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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.
 
Have A Drink! Do you feel like you've missed out on the craft beer Revolution? Well you’re not too late because the new world of beverages is still forming. Join Brittany, Chris, Casey, and Justin as they do everything they can to learn about this new drinkscape. From African beer gods to Prohibition, they belly up to the bar and see what’s really behind your favorite drink. Look for Have A Drink Show on twitch.tv or your podcatcher of choice.
 
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Overnight your beers from Japan because you're granny sipping, not double-chugging like you should. I SAID A TEN HOUR BOIL, NOT A TEN MINUTE BOIL! On this episode, the Malty Boyz™ don't have friends, they have family. They check in on Del Hall's annual beer Lent before they go diving for shipwrecked beers. Alex takes a chance on two beers. Michael …
 
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 Compa…
 
Ah the Trappists, wait a minute. I’m pretty sure we already did this one. Well maybe we know more now. We sure as Hell couldn’t know less. So let’s revisit this topic, at least start to, because this is the first part of a multipart deep dive into the Trappist breweries. So grab a beer, maybe get a robe or something, and have a drink.…
 
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…
 
Ryan and Evan had a great time hosting to Mike Zoller, midwest editor of PorchDrinking.com, to talk Chicago beer and all things current in craft beer. Check him out on Instagram (@chicagobeer) for great craft beer insight and cheeky content about the absurdities we see in the industry. We got to talk about what Chicago is doing great in the current…
 
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. An aluminum can shortage temporarily 86's certain can formats. Rey Misterio Jr. is now the face (mask?) of Victoria Beer. Alex shows…
 
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, A…
 
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! TeeSpring.com/MaltCoutureOfficialShirt Head to our Patreon for weekly…
 
Welcome, I’m a Bobstradomus and I am here to tell you the future of 2021. In this year we will see Robots will finally rise up and I for one welcome our new overlords, Jaws 19 in 3D will finally be released, and I finally get a beer prediction right. Ok, one or more of those is wrong, but it’s time for us to wildly speculate about the year ahead, a…
 
Ryan and Evan catch up on how the 2020 Holiday season went and start the new year off right. We were fortunate to sample some beer sent to us from Waypost Brewing Co. in Fennville, MI, which was a great zwickel style lager. Musings on the Kyle and Evan annual home-brew stout, online beer ordering apps, great selfies and of course a sip of some Swis…
 
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 co…
 
2021 is off to... a start. Alex reveals a surprise. Michael reveals he caught COVID-19 and is quarantining in Ohio. Alex brings in an OG San Diego whale and a new money hype stout while Stephen tests ol' DDB's palate. In the Beer News, some old dumb beer laws get updated with slightly less (more?) stupid beer laws. Wear your mask, wash your hands, …
 
2020 is over and the Malty Boyz™ are looking at 2021 through rosé tinted glasses. Why? Because it's fun! Knowing nothing about rosé the boyz turn to what they know best, Pop Culture, and drink rosés from Post Malone, Dwayne Wade, and, the couple formally known as Bradgelina, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. They enlist the help of ESPN Senior NBA Writ…
 
A batch a decade in the making featuring only eised beers. Multiple extinction ticks go down as Alex hunts down Hair of the Dog Dave directly from Alan Sprints, Samuel Adams Millenium, Southampton Double Ice Bock, and BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin. The Malty Boyz™ close out the year in style with all these devastating beers for your listening pl…
 
It's been a decade of miserly ol' Alex scrooging the craft beer world unchecked but on this Beersmas Eve he'll finally atone for his DontDrinkBeer sins. The Spirits of Beersmas take Alex on an eye opening, bottle popping ride through his past, super past, present, and future. Does this experience leave Alex a kinder, more understanding Malt Maven? …
 
The Malty Boyz™ can't really talk about it because they're on a secret mission but Alex brings in a redemption beer that's a collaboration between Perennial Artisan Ales and WeldWerks Brewing Co. Then the Boyz™ drink the most recent batch of Alpine Great and Stephen's triple IPA theory rings true, but don't tell anyone. Intel says Goose Island hid …
 
Ryan, Evan, Brad, and Kyle virtually gather to discuss their stand out beers and breweries of the year 2020. It must have been the year of the lager because many great lagers showed up on our lists in addition to some obvious beers (did someone say B:B:T from Side Project??) and some surprises like the one from Homes Brewing. Some breweries pivoted…
 
