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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.

Malt Couture DontDrinkBeer

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 774 Ratings

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 231: Batch 1 Was Better

    Batch 231: Batch 1 Was Better

    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.

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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Batch 230: New Year, Same Ol' Malty Boyz™ (unforch)

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

    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.
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Batch 229: Alex's First In-Person Trade

    Batch 229: Alex's First In-Person Trade

    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!
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Batch 228: A Beersmas Carol 3: The Kidd Ultimatum

    Batch 228: A Beersmas Carol 3: The Kidd Ultimatum

    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!
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    • 2 hr 13 min
    Batch 227: Hometown Heroes West Coast IPA Edition

    Batch 227: Hometown Heroes West Coast IPA Edition

    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.
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Black Friday Bonus: 5th Annual-ish Bourbon County Preview Review

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
774 Ratings

774 Ratings

tbeTarvis ,

Is this a Ohio tourism ad hidden behind a Beer Podcast?

Not complaining, kinda into it

ISOmagnum42069 ,

ISObarleywine42069

I did that.

For real the show is a banger. I even showed it to my Qvevri guy.

Gus6412 ,

Good find

After hearing Augie Carton mention Alex Kidd for the 700th time on his show I decided to give this podcast a listen. Absolutely worth it. 6 episodes in and I’ve gotten a eureka’s castle reference, plenty of wrestling throwbacks and some quality beer info. Highly recommend.

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