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We Like Drinking Podcast

The truth is, most of us don't just drink one type of drink, we enjoy all kinds of adult beverages. The majority of the podcast and blogging world, however, sees the world through their own myopic drinking glasses. It's either all beer, all wine, or all spirits, in other words, they're boringly singular. We Like Drinking recognizes that the drink you crave depends on the situation, environment, mood and a host of other things. This podcast works hard to have fun first and maybe teach you something about your favorite drinks.

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.


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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
    • 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

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

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.