- Ken Rideout: NA Beer Mile & Gobi March Champion
Ken Rideout has a story that sounds like a movie script. Starting out as a prison guard that didn’t get into running until his 30’s. Now in his 50’s, he’s faster than ever, and winning races all over the world.
This past spring he entered his very first ultra marathon, the 155-mile Gobi March. In addition to it being his first ultra, he had never camped before, but had to sleep on the ground each night of the adventure. Also, he won.
Less than a week later Ken entered the 2023 Beer Mile World Classic, which featured a celebrity race as part of the 9th annual event. The Celebrity NA Beer Mile was presented by Athletic Brewing featured a star-studded celebrity field. Ken also won that.
We’re going to chat today with Ken about his mindset, how he gets faster every year, and what keeps him confident and humble as he challenges himself in new ways on a regular basis.48m | Sep 21, 2023
- Julia Cole: Country Music Rising Star
After growing up in the musically diverse area of Houston, Julia found her taste in music to be a unique mix of authentic country and Houston rhythm and attitude.
Her own music performances began with filling in to sing the national anthem before her volleyball games in high school. After a shot-in-the-dark submission to sing the national anthem before a professional football game, she knew she had a talent destined for a bigger audience.
Fast forward a few years, and Julia has amassed over 200 million streams, is a CMT Next Women of Country, and played in The Grand Ole Opry, fulfilling her grandfather’s dream.
We catch up with Julia today to hear about the experience so far and how she stays the course in her rising fame, without compromise.50m | Sep 8, 2023
- D'Mitri Emmanuel: A College Football Game Changer
When D'Mitri enrolled to play "football," his parents anticipated the familiar UK version they were accustomed to. Little did they know, in the US, that term refers to an entirely different sport that involves padding, helmets, and lots of contact. However, D'Mitri, being a sizeable kid (nicknamed "Big Meech"), not only embraced American football but excelled at it.
Taking on the role of an offensive lineman for one of the nation's most renowned Division 1 programs, D'Mitri stands as a formidable presence on the field. Despite their pivotal role, the offensive line often operates in the shadows without due recognition. In today's episode, we're dedicated to spotlighting the true game changers, exemplified by Big Meech himself.31m | Aug 25, 2023
- Aaron Stasiak: The Qualified Captain
If you're a boater or just getting into it, chances are you've heard of the Qualified Captain (@thequalifiedcaptain), the Instagram page dedicated to viral clips showing folks doing everything wrong with their boats. Today we're sitting down with Aaron Stasiak, the founder of The Qualified Captain, to hear the story behind how this page got started, some of his craziest stories on the water, how he uses viral videos to educate people on the importance of boating safety, and what you can do to ensure you're never featured as a "qualified" captain.32m | Aug 11, 2023
- Ian deQueiroz: Rising Above Conflict
In this episode of Without Compromise, we sit down with Ian, the resilient CEO of Sendy, an outdoor gear rental company that emerged amidst the turmoil of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, cofounded by adventure sports veterans Travis Rice and Cam Zink. Ian and his team exemplify the essence of living “Without Compromise" as they navigated through adversity, refusing to let the challenges of war hinder their dreams.
Join us as we uncover the inspiration behind Sendy's creation, the unique features that set it apart, and how Ian's unwavering team in Ukraine led to a triumphant launch, proving that even in the darkest moments of history, innovation and determination can shine brightly.
Tune in to this inspiring tale of turning hardships into opportunities and discover how Sendy became a beacon of hope for outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.
Forbes Article about Sendy here.55m | Jul 28, 2023
- Shelby Stanger: Will to Wild
Shelby Stanger is passionate about how we can use the power of adventure to improve our mental wellbeing and live without compromise. The journalist-turned-podcaster’s work has appeared everywhere from Outside Magazine and CNN to ESPN and The San Diego Union Tribune.
In 2016, Shelby started the Wild Ideas Worth Living Podcast to dive deeper into stories of how adventure and nature changes us. The podcast is now owned by REI Co-op Studios, and Shelby, who has interviewed hundreds of adventurers, remains the host and creator of the show.
Shelby’s new book, Will to Wild is an instruction manual to adventure, inspired by all the lessons she has learned from guests of her podcast and personal adventures over the years. It’s the book she wishes she’d had when she’d first felt the urge to leap from familiar to wild terrain. The one that takes you step-by-step from the first inkling of inspiration for your own wild idea through fear and self-doubt and on to the finish line.
Learn more about Shelby:
@ShelbyStanger on Instagram
Wild Ideas Worth Living Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wild-ideas-worth-living36m | Jul 14, 2023
- Andrew Katz: Behind The Scenes
Curious about what’s going on between Netflix and Athletic Brewing? Today we’re sitting down with our Chief Marketing Officer, Andrew Katz, to get some behind-the-scenes info on the amazing collaboration that’s kicking off with Geralt’s Gold, a beer inspired by Netflix’s, The Witcher.
Andrew has really…gotten into character with this partnership, to say the least…
Beyond the partnership, we also get to hear Andrew’s story, what led him here to Athletic Brewing, making great tasting non-alcoholic beer available to anyone anytime, anywhere, just like our friends at Netflix.