Michael comes face-to-face with the Mandela Effect when he's confronted with how to correctly spell Malty Boyz™, the Berenstain Bears, what beers Great Lakes Brewing Company makes, and how Patreon works. Alex brings in one of the Four Horsemen of the Flanders Apocalypse. Stephen goes the discount rack route for a $1000 Side Project pie experience t…
 
Alex gives Stephen and Michael a Smooj and they are instantly hooked. Boy, do they love Smooj. It would be real cool if people sent them some more Smooj. If you have access to Smooj, maybe Stephen and Michael will trade you some rare beers from their linen closet for said Smooj. Doesn't matter which flavor, any Smooj will do. Just send them Smooj. …
 
Once again, the Malty Boyz™ sell out as they pour barrel-aged Chicago shelf turds down their gullets but this year they get to do it with the entire Goose Island 2020 Boubon Country line up. See if their prediction from "Goose It or Loose It" ring true or if their expectations and palates have changed since. teespring.com/maltcoutureofficialshirt H…
 
Sometimes fights happen around the Thanksgiving table and this year The Malty Boyz™ have put together a throwdown of epic proportions as four hazelnut beers duke it out in a cagematch brawl to see who is the supreme NUTSMASHER! In Beer News, Bud Light gets in on the console wars, haze tech levels up, and Malt Couture dabbles in true crime podcastin…
 
After months on the waiting list The Malty Boyz™ finally get to tick beer made for dogs. Ok, more like bone broth packaged in a beer cans but still... BEER MADE FOR DOGS! In the Beer News, a puppy contest gets cancelled and Hill Farmstead raises money for a college that makes Stephen want to go back to school. Michael applies knowledge obtained whi…
 
Today’s episode is on Juice. Wait, we don’t talk about disgraced NFL stars. We don’t talk about electricity either, so what are we . . . oh, actual juice. Where’s the alcohol in that? I mean, just wait a few months till it’s wine or something. Okay so it’s a non-alcoholic episode today, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something to learn, maybe th…
 
What does a line producer do, you ask? Line producers manage the budget of a motion picture and day-to-day physical aspects of the film production. So now you know that. In the Beer News, Hoppy Floppy is embroiled in a Triple C (Costume Contest Controversy) and Shelton Brothers is forced to file for bankruptcy. Michael's patriotism makes Alex and S…
 
Alex doesn't care about Michael's feelings when he brings in a barleywine and a Flander's red. Michael doesn't care about Alex's feelings when he tries to flip a BBT and puts a price on Diddy. Stephen brings in a beer as voted on by the Patreon and momentarily struggles with going back to being an authoritarian. Jason Statham won't stop reminding e…
 
Evan and Ryan caught up with a couple friends they have know virtually for a number of years. While never having a beer in person together before (well, Evan and Nate did a long time ago), Max and Nate joined in to see where all the hype is these days as excitement has moved more into the bourbon world. We still enjoyed some good beers on the chat …
 
This beer is neither Lager, nor Ale . . . But it’s brewing. It’s alive. IT’S ALIVE!!! Okay, enough of the Frankenstien bit. Today we are talking about Frankenbrews . . . or is it Frankenstien’s Brewster? Hybrid Ales is probably a better term, maybe specialty beer, but it’s what we’re talking about at any rate. Things that don’t neatly fall into the…
 
Show your feet, give me something pastry to drink. For this year's annual Halloween episode The Malty Boyz™ bend the knee for the pastryarchy for a pastry themed Bottleshare. Before they get to that, Alex brings in a treat in the form of Side Project's ode to Gabe Fletcher. In the Beer News, $100 six-packs of lager produced by Napa wine wunderkind …
 
The Jevne juice is flowing as The Malty Boyz™ drink a V.S.O.A. from Forager Brewery as voted on by the listeners. Then it's Follow Up Madness in the Beer News as they check in on The Jester King Protestor as she sets her sights on another Texas brewery, Green Flash and Alpine Beer Company come full circle, Goose Island break from Black Friday tradi…
 
Disclaimer, this is going to be a lot of words we are going to mess up. I know this is usually a bit, but it’s going to be a rough night to anyone who speaks Korean listening. Still it’s time to talk about soju. It’s like sake, right? Not so much, it turns out. Apparently it’s more like Rice whiskey than it is rice wine and it’s pretty clear we lik…
 
