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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.
 
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It's good to be back. Did you miss us? Brian's feeling all better and it was great to get back in the studio. We're joined this week but the crazy crew from Bircus Brewing in Ludlow, KY. FYI, it's pronounced "beer-cus." Brand Acrobat Jilliam Francois, Sales Manager (fancy title pending) Matt Cremeans, and Brewmaster JD fill us in on the origins and…
 
The malty boyz are missing a boyz but the show must go on. Stephen is somewhere out in the world on a #wanderlust, so Alex and Michael are locking it down doing what they know best: so so bits and phoned in beer reviews. We will never change. On this one we’ve got beers from Good Word, New Groove Brewing, and Monkish. We talk about Stone hopefully …
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST NEWS EPISODE! We start off the show introducing Tito, who will be our guest host for the next month or so. Tito has been so kind to sacrifice his Friday nights to join us. His article discusses the cheapest ingredients in beer today, Nick brings an article about a beer shoe with the collaboration between Reebok and Harpoon, Dan g…
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST INFO: As we inch closer to our seven year anniversary we still want to make sure we give love to some of the amazing Michigan Beer Makers. We are off next week but this week we spoke to Ogma Brewing out of Jackson Michigan. Andrew and Holly give us a break down of what it was like to go from the idea to the grand opening on the b…
 
To celebrate Malt Couture's 4 year anniversary, the Malty Boyz™ put themselves through The Anniversary Cup. Featuring anniversary beers from 12 different breweries commemorating one to 30 years. It all starts off with a 5 year Bruery Anniversary Ale vertical to determine the Wild Card beer. Then it's New Money vs Old Money when anniversary beers fr…
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST INFO: The Drinking While Black Series was started in 2021 as a panel for black beer fans to come together to discuss what it is like to be in the community, the positives and negatives that have come from it, and what can breweries, festival owners, and fans alike do to be inclusive and promote equity and not just equality. 2022 …
 
Due to unforseen CiRcUmStAnCeS, the Malty Boyz™ record this episode in the "dark" because Alex's internet goes out. With no Zoom video to reference, they must record using only the sound of their own not-so-soothing voices. In the Beer News, Selin's Grove says goodbye after 25 years of brewing, a New York brewery raffles off an AR-15, and Arby's re…
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST INFO: Every once in a while along comes an interview in which you wish you had hours more to chat with the guest. Julia Herz career in craft beer is so long we only scratched the surface. Julia discusses the importance of inclusion, how homebrew clubs can do their part to reach out to more people, and she discusses the positives …
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST INFO: With just under ten years of being in business, Big Lake Brewing out of the Tulip Town of Holland Michigan send Zachary onto the show to talk about craft beer marketing, The Haze Craze Weekend, and getting into the local homebrew community and how some of their flagship beers have come from homebrew competitions they’ve hel…
 
From brewer to beertender, how satisfied are brewery employees with their jobs? "I want to be a brewer." Every homebrewer has had the thought cross their mind. But, once you land that dream job at a brewery, will you be happy? Like any job, there are many factors to consider. Pay, benefits, management, training, etc. It may be a "cool" job but work…
 
That's right, in an unprecedented event, the Malty Boyz™ coincidently take the low ABV route starting with an non-alcoholic beverage hop infused beverage from Mikerphone. Then it's all light sailing from there with offerings from Sideward Brewing Co., Berryessa Brewing Co., and Ohio. In the Beer News, Modern Times is on the auction block, the Boyz …
 
On this episode Mike brings beer he picked up in Hawaii. Breweries tried include Honolulu Beerworks, Maui Brewing, Waikiki Brewing, Inu Island Ales and Lanikai Brewing. Tune in now to hear all about it. Podcaster Involved: Jordan of Pitt Craft Beer Dad Warren of Fraser Mills fermentation Cam of Pacific Beer Chat Mike of Pacific Beer Chat Intro By C…
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST NEWS EPISODE! With the last minute cancellation of the guest, Rob, Dan, Ken, and Wendy all hopped on after a few week hiatus to talk about some of the major news headlines that have appeared over the last few weeks we haven’t had a chance to talk about. As a reminder in these show notes, none of us are financial advisors and none…
 
Summer is coming and it's time for some Mexican Lagers Mexican Lagers are so hot right now. The CEO of Constellation brands even goes as far as saying he believes Modelo is about to become America's favorite beer. The data kind of supports that claim, with Consellation's brands (including Modelo, Pacifico, and Corona) seeing 14% growth in the most …
 