Be sure to give Geralt’s Gold a try by ordering here.
Check out the Andrew in full suit on our new YouTube series, Toss a Can to Your Witcher.39m | Jun 30, 2023
- Pete Ceglinski: Seabin Project
We all know that trail pollution doesn't stop on land, and neither does our Two For The Trails program. Our partners over at Seabin are on a mission to clean the ocean, one Seabin at a time. What's a Seabin? Check out today's Without Compromise podcast episode with Seabin CEO and Co-Founder, Pete Ceglinski, to find out how this innovative idea got started, how Athletic Brewing is working with Seabin, and how you too can help rid the ocean of plastic pollution.
To celebrate World’s Ocean Day last week, we had a team from our San Diego brewery to go check out the Athletic Brewing Seabin unit in Marina Del Rey. They analyzed the contents of the Seabin, sorted out the samples, and captured the data. It was an incredible day of seeing the Seabin in action!
Learn more about Seabin here.
ou can learn more about our Two For The Trails program at AthleticBrewing.com/pages/two-for-the-trails47m | Jun 16, 2023
- Dave Chang: Ripe Pursuit
Dave’s journey to culinary mastery and innovation was anything but ordinary. An early (and successful) pursuit of golf could have easily kept Dave out of the kitchen, but his desire to cook great food, and to do it in a new way, had him trading in his clubs and golf cart for spatulas and aprons, and never looking back.
From betting his whole future on his first restaurant in 2004 to opening dozens of other restaurants since, the road of culinary innovation has kept him on his toes and unafraid to try new things.
His pursuit has led him to critically acclaimed works in television, writing, and podcasting, and obviously, restaurants.
Listen in on today’s episode of Without Compromise to hear Dave’s story and be sure to check out Dave’s drink of the summer, Ripe Pursuit, a lemon-infused, radler-style brew at AthleticBrewing.com.37m | May 19, 2023
- Peter Feldman & Danielle Lugo: Laureus Sport For Good
We all know sports are important for youth development and in turn, community development. Athletics does so much for society. In fact, we think so highly of the topic we named our company after it – Athletic Brewing.
That said, we're excited to sponsor this year's Laureus Sports Emerging Leaders program! This program aims to identify and support the next generation of diverse leaders in sports-based youth development programs around the country.
For today’s Without Compromise episode, we sat down with Peter Feldman and a member of the 2023 cohort, Danielle Lugo, to learn more about the Emerging Leaders program and its impact firsthand.
Listen on the link below or anywhere you get podcasts!52m | May 5, 2023
- Roxanne Peña Avant: Urban Surf 4 Kids
This past week, Athletic Brewing’s west coast team headed to Fiesta Island for a beach cleanup in collaboration with Urban Surf 4 Kids, an organization that provides opportunities for healing and empowerment through surf therapy, mentorship, and life skills achievement programs for youth in foster and at-risk communities.
We also had the opportunity to sit down with Roxanne Avant, the Executive Director of Urban Surf 4 Kids, for a chat about how the important work they’re doing and what she has learned there as a leader.
No matter what path you’re pursuing without compromise, you’ll learn something valuable from Roxanne and be inspired by her dedication to make a positive change in the next generation through surfing.
Learn more about Urban Surf 4 Kids at urbansurf4kids.org
To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, go to AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing. You can learn more about our values at AthleticBrewing.com/pages/values51m | Apr 21, 2023
- Jimmy DeCicco: Super Coffee Co-Founder
Athletic Brewing's newest creation, Suped Up, was brewed in collaboration with Super Coffee, a leader in healthy, delicious alternatives to sugary coffee drinks. We had a chance to sit down and chat with Jimmy DeCicco, the Chief Brand Officer of Super Coffee, to learn more about their mission of spreading positive energy and the grind of endless grit, while building the business with his two younger brothers. No matter what progress you’re pursuing, Jimmy has some incredible wisdom for you and your journey.
Give Without Compromise a listen anywhere you get podcasts.
Suped Up extra dark comes in at 130 calories, with 5g of protein, 23g of carbs, 0g of fat, lightning bolts of flavor, and a rich, full-bodied finish. Suped Up is great for your pre-activity, post-activity, and everything in between. You can learn more about Suped Up here.44m | Apr 7, 2023
- Rori Harmon: Point Guard of the Year Candidate
With the college basketball tournaments in full swing, we wanted to check in with Athletic Brewing athlete, trailblazer, and one of the best point guards in the nation, Rori Harmon. After being named the Big 12’s Freshman of the Year and the Big 12 Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player in 2022, there was a lot of hype leading into this season.
Rori rose to the challenge by putting on a show all season in Texas, leading her team to be ranked as one of the top seeds going into the tournament as well as being selected as one of the best point guards in college basketball.
