• Matt Knaggs: Running With MS

    Matt considered himself a casual runner, completing one or two half-marathons a year. He was raising a family, advancing his career, and staying healthy. His outlook on life was that it was chugging along, and Matt was content. As far as he was concerned, he “had it all figured out.” 

    However, as life often does, it threw Matt a tough curveball with what seemed like an unsolvable problem. His balance was off, he was constantly exhausted, his vision was blurry, and so on.  

    After months of doctor appointments, ER visits, and no answers, Matt was left with a sense of bewilderment about the changes happening to him. After collapsing on a work trip and being rushed to the hospital by his work colleagues, he was finally diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and told he would be wheelchair-bound within five years. 

    Today, we’ll hear about Matt’s journey since the diagnosis, how he got back into running, and how he set his goals far beyond what he imagined before this life-altering news. This leads us to what’s next. Starting June 15th, Matt is planning to run from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Casey, Iowa, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for MS Run the US. You can follow along with his journey here

    Be sure to watch Inches to Miles on Tuesday, June 4th, at 8 pm EST here.

    Our ambassador applications are open from now until June 7th. Learn more and apply here.

    55m - May 29, 2024
  • Michelle Klinger: Getting Our Brews to Events

    Have you ever had an ice-cold Athletic brew at the finish line of a race, trade show, or music festival? Maybe it was the eye-catching tent, bold branding, or friendly face behind the table that initially got your attention.

    You’d probably want to thank Michelle for helping to make that happen. She’s in charge of getting our award-winning non-alcoholic brews all over the country and coordinating the logistics of introducing Athletic brews to millions of people through event sampling each year. 

    As we gear up for event season, we wanted to give you a peek behind the scenes of some of the folks here at Athletic Brewing. We’ll hear about how Michelle grew up playing soccer, worked on a dude ranch in Colorado, and fell in love with running, making it a large part of her career before Athletic Brewing. 

    Next time you grab an Athletic brew at the finish line, give a cheers to the folks like Michelle who helped get it there!

    Find out where Athletic Brewing will be this summer by checking out our Events Calendar.

    57m - May 17, 2024
  • Walker Hayes: Fancy Like

    You may have noticed that Athletic has a new brew in town: Fancy Like. It was made in collaboration with country singer-songwriter Walker Hayes. Named after his hit song, Fancy Like is a classic American Pale for easy drinkin’ and simple livin’. It’s clean, crisp, and as traditional as they come; what you’d call an all-American brew, crafted for good times with good people - wherever that may be.

    Walker joined us on today’s Without Compromise episode to hear the story behind the brew and how his journey to country music stardom began. Through the twists and turns of making his music dreams come true, Walker’s run has been a story of living Without Compromise. 

    You can order Fancy Like at athleticbrewing.com.

    55m - May 3, 2024
  • Timmy Howard: Inches to Miles

    Today we’re joined by Athletic Brewing ambassador and one of the subjects of Athletic’s new documentary, Inches to Miles, which premieres tonight in Oceanside, California. 

    The odds were stacked against Timmy Howard from the start. A tumultuous childhood led Timmy down a dark path. Challenges continued to snowball until he eventually found himself in a fitness program, where he finally experienced the loving support that had been absent his whole life. With the strength of this new community at his back, Timmy is fueled forward into IRONMAN  Lake Placid, an attempt to conquer a whole new kind of challenge.

    You can learn more about Timmy’s story by watching Inches to Miles. Buy tickets to our film premiering in Oceanside, California tonight, watch the trailer, and find out where to watch the film here: https://athleticbrewing.com/pages/inches-to-miles

    36m - Apr 5, 2024
  • Alyssa Ustby: College Basketball Star

    Alyssa credits her signature toughness to growing up with three older brothers who never cut her any slack on the court. Now they wear her jersey in the stands, cheering on their younger sister, a top division one college basketball player. 

    Today we’re sitting down with Alyssa ahead of the women’s college basketball tournament to hear how her team is preparing for a deep tournament run and how she’s reflecting on her record-breaking season.

    Be sure to check Alyssa’s first game of the tournament today at 11:30am EST! 

    Learn more about Trailblazer and Athletic Brewing's other non-alcoholic craft beers at AthleticBrewing.com.

    36m - Mar 22, 2024
  • Nicole Zussman: Appalachian Mountain Club

    When Nicole finished climbing to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, she knew something had changed about her. Soon after, she left her corporate career in search of a new trail and challenge, one that had never been done before. She found that path at Appalachian Mountain Club, a 150-year-old organization whose purpose is to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors…and one that had never had a female leader.

