If there is a true “guru” on the show it is our brewer, John. He has been brewing beer longer than most of you reading this have been alive. John is currently working as a brewer for Lizard Tail brewing in Albuqurque, NM. When John is not brewing or drinking beer, you can find him in the wild searching for lizards and snakes to expand his knowledge as a herpetologist. John lives in New Mexico with his lovely life and is now a proud grandpa.

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Remy Lutfy with Vertical Detroit
We Like Drinking - Hilarious beer and wine talk.
  This week on episode 240 of the We Like Drinking podcast we’ll be discussing Blind Wine Making, Woke Beer Festivals, and we’re doing a vertical of the Detroit wine scene with Remy Lutfy of Vertical Detroit! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking. If by now you’ve already realized that you are listening to podcast gold, be sure to get yourself subscribed to the show so you never miss an episode. Visit WeLikeDrinking.com/Subscribe to take your first step down the WLD path of awesome sauce. Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking Our guest tonight spent 10 years working in her family wine store before opening Vertical Detroit in 2015 with her parents.Vertical Detroit is a restaurant and wine bar located in downtown Detroit that won the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence and is a destination restaurant for serious wine lovers. They feature 2,200 wines by the bottle and 100 by the glass. Please help us welcome, Remy Lutfy You can find Vertical Detroit on all the socials, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @ verticaldetroit Wine, Beer, or Pop Culture Reference Dekkera Remy Lutfy Interview Booze News Jeff - Ban hammer dropped - https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/beer-festival-banning-sexist-names New meaning to blind tasting - https://www.untouchedbylight.com/home#Section-hero Last call That’s right, it's time to break out your phones and get that last minute hook up with us. Follow us on the socials, Twitter, Instagram and our private group on Facebook known as the Tavern. Search up the show on Apple Podcast and leave us a big fat 5 star review. And, if you enjoyed this episode in particular, share it with a friend.
Ryan Hannigan From Focus On The Beer
We Like Drinking - Hilarious beer and wine talk.
This week on episode 239 of the We Like Drinking podcast we’ll be Focusing on Spiked Seltzers and Wine Water with Colorado Spring’s Resident Beer Expert, Ryan Hannigan! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking. If by now you’ve already realized that you are listening to podcast gold, be sure to get yourself subscribed to the show so you never miss an episode. Visit WeLikeDrinking.com/Subscribe to take your first step down the WLD path of awesome sauce. Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking Our guest tonight is the host of the colorado springs craft beer podcast Focus on the Beer. When he’s not interviewing the brewers and shakers of the Colorado Springs scene, he can be found buying and hoarding all the white claw he can find. He is Ryan Hannigan. Wine, Beer, or Pop Culture Reference Seidel Ryan Hannigan Interview Booze News  John - If they only knew how badly they are getting ripped off https://nypost.com/2019/08/06/spiked-seltzers-are-the-official-cocktail-of-summer-2019/ Jeff - This may be worse than White Claw - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2019/08/01/add-wine-water-to-the-list-of-options-for-the-sober-curious-and-lacroix-fatigued/ Last call That’s right, it's time to break out your phones and get that last minute hook up with us. Follow us on the socials, Twitter, Instagram and our private group on Facebook known as the Tavern. One last time, Ryan, where can the folks find you online? Search up the show on Apple Podcast and leave us a big fat 5 star review. And, if you enjoyed this episode in particular, share it with a friend. And, visit We Like Drinking dot com slash pledge to find out more information about becoming a patron of the show and help   
Drinking Riesling and We Are Gilroy Strong
We Like Drinking - Hilarious beer and wine talk.
  This week on episode 238 of the We Like Drinking podcast we’ll be discussing Gilroy Strong and Get Your Tasting Notes Out… ‘Cause we Are Drinking and Talking Riesling!  So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking. Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 238 of the ONLY TWO-TIME Award Winning Topical Beer and Wine Education Podcast Focusing on FUN! If by now you’ve already realized that you are listening to podcast gold, be sure to get yourself subscribed to the show so you never miss an episode. Visit WeLikeDrinking.com/Subscribe to take your first step down the WLD path of awesome sauce. Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking Tonight we’re joined by most of our usual panel members, we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solmon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and I’m your host, Jeff Eckles. It’s time for our monthly tasting episode, and this month we are tasting Riesling Wine, Beer, or Pop Culture Reference  Hamm Gilroy Foundation’s Victim Relief Fund Solomon - Go to www.GilroyFoundation.org to find the “Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund”. All funds collected go to victims and local nonprofits providing relief to those affected. Riesling Discussion and Tasting Last call Follow us on the socials, Twitter, Instagram and our private group on Facebook known as the Tavern. Search up the show on Apple Podcast and leave us a big fat 5 star review. And, if you enjoyed this episode in particular, share it with a friend. And, visit We Like Drinking dot com slash pledge to find out more information about becoming a patron of the show and help  Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast, where you’ll never drink alone.
