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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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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…
 
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…
 
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