- 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.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.
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.
Track your dry record with Track Record! Learn more here: https://athleticbrewing.com/pages/track-record41m | 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.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!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.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.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!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.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