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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.
||ExplicitBonus Batch: Whale Mail with Beer Snobbin'||The Malty Boyz™ meet with the elusive and mysterious Instagram beer celebrity, BeerSnobbin, and do an in-person trade in the very first episode of Whale Mail! Michael figures out how many cans of Modelo it would take to land rare lambic,...||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 31: The Great Label Lockdown||If a hype can never gets released, then did it ever really deserve the hype? THE US GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN! WE HAVE NO NEW BEERS! Thankfully, there's already plenty of existing, TTB approved beers to choose from. A little 2018 GABF gold lands on...||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 30: Winter Vacation||Braving a Southern California winter, the Malty Boyz™ trek through moderate weather to chill out with some seasonal winter beers at Birdshit Table. Alex talks about some uplifting Beer News when he discusses Resilience, an IPA brewed by 1,481...||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 29: Farmhouse Manifesto||What puts the "farm" in farmhouse beer? That's what the Malty Boyz™ set to figure out with a little help from Saint Somewhere Brewing's Bob Sylvester in the first batch of 2019. Alex gives them a taste of Norway with an aquavit infused beer. Stephen..||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 28: Billy Hamilton of Silverstein||Alex lands his White Whale of a guest when Silverstein bassist Billy Hamilton pulls up a seat at Birdshit Table and shares tales about muling beer past the 49th parallel, being on Warped Tour, and his very first adult beverage. He even joins in on the..||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 27: Sugar Water for White Elephants||Light some frankincense, lather on some myrrh and get ready for the Malty Boyz™ Christmas episode! Join them as they have a joyful White Elephant gift exchange. Alex and Michael attempt to settle their IRL Thanksgiving beef. Trillium goes full...||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 25: Barrel Power & Responsibility||From the judges score cards at the Toronado Barleywine Fest to the beer trolls of St. Louis, The Malty Boyz™ explore the power of barrel aging. We follow up with the aftermath of the nixed A Deal With The Devil release. A brewery rises from the dead..||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 26: Sorry Not Sorry||There's beer label drama in The Great White North concerning the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Michael books the role of a lifetime. Stephen goes on a date. Alex brings in a San Francisco treat. And The Malty Boyz™ aren't sorry about any of their...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 24: Öl! Öl! Öl! (Beer! Beer! Beer!)||Alex breaks down a lawsuit between Eagle Rock Brewery and a discrimination troll. Michael's reveals he's a flandershead. Alex recalls The IBU Wars of the early 2000s. At some point Stephen rambles on about Cody Rhodes. DontDrinkBeer.com...||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFermented Live in San Francisco!||We get hella malty when we trade in Birdshit Table for The City. Recorded live from The Jug Shop in PT Cruiser laden San Francisco, Michael and Stephen try their first Loon, they discuss the Temescal Friends to Oppose the Golden Road Taproom for Beer...||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 23: The Thanksgiving Episode||Gather the family around the ol' Sonos and join The Malty Boyz™ as they give thanks to all things beer. Stephen provides the Thanksgiving spread. Alex hunts down a white whale. Michael is, well... Michael. DontDrinkBeer.com Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer..||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Batch: Bourbon Country Preview||The Malty Boyz™ get their hands on some of the 2018 Bourbon County line-up. Michael and Stephen gather 'round the fire to hear Alex retell the story of Bourbon County. Then they try BCBS, Reserve BCBS, Bourbon County Brand Wheatwine, Bourbon County...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 22: The Great Pumpkin Beer Episode||Good grief, The Malty Boyz™ get basic because it's all pumpkin spice everything for this batch! Alex and Michael belt out some musical numbers to celebrate the season. Vito Trautz unwillingly returns to the podcast during an emergency phone-a-friend..||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 21: Goats on Goats on Goats||For the first time in Malt Couture history, it's an all killer, no filler Bottle Share when Michael and Stephen bring in beers that blow Alex's mind. Plus, the Malty Boyz™ try to dissect arcane beer laws for Beer News. Alex ditches the kitchen...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 20: My Three Floyds||Alex puts on his lawyer hat and dives into the legal battle between 3 Floyds and Abnormal Beer. The Malty Boyz™ show up to Oktoberfest a month late. Stephen ditches the clearance rack in favor of a proven performer. DontDrinkBeer.com...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 19: The SpooOOoOoOOoky Episode||In this special Halloween episode, Stephen leads Alex and Michael on a trick-or-treat cuvée. The Malty Bois judge a beer by it’s label when they bring beers with the scariest label they could find for the bottleshare. The results are terrifying....||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 18: The Due Diligence Episode||The Malty Bois put their money where their mouths are in this due diligence episode. This week, they try three beers discussed in not-so-complimentary light during previous episodes. From million dollar lawsuits to hunting down the “Twitter drink”..||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 17: 635 Days Later (Michael's Plight)||After nearly 2 years, Michael finds solace and camaraderie in a beer that passes the 12 Beer Test. Alex offers up some Mead News from Florida. Stephen tries to convince Michael to become a Clippers fan. DontDrinkBeer.com Patreon.com/DontDrinkBeer...