Say, man, you got some rye? It'd be a lot cooler if you did. That's what I love about these Sazerac Rye 18-Year-Old Buffalo Trace Antique Collection bottles, man. I get older, they stay the same age. Let me tell you what these ryes are packin' right here, all right. We got 100% rye grain, uncut Old Potrero, single barrel, 124 proof, some Rittenhous…
 
Scab-a-de-doo-ba-ba Revolution Brewing Sanctuary 13 da-ba-dee-doo-skt-skt Lakefront Brewery Beer Line Barley Wine duh-doo-bum-bum-bum-jibbidy-bap Planters collab with Natural Light doobie-biddy-doo Wolverine boots collab with Pappy Van Winkle zabba-dee-doo Rodenbach bap-bapbadap-bapdadap Spencer Brewery Trappist beer dabba-dee-doo-ziggidy-zop... go…
 
The power of celebrity, it has the ability to change public opinion . . . well at least shopping habits. A familiar face on a product makes people feel like they can take a chance on something. Now they aren’t content with just being a paid face, now they want to be the creator, or at least the benefactor. When do we get a Have a Drink Bourbon? Wel…
 
Make sure your vapes are fully charged for this batch. You're going to stan so hard for all the crispy boys the Malty Boyz™ put down that you'll be dabbing for a week, king! Pass the cans of Wayfinder Beer, Burial Brewing, Tired Hands, and Three Weavers and let me get my crisp on, brah! The Beer News has, like, lawsuits, macro shit, and soft drug u…
 
If you give Craft Beer Kevin a smooch he'll ask for a whole orgy slathered in generic ranch dressing. This is the tale of Alex when he unboxed Modern Times' newest boxed set of barrel-aged beers. He also brings in some old money oxi juice. Michael goes full tourist. Stephen returns to the discount rack. In the Beer News, Jester King gets accused of…
 
Today's episode is . . . That can't be right, we've done this episode before. We've also done the incredulous intro read before. What's happening?! Why do I see Bill Murray! No, it's our 5 year anniversary, and to celebrate we are going back to one of the first episodes we ever did and see if we can't do a better job. We aren't pulling a Lucas, the…
 
We finally got a gang of four together and enjoyed a night discussing the best parts of our summer on Ryan's back porch. Great night to be outside and sip on some stouts and talk our favorite beers and food over the last couple of months. Ryan, Mark, Kyle, and Evan (with Brad joining us off mic) enjoyed some great beers from Bottle Logic Brewing, S…
 
The Malty Boyz™ become The Malty Yinzerz™ in this Pennsylvania episode! Drinking beers from PA breweries that haven't been featured on the show before, The Malty Yinzerz™ put their sweet lips on beers from Yuengling, Human Robot Brewery, Bullfrog Brewery, and Selin's Grove Brewing. In the Beer News, Fair State Co-op recognizes their employee union,…
 
Alex orders a half-decade old Xyauyù barleywine from Italy brewed with tobacco. Was it worth the price and wait? Michael makes the homer pick with a tasty treat from Highland Park Brewing. Stephen talks about his serendipity meet cute moment but with his bottle share beer. In the Beer News, union busting, NASCAR champion Michael Waltrip opens a bre…
 
We just wanted a simple episode, Bob. Just one, roughly an hour to an hour and a half, episode. Instead you start a sprawling epic about advertising and marketing in the beer world. Well, let’s get to the History. Well, Wassup, everyone It’s Miller Time! Let’s see how advertising got to that point and beyond. Oh my goodness, you could grab a Guinne…
 
The Malty Boyz™ take a sneak peak at what Brad Clark's newest project, Private Press, is offering. Then they open up some St. Louis juice from regular ol' Perennial Artisan Ales. MA! Big Jim has the keys to the Expresso and is driving and rampaging all over the Beer News! He's looking through his old Hamm's receipts, buying beer for dogs, and tryin…
 
It's been 36 weeks since the last Barley Battle and the responsibility to make the malty sacrifices to Lord Maris were left in Michael's hands. Now his smooth, soft hands are covered in sticky, barrel-aged repentance! And boy did he repent as Michael brings in some bangers for this special Barleywine is Life episode. In the Beer News, Alex finally …
 
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