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Malt Couture

213 episodes - English - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 731 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.

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Batch 186: Bad Boiz Castle Incorporated LLC

January 20, 2022 20:00 - 2 hours - 89.5 MB

Can you buy a hip, gently used brewery with just photos of apes? At Bad Boiz Castle Incorporated LLC we say, "Yeah, bruh. Yeah." Kings & Convicts is at it again purchasing yet another San Diego brewery, this time adding Saint Archer to their portfolio. In other Beer News, SweetWater's big weed overlords look to sell of what's left of Green Flash while Budweiser goes full Willy Wonka with their golden can contest. Alex brings in a saison from a brewery operating like it's 2005, Michael goes i...

Batch 185: Try Eating Ass!

January 13, 2022 20:00 - 1 hour - 78.9 MB

Sometimes, a Tweet drops that shakes you to your core and makes you question the reality in which you live in. Pabst Blue Ribbon did just that and now the Malty Boyz™ will never be the same. Listen and find out which of the Boyz welcomes the new ass eating overlords and which one shuns ass eat and refuses to comply. Alex brings in what Evil Twin called their "best beer ever made" while Stephen continues his quest to make Malt Couture a pie podcast. Michael is let down by Drizly. Head to ou...

Batch 184: Hometown Heroes Part II

January 06, 2022 20:00 - 1 hour - 72.9 MB

Once again, Alex lights the Malt signal and asks for suggestions of hidden, local gems. The Malt Mavens have spoken and in this batch The Malty Boyz™ will try beers from Goldfinger Brewing Company, Jack's Abby, Godspeed Brewery, and Origin Beer Project before putting them through the Power Rankings. In the Beer News, a man brandishes a gun at Russian River Brewing, Green Flash and Alpine Beer Co. get gobbled up by Big Cannabis, and Sante Adairius keeps the spirit of a historic Oakland beer b...

Batch 183: Make Out Counts and NFTs

December 30, 2021 20:00 - 2 hours - 78.6 MB

Bro, get your peacock on with your steampunk goggles and big, loud hat because the Malty Boyz™ are exploring the game... the bourbon game. In Bourbon News, the Boyz™ discuss NFTs linked to rare bourbons stored in a "vault" to Buffalo Trace going high-tech to combat counterfeiting. Alex brings in a collab between The Bruery and Three Chiefs and gives an update about the status of Three Chiefs. Stephen ends 2021 with wine from Las Jaras Wines and interviews winemaker Joel Burt about the Dr. St...

Batch 182: A Beersmas Carol 2: The Scorpion King

December 23, 2021 20:00 - 1 hour - 85.3 MB

It's another Beersmas here in the Maltyverse and once again old Ebenezer Kidd is visited by the ghosts of Beersmas Past, Super Past, Present, and Future. And all he got was a scorpion to eat and digest. That's right, Alex eats a scorpion carcass this episode! Serves him right working Stephen and Michael to the bone the way he does. Alex should have eaten at least two or three more scorpions tbh frfr. Guess that makes him the scorpion king or whatever. Anyway, in the Beer News, Barefoot Wines...

Batch 181: Ur Bad

December 16, 2021 20:00 - 1 hour - 74.3 MB

The Malty Boyz™ drop into the dive bars of South Dakota to the dive bars of Alabama and learn telling someone "Ur bad" is a flirtatious to tell someone they are good. In the Beer News, a stream in Hawaii registers a 1.2% ABV, Budweiser gets into the NFT game, and Miller High Life releases a gingerbread kit to build your own authentic dive bar. Miller High Life... ur bad. Michael gets put on a jury. Alex revisits an east coast remnant of The Great IBU Wars. Thanks to The Bruery for sponsori...

