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 160: Beer-jecto Seato, Cuz!
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? Family! What do they eat when they drink McIlhenney Brewing? A tuna sandwich because FAMILY!
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Batch 159: All Aboard The Hypetrain!
The Malty Boyz™ dive into the deepest depths of hype depravity when they try the first offering from Blue Run Spirits headed by a Nike designer and Facebook tech bro and bite into Burger King's new Ch'King sandwich before playing a round of The Hype is Right. Plus, a brewery in Denver auctions off a NFT that gives the buyer free beer for life. In non-hype news, Alex brings in an IPA collab called Things We Don't Say that sets out to raise awareness about mental health in the brewing industry.
From The Cellar: The Malt-terrogation - Tim Clifford of Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
For our very first Malt Seat suspect we brought in none other than the saison czar of Capitola: Tim Clifford of Sante Adarius Rustic Ales! Hear the tale of how dank the worst beer he ever brewed was and how he keeps it local when it comes to Brew, Buy, Kill, his go-to beer in college, and his ideal collab partners.
Batch 158: Big Jim Gravy's Revenge
The Beer Institute reports that beer consumption did not increase during the pandemic and The Malty Boyz™ investigate these claims by talking to the Beer Institute CEO Big Jim Gravy. Also in the Beer News, iconic Denver beer bar Falling Rock closes it's doors and Corona files a lawsuit against... itself? Then in the Bottleshare, Alex brings in the highest rated beer every featured: Pear Brandy Leto from Mortalis Brewing Co.
Batch 157: 2 Francs, a Dunkel, and a Pizza Place
Alex tells a tale of chasing a dunkel spanning beer message boards, two continents, and using active military as a mule. The Malty Boyz™ kick off the show with a Matt from Hair of the Dog then meet another Grailed enthusiast. Stephen throws it way back to when Alex invited him to a beer tasting dinner that would eventually lead to the start of Malt Couture. In the Beer News, barrel aged seltzer, a brews cruise, and getting sued by Mountain Dew are discussed.
Batch 156: The Smoothie Seltzer Cup
The Malty Boyz™ celebrate their 3 year anniversary episode with a 21 seltzer tournament to see who's the smoothest in all the land! Explosions were had, furniture and jackets stained, and marital vows were tested to crown a supreme seltzer champion! Who makes it out of the Wild Card? Which cans foamed the hardest? Can anyone dethrone Stephen and Michael's lust for Smooj? In the Beer News, BrewDog steps on yet more rakes, hopefully for the last time on this podcast.
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Barrel-Aged Barrel of Monkeys
I don’t want to deter anyone from enjoying this trio grouping of comedic talent that likes to meanders into sporadic directions of thought & abstract conversations with its engaged audience. If you can’t enjoy these guys antics on some level or another, you must not have been listening close enough. 🤪