What does “Save the World Brewing” mean?

The short answer  is that we are a philanthropic brewery in which we are giving all our net profits away to help those who can’t help themselves.

Which charities do you support?

We’ve chosen international, national and local charities that do a great job of getting help to the people who need it while minimizing their expenses. Our regular charities have been Food for the Hungry, Meals on Wheels, and Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, we’ll be able to give as needs arise and hope to make seasonal beers earmarked for these special causes.

How should I store my beer?

If you’d like to cellar some of our beer, store them upright in a dark area at less than 45 degrees and then allow them to warm up to serving temperature (dependent of the style) before enjoying.

Why did you choose Marble Falls to open a brewery?

If you’ve visited Marble Falls, you can see why their slogan is “Marble Falls, for a weekend or a lifetime”, we chose the latter. The residents are just as beautiful and welcoming as the area. Also, the water in Marble Falls is nearly identical to the water in regions of Belgium that make some of the best beer in the world and since beer is 90-95% water (more in Kraft and less in Craft beer), it’s pretty important.

Why are your beers in big bottles?

Our celebration beers come in large bottles partly because they are best enjoyed after pouring into a glass. We want you to experience all that our more beers with greater complexity have to offer: great aromas, beautiful colors, thick creamy heads, wonderful mouthfeels, and bring-a-smile to your face taste. Additionally, we hope you’d share some of your beer with someone. Might as well pour a bit for your soon to become best friend.

May I buy beer at your brewery?

YES! You can buy taster flights and full pours of beer to drink and enjoy on premise at our brewery,  AND you can now also buy beer to take home (bottles, growler fills, and kegs). We also offer wines from our local award winning wineries Perissos and Torr Na Lochs.

So where can I get some of your beer?

Currently we are at some really great places throughout the Highland Lakes, Hill Country, Austin and San Antonio areas. Check out the “Where to find our beer” tab above. We are constantly adding new accounts, so if your favorite restaurant/bar/bottleshop/grocery/convenience store doesn’t carry us, just ask them! Thank you!

Do you have tours?

Yes! We have restarted and actually enhanced our tours which are only available on Saturdays at 3pm by reservation. Tours are $25 per person and are led by our brewer David Rathkamp (and often joined by Quynh Rathkamp, his better half) and include a special vintage beer tasting and a flight of four beers. Please call 830-637-7654 or email for reservations.

Will you have food?

Food trucks and vendors will be available on most weekends, and we have a self serve deli fridge from which you can choose gourmet cheeses and cured/smoked meats in order to create your own charcuterie boards. We also offer a delicious assortment of seasoned pretzels, nuts and bar snack mixes.

What is bottle conditioned beer?

Most beer is forced carbonated by injecting carbon dioxide under high pressure into the beer. We use a slower and time honored process called bottle conditioning. At bottling we add a small amount of additional sugar and yeast to our beer to allow them to naturally produce carbonation within the bottle. Though this is a difficult and time consuming process, we believe it creates a superior beer.

Do you have filtered beer?

No. Artificial filtering strips beer of its natural flavors and color. These are things we feel should be left in our beer. Although it may take longer for us to clarify our beers, we feel this is time well spent. Life is already too rushed. We hope our beers are enjoyed carefully, slowly and deliberately, much in the manner we make them.

Are you some sort of treehugger?

I sometimes get this question when people see me roll up in my electric car. I don’t often hug trees, but I do enjoy the outdoors and all that God has created. I believe we as humans have an obligation to be good stewards of our land and leave it a better place for future generations. To that end, we at Save The World Brewing try to implement ideas to help conserve our resources. Our brewery itself was built on reclaimed land that was previously deemed “unbuildable”. Much of the wood in our tasting room is reclaimed lumber. Even our sampler paddles are made from reclaimed pallet wood. All our exterior lights and the bay lights in our brewing area are all low consumption LED fixtures. We have a grey water catchment system and an electric car charging station. Solar panels provide about 85% of our electricity needs. The cleaning and sanitization chemicals we use have been selected to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We try to reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever and wherever possible.

How can you give all your profits away?

After we pay operating expenses (industry average living wage salaries, utilities, ingredients, etc), we take what’s left and send it off to our charities. Fortunately, we have no loans to repay, investors to pay, or leases. We operate on a cash basis and carry no debt. We don’t take donations; instead we send those on to our charities. We work hard and we love what we do and it’s even sweeter knowing it’s all going to help others who cannot help themselves.

I noticed a cross in your logo. Is this a Christian brewery?

No, buildings cannot be Christian, only people can be. My wife and I have put our hope and faith in Jesus Christ and try to be true followers of his teachings. To that end, we want to love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind and our neighbors as ourselves. We believe if you see where someone puts their money, you’ll see where their heart lies. Our hearts lie in helping our neighbors, whether that neighbor is across the street or across the world. We hope you’ll join us on our journey to simply Save The World!

What kind of beers do you make?

We only brew Belgian style beers. That may sound a bit limiting, but there are nearly 300 different varieties of Belgian beers, so I’m sure you’ll find a few that you like.