have world
class brewing equipment and facilities by 2019.
It's time to evolve..
Stay Classy and come to Canutillo the Hidden Gem of El Paso!
Manifesto for Sun Brewing
We are brewing Beer, cooking Food and inspire others do it. Brewing is all the subjects… Art, Science, and History. Cooking like Art, is subjective through its creature.
Through this art work we have come to value:
While any business could function with basic items on the Right and there is value with the items on the right, we strive with the values on the Left more.
We follow these 10 Commandments:
Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through our Borderland Avant-garde style, culture and genuineness.
Welcome all people, come as you are.
Strive to deliver beer innovatively and to more customers... but always keep Sun Brewing's culture.
Build more relationships with all people of all backgrounds... not just “craft beer establishments”.
The best method of relationship building is to have face-to-face conversation.
Relationships are the primary measure of progress.
Continuously strive to press the limits and to experiment.
The art of Simplicity is essential, stick to our core values.
The best ideas and designs emerge from Collaborations.
Routinely, have a Beer with coworkers and build a Sun Brewing family.
February, 2001. “Agile Manifesto”.
My background is in the IT field and Software Engineering and the Agile Manifesto structure and concepts has had a profound impact on me. The Manifesto for Sun Brewing was inspired by the Agile Manifesto.
Founder, CEO & Brewmaster.
-- David A Slocum