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“People today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.”



At MicroRyu, we believe that everything we do in life should be meaningful.

We know others agree, and we want to connect them with the people and companies who share these values.

Our goal is to craft a new standard of living, one small batch at a time.


“There is such a thing as Quality.”


You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal
— William S. Burroughs

Quality does exist, and MicroRyu is here to help you discover and find it.

With our MicroFinder application, you can find small companies and independent businesses that share our values: quality, transparency, and accountability.

Download it today on Android and iOS


“Hack away at the unessential.”


I do the same thing over and over, improving bit by bit. There is always a yearning to achieve more
— Jiro Ono

At MicroRyu, we promote a culture of kung fu. Not the martial art specifically (although that's great too), but rather the excellence obtained through diligent practice in any endeavor.

Our goal is to make this philosophy approachable and relevant in people's lives.

Craft cocktails are where we began.


“Life is too short to live somebody else's dream.”


Every person must live their life as a model for others
— Rosa Parks

We challenge the notion that you have to be wealthy to live well.

We believe everyone can enjoy a life of luxury by embracing craft culture and the small batch lifestyle.

Our podcast, publication, and feed are where you'll find the tools and inspiration.








“Small is beautiful.”


What I’m suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity
— Jeremy Rifkin

MicroRyu is about more than just changing the way we get stuff. We're a community committed to building a collaborative commons where people can engage in meaningful occupation.

We realize that people want more out of life than a 9 to 5 grind. We sure do! We also recognize that amazing things can be happen when people rally around a shared vision.

Our goal to make that dream a reality.


"The end of labor is to gain leisure."


I must study politics and war so that my sons have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought study mathematics and philosophy, geography, commerce and agriculture to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, and architecture
— John Adams

We are entering a new phase in human history - one in which fewer and fewer workers will be needed to produce the goods and services for the global population.

The question is, what will people do?