Batch 180: Just Drink Half

December 09, 2021 20:00 - 1 hour - 80.7 MB

Alex's favorite magazine, Esquire, the official periodical of all lawyers, endorses the opinion that people should only drink half their beer then discard the rest. Does this endorsement hold any integrity? No. In other Beer News, aluminum tariffs threaten to destroy the Ball Corporation unless breweries start ordering no less than 1 million cans. In the Bottleshare, Alex brings in a hidden gem of a barleywine from Wax Wings Brewing Co. that caused a local scandal. Stephen is back on his she...

Batch 179: Michael’s Funniest Episode?

December 02, 2021 20:00 - 1 hour - 81.3 MB

Alex speaks it into existence declaring this to be Michael’s funniest episode. Does Michael deliver or does he make Alex look like a fool? How many knee-slapping punchlines will Michael deliver while drinking barleywine from Kros Strain? Will Michael bust out his best roast jokes when talking about the return of the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer? What zingers will Michael come up with when discussing Topo Chico releasing their hard seltzer in glass bottles? How hard will Michael burn...

Black Friday Bonus: Maltterrogation with Averie Swanson of Keeping Together

November 26, 2021 17:05 - 59 minutes - 38 MB

In this Maltterrogation the Malty Boyz™ talk with founder of Keeping Together and Master Cicerone Averie Swanson! Hear about Averie's time as Brew Master for Jester King, moving to Chicago and consulting Half Acre before opening up Keeping Together. Then they dive into discussing her dream collaboration, favorite brewery facility, and the worst beer she's ever brewed. For more bonus content subscribe to our Patreon for weekly interviews, videos, and more!

Black Friday Bonus: Small Batch with Becca Scott

November 26, 2021 17:01 - 1 hour - 42.5 MB

Enjoy this bonus Small Batch episode with Becca Scott as she talks about being a correspondent for Magic: The Gathering, hosting board game play thrus and tutorials for Geek and Sundry, and being part of Dr. America. For more bonus content subscribe to our Patreon for weekly interviews, videos, and more!

Black Friday Bonus: November 2021 Mailbag pt. 1

November 26, 2021 17:00 - 57 minutes - 36.7 MB

Enjoy this Mailbag Black Friday bonus episode where we answer spicy questions submitted by Malt Mavens. In this mailbag, Stephen lists his favorite songs by The Mountain Goats while Alex explains Crass to Michael, the Malty Boyz™ discuss funny foods, give advice on how to break it to your beer group that you're tired of the game, and what their last beers would be and with who. For more bonus content subscribe to our Patreon for weekly interviews, videos, and more!

Batch 178: Hometown Heroes

November 25, 2021 20:00 - 1 hour - 79.5 MB

After polling DontDrinkBeer fans about off the radar local gems, Alex sourced beers from four breweries that haven't been featured on Malt Couture yet. For the first time, the Malty Boyz™ try beers from Neubleus Taproom, Barrique Brewing and Blending, The Seed: A Living Beer Project, and There Does Not Exist then give them the power ranking treatment. In the Beer News, Wu-Tang Clan's GZA beer dinner in NYC is back and 450 North cereal bowls go on sale for $175. Plus, a special message from D...

Batch 177: 2 Malty Boy Power Trip

November 18, 2021 20:00 - 1 hour - 78 MB

Alex and Stephen bring the heat when they record together in lieu of Michael who was on vacation. It's all bangers this episode when they pop barleywine from Orpheus Brewing, mead from Schramm's, black lager from Suarez Family Brewery, and a commercial batch of wild ale from Freak Folk Bier. In the Beer News, Larry Bell gets paid when Bell's is sold off to Kirin, a man who hates whiskey amasses a collection of miniature whiskey worth over $45,000, and Sonic's and Arby's get into the alcohol ...

Batch 176: Eat This Turkey Leg!

November 11, 2021 20:00 - 1 hour - 85.2 MB

Behold! The most immersive experience in all of beer! Augmented Reality brought to you buy Coors! Eat this turkey leg! In the Beer News, Stone closes down shop in Napa amid rent disputes and Idaho's bourbon shitlords have the fate of their secondary industry left in the hands of the Idaho State Liquor Division. Lager powerhouses, Wayfinder, Bierstadt, and Heater Allen, combine forces to collab on an amber lager. Then the Bottleshare gets canned with offerings from Elder Pine, Oxbow, and Homa...

