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After 7 years of being anonymous, 1.5 million words written about beer, and preaching the gospel of Barleywine is Life, Don't Drink Beer's Alex Kidd gets into the deep, dark world of podcasting. Joining him are his co-hosts, comedy writers and performers Stephen Loh and Michael Gabriel. Together they explore the absurd underbelly of the craft beer world while also discussing movies, music, video games, pop culture, and their sad, basement dwelling lives.
 
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Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt The Brewers Association releases a statement regarding vaccine mandates for businesses with more than 100 employees when the median brewery employment size is 12 people. After drinking Beachwood Brewing off air for years, the Malty Boyz™ finally feature them on…
 
Listen as the Malty Boyz™ make humor out of their observations at their local open mic. Then Alex and Stephen each bring in a barleywine that occupy opposite ends of the barleybob spectrum. Michael goes full slushy. In the Beer News, a bar in Australia has a BYOContainer fire sale while an Indiana brewery's post about shifting to a no-tipping syste…
 
Say his name in a 5-star review and Pizza Dood appears with a pizza in hand, bottled water, and a thirst for whales. He only takes boss pours, always checks in on Untappd, and never brings any beers. He's goddamn fucking Pizza Dood. Alex leads Stephen and Michael through another game about overpriced bourbon. Barleywine is opened when Horus decides…
 
Alex is back from paternity leave and he's been saving up some gems to share including a Fantome and some barleybob. Speaking of Fantome, in the Beer News, Dany Prignon is looking for a business partner to help continue Fantome although some of the intent behind his offer might have been lost in the translation. During the Bottle Share, Alex brings…
 
Brave Noise is a global open collaboration spearheaded by Brienne Allan (@ratmagnet) that aims to provide awareness and create action for safe and inclusive environments in the beer industry. Brave Noise's public relations manager and founder of Women of the Bevolution, Ash Eliot, sits down with us to discuss the goal and message of Brave Noise. Fo…
 
It's a battle for the ages as fermentation science battles pastry science! Four beers go head-to-head against four pies to determine the fate of the world's jankiest beer podcast! Banana cream pie, Mexican chocolate pie, black pepper cherry pie, and strawberry pie go up against their beer counterparts represented by Corporate Ladder Brewing Company…
 
When a fat cat in his ivory tower like Alex gets sent box after box of beers, sometimes peasants like Stephen and Michael get to taste some of the discarded treasures that Alex has no time for. This is trickle down beeranomics. Listen to your two favorite Malty Boyz™ chew the gristle of Alex's otherwise big, meaty boxes. In the Beer News, beer, piz…
 
With Alex away on paternity leave, Stephen and Michael honor the newest newest Malty Boy with a lactose laden episode. But before they get into their dairy fueled fever dream they try the latest hype stout release from Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. reluctantly shared by Alex himself. Alex also provides an update about his life as a father and some other …
 
Hear tales from one of the OG craft beer brewers in the US: Alan Sprints of the legendary Hair of the Dog Brewing Company. Hear about Alan's love of soup and his early days brewing some terrible heffs then listen to Alex and Stephen grovel for a Dave. Michael slept in. For more Malt-terrogations and weekly bonus content head over to our Patreon at …
 
The Malty Boyz join a crime family but they also get to flex their acting chops, and no, we're not talking about chops the same way Michael talks about chops. We watch two beer related commercials, one made out of spite and the other made using one PMG himself and also A BEAR! Coors taps the rink when they brew a batch of beer using ice collected d…
 
As it is written in the strains, so it shall come to pass. Alex digs up an article that pairs zodiac signs with yeast strains and the Malty Boyz™ now realize what their true personalities are. In the Beer News, dumb beers laws are updated with slightly less stupid beer laws when Texas allows beer to be sold at 10am on Sundays instead of noon and Vi…
 
This batch is all about family. When the Malty Boyz™ talk about BrewDog giving away a solid gold can of beer that's mostly brass, they're talking about family. When they drink Yellow Bus from Lost Abbey they're double clutching and granny shifting in the bus because of family. When Michael leads Alex and Stephen through a trivia game about F9? Fami…
 
