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Saving the world one beer at a time--America's first 100% philanthropic brewery

Quynh and David Rathkamp
Thomas Wilmer

Quynh and David Rathkamp made a dramatic transition in their lives. They both gave up successful medical practices to save the world one beer at a time. 

They started the Save the World Brewing Company in Marble Falls, Texas and their business became the first 100 percent philanthropic production brewery in America with all net profits earmarked for worthy causes such as Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels. 

David realized his true passion in life was crafting fine Belgium-style beers and both Quynh and David shared a passionate quest to help the less fortunate, close to home and around the world. Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Quynh and David at Canyon of The Eagles Resort in Burnet County in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.   

Save the World brewery production
Credit Save the World Brewery
Save the World Brewery facility


Save the World Brewery bottle
Save the World brewery bottle
Save the World Brewery tasting room
Credit Save the World Brewery
Save the World Brewery tasting room in Marble Falls, Texas

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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