Ryan Hannigan Helps Us Focus On The Beer: WLD #128


We Like Drinking

Episode 128 Show Notes

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 128. In this episode we’ll be discussing more crappy AB news, Pliny down, and Ryan Hannigan is going to help us focus on a lot of beer. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 128!

Ryan Hannigan Helps Us Focus On The Beer:

Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual cast of characters, our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon… drinking Harmony Foretold Cucumber Wheat Ale by Campanology Brewing
  • Our commercial brewer, John Ruyack
  • And I’m your host, Jeff Eckles
  • Our guest tonight is Ryan Hannigan of Focus on the Beer, who is always focusing on what’s in his glass, not what’s on the label, unless it’s owned by some evil megacorp brewery.


  • Serebrianka (AKA Silver hops) – An old world Russian strain that is the parent to Cascade.

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 – Time off from brewing so I’m  going to go and learn more about brewing.
  • Ryan Hannigan – Café Craft Coffee and Beer Festival planning as well as my wedding. Reel Big Fish show The Beer Run. I invented the Outernet.
  • Solomon – I invented a new version of the internet! Making a double IPA in my bathroom.
  • Eckles – Next week listeners, we’ve got our good friend Stacy Briscoe from the wine blog BriscoeBites. Stacy is always a fun guest so be sure to be on the lookout for that episode next week. Or, you could save the worry of missing it by subscribing to the show right now so you never miss an episode.

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 taking action by getting involved. How big an action star you become is totally up to you, but we hope you’ll go A list action star for us. 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. RYAN, where can our listeners find you on the socials? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
    • 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 Apple Podcast aka iTunes. And while you’re in there and leaving us an awesome 5 star review, search out the Focus On The Beer podcast and leave them a rating and review as well.
    • 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. Oh, and Ryan, anything related to patreon you’d like to mention while you’re here? Focus On the Beer is on Patreon.

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
  • Ryan Hannigan
  • Eckles

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