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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 the…

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    • Jan 26, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 1h 43m AVG DURATION
    • 259 EPISODES

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    Batch 231: Batch 1 Was Better

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 115:30


    The podcast has come around full circle as the 2017 Straight Jacket Barleywine from Revolution Brewing Co. was the very first beer ever featured on Malt Couture. 230 batches later, Stephen brings in the 2022 Straight Jacket and makes a bold claim. Alex brings in some rare Canada juice from Temporal Artisan Ales. Michael's living on Ohio time and is up past his bedtime. In the Beer News, New Belgium revamps it's flagship Fat Tire recipe and branding and a Philadephia brewery bans children in the taproom. Thanks to Amorys Tomb Brewing Co. for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram @AmorysTomb! Use code MALTY5 to get 5% off when you join their Dead Sparrow Society. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    Batch 230: New Year, Same Ol' Malty Boyz™ (unforch)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 117:45


    The Malty Boyz™ kick off 2023 drinking a crispy collab from Humble Sea Brewing Co. and Firestone Walker and recap what they did to ring in the new year. In the Beer News, Cantillon ages bottles of beer at the bottom of the ocean, the Boyz react to Untappd's Best Beers of 2022 lists, and Stephen doesn't understand metric conversion for temperature. Michael reports live from Ohio. For the Bottleshare Alex brings in a Maplewood's Barrel Aged Cinammon Double Coconut Cuppa. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter.

    Batch 229: Alex's First In-Person Trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 112:41


    Alex takes Michael and Stephen on a trip down memory lane as he recounts his first ever in-person trade for a bottle of Midnight Sun's 2010 Barfly batch 1. See if this old money gem still holds up 12 years later. In the Beer News, a brewery in Canada gets sued by both Patagonia and Stone Brewing and a hard seltzer bars enters the arena in Asheville, NC. In the Bottleshare, Michael takes it up the ass but it's not what you think it is (unless you're Brazilian, then it is what you think it is). Thanks to New Trial Brewing Co. for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram @NewTrailBrewing! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    Batch 228: A Beersmas Carol 3: The Kidd Ultimatum

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 133:33


    The ghosts of Beersmas Past, Super Past, Present, and Future make their annual haunting of ol' Ebenezer Kidd and this year Alex must confront some harsh truths about his holiday beverage choices. Classic holiday brews are presented while indulgent bottom shelf egg milk punch are placed high on a pedestal. In the Beer News, Kern River Brewing announces it'll become an employee owned brewery and Stephen discovers what the number one television show is much to his disbelief. So grab your beernaments, put down the gingerbread dive bar, and pump up the volume on his very special holiday episode! Thanks to Fox Farm Brewery for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram @FoxFarmBeer! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    Batch 227: Hometown Heroes West Coast IPA Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 115:59


    The Malty Boyz™ explore some lesser known West Coast IPA brewers based off the suggestions of the Malt Mavens. Hoppy offerings from Ghost Town Brewing, Von Ebert Brewing, Wilmington Brewing Company, and Flatland Brewing Company will be put through the wringer and then power ranked at the end. Tune in to fine out which of these hometown darlings will gain the biggest prize in craft beer podcasting: bragging rights! Thanks to Southern Grist Brewing Company for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram. Tickets to their 7th Anniversary Party are on sale now! Get your tickets here and use code MaltCouture5 for $5 off any ticket package. Code expires on 12/31/22. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    Black Friday Bonus: 5th Annual-ish Bourbon County Preview Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 72:16


    It's that time of the year again to leave Thanksgiving dinner early, put on your warmest winter coat, and stand outside in the freezing cold with grandma outside your local Binny's waiting for that Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout release. This year the Malty Boyz™ get the official media kit for the BCBS line up and review the entire horizontal. Alex and Stephen start things off while Michael arrives late and speed runs the entire line up.

