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Aug 18, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing 40th anniversary wines, the podcast awards, and we’re gonna find out if John can find a Kölsch in Costa Rica.

Aug 11, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing border jumping drinkers, shortest. DUI. ever, and the King of All Wine Media takes on “The Pinot Noir of the East”.

Aug 4, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing strange business ideas that make you stink, the Eagles, and get your pillow, we have a new segment. 

Jul 28, 2017

Annie Wolf-Pautsch needs little introduction to the We Like Drinking community. She is the founder and driving force behind “Brew Cruz”. A company that offers a guided tour of the growing craft brewery scene in the Santa Cruz area via a refurbished and decked out 1989 Thomas International bus. Since the last time she was on, some of the changes she’s talked about in the past have come to fruition, so we’re looking forward to talking about those. 

Jul 21, 2017

Gruner Veltliner is in our glasses this week as we discuss some of its history and what you can expect out of the grape. It's time to get drinking

Jul 14, 2017

Kimberly Zambrello and Dave Razzari are the duo behind the Twitter hashtag #PinkSociety. A fast growing community of wine lovers that enjoy the pink life with wine. In the #PinkSociety you'll find an active, engaging, and supportive group of people that will make you thirsty while also making you laugh.

Jul 7, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing getting in line for $3 cans of wine, getting buzzed about a new yeast strain, and one of the Jeff's may be insane by the end of the show.

Jun 30, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing beer label reading, smores, and the boys will be choking down some wieners for America.

Jun 23, 2017

Ryan Hannigan, from Focus on the Beer, is always focusing on what’s in his glass, not what’s on the label, unless it’s owned by some evil megacorp brewery.

Jun 16, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing our capsaicin tolerances as we all get deep in the heat of chili beers. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Jun 9, 2017

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 126. In this episode we’ll be discussing RateBeer and I’m bellying up to the Nano 108 bar with owner and head brewer Keith Altemose. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 126!

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon …. Jeff is drinking a Kalimotxo
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John "The Ruminator" Ruyak. John is drinking an Anchor vertical; Steam, Go West IPA, Liberty Ale
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking a whole lot of local craft beer.
  • Our guest tonight is the owner and head brewer of Nano 108 brewery. A brewery designed like a traditional Ale House or Public House in Europe. They have 18 seasonal craft beers, 2 craft sodas, 7 different food trucks & are open every day of the week, and were recently awarded a bronze award for 'Best Local Brewery' in Colorado Springs. Please help us welcome Keith Altemose to the show.

G, H, PCR

  • Covfefe

Booze News (1 story tonight)

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

Ask The Panel?

Doley says - So you guys have me crazy on beer now. I may have the whole porter/stout/sours pretty much square. At least I've been through enough to know what I like. I'm trying to figure out IPAs. I've had many, and have dumped most after a few sips? Is that maybe an acquired taste? Any "starters" you can recommend?  Thanks much.

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Brewing up some specials for two festivals.
  • Keith - Father's Day special: Buy two 32 oz Crowler cans & get one 32 oz Crowler can free!
  • Solomon - Patreons, get out the Vote for our June beer drinking episode. Visit wld/pledge to find the poll and get your vote in.
  • Eckles - This Saturday June 10 for those in the Col Springs area, head on down to the Feast of St. Arnold festival from noon - 4:30. Several of our favorite Springs breweries will be on hand, including Nano 108. Gen ad tickets are $35 and you can find out more at http://feastofsaintarnold.com/
    • Also, a huge shoutout to former guest Alyson Hartwig who recently received a 2017 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Siebel Brewing Scholarship. She’ll be embarking on the 12 week World Brewing Academy’s International Diploma course where she will study both in Chicago, Ill, and Munich, GR. You may remember Aly from episode 18 of our show when she was just starting her internship at Goose Island after brewing at Pikes Peak here in Monument CO. Currently she is brewing for Dry Dock up in Denver.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

  • This is the time in the show where our beloved listeners go from merely listening to the show, to letting us hear your voices. How big an action star you become is totally up to you. What are some of the ways our listeners can climb the action taker ladder, guys?
    • John - For our listeners that want to be like {action star} - Follow us on your favorite social media platform. Facebook or Instagram @ WeLikeDrinking, Twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.
    • Eckles- Hey, if you want to take your action star level up a notch like {action star} you can leave a review and rating on iTunes.
    • Solomon- Finally, for those listeners that want to go full fledged {action star} you can become a Patreon. You can find out more by visiting http://welikedrinking.com/pledge

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Keith
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Jun 2, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing how gran is your gran reserva Rioja?, counterfeit Budweiser, no, really, and snakes? So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and we'll see you on the 16th green.