    You may know AMC through its world-class recreational network of professionally maintained trails and best-in-class outdoor program centers, lodges, cabins, camps, and campsites. From backcountry campsites to front country lodges to world-famous high mountain huts, AMC has had an undeniable impact on the understanding of and appreciation of the natural world for over a century. 

    Let’s share a toast to Nicole and all the other trailblazers on International Women’s Day with a Trailblazer brew. It's a liquid legend that follows a crisp peach nose through cairns of citrus and florals, peaking at a whole new elevation of hops. The descent is smooth and at times bitter, a true taste of success on a trail hard-traveled, and our toast to those who’ve traveled it before.

    To learn more about Trailblazer, our Women's History Month brew, visit AthleticBrewing.com.

    48m - Mar 8, 2024
  • Christian Harris: Move Fast, Lift Heavy

    Christian Harris is a CrossFit legend who's now building his life beyond the podium of competition after his recent retirement from the sport. What is it like to wake up and be on a new path with endless possibilities and stay focused on what he's building? Today we're talking with Christian to hear what he's learned from his career, how Athletic Brewing is part of his journey, and how it can be a part of yours.

    To learn more about Soul Sour or any of Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beers, visit AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing.

    43m - Feb 23, 2024
  • Garrett Oliver: Bringing Brewing to All

    Everyone thought Garrett was crazy to leave his high-rise office job to join a brewery in the attic of a building in 1989. Ever since Garrett had learned about all the craft styles that existed while traveling in Europe, he couldn’t help but think about ways to bring that variety and those styles of beer back to the US. 

    Fast forward to today and Garrett has been the Brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewing for over 30 years. 

    Something he couldn’t help but notice in the industry is the lack of diversity. Being one of the only black brewers in the early days has instilled in him the desire to re-diversify brewing through his work with the Michael James Jackson Foundation. They are an organization that funds brewing education scholarships to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. 

    Athletic Brewing has been proudly supporting the Michael James Jackson Foundation since 2022 through the sale of Soul Sour, a fierce and fruit-forward sour brew crafted annually in honor of Black History Month. 100% of Soul Sour’s profits will be donated to organizations breaking down barriers in brewing, including Sacred Heart University and the Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling, which are crafting opportunities for BIPOC brewers through scholarships, education, and career advancement.

    To try Soul Sour and learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, visit AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing.



    53m - Feb 9, 2024
  • Olivia Noceda: A Recipe for Reinvention

    Olivia is the creator of the self-titled blog and social media pages that showcase her creative and unique styles of recipe creations, from drinks to food, while also weaving stories and lessons while creating. 

    Today, we sat down with Olivia on Without Compromise to hear more of her story, why she decided to stop drinking, and how she started this journey of sharing stories through her practical culinary creativity. 

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, visit AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing.

    Track your dry record with Track Record! Learn more here.

    50m - Jan 26, 2024
  • Colin McCabe: Making Healthy Eating Exciting

    To start the new year, we wanted to select a story highlighting what it takes to commit to doing something new and well. Colin is one of the two innovative minds behind Chopt Creative Salad Co. and a longtime fan of Athletic Brewing. 

    At Chopt, their mission is to make healthy eating exciting for all people. This entrepreneurial journey began at a young age when Colin and his college friend, Tony Shure, saw a need for healthier fast food options, and Chopt was born in 2001. What started as a single restaurant in NYC, with Colin working behind the counter serving salads, has grown into nearly 100 locations across the East Coast. 

    Colin recently visited our brewery in Milford, where he could see our operation up close. You can now find Athletic’s Upside Dawn Golden and Run Wild IPA Brews in DC, VA, MD, and NJ Chopt locations.⁠

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, visit AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing.

    Track your dry record with Track Record! Learn more here: https://athleticbrewing.com/pages/track-record

    41m - Jan 12, 2024
  • Bill Shufelt & John Walker: This Year at Athletic Brewing

    It's the end of 2023, 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, to hear about the year in review. 

    In our conversation, we discuss Athletic Brewing's commitment to quality, sustainability, and our amazing community. We also discuss some of the major wins of 2023, some of their favorite stories from the year, and their insights and thoughts on the year ahead. 

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing's award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, visit AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing.

    This January, track your progress and stay motivated, all while Giving Dry a Try like a pro. You'll join a community of other Trackers and can share your progress. Start your Track Record today! Learn more about Track Record here.

    36m - Dec 29, 2023
  • Kanchan Koya: Science and Spices

    Having earned her PhD in molecular biology at Harvard, Kanchan was intrigued when her research lab delved into exploring turmeric's beneficial properties—a spice deeply ingrained in her Indian upbringing, where its benefits were revered and understood through ancient tradition.