    Batch 226: Fantôme Batch Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 135:23


    The Malty Boyz™ drink perhaps the rarest tick ever when they pop a never released Fantôme homebrew from 1988. Individually hand labeled by Dany Prignon's niece and bottled from a keg this is effectively Fantôme Batch 0. Hear what secrets this ghost has in store for the Boyz. In the Beer News, The Boyz drink Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot aged in E.H. Taylor barrels, complete with minty tube, Lakefront Brewing adds a bit more flair to their brewery, and the latest Miller Lite viral consumable might be a rare swing-and-a-miss for Sofia Colucci. Thanks to Lua Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter.

    Batch 225: The Malty Boyz and the Giant Crack Apple

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 106:06


    When the Beer News brings the Malty Boyz™ a story about a Grateful Dead themed brewery with a cocaine dealing bartender it unlocks a tale from Alex's about a giant crack apple filled with whimsical characters like Mr. Engineering Student, Mr. Stoner Frat Bro, Ms. Danielle Steel, Craft Beer Kevin, and even ol' Alex Kidd himself. In the Bottle Share, Alex brings in a eisbock final boss from Struise, Michael goes full daddy mode, and Stephen closes the chapter on this year's festbier saga. Thanks to Wax Wings Brewing Co. for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 224: Alex's Freudian Slip

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 128:15


    After years of typing away on a keyboard in a damp, sour smelling basement, Alex vocalizes his inner craft beer shitlord to Stephen and Michael in the form of a Freudian Slip while referring to a San Diego brewery. The Malty Boyz™ also discuss using Calzones as drinkware and brewing beer on cruise ships. In the Bottle Share, Alex brings in three barleywine variants celebrating Kros Strain's 1000th batch while Stephen shares an old money classic that's more presentation than substance. Thanks to Stillwater Artisan Ales for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 223: Concrete Eggs & Dark Lord

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 100:07


    Hair of the Dog is selling their brewing equipment including the iconic concrete egg, an ovoid specialty fermenter, and The Malty Boyz™ listen in on what interested parties are saying. Alex lands the only new Dark Lord variant from the 2022 Dark Lord release and the Boyz yearn for the full festival to make a comeback. Plus, news from the City of Brotherly Love not living up to their nickname. Michael brings in another gas station gem while Stephen counters last week's Oktoberfest beer offering from Alex. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 222: Paninis Will Save the Brewery, Grandma!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 113:10


    A brewery makes an accounting blunder and needs to sell $24,000 worth of food in order to stay open. The Malty Boyz™ take a look at their panini centric menu and see if fundraising endeavour is feasible. Then grandma chimes in and all hell breaks loose! Genesee Brewing released a flavored kellerbier which leads Alex and Stephen to find out they have very different opinions on what they consider wacky. In the Bottle Share, there's a duo of hype cans from Alex and Stephen while Micheal continues to explore beer 32oz at a time. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 221: Dooby Dooby Doo...

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 105:25


    IT'S HAPPENING! The Malty Boyz™ drink Bud Ice! But it comes with consequences when a 90s marketing campaign comes back to haunt them. In the Beer News, Denver loses a gem of a brewery when Black Project announces their closing their doors, meanwhile, Miami wonders who was the Dogfish Head taproom afloat. Alex brings in a domestic märzen from Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. and Stephen finds a Bottle Logic offering that's greeted with unexpected results. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 220: QUINTUPLE TIME!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 112:05


    Bufflo, New York has a broken table problem thanks to the sale of draft beers quintupling during the NFL's opening weekend. It's another heatwave in Los Angeles and that means talking about Beavertown Brewery. Alex exposes Stephen and Michael to yet another Iowa pastry purveyor. Stephen and Michael grill also about what it was like for him to take the Bar Exam. Thanks to Ollie for sponsoring the episode. Ollie enables brewers to better manage brewery production, customer relationships, order processing, inventory, payments, and reporting in a single platform. To learn more about this brewery management software visit their website GetOllie.com.  Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 219: Midwest Legends!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 81:36


    The Malty Boyz™ nestle up with 5 legendary beers from the Midwest beer scene. All of them were bottled between 2010-2012 and at one time held a spot in the BeerAdvocate top 100. They'll be drinking Bell's Brewing Black Note Batch 1, Hoppin' Frog Barrel-Aged Naked Evil, Dark Horse Brewing Bourbon Barrel Plead the Fifth, Town Hall Brewery Wee Jack, and Short's Brewing's Colossally Ludicrous then power ranking them at the end to see which of these beers deserve to keep their legend status! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 218: Now With More Kratom!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 108:45