The Malty Boyz™ dive into the deepest depths of hype depravity when they try the first offering from Blue Run Spirits headed by a Nike designer and Facebook tech bro and bite into Burger King's new Ch'King sandwich before playing a round of The Hype is Right. Plus, a brewery in Denver auctions off a NFT that gives the buyer free beer for life and P…
 
For our very first Malt Seat suspect we brought in none other than the saison czar of Capitola: Tim Clifford of Sante Adarius Rustic Ales! Hear the tale of how dank the worst beer he ever brewed was and how he keeps it local when it comes to Brew, Buy, Kill, his go-to beer in college, and his ideal collab partners. For more Malt-terrogations and we…
 
The Beer Institute reports that beer consumption did not increase during the pandemic and The Malty Boyz™ investigate these claims by talking to the Beer Institute CEO Big Jim Gravy. Also in the Beer News, iconic Denver beer bar Falling Rock closes it's doors and Corona files a lawsuit against... itself? Then in the Bottleshare, Alex brings in the …
 
Alex tells a tale of chasing a dunkel spanning beer message boards, two continents, and using active military as a mule. The Malty Boyz™ kick off the show with a Matt from Hair of the Dog then meet another Grailed enthusiast. Stephen throws it way back to when Alex invited him to a beer tasting dinner that would eventually lead to the start of Malt…
 
The Malty Boyz™ celebrate their 3 year anniversary episode with a 21 seltzer tournament to see who's the smoothest in all the land! Explosions were had, furniture and jackets stained, and marital vows were tested to crown a supreme seltzer champion! Who makes it out of the Wild Card? Which cans foamed the hardest? Can anyone dethrone Stephen and Mi…
 
It's that #BIL drip this episode as Alex stacks New Money vs the Oldest Money when the Malty Boyz™ crack open four barleywines that are over a decade old for the Bottleshare including a 2011 Abacus from Firestone-Walker, 2007 Cyclops from Elysium, 2004 Thomas Hardy, and 2002 Bigfoot from Sierra Nevada. But before they get to those they'll drink Sid…
 
Hold on to your staves, we got the Barleybob Baron of St. Louis: Cory King of Side Project Brewing! Enjoy this special Malt-terrogation where Cory and Alex talk about fashion choices, the fate of the worst beer he ever brewed, and old money choices when it comes to coolest brewery he's ever visited. For more Malt-terrogations and weekly bonus conte…
 
See what happens when Kendall Jenner, E-40, and The Rock face off in an agave fueled deathmatch to determine who is top of their class when it comes to being a celebrity tequila mogul. Then in the Beer News, we hopefully get some slightly less stupid beer laws when the USPS Shipping Equity Act is introduced to Congress. Plus, a round of The Celebri…
 
The craft beer industry is forced to confront issues it's long overlooked or flat out ignored after head brewer Brienne Allan asked the question “What sexist comments have you experienced?” on her Instagram (@ratmagnet). What followed was thousands of stories from beer industry workers about the sexism, misogyny, and sexual abuse they experience fa…
 
More lawsuit drama hits the Wynwood, FL craft beer scene, this time with more Ferengis included in the sci-fi murals. Alex tries to get on the Malty Scoreboard and finally get a win when he faces Michael in a round of Fresno: The Game. Michael is once again subjected the Tröegs. In the Bottleshare, Alex gets crispy with a Helles from Zillicoah Beer…
 
There's nothing more macro beer than holding a contest where you can win lots of money. This year, the macro beer gods blessed it's drinkers with not one but two such contests. One requires drinkers to know how put together a coherent sentence, the other requires drinkers to press a button. In other Beer News, Dogfish Head has entered the Wynwood, …
 
Each of the Malty Boyz™ bring in two maple treats that will battle it out in a too sweet cagematch before being thrown into the never disputed Power Rankings. Who will reign atop the sticky mountain of tapped sap? Before getting into the Bottle Share, Michael leads Alex and Stephen in a game of "Beer or Maple Syrup Review?" In the Beer News, pickle…
 
Fresh out the linen closet, it's a special bonus Malt-terrogation with Paul Arney, owner and head brewer of The Ale Apothecary! He gives perhaps the most unique answer to "If money was no issue what's the next piece of non-essential brewing equipment you'd buy?" but for a brewer that uses hollowed out spruce trees as lauter tuns the answer should b…
 
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