May 26, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing fake booze news, blind white wine, and we’ll see if Jeff E. can hit the record button this week, no promises

May 19, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing worst beer thief ever and Jeff E learns how not to push buttons!

May 12, 2017

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 122. In this episode we’ll be discussing what sommeliers are sick of and we’re cork dorking it up with the CORK DORK author herself, Bianca Bosker! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 122!

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon …. Jeff is drinking a Laxas 2014 Rias Baixas Albarino
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John "The Ruminator" Ruyak. John is being Decadent
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking
  • Our guest tonight  is an award-winning journalist and the author of the New York Times bestseller CORK DORK who traded her career as The Huffington Post's executive tech editor for a job as "cellar rat"--the lowest of the low in the wine world as she trained to become a "somm" and uncover the nature of taste. We are pleased to welcome, Bianca Bosker. Bianca is drinking Gut Oggau Atanasius 2014

G, H, PCR

  • Dunkelfelder - A grape variety used for red wine, created by Gustav Adolf Froelich.

Ask The Panel

  • "The whole premise of her book is that anyone can become a cork dork. However she is not exactly "anyone." She's clearly a highly motivated woman who went to Princeton and worked as a technology editor at a major newspaper. And as she admits, she had access to unbelievable resources and people who assisted her along her journey. All of this is to say that when I was reading the book, I felt absolutely convinced that becoming a cork dork is not something "anyone" can achieve. What are her thoughts on this?" From Reddit user "CheeseyCurl"

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Hey Patreons, get out and vote for this month’s wine drinking episode, only a few days left to get your vote in for Rose, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, or Blind Whites.
  • Bianca - Join me on the CORK DORK book tour! If you were thinking,"I want to drink wine/hang out with Bianca/hear about this CORK DORK thing..." come hang out in Chicago (May 11 and May 12), Los Angeles (May 15 and 16), Bay Area (May 17 and May 18), Vermont (May 19-23), and New York (May 24 at the 92nd Street Y).
  • Solomon - Perfecting and narrowing down which salsa to bring to this year’s Salsa Bowl. I’m bringing back the championship, baby!
  • Eckles - Listeners, tis the season for festival drinking. Be sure you are checking your local wine and beer scene for upcoming festivals. They are abundant in most areas, and a lot of fun. If you get yourself out to any be sure to share them with us on your favorite social media. I know I’ve got the Feast of St Arnold coming up in about a month. Do you guys have any you are looking forward to soon?

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

  • This is the time in the show where our beloved listeners go from consumers to action takers. How big an action star you become is totally up to you. What are some of the ways our listeners can climb the action taker ladder, guys?
    • Solomon - For our listeners that want to be like {action star} - Follow us on your favorite social media platform. Facebook or Instagram @ WeLikeDrinking, Twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.
    • Ruyak - Hey, if you want to take your action star level up a notch like {action star} you can leave a review and rating on iTunes.
    • Eckles - Finally, for those listeners that want to go full fledged {action star} you can become a Patreon. You can find out more by visiting http://welikedrinking.com/pledge

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Bianca
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

May 5, 2017

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 121. In this episode we’ll be discussing those damn kids, 1000 beers, and we're playing shirtless volleyball! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 121!