    Alex experiments with kratom to unlock his potential while Michael resorts to smelling salts. In the Beer News, Mikkeller says they're closing their San Diego brewery due to difficulties from Covid and their history of gender-based bullying, harrassment, and poor employee safety protocols has nothing to do with it, the Boyz wonder if Platform Brewing actually exists, and Auntie Anne's teams up with Evil Genius for a pretzel themed beer. For the Bottle Share, Alex brings in a barleywine collab between Alma Mader and Holy Mountain, Michael goes the mead route, and Stephen breaks the rule that "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." Thanks to Eighth State Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram. Get your tickets to their Altered States beer fest happening March 11th, 2023. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 217: Levi Funk of Funk Factory Geuzeria & Untitled Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 101:27


    Levi Funk finds himself in Southern California and ends up in the Malt Seat drinking with the Malty Boyz™. Levi starts off with a blind tasting for Alex and Michael before diving into a Bottle Share where they all test their luck playing the Fantome roulette and check out an offering from Homage Brewing. In the Beer News, they discuss Allagash finally adding a year-round IPA to their line up and Miller High Life ice cream bars. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com  

    Batch 216: Mr. Olympia Mumford & Sons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 110:39


    What happens when bodybuilding and folk rock collide? What if they also included breaking baseball bats in the name of evangelism? It's almost like a "What If?" reality within the Maltverse has been revealed. Dead characters are not only alive but thriving. In the Beer News, there's a CO2 shortage, a Pennsylvania staple closes it's doors, and Heineken releases some Heinekicks. Thanks to Standard Meadery, Bottleworks, and Westbound & Down Brewing Company for sponsoring this episode! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 215: Stephen's Alive!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 108:22


    Stephen returns to Malt Couture but before The Malty Boyz settle back into their old ways of drinking barleywines, flanders reds, and shelf turds, Stephen got some notes about the episodes he missed. In the Beer News, the Boyz climb BAMF Mountain, look into Coors latest marketing ploy, "The Thirst Trap", and check out Goose Island's 2022 BCBS line up when they Goose It or Loose It. Thanks to Divine Barrel Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Visit Divine Barrel Brewing at DivineBarrel.com and follow them on Instagram! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 214: Sunken Treasure Tax Evasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 74:33


    Another episode, nice. Alex and Michael do this one. They talk about Miller Lite doing a collab with J Balvin, the new Modelo Oro light beer, and Lagunitus doing a sleek rebrand. They drink beers from Wondrous Brewing, Forest and Main, and Alewife. They also do a bit about Blackbeard's ghost. That's worth the listen alone imo.   Thanks to More Labs and their amazing product Morning Recovery for sponsoring the episode. Use it before you chug that barleywine and you'll feel better the next morning. Use coupon code MALT at the More Labs store for 20% off!!! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt. Follow Alex on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Malt Couture on Instagram www.DontDrinkBeer.com

    Batch 213: RL Stine presents Lakeside Amusement Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 82:49


    The Alex and Michael show continues. They try some beers from Evil Twin/Anchorage Brewing, Liquid Gravity/Altamont, and March First brewing. They talk about beer caves in Iowa and Coors Light being allowed to do Super Bowl commercials again. They also get to talk about Lakeside, a creepy amusement park in Denver, very exciting stuff.  Thanks to New Image brewing for sponsoring the episode. Follow them on Instagram @nibrewing, and follow this link to buy their Fruitlegger series on Tavour AVAILABLE NOW. You can follow New Image Brewing on the Tavour app here as well, do it. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 212: Mezcal Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 97:30