Michael gets locked into a 25 year contract while working at a cougar bar. Floodland makes their return to the show. Stone's trademark lawsuit with Sycamore gets settled. Minnesota updates an old, dumb beer law and frees the growler. Urban Artifact releases "the world's most expensive beer." Head to our Patreon for weekly exclusive content! Patreon…
 
Craft Collaborations inspire Nappy Roots to open Atlantucky Brewing If you're a regular listener of the show then you've heard us talking with the Nappy Roots crew a few times before. We met the guys back in 2017 as they brewed a collaboration with Monday Night Brewing, Front Porch Pale Ale, to go along with the album of the same name. We were a yo…
 
The Malty Boyz™ explore Nordic cinema and ask the timeless question, "What's so funny?" A beer trading group goes full wholesome during the baby formula shortage. Patrick Rue purchases a 50% interest in Moonlight Brewing Company and the Boyz rejoice. Thanks to Revolution Brewing for sponsoring this episode! Visit Revolution Brewing at RevBrew and f…
 
Snafu Brewing Company is your new favorite dive bar If you love a taplist full of classic beer styles then this episode is not for you. However, if you're intrigued by the R&D department of a brewery including a NutriBullet, beer, fruit, and cereal you're in the right place. Snafu Brewing Company has been called a "dive brewery." Koon that's fair, …
 
Michael announces his political aspirations in this historic 203rd episode of Malt Couture. Can he drive a wedge issue between Alex and Stephen or do maltier heads prevail? In the Beer News, Goose Island announces plans to release 1,992 NFTs for $500 a pop, Tree House buys a golf course, and Dos Equis enters the ready-to-drink-cocktail market. Than…
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST INFO: A few months in the making, Sean of Bella Snow sits down Friday evening to talk about a missing segment of the market he feels he will work well in, which is the low ABV market. Sean explains where the idea came from, his original target market, and the people who are actually drinking his beer. He goes on to discuss the st…
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST INFO: Starting in 2009, Clown Shoes has made quite the name for themselves in the craft beer scene with their amazing beers and amazing bottle and can art. In 2017 they were acquired by Mass Bay Brewing Company, which you may know as the brewers of Harpoon, which allowed this gypsy brewer to have a permanent home and structure to…
 
Kros Strain Brewing Co. shows us what's happening in Nebraska beer We met the crew from Kros Strain Brewing Co. when they visited Atlanta for The Juice Strikes Back festival in 2019. This invitational beer fest brought some amazing beers to Georgia and introduce a lot of new breweries to the Peach State. We chatted at the time about getting togethe…
 
For this Beers of Fame episode, the Malty Boyz™ dial back the ABV and IBUs as they tick some of the most iconic IPAs from Beer Advocate's Beers of Fame list. Featuring Town Hall Brewing Masala Mama, Ithaca Beer Company Flower Power, Columbus Brewing Company IPA, Smuttynose Brewing Co. Finestkind IPA, and Kern River Brewing Co. Just Outstanding. Tha…
 
The Original 40 Brewing Company is a new OG We caught Cosimo Sorrentino just in time to talk about San Diego's The Original 40 Brewing Co. before he heads for Lazarus Brewing in Austin, TX. Cosmo's a San Diego native and spent time brewing in Europe before returning home. When asked about the departure he shares that he likes where the beer scene i…
 
(NSFW) This episode an old friend of the show, and former AZ Wilderness Head Brewer Chase Saraiva stops by the studio. The guys reminisce about the first time Chase was on the show. They rehash old inside jokes and create a bunch more. Chase brings a lager to share with the guys. Ed quickly indoctrinates Chase into the Hoppy Lager Bois lifestyle cl…
 
It's time once again to take a trip down Beers of Fame lane and this time the Malty Boyz™ are gearing up to dive back into The IBU Wars as they tackle some of the most fabled double IPAs on the BeerAdvocate Beers of Fame list. Featuring Three Floyds Dreadnaught, Kuhnhenn DRIPA, Avery Maharaja IPA, and Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, and Fat Head's Brew…
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST NEWS EPISODE! This weeks craft beer news has Wendy taking a deep dive into the massive beer shortage about to happen and the laws and red-tape hurting bars in Quebec. Ken asks if you’d sell your future for a win today when discussing the request in law changes in Minnesota from their brewers guild, and finally Dan discusses how w…
 
CRAFT BEER PODCAST INFO: Kindsey Bernhard began her passion project simply due to the extra at home time during COVID. She came up with the idea for Boys are from Marzen and has interviewed some of the industries biggest giants in craft beer including Em Sauter, Julia Herz, and Dr. J Nikol Jackson-Beckham. She also writes for Porch Drinking and is …
 
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