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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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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…
 
Enjoy this bonus Small Batch episode with Becca Scott as she talks about being a correspondent for Magic: The Gathering, hosting board game play thrus and tutorials for Geek and Sundry, and being part of Dr. America. For more bonus content subscribe to our Patreon for weekly interviews, videos, and more! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer…
 
Enjoy this Mailbag Black Friday bonus episode where we answer spicy questions submitted by Malt Mavens. In this mailbag, Stephen lists his favorite songs by The Mountain Goats while Alex explains Crass to Michael, the Malty Boyz™ discuss funny foods, give advice on how to break it to your beer group that you're tired of the game, and what their las…
 
After polling DontDrinkBeer fans about off the radar local gems, Alex sourced beers from four breweries that haven't been featured on Malt Couture yet. For the first time, the Malty Boyz™ try beers from Neubleus Taproom, Barrique Brewing and Blending, The Seed: A Living Beer Project, and There Does Not Exist then give them the power ranking treatme…
 
Alex and Stephen bring the heat when they record together in lieu of Michael who was on vacation. It's all bangers this episode when they pop barleywine from Orpheus Brewing, mead from Schramm's, black lager from Suarez Family Brewery, and a commercial batch of wild ale from Freak Folk Bier. In the Beer News, Larry Bell gets paid when Bell's is sol…
 
Behold! The most immersive experience in all of beer! Augmented Reality brought to you buy Coors! Eat this turkey leg! In the Beer News, Stone closes down shop in Napa amid rent disputes and Idaho's bourbon shitlords have the fate of their secondary industry left in the hands of the Idaho State Liquor Division. Lager powerhouses, Wayfinder, Biersta…
 
Elon Musk announces he's entering the beer game and The Malty Boyz™ got some questions for the riches person in the world. Weathered Souls Brewing Co. heads to Charlotte to open up an incubation program that'll help minorities and women enter the beer industry. Alex recounts one of the most devious acts to ever go down at a bottle release then goes…
 
Alex hates themed episodes so naturally Stephen and Michael have to make up for it by bringing in pumpkin beers for spooky season. The Malty Boyz™ are also recording in person for the first time in a long time and start the episode with a beer off the White Whale list. In the Beer News, New Glarus claps back at shareholders with a defamation lawsui…
 
The Malty Boyz™ head to Cape Code to see how the locals have been dealing with the new Tree House Brewing Company taproom and the area's economic recovery. Mikkeller goes full BrewDog when they start damage control after breweries pull out en masse from their annual beer festival. Someone stole Anchorage Brewing's snow plow! Jukes Ale Works returns…
 
The Malty Boyz™ complete the Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers barrel-aged trinity when they tick Dulle Teve Riserva 2018. Then the Belgian love fest continues in the Bottle Share when they drink a canned tripel from Monkish and a beer often called the best American Wild Ale of all time, Crooked Stave's 2012 Persica. Then in the Beer News, a well-meaning…
 
Alex lands the second rarest Dark Lord variant : Dia Oscuro, aged in Ardbeg barrels. Then in the Bottle Share, more weird stouts are put to the test. Do they pass? Will there be a retest? Then in the Beer News, Boston Beer Co. sues their distributers in New York while planning a new Truly Hard Seltzer tap room in Chicago and Bud Light is the new Bu…
 
The Malty Boyz™ sit under the knowledge tree of some Old Gueuzers after Alex tracks down a 2010 Drie Fonteinen Season Zomer, 2006 Drie Fonteinen Doesjel, 2010 Tilquin Oude Gueuze à l’Ancienne, and 2003 (2005? 2006?) Boon Gueuze Mariage Parfait. Which Gueuze wears their age the best in this very European showdown? Then in the Beer News, AB Inbev get…
 
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 the show. Lemon Candy Hops are not literal but still pretty good. LSU fans drink the Ros…
 
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…
 
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