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 16: Fresno to LA with Chef Nick Erven||Award-winning chef Nick Erven sits down with the Malty Boiz™ and talks about everything from what it was like growing up with Alex in Fresno and making peanut butter pizzas to having Jonathan Gold review two of his restaurants and being featured on...||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 15: The Fantôme Menace||Michael attends his first proper bottle share when Alex takes The Malty Boiz™ to a Fantôme tasting. Will Michael ever be the same? Alex gets his hands on a bottle of Fähä from Three Chiefs Brewing. Will Stephen cancel his WWE Network account for...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 14: Vito Trautz of Brouwerij West||Vito Trautz gives the Malty Boys a peek into the front office of brewing affairs when he pulls up a seat at Birdshit Table. Vito shares his experiences working on the marketing side of brewing at The Bruery, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Noble Ale...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 13: See You At The Crossroads||The Malty Boys take a trip to Alex's hometown of Fresno, California before venturing to the Land of the Midnight Sun and The Flat Country. Exploding cans of fruit beer and Octopath Traveler are discussed. Plus, Patreon Whale Clurb member, Justin...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 12: Drinking Along the Pacific Northwest Trail||Will the Malty Boys die of dysentery when Alex takes Michael and Stephen on a journey filled with fast food and beers cooled in tree stumps. Experience Malt Couture’s first food pairing when Alex brings all of Jack in the Box’s Munchie Mash-Ups to..||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 11: The Barleywine is Life Episode||Alex and Stephen give Michael a taste of that Barleywine is Life life as they celebrate BiL day (8/17). Alex shares a beer flavored with Chicken & Waffles and breaks down the Constellation Brands push towards CBD infused beer. DontDrinkBeer.com...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 10: The Mailbag Episode||The Malty Boys dig into their mailbag and answer your questions! Get intimate with Alex, Stephen, and Michael as they open up and get vulnerable about their favorite cereal, what size dogs they prefer, why they started Malt Couture and more!...||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 9: Michael's First Horizontal||It’s an episode of firsts as Alex takes Michael on a dark, twisted tick sesh with all three of the 2016 barrel-aged Kuhnhenn Eisbock variants for Michael’s first ever horizontal tasting. Stephen goes to TGI Friday’s for the first time and orders..||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 8: Alexandra Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing||In this episode, Malt Couture welcomes it's first ever guest: Alexandra Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing. We discuss Alexandra's journey from interning at Sierra Nevada to establishing the barrel program at Drake's to starting up and what's next for...||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 7: Heatwave in Beavertown||The Malty Boys sweat through a heatwave in Los Angeles that causes some technical difficulties. They powered through it thanks to the power of mead. Alex examines the Beavertown buyout. The reality of Beavertown does not live up to Stephen and...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 6: Yeast Mode||Alex answers one of the most pressing questions of this generation: Can you own yeast? He dishes out some hot goss about beer ingredients. Plus, Alex puts Stephen and Michael face-to-face with the Pastryarchy. Feat. beers from Lost Abbey, Monkish, and..||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 5: The Goose Island Lawsuit||Alex finally puts his law degree and all those years practicing law to use breaking down the Goose Island lawsuit stemming from an infected batch of 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout. Michael has strong opinions about skin tags. Stephen misquotes a line..||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 4: Have Your Cask and Eat It Too||The Malty Boys reminisce about their days as fatty boys. Stephen tries to wrap his head around a 3-walled brewery while Alex offers them free legal advice. Michael recalls his time in Scottsdale, AZ. Beers from Bear Republic, Trillium, Tombstone and...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 3: Hella Beers||Get hyphy and ghost ride some beers with the Malty Boys as they take a Tour de Norcal full of twists, turns, and roundhouse kicks to the palate. Beers from Sante Adairius, Seven Stills, and Russian River are featured plus whatever Michael decided to...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 2: Florida State of Mind||The Malty Boys up their HP levels with a Dortmunder from Arizona before Alex loads up the airboat and takes them on a journey through the deep, dark everglades of the Sunshine State. Alex leads Stephen and Michael through a campaign where they battle...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatch 1: Tick the Podcast||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...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMalt Couture Preview||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...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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This podcast has brought me to tears from laughing. Come for your love of beer, and stay for the amazing sketch comedy, characters, and cultural references. The only podcast to which I subscribe that I NEVER miss an episode.
This review is long overdue. These guys have a background in improv and sketch and it shows. Not only are they extremely funny and witty, but they also intelligently talk and taste their way through the current beer climate. 🍆😘
Observing PMGs palette develop over 20+ episodes has been worth the listen. Seriously, this podcast is a bunch of fun; beers are dope, reviews are engaging and fair, and Stephen has the most infectious laugh I’ve ever heard on any platform.