295 episodes

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

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    • 4.9 • 783 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 266: Listener Recommendations

    Batch 266: Listener Recommendations

    The NA train continues to roll on Malt Couture and in this episode Alex and Stephen crack open NA beers recommended by Malt Mavens! NA beers from Brooklyn Brewery, Bravus Brewing Company, Notch Brewing, and Go Brewing get put through the Power Ranking treatment. In the Beer News, Alex and Stephen navigate a new segment called "Closing Time" as various long standing beer institutions, both from the brewing, retail, and media side, announce unfortunate closures. 
    To get involved with the  "Life" International Barleywine Collab, click the link for info about the recipe, BSG discount, and links to help raise awareness of colon cancer. 
    If you'd like to make a direct donation to help support Alex, head over to his GoFundMe. 
    For more info about colon cancer and to help support the fight against it check out the Colon Cancer Foundation. 
    Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content.
    Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt.
    Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Batch 265: The Old Guard

    Batch 265: The Old Guard

    Alex and Stephen crack open some OG NA offerings and put them through the Power Ranking treatment including Buckler and O'Doul's. In the Beer News, Cascade Brewing closes after 25 years of serving up some of the PNW's most sought after beers, Lord Hobo closes although the owner seems extremely sus, and the newly sober Hulk Hogan releases "Real American Beer" as probably a carny cash grab. 
    Thanks to Highland Park Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram @HighlandParkBrewery! Head to HLB.LA/SHOP for beer, merch, and more! Catch them pouring at the Tony Dart's Away Hazy IPA Festival on July 13th!
    To get involved with the  "Life" International Barleywine Collab, click the link for info about the recipe, BSG discount, and links to help raise awareness of colon cancer. 
    If you'd like to make a direct donation to help support Alex, head over to his GoFundMe. 
    For more info about colon cancer and to help support the fight against it check out the Colon Cancer Foundation. 
    Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content.
    Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt.
    Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Batch 264: Hot Import (NA)-ights

    Batch 264: Hot Import (NA)-ights

    The Malty Boyz™ pull up to the Carl's Jr. parking lot to show off their hot import NA beers. This episode features NA Corona, NA Tsingtao, Estrella Galicia, and Hitachino NA Yuzu Ginger which will have you granny shifting not double clutching like you should. In the Beer News, Lagunitas closes their Chicago brewing facility and Deep Ellum becomes the latest piece of Monster Energy's alcohol portfolio to go under. Anchor Brewing finds a second life under the umbrella of the Chobani Yogurt founder. Rumblings of Suntory purchasing Boston Beer Co. have been floating around but neither company will confirm nor deny it has happened. 
    To get involved with the  "Life" International Barleywine Collab, click the link for info about the recipe, BSG discount, and links to help raise awareness of colon cancer. 
    If you'd like to make a direct donation to help support Alex, head over to his GoFundMe. 
    For more info about colon cancer and to help support the fight against it check out the Colon Cancer Foundation. 
    Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content.
    Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt.
    Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Batch 263: European NA Beer Battle Royal

    Batch 263: European NA Beer Battle Royal

    The Malty Boyz™ are literally closer than they've been in months as they pit four European NA beers against each other and then put them through the Power Ranking treatment. Listen to find out who edges out a victory between Le Chouffe, Peroni, Stella Artois, and Bitburger! In the Beer News, all the jokes about Kings and Convicts have manifested themselves to fruition, another influential beer bar closes it's doors, and a UK brewery releases beers named after tyrants and sells out immediately. 
    To get involved with the  "Life" International Barleywine Collab, click the link for info about the recipe, BSG discount, and links to help raise awareness of colon cancer. 
    If you'd like to make a direct donation to help support Alex, head over to his GoFundMe. 
    For more info about colon cancer and to help support the fight against it check out the Colon Cancer Foundation. 
    Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content.
    Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt.
    Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Batch 262: Malty Boyz™ Enter Their Macro NA Era

    Batch 262: Malty Boyz™ Enter Their Macro NA Era

    This will likely be the first of many episodes where the Malty Boyz™ feature a lineup of macro NA beers and put them through the Power Rankings treatment. This episode they're drinking offerings from Dos Equis, Blue Moon, Heineken, and... Penn's Best? Sure, whatever, it's fine. In the Beer News, Ale Apothecary founder Paul Arney announcement his plan to retire and puts the brewery up for sale, BrewDog founder James Watt steps down as CEO to focus on bug based protein, and Rogue files a trademark for "The Official Beer of Oregon" to start a new beer brand but mysteriously rescinds  all press materials for it.
    To get involved with the  "Life" International Barleywine Collab, click the link for info about the recipe, BSG discount, and links to help raise awareness of colon cancer. 
    If you'd like to make a direct donation to help support Alex, head over to his GoFundMe. 
    For more info about colon cancer and to help support the fight against it check out the Colon Cancer Foundation. 
    Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content.
    Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt.
    Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Batch 261: Zyn, Zap, Zop

    Batch 261: Zyn, Zap, Zop

    The Malty Boyz™ have their first Bottleshare together in almost a year and it's all craft NA beers! They drink NA so you don't have to and see if all that time and money pumped into R&D was worth it. NA beers from Sierra Nevada, TBFKA Boston Beer Co., Wellbeing, and Deschutes get put through the Power Ranking treatment. In the Beer News, Whistle Pig releases a redonkulous bottle of whiskey, Red Hook is still around and is now getting served with lawsuits, and the decline of Ballast Point continues as they look to offload their production facility. 
    To get involved with the  "Life" International Barleywine Collab, click the link for info about the recipe, BSG discount, and links to help raise awareness of colon cancer. 
    If you'd like to make a direct donation to help support Alex, head over to his GoFundMe. 
    For more info about colon cancer and to help support the fight against it check out the Colon Cancer Foundation. 
    Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content.
    Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt.
    Follow DontDrinkBeer on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
783 Ratings

783 Ratings

Kriekslut42069 ,

2023 NBA Champion Denver Nuggets bay bay

This podcast meets all USDA requirements for daily consumption. Get yourself a weekly dose of delicious content while bring soothed by the golden voice of Stephen Loh. Beer content, basketball, and rasslin’ are a small sampling of the beauty you’ll be treated to.

Devin in SC ,

Fodder for Otters

The ideal podcast to listen to while chugging barleywine from a plastic wine glass off the shelf in the middle of a Walmart. 🤙

tbeTarvis ,

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

Not complaining, kinda into it

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