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.
Batch 139: The Health Inspector and a Trash Bag Full of Fries
Alex discusses his time representing Red Robin after a judge takes some creative liberties when reading their decision about Stella Artois glasses being 2oz short of a pint. In other Beer News, a brewery and health inspector get their signals crossed in a time of Covid. Alex brings in a barleywine from Australia brewed by Indian Ocean Brewing Company. Michael brings a beer Alex gave him. Stephen closes the episode with a bang-bang bringing in two beers from a very dedicated Malt Maven.
Batch 138: Exceptional Vibes
With Mercury in retrograde, the Malty Boyz™ attempt to keep exceptional vibes during a trying time. Alex brings in a master work from master Cicerone Avery Swanson's new brewery Keeping Together Brewing. In the Bottle Share, Michael goes the homer route with a FOBAB gold medal winning beer from Wolf's Ridge Brewing while Alex and Stephen cruise the vistas of Wisconsin with an Untitled Art barleywine and Steven's Point Special Lager respectively. Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer
Batch 137: Jigglypuff Returns
Jigglypuff returns after exile in the grasslands to give the Malty Boyz™ a life update. Former Small Batch guest and marketing executive Mike Costello gives us insight on Budweiser's Super Bowl commercial shenanigans. Rey Misterio Jr. is now the face (mask?) of Victoria Beer. Alex shows of his diamond hands when he holds BRAAAAAM from Fair State Brewing. Then in the Bottle Share, the boyz ape it up with beers from Bond Brothers Beer Company, 450 North Brewing, and Revolution Brewing.
Batch 136: Third Tier Law School
In this episode, The Malty Boyz™ have unearthed an actual audio recording of the meeting that turned Alex's life around. In the Beer News, they discuss the recent scandal involving Boulevard Brewing then check in with Craft Beer Kevin to hear his thoughts about the announcement of a Brew Dog restaurant opening up in Las Vegas. In the Bottleshare, Alex drops his crown when he busts out some crispy offerings from Halfway Crooks Beer, Michael cracks red corn, and Stephen jumps to conclusions with barrel-agin
Batch 135: New Money Banana Republic
The Malty Boyz™ are taking a closer look at breweries exporting hype and adjuncts during the Bottleshare. In the Beer News they discuss Hamm's latest marketing gimmick, Jim Beam stirs up repressed bartending memories for Alex and Michael, and not one but two logo related stories!
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Batch 134: The Boyz™ Are Back In Town
After a bout with COVID, Michael returns to LA and rejoins the podcast. Still suffering from the effects of COVID, he remained isolated and provided his own non-alcoholic beverages. Meanwhile, Alex brings in a bloody delightful offering from OEC followed by a final boss barleywine from Wren House and Stephen digs deep into his linen closet for a collab between Kane Brewing and Horus Aged Ales. In the Beer News, Natural Light enters the world of modern art and Coors teams up with The Rock.
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A good mix of entertaining off topic material and beer market relevant information.
Mr Marachinos Chopper
My wife can’t stand listening to this podcast but our daughter loves the noise of Mr Marachinos helicopter so now we have to listen all the time.
Keep the hot Fresno talk going
I hate beer. I only listen to the podcast to hear Fresno-centric topics. Thanks Malty Boyz, especially Federline-esque Alex Kidd.