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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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For this Beers of Fame episode, the Malty Boyz™ dial back the ABV and IBUs as they tick some of the most iconic IPAs from Beer Advocate's Beers of Fame list. Featuring Town Hall Brewing Masala Mama, Ithaca Beer Company Flower Power, Columbus Brewing Company IPA, Smuttynose Brewing Co. Finestkind IPA, and Kern River Brewing Co. Just Outstanding. Tha…
 
It's time once again to take a trip down Beers of Fame lane and this time the Malty Boyz™ are gearing up to dive back into The IBU Wars as they tackle some of the most fabled double IPAs on the BeerAdvocate Beers of Fame list. Featuring Three Floyds Dreadnaught, Kuhnhenn DRIPA, Avery Maharaja IPA, and Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, and Fat Head's Brew…
 
Every 100 episodes the Malty Boyz™ dig deep into the linen closets for the worth beers to compete in THE MALTY CUP! Each Malty Boy enters four beers that are barrel-aged and higher than 10% ABV. 12 beers enter, only one will emerge as the Malty Cup Champion! What malt secrets has Alex had stored up in the deepest recesses of his collection? Does St…
 
After missing the first time, Alex finally ticks Dogfish Head Liquor de Malt, a bottle conditioned malt liquor 40oz. Stone's back in in another trademark infringement lawsuit, this time as the defendant. Stone Cold Steve Austin cracks 35 Steveweisers at Wrestlemania. Sofia Colucci does it again when Miller Lite released "Beer Drops" to make any lit…
 
The annual 4/20 episode is upon the Malty Boyz™ and this year they've assembled 21 coconut adjuncted beers to compete in THE COCONUT CUP TRIPLE THREAT DEATH MATCH! Featuring beers from Cellarmaker, Horus Aged Ales, Whiskey Hill Brewing Company, Structures Brewing, Cerebral Brewing, Phase Three, Humble Sea, Reuben's Brews, Arclight Brewing Company, …
 
Ask and ye shall recieve, blah! Dracula's back thanks to a 5-star review. Will he be bringing any other classic Maltyverse characters with him, blah? In the Beer News, the Stone vs Keystone trademark infringement case is done and the jury has awarded $56 million to Stone, meanwhile, Old Bay announces they'll be releasing a vodka. Then it's another …
 
Alex and Stephen hold down the malty fort as Michael's away on another vacay. The Stone vs Molson Coors trial enters it's third week, Buffalo Trace gets into NFTs, and Trappist Rochefort adds a new beer to their roster for the first time in 60 years. Alex brings in a double barrel banger from Cerebral Brewing, then in the Bottle Share, the boyz cha…
 
Alex scours the trade groups and Side Project's La Coterie club to assemble a line up of Cory King's hottest cinnamon creations. The Malty Boyz™ end up lining up 6 Side Project cinnamon beers to knock down. Beers include Derivation Blend 9, BVC (collab with Cycle Brewing), For Phil, Symmetry (collab with Crooked Stave), Continuance Blend 2, and Sha…
 
Gather 'round the weather beaten coffee table we found out on the street three years ago, it's time for a classic basement bottle share in mom's basement. This time we're pouring beers from Oozlefinch, Against the Grain Brewery, Blue Moon, and North Park Beer Co. Mom! WHERE'S THAT DEEP DISH PIZZA? MOM! MOOOOM!!!! No, I told you, just give me a Visa…
 
Michael buys Elden Ring and treats it like Pokemon and all hell breaks loose at the Pokemart. In the Beer News, the Malty Boyz™ finally get to try beer from Kings & Convicts and follow up on the Threes Brewing CEO stepping down. Alex brings in a component blended barleywine from Cellarmaker then doubles up for the Bottleshare with a barrel-aged Ame…
 
Being courageous means hiking up your prices according to Heineken, who posted record profits in 2021. Meanwhile, local breweries can't price a pilsner for more than $7 without drawing outrage. Threes Brewing CEO compares vaccine mandates to Nazi Germany on Twitter and promptly draws the ire of the internet before starting a Substack to explain him…
 
The Big Game has come and gone and The Malty Boyz™ once again sit down with Mike Costello to break down all the beer commercials that aired. Alex brings in a maple barrel aged treat from Ruse Brewing. Michael goes the European route. Stephen announces the next 420 episode cup theme. Thanks to Side Project Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Visit …
 