    Alex and Michael invite comedian Nick Gligor back on the pod to drink some mezcal. In beer news, Alex breaks down the newly enacted New Jersey brewery law single-handedly making it even more difficult to like the state. In the mezcal throwdown, they drink mezcals from Del Maguey, Banhez, Yuu Baal, and Codigo 1530 and crown their favorite. They also eat worm salt and play a game in which the winner wins a jug of crickets. Thanks to New Image brewing for sponsoring the episode. Check out their Fruitlegger series releasing on Tavour July 28th and follow them on Instagram @nibrewing.  Link to follow New Image Brewing on the Tavour app: https://7rw4.adj.st/brewery-details-page/460?adj_t=8jfarev&path=breweries/460&adj_campaign=New+Image+Brewing&adj_adgroup=brewery:460&sentBy=963864&adj_creative=user:963864 Tavour ships to the following states in most zip codes *State restrictions apply* CA CT DC FL IA ID IL IN KS MN MO NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OR PA RI SC TX VA* WA  Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 211 with Deanna Belos from Sincere Engineer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 93:07


    For this one, we invite Deanna Belos from Sincere Engineer on the show to talk about Chicago and drink malort. She and the Malty Boyz drink a Cantillon they apparently weren't supposed to, they talk about chalk beer, and then they do an all Chicago-based bottle share with Second City meadery, Keeping Together, and Jeppson's Malort. Check out Sincere Engineer on their east coast tour. Find dates at https://sincereengineer.com.  Thanks to Golden Wing Barley Milk for sponsoring this episode. Visit Golden WIng at www.goldenwingofficial.com and follow them on Instagram @goldenwingofficial. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 210: Michael Caine Brewing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 83:52


    Alex and Michael do another episode by themselves. The bits are debatably better than last week's. It's a shorter episode than usual which is cool. They talk about beer stuff and then they drink beer and talk about it. Michael has to write these show notes while Stephen is gone.  Thanks to Lua Brewing for sponsoring the episode. Check out Lua at https://www.luabeer.com/ and on Instagram, @LuaBrewing. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 209: the 2022 Assies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 87:46


    The malty boyz are missing a boyz but the show must go on. Stephen is somewhere out in the world on a #wanderlust, so Alex and Michael are locking it down doing what they know best: so so bits and phoned in beer reviews. We will never change. On this one we've got beers from Good Word, New Groove Brewing, and Monkish. We talk about Stone hopefully almost for the last time and we dust off the AB InBev vs Coors corn syrup controversy after a few years. Thanks to Bierstadt Lagerhaus for sponsoring this episode! Visit Bierstadt Lagerhaus at bierstadtlager.com and follow them on Instagram @bierstadtlager! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 208: The Anniversary Cup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 134:20


    To celebrate Malt Couture's 4 year anniversary, the Malty Boyz™ put themselves through The Anniversary Cup. Featuring anniversary beers from 12 different breweries commemorating one to 30 years. It all starts off with a 5 year Bruery Anniversary Ale vertical to determine the Wild Card beer. Then it's New Money vs Old Money when anniversary beers from Allagash Brewing Company, Central Waters Brewing, Brasserie Fantôme, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Jackie O's, Fonta Flora Brewery, Fremont Brewing, McIlhenney Brewing Company, Moksa Brewing, Revolution Brewing, and Triple Crossing Beer do battle. Only one beer can emerge as the Anniversary Cup Champion! Thanks to New Image Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Visit New Image Brewing at NIBrewing.com and follow them on Instagram @NIBrewing! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer  

    Batch 207: Malty Boyz™ in the Dark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 95:08


    Due to unforseen CiRcUmStAnCeS, the Malty Boyz™ record this episode in the "dark" because Alex's internet goes out. With no Zoom video to reference, they must record using only the sound of their own not-so-soothing voices. In the Beer News, Selin's Grove says goodbye after 25 years of brewing, a New York brewery raffles off an AR-15, and Arby's releases a smoked bacon bourbon. Alex ticks a Fantome he's been chasing for over a decade followed by another linen closet deep cut for the Bottleshare. Michael continues Ohio beer month. Stephen brings on another barleywine from Virginia but it's not from Aslin this time. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 206: The Lowest ABV Episode Ever!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 91:46