Today, we'll be diving into Rori's journey as a basketball player, how she got here, and her advice for those pursuing a life Without Compromise.30m | Mar 24, 2023
- Saveria Tilden: AdventurUs Women
When Saveria's fulfilling dream job disappeared, she knew she had to do something to get it back. Her solution was to launch AdventurUs Women and create life-changing experiences for women in the outdoors. The only problem was it was the fall of 2019, and the world was about to be flipped on its head. Join us today for a special interview with Saveria to hear how she navigated this journey, where it all started, and how being a Ladies Who Launch recipient has helped make this dream possible.
Try Trailblazer and all other Athletic Brewing non-alcoholic craft beers here.42m | Mar 10, 2023
- Erick Cedeño: Chasing the Buffalo Soldiers
After the Civil War, in an experiment by the U.S. Army to determine the effectiveness of moving troops by bicycle, the all-Black 25th Infantry Regiment Bicycle Corps, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, was commissioned to embark on an expedition nearly 2,000 miles from Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri.
The 1897 journey was dubbed “The Great Experiment” in national newspapers that cared to pay attention to the 41-day adventure, which crossed through some of the harshest conditions and terrain in the American West, spanning Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of this experiment and to start a movement to identify these brave men and bicycle travel pioneers, in 2022, Erick Cedeño, aka the Bicycle Nomad, retraced the route and history of the All-Black, bicycle-mounted 25th Infantry.48m | Feb 24, 2023
- Rodney Woodard: Taking Craft Beer From a Hobby to a Career
Rodney was born and raised in Texas, not in an area with much craft beer. However, through traveling with his career in finance and inspiration from an uncle, he learned about regional distinctions and differences in beer and became fascinated by craft beer's uniqueness. This interest ultimately grew to the point he could no longer keep it on the side and made the leap to follow his passion and make it his career.
Rodney took the leap after getting the chance to study brewing science at Sacred Heart University through a scholarship supported by Athletic Brewing.
Our annual Black History Month brew, Soul Sour, supports the Sacred Heart scholarship and other organizations and programs breaking barriers in the brewing industry.
To try Soul Sour for yourself, go to AthleticBrewing.com/products/soul-sour43m | Feb 10, 2023
- Darren Rovell: Dare to Be Different
Darren is defined by being different. From hiring a professional baseball player to attend his bar mitzvah to covering the wall of his college dorm room with drink labels to being one of the youngest employees on air at ESPN, Darren tries to stand out from the crowd. That’s why it was no surprise that when he caught wind of a radical new idea from Bill Shufelt, craft non-alcoholic beer, he was captivated.
In this episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Darren, who is well-known as a sports business analyst and reporter with over 20 years of experience covering the business of sports and has been recognized as one of the top sports business journalists in the country, who also happens to be a passionate and early supporter of Athletic Brewing.42m | Jan 27, 2023
- Emily Capodilupo: Alcohol, Sleep, and Recovery
Joining us this week on Without Compromise is the Senior Vice President of Data Science and Research at WHOOP, Emily Capodilupo, to discuss the relationship between alcohol, sleep, and performance. As the first full-time employee and first scientist at WHOOP back in 2013, and as a runner and former gymnast, Emily is an expert on the importance of sleep and recovery for peak performance.
Speaking of, we're almost halfway through January and our #GiveDryATry team at WHOOP is going strong! If you'd like to join for the second half of January and track your performance, go to AthleticBrewing.com/pages/whoop to learn more. Just by joining the “Give Dry a Try” Team you’ll get a discount on brews*, but you’ll also be entered for a chance to win our “Give Dry a Try” Sweepstakes.40m | Jan 13, 2023
- Bill Shufelt & John Walker: Athletic Brewing’s Founders
It's the end of 2022, and what a year it's been! In this episode, we're sitting down with Bill Shufelt and John Walker, the founders of Athletic Brewing.
In our interview, we talk about Athletic Brewing’s, commitment to quality, sustainability, and our amazing community. We also discuss some of the major wins of 2022, some of their favorite stories from the year as well as their insights and thoughts on the year ahead.
Athletic Brewing is a pioneer in the non-alcoholic craft brewing industry, offering a range of delicious and refreshing beers that are made without any alcohol. Bill and John started the company in 2018 with the goal of providing people with a healthier, more mindful alternative to traditional beer.
This January, join our “Give Dry A Try” team with WHOOP! Learn more about the partnership and challenge here.34m | Dec 30, 2022
- Lynn Rogers: Relearning Everything
When Lynn started feeling tingling in her hands a couple of weeks before the IRONMAN she had been training so hard for, she chalked it up to training fatigue, nerves, or just something small that would pass. As it persisted and with her background in sports recovery, she knew something was wrong.
The tingling led to complete numbness to the point that Lynn couldn’t walk or use her lower body. She was subsequently diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), the chronic form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). It’s is a rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves, leading to weakness and sometimes paralysis. She would spend months in the hospital, repeatedly making progress and then relapsing.
“My story is shared by thousands but my experience as a scientist and an athlete has made the journey uniquely my own. I have learned innumerable lessons about surviving life’s challenges, even how to surpass every expectation. I want to share what I know.” - Lynn
On this episode, Lynn shares her experience with CIPD and the impact it had on her life and her journey to recovery and what the experience has taught her about living Without Compromise.49m | Dec 16, 2022