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon …. Jeff is drinking a Santiago Ruiz 2015 White Wine
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John "The Ruminator" Ruyak. John is drinking a hoppy vertical; New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale, Dogfish Head 60 minute and Dogfish Head 90 minute
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking 2014 Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John -overtaking Myers going to put some distance between us.
  • Solomon - Morgan Hill Wine Stroll
  • Eckles - We had some scheduling issues this week which is why we weren’t joined by New York Times best selling author Bianca Bosker this week. Buy fear not my fellow drinkers, Bianca will be on the show next week to talk all about her book CORK DORK. Give you another week to pick it up before we get her on the show.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

  • This is the time in the show where our beloved listeners go from consumers to action takers. How big an action star you become is totally up to you. What are some of the ways our listeners can climb the action taker ladder, guys?
    • Ruyak - For our listeners that want to be like {action star} - Follow us on your favorite social media platform. Facebook or Instagram @ WeLikeDrinking, Twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.
    • Eckles - Hey, if you want to take your action star level up a notch like {action star} you can leave a review and rating on iTunes.
    • Solomon - Finally, for those listeners that want to go full fledged {action star} you can become a Patreon. You can find out more by visiting http://welikedrinking.com/pledge

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Apr 28, 2017

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking podcast, episode 120. In this episode we’re gonna have lemon faces galore while we drink all these sour beers. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Welcome to the show drinkers and thank you for joining us for episode 120. This week it’s our monthly drinking themed episode where we go deep on a specific wine or beer style. This month, it’s all about the trendy sour beers that are all over your local liquor store shelves right now.But before we dive into those, let’s find out who’s on the panel tonight...

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog, …. Jeff is drinking Duchesse de Bourgongne and Calicraft Brewing Co. Barrel Project Zinfandel Sour Ale
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery,...John Ruyak. John is drinking Rodenbach Grand Cru and Boxing Bear Black and Blue Sour
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities, and  Jeff is drinking Petrus Oud Bruin and Crooked Stave Petite Sour Tart Cherry

Sours

  • John - History/origin, discussion, etc.
  • Q & A
  • Listener Email - Sour beer update from Doley in FL: tried St. Louis fond tradition--That's probably what the goats drank that made them angry.  Not a fan.  Founders Rubaeus--that one was pretty good.  Nice tart raspberry taste, good price.  I'll get more of that.  Best so far: St. Louis framboise lambic.  Great tart/ sweet berry taste. Really liked that stuff. Only downsides are $7.99 a bottle and the fact that it's only 2.8% abv; is it really beer? I'd drink that stuff by the gallon if it was less expensive.  On another note-- the superhero stuff on the last episode: Roundtree/Shaft? Gimme a break.  Dolemite would kick the balls off that sissy. For sure
  • Tastings

Last Call

This is the time in the show where our beloved listeners go from consumers to action takers. How big an action star you become is totally up to you. What are some of the ways our listeners can climb the action taker ladder, guys?

  • Eckles- For our listeners that want to be like {action star} - Follow us on your favorite social media platform. Facebook or Instagram @ WeLikeDrinking, Twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.
  • Solomon- Hey, if you want to take your action star level up a notch like {action star} you can leave a review and rating on iTunes.
  • John Finally, for those listeners that want to go full fledged {action star} you can become a Patreon. You can find out more by visiting http://welikedrinking.com/pledge

OK panel.. Let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights…

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Apr 21, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing winery sales & weed startups, half marathons, and John Ruyak is in my house! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Apr 14, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing ash aged bat beer, crop litigation, and we’re pouring whatever the hell Sloan wants us to pour. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Apr 7, 2017

Staci Blair is a fine wine specialist with Veraison Beverage Distributers, specializing in small, family owned vineyards.

Mar 31, 2017

Peter Stafford-Bow, author of "Corkscrew", and Stacy Briscoe, owner of BriscoeBites.com join us to talk books, mega purple, and chickens.

Mar 24, 2017

In this episode we're gonna have a zintastic time exploring zinlicious zinfandel wines.

Mar 17, 2017

Jim Myers, former panel member and our favorite Irish guy, joins us to talk all things St. Patrick's day.

Mar 10, 2017

In this episode we’ll be discussing fake whiskey, coffee wine, and we better break out the morphine, because we’re all operating at Pain Level 10.

Mar 3, 2017

Shannon Westfall is a certified sommelier and the founder of Vinfluence, a new wine club that connects you with the best small wineries in the country. http://vinefluencewine.com

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