    That's right, in an unprecedented event, the Malty Boyz™ coincidently take the low ABV route starting with an non-alcoholic beverage hop infused beverage from Mikerphone. Then it's all light sailing from there with offerings from Sideward Brewing Co., Berryessa Brewing Co., and Ohio. In the Beer News, Modern Times is on the auction block, the Boyz learn about North Carolina obscenity laws, and Miller Lite releases a product that does not have Sofia Colucci's fingerprints on it. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 205: 25 Year Contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 107:23


    Michael gets locked into a 25 year contract while working at a cougar bar. Floodland makes their return to the show. Stone's trademark lawsuit with Sycamore gets settled. Minnesota updates an old, dumb beer law and frees the growler. Urban Artifact releases "the world's most expensive beer." Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 204: Something Something The Square Something Something

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 109:20


    The Malty Boyz™ explore Nordic cinema and ask the timeless question, "What's so funny?" A beer trading group goes full wholesome during the baby formula shortage. Patrick Rue purchases a 50% interest in Moonlight Brewing Company and the Boyz rejoice.   Thanks to Revolution Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Visit Revolution Brewing at RevBrew and follow them on Instagram @RevBrewChicago! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 203: Vote Michael Gabriel For Mayor!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 112:10


    Michael announces his political aspirations in this historic 203rd episode of Malt Couture. Can he drive a wedge issue between Alex and Stephen or do maltier heads prevail? In the Beer News, Goose Island announces plans to release 1,992 NFTs for $500 a pop, Tree House buys a golf course, and Dos Equis enters the ready-to-drink-cocktail market. Thanks to Amory's Tomb Brewing Co. for sponsoring this episode! Visit Amory's Tomb Brewing Co. at AmorysTomb.com and follow them on Instagram @AmorysTomb! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer  

    Batch 202: Beers of Fame: IPAs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 120:17


    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.  Thanks to Horus Aged Ales for sponsoring this episode! Visit Horus Aged Ales at HorusBeer.com and follow them on Instagram @HorusAgedAles! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 201: Beers of Fame: Double IPAs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 106:44


    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 Brewery Hop Juju. Thanks to Jackie O's Brewery for sponsoring this episode! Visit Jackie O's Brewery at JackieOs.com and follow them on Instagram @JackieOsBrewery! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 200: The Malty Cup II

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 132:42


    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 Stephen dust off any shelf turds? Will Michael adhere to the rules? Tune in and find out! Thanks to 608 Brewing Company for sponsoring this episode! Visit 608 Brewing Company at 608BrewingCompany.com and follow them on Instagram @608BrewCo! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 199: 40oz of Dogfish Head to Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 105:12


    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 lite beer taste more like Miller Lite.  Thanks to Perennial Artisan Ales for sponsoring this episode! Visit Perennial Artisan Ales at PerennialBeer.com and follow them on Instagram @PerennialBeer! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 198: The Coconut Cup Triple Threat Death Match

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 178:35


    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, Monochrome Brewing, Eighth State Brewing Company, Bottle Logic, Omnipollo, 3 Floyds, Moksa, Vision Quest, Aslin, SMog City, Little Cottage, 608 Brewing Company, Southern Grist, Evil Twin, Odd Side Ales, and Lua Brewing! Which beer will emerge victorious to an be crowned THE SUPREME LORD OF COCONUT BEERS? Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content and to download the Coconut Cup bracket! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 197: Now With More Dracula!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 116:14


    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 double barleywine episode when Alex brings in malty treats from Trophy Brewing and Private Press Brewing. Michael brings in "soda."  Stephen asks you to try the hef. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 196: Alex and Stephen Ride Again!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 108:43


    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 channel their inner Meady Boyz™ while Stephen brings in a shelf turd that ends up being very polishable. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 195: The Side Project Cinnamon Shootout

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 96:09


    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 Shared Ambiente. It's a high noon cinnamon shootout! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 194: Basement Bottle Shares

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 104:05


    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 gift card for my 37th birthday and keep me on the family phone plan! Yes, this is my best friend. No, we know each other from the internet. 3 months ago. Yes, we're drinking beer. It looks like that because it's expensive. No, you can't have any. Yes, we're going to drink all of them. Don't come back down until the deep dish pizza is ready! Thanks to Private Press Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Visit Private PressBrewing at PrivatePressBrewing.com and follow them on Instagram @PrivatePressBrewing! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 193: Kill... Blastoise...