    This revelation sparked her curiosity about the overlooked and misunderstood facets of spices. As a mother, when she began incorporating traditional spices into her child's meals, she recognized a significant knowledge gap and fear of using spices in children's food by other parents.

    Motivated by this realization, Kayan dedicated her career to breaking down the barriers surrounding spices and understanding the benefits they have in our lives. 

    In today's episode, we delve into Kanchan's unconventional journey, hoping to inspire you to embrace the less-traveled path and add a dash of spice to your holiday menu.

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, go to AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing.

    52m - Dec 15, 2023
  • Miri Hardy: Two For The Trails Recipient

    Here at Athletic Brewing, we contribute up to $2 million annually to protect and restore local trails through our Two For The Trails program. Over the last handful of years, this initiative has impacted hundreds of local organizations and thousands of miles of trails. Today we wanted to highlight just one of those stories and the impact the funded project is having on the local community. 

    Miri Hardy, the executive director of Friends of Myakka River joins us for a rare in-person interview out in the state park where Two For The Trail funds will be used to develop much-needed trail signs to help backcountry travelers safely and confidently explore the park’s backcountry.  

    Miri’s personal story is also unique in that she had the curiosity and gumption to push herself to understand the complex and beautiful ecosystems deeper into the lesser-known parts of her local trails and her desire to help others do the same. 

    59m - Dec 1, 2023
  • Taku Kondo: The Outdoor Chef

    Taku creates delicious dishes from the freshest ingredients that nature provides. You can find him road-tripping through New Zealand, foraging for urchin on the coast of California, or catching and cooking salmon in Alaska. 

    He captures these amazing outdoor cooking experiences on his YouTube channel, Outdoor Chef Life. On today’s episode of Without Compromise, Taku is going to share how he got the idea and grew his channel into what it is today and how Athletic Brewing is a perfect fit for a freshly caught and cooked meal. 

    Check out his videos to join him on his adventures, where you can learn to cook some delicious meals, fillet different types of fish, harvest sustainably, camping tips, and more!

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, go to AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing.

    44m - Nov 17, 2023
  • Jordan Burroughs: Wrestling for Gold (Replay)

    We first sat down with Jordan Burroughs on Without Compromise back in 2021. Last week, we interviewed him again, but this time, we hit the trail with him and his family. Check out that interview over on our new YouTube show, Take Two. 

    Watch here: https://athleticbrewing.com/pages/take-two.

    In conjunction with the new Take Two episode, we wanted to reshare the 2021 interview we had with Jordan on the podcast. Since the chat, he’s moved across the country, had another child, and won another world championship. 

    Jordan Burroughs has one of the most medaled and storied careers of any American wrestler. That feat hasn’t come easy, and it hasn’t come without its losses. However, it’s the day-to-day focus that Jordan credits keeping him on top of the competition well into his decade-long wrestling career. 

    Learn what makes Jordan tick, how he makes the most of his time on and off the mat, and what it means to him to live without compromise.

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, go to AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing.

    36m - Nov 3, 2023
  • Ellie Roebuck: Professional Footballer

    Today, we’re sitting down with professional footballer (soccer) for the England national team, Ellie Roebuck, who made it all the way to the finals this summer!

    Ellie has a wonderful story about growing up fast to chase her dream to what it was like being on the biggest stage in the world. 

    We’ll also learn about what she’s proud of outside of sports, as well as some of her favorite daily habits for living Without Compromise.

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, go to AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing. Find Athletic Brewing in the UK at UK.AthleticBrewing.com

    32m - Oct 20, 2023
  • Annie Brooks: The Road to Kona

    Annie is one of Athletic Brewing’s ambassadors based in the UK. She spends her free time training and racing triathlons, and through countless hours of hard work, she has qualified for the the IRONMAN Women’s World Championship in Kona next week!

    However, there’s an element to her story that’s very unique: she has epilepsy. You might think, “How can you race and train for thousands of hours with epilepsy? Could you fall at any point with a seizure?” Today, Annie is going to help us break down some of the misconceptions about epilepsy as well as what it means to live and thrive within an unforeseen reality. 

    No matter what you might be going through, Annie can teach us all something new about living Without Compromise. 

    Be sure to follow Annie’s progress and cheer her on next Sunday, October 14th, at the the IRONMAN Women’s World Championship!

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, go to AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing. Find Athletic Brewing in the UK at UK.AthleticBrewing.com

    46m - Oct 6, 2023
  • 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. 

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, go to AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing

    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. 

    To learn more about Athletic Brewing’s award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer, go to AthleticBrewing.com and follow us at @AthleticBrewing.

    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
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