The Global Marking Vice President for Molsen Coors, Sofia Colucci, has done it again. This time hiring mathematician Ken Ono to dunk on Budweiser's 80 calorie beer reminding everyone that Miller64 has been around for over a decade. From gingerbread dive bars to New Balance collabs, Colucci is crushing the Beer News in a good way. Meanwhile, Campbel…
 
It's another #BIL episode, this time Stephen brings in four barrel-aged barleywines including an old money classic from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, a hidden gem from Benchtop Brewing, a stashed away barleybob from Hardywood, and a Barreled Souls collab with Horus. Which barleywine will reign supreme at the end of this episode? Will Mich…
 
Apparently, in Indiana there's an old dumb beer law that prohibits certain retailers from selling cold beer. Let's all hope they fix it with a slightly less stupid beer law. It's also a old dumb beer law triple header in the Beer News with New Jersey looking to designate open container areas and New York looking to allow alcohol sales in movie thea…
 
Monster Energy buys CANarchy and the Malty Boyz™ hope this means Oskar Blues and Cigar City will get some choice sponsorship opportunities. In other Beer News, Russian River's Pliny the Younger gets a new release date and Marin Brewing Company closes it's doors. Alex brings in massive 21% barleywine that's bottled still, Michael brings is the best …
 
Can you buy a hip, gently used brewery with just photos of apes? At Bad Boiz Castle Incorporated LLC we say, "Yeah, bruh. Yeah." Kings & Convicts is at it again purchasing yet another San Diego brewery, this time adding Saint Archer to their portfolio. In other Beer News, SweetWater's big weed overlords look to sell of what's left of Green Flash wh…
 
Sometimes, a Tweet drops that shakes you to your core and makes you question the reality in which you live in. Pabst Blue Ribbon did just that and now the Malty Boyz™ will never be the same. Listen and find out which of the Boyz welcomes the new ass eating overlords and which one shuns ass eat and refuses to comply. Alex brings in what Evil Twin ca…
 
Once again, Alex lights the Malt signal and asks for suggestions of hidden, local gems. The Malt Mavens have spoken and in this batch The Malty Boyz™ will try beers from Goldfinger Brewing Company, Jack's Abby, Godspeed Brewery, and Origin Beer Project before putting them through the Power Rankings. In the Beer News, a man brandishes a gun at Russi…
 
Bro, get your peacock on with your steampunk goggles and big, loud hat because the Malty Boyz™ are exploring the game... the bourbon game. In Bourbon News, the Boyz™ discuss NFTs linked to rare bourbons stored in a "vault" to Buffalo Trace going high-tech to combat counterfeiting. Alex brings in a collab between The Bruery and Three Chiefs and give…
 
It's another Beersmas here in the Maltyverse and once again old Ebenezer Kidd is visited by the ghosts of Beersmas Past, Super Past, Present, and Future. And all he got was a scorpion to eat and digest. That's right, Alex eats a scorpion carcass this episode! Serves him right working Stephen and Michael to the bone the way he does. Alex should have…
 
The Malty Boyz™ drop into the dive bars of South Dakota to the dive bars of Alabama and learn telling someone "Ur bad" is a flirtatious to tell someone they are good. In the Beer News, a stream in Hawaii registers a 1.2% ABV, Budweiser gets into the NFT game, and Miller High Life releases a gingerbread kit to build your own authentic dive bar. Mill…
 
Alex's favorite magazine, Esquire, the official periodical of all lawyers, endorses the opinion that people should only drink half their beer then discard the rest. Does this endorsement hold any integrity? No. In other Beer News, aluminum tariffs threaten to destroy the Ball Corporation unless breweries start ordering no less than 1 million cans. …
 
Alex speaks it into existence declaring this to be Michael’s funniest episode. Does Michael deliver or does he make Alex look like a fool? How many knee-slapping punchlines will Michael deliver while drinking barleywine from Kros Strain? Will Michael bust out his best roast jokes when talking about the return of the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged…
 
In this Maltterrogation the Malty Boyz™ talk with founder of Keeping Together and Master Cicerone Averie Swanson! Hear about Averie's time as Brew Master for Jester King, moving to Chicago and consulting Half Acre before opening up Keeping Together. Then they dive into discussing her dream collaboration, favorite brewery facility, and the worst bee…
 
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