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 118:57


    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 American barleywine and it's base beer from Solemn Oath. Stephen gets his San Diego fix with an offering from Societe Brewing Co. Thanks to Lua Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Visit Lua Brewing at LuaBeer.com and follow them on Instagram @LuaBrewing! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 192: Record Profits and Twitter Meltdowns

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 113:47


    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 himself. Does not end well. Alex brings in a barrel-aged stout collab between 7venth Son Brewery and VooDoo Brewing then showcases a Helles from Dovetail for the Bottleshare, Michael finds an odd brew from 3 Fonteinen, and Stephen tries to romance the boyz with some Christopher Elbow beer. Thanks to Monday Night Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Visit Monday Night Brewing at MondayNightBrewing.com and follow them on Instagram @MondayNight! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 191: The Millennial Commercial Bowl

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 135:35


    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 Side Project Brewing at SideProjectBrewing.com and follow them on Instagram @SideProjectBrew! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 190: Give Sofia Colucci A Raise

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 106:47


    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, Campbell's Soup wants people to drink "brothtails." Alex revisits the days of the IBU wars with an old money IPA that clocks in at 100 IBUs, Michael can't tell the difference between Sublime and 311, and Stephen brings in beer brewed for the blue-collar crowd. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 189: Barleywine is Life: Stephen Edition II

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 110:49


    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 Michael enjoy any of them? Will Alex give his stamp of approval? May Lord Maris show mercy in the power rankings. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 188: Indiana: The Warm Beer State

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 128:19


    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 theaters. Alex shares a cripsy hometown hero from Iowa while Stephen presents a double feature. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 187: Monster Energy Smashes the CANarchy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 120:03


    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 ham water to date, and Stephen catches both of them sleeping on some highly recommended rap music. Thanks to New Trail Brewing Co. for sponsoring this episode! Visit New Trail Brewing Co. at NewTrailBrewing.com and follow them on Instagram @NewTrailBrewing! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 186: Bad Boiz Castle Incorporated LLC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 124:46


    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 while Budweiser goes full Willy Wonka with their golden can contest. Alex brings in a saison from a brewery operating like it's 2005, Michael goes into homer mode, and Stephen goes pie-adjacent with a cobbler inspired beer. Thanks to Live Oak Brewing Company for sponsoring this episode! Visit Live Oak Brewing at LiveOakBrewing.com and follow them on Instagram @LiveOakBrewing! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 185: Try Eating Ass!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 109:15


    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 called their "best beer ever made" while Stephen continues his quest to make Malt Couture a pie podcast. Michael is let down by Drizly. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 184: Hometown Heroes Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 100:37


    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 Russian River Brewing, Green Flash and Alpine Beer Co. get gobbled up by Big Cannabis, and Sante Adairius keeps the spirit of a historic Oakland beer bar alive. Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 183: Make Out Counts and NFTs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 130:40


    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 gives an update about the status of Three Chiefs. Stephen ends 2021 with wine from Las Jaras Wines and interviews winemaker Joel Burt about the Dr. Steve Brule inspired Sweet Berry Wine. Thanks to Westbound & Down Brewing Company for sponsoring the Bottleshare! Visit WestboundAndDown.com and follow them on IG @westboundanddownbrewingco! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

    Batch 182: A Beersmas Carol 2: The Scorpion King

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 118:33


    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 eaten at least two or three more scorpions tbh frfr. Guess that makes him the scorpion king or whatever. Anyway, in the Beer News, Barefoot Wines collabs with Oreos and Side Project release levels of madness ensues and Miller Lite introduces Beernaments that the Malty Boyz™ will pay $1000 for. Thanks to Fox Farm Brewery for sponsoring this episode! Visit Fox Farm at FoxFarmBeer.com and follow them on Instagram @FoxFarmBeer! Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt DontDrinkBeer.com Instagram.com/DontDrinkBeers Instagram.com/MaltCoutureDDB Twitter.com/DontDrinkBeer

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