Cheez-Its and Wine, and an Extra IPA
We Like Drinking - Hilarious beer and wine talk.
This week on episode 237 of the We Like Drinking podcast we’ll be discussing Cheez-Its and Wine Pairing, Sustainability, and We are STILL begging for your Podcast Award Nominations... So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking. Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 237 of the ONLY TWO-TIME Award Winning Topical Beer and Wine Education Podcast Focusing on FUN! If by now you’ve already realized that you are listening to podcast gold, be sure to get yourself subscribed to the show so you never miss an episode. Visit WeLikeDrinking.com/Subscribe to take your first step down the WLD path of awesome sauce. Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking Tonight we’re joined by most of our usual panel members, we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solmon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and I’m your host, Jeff Eckles. Podcast Awards  Voting is in the final week, so get out and vote for your favorite shows, mainly us, in the arts category. Visit https://www.podcastawards.com/ to get your votes in. PLEASE Also, while you are there, vote One Bourbon… in Music Wine, Beer, or Pop Culture Reference  San Ysidro Booze News  John - Pringles and wine, Part Deux? https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/23/business/cheez-it-wine/index.html WLD has been preaching this for years - https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/06/26/survey-of-wine-consumers-says-sustainability-takes-precedence-over-organic/#7e3e23da7bd8  Last call That’s right it’s time to break out your phones and get that last minute hook up with us. Follow us on the socials, Twitter, Instagram and our private group on Facebook known as the Tavern. Search up the show on Apple Podcast and leave us a big fat 5 star review. And, if you enjoyed this episode in particular, share it with a friend. And, visit We Like Drinking dot com slash pledge to find out more information about becoming a patron of the show and help  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/episodes Or, if you’re on your phone right now, just swipe right It's that time, so now I'll say, 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.
Grapes and Grain, and White Claw
We Like Drinking - Hilarious beer and wine talk.
This week on episode 236 of the We Like Drinking podcast we’ll be discussing the claw is coming for you and, we’ve got the ladies from grapes and grain in studio so things are about to get all kinds of booozy. so crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking. If by now you’ve already realized that you are listening to podcast gold, be sure to get yourself subscribed to the show so you never miss an episode. Visit Subscribe to take your first step down the WLD path of awesome sauce. Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking Tonight we’re joined by most of our usual panel members, we have our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and I’m your host, Jeff Eckles. Our guests tonight are the hosts of Grapes and Grain, a podcast devoted to their love of all things alcoholic beverages. Tiney is working on her Beer Judge Certification and she is also the beer editor for the Dallas Morning News, while Laura is working on her Certified Sommelier Certification, Viticulture & Enology Associates, and has just returned from exploring the wine side of Australia. Please help us welcome Laura and Tiney! You can find the Grapes and Grain podcast on your favorite podcast catcher, or check them out on the social spaces. On Facebook (grapesandgrainpodcast), Instagram (grapes_and_grain_podcast), and Twitter (grapesandgrain). Podcast Awards  Voting has already started, and runs through the end of July, so get out and vote for your favorite shows, mainly us, in the arts category. Visit https://www.podcastawards.com/ to get your votes in. PLEASE Wine, Beer, or Pop Culture Reference  Naruto Grapes and Grain Interview Booze News  Jeff - The summer of the claw? - https://www.salon.com/2019/07/11/its-a-white-claw-summer-like-it-or-not/  Last call That’s right it’s time to break out your phones and get that last minute hook up with us. Follow us on the socials, Twitter, Instagram and our private group on Facebook known as the Tavern. Laura, once again, where is the best handles on the socials for our listeners to find you? Instagram: grapes_and_grain_podcast Facebook: Grapes and Grain Podcast Twitter: grapesandgrain Patreon.com/grapesandgrain Search up the show on Apple Podcast and leave us a big fat 5 star review. And, if you enjoyed this episode in particular, share it with a friend. And, visit We Like Drinking dot com slash pledge to find out more information about becoming a patron of the show and help 
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Location
New Mexico, USA
Episode Count
13
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
13 hours, 3 minutes