Batch 175: The Gigabatch

November 04, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 80.5 MB

Elon Musk announces he's entering the beer game and The Malty Boyz™ got some questions for the riches person in the world. Weathered Souls Brewing Co. heads to Charlotte to open up an incubation program that'll help minorities and women enter the beer industry. Alex recounts one of the most devious acts to ever go down at a bottle release then goes old money for the Bottleshare when he brings in Last Snow from Funky Buddha. Stephen brings in a non-hazy offering from Other Half. Thanks to P...

Batch 174: Revenege of the Pumpkin Beers

October 28, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 76.3 MB

Alex hates themed episodes so naturally Stephen and Michael have to make up for it by bringing in pumpkin beers for spooky season. The Malty Boyz™ are also recording in person for the first time in a long time and start the episode with a beer off the White Whale list. In the Beer News, New Glarus claps back at shareholders with a defamation lawsuit, Uber acquires Drizly, and AB InBev releases the most marco variety pack imaginable. Thanks to Forager Brewery and Humble Forager Brewery for ...

Batch 173: Can I Sell You A Tchotchke?

October 21, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 74.4 MB

The Malty Boyz™ head to Cape Code to see how the locals have been dealing with the new Tree House Brewing Company taproom and the area's economic recovery. Mikkeller goes full BrewDog when they start damage control after breweries pull out en masse from their annual beer festival. Someone stole Anchorage Brewing's snow plow! Jukes Ale Works returns to form with their latest Abyssal Mouth barrel-aged set. Then in the Bottle Share, Monday Night Brewing celebrates their ninth anniversary with a...

Batch 172: The Customer Is Always Right

October 14, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 80.3 MB

The Malty Boyz™ complete the Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers barrel-aged trinity when they tick Dulle Teve Riserva 2018. Then the Belgian love fest continues in the Bottle Share when they drink a canned tripel from Monkish and a beer often called the best American Wild Ale of all time, Crooked Stave's 2012 Persica. Then in the Beer News, a well-meaning beer released to raise breast cancer awareness goes full Florida while the latest Fall Flavors Bud Light hard seltzer variety pack has Stephen an...

Batch 171: "Weird Stout" Episode

October 07, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 71.7 MB

Alex lands the second rarest Dark Lord variant : Dia Oscuro, aged in Ardbeg barrels. Then in the Bottle Share, more weird stouts are put to the test. Do they pass? Will there be a retest? Then in the Beer News, Boston Beer Co. sues their distributers in New York while planning a new Truly Hard Seltzer tap room in Chicago and Bud Light is the new Bud heavy while Bud Light NEXT is the new Bud Light. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! ...

Batch 170: Old Gueuzers

September 30, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 70.7 MB

The Malty Boyz™ sit under the knowledge tree of some Old Gueuzers after Alex tracks down a 2010 Drie Fonteinen Season Zomer, 2006 Drie Fonteinen Doesjel, 2010 Tilquin Oude Gueuze à l’Ancienne, and 2003 (2005? 2006?) Boon Gueuze Mariage Parfait. Which Gueuze wears their age the best in this very European showdown? Then in the Beer News, AB Inbev get sued again and Guinness sets their sights on Chicago. Sponsored by Jester King Brewery. Visit!   Get the Malt Couture...

Batch 169: It's Not A Phase, Brewers Association!

September 23, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 77.3 MB

The Brewers Association releases a statement regarding vaccine mandates for businesses with more than 100 employees when the median brewery employment size is 12 people. After drinking Beachwood Brewing off air for years, the Malty Boyz™ finally feature them on the show. Lemon Candy Hops are not literal but still pretty good. LSU fans drink the Rose Bowl dry and this leads to some strange encounters at the check-out stand in Pasadena. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! Tee...

Batch 168: Open Mic with a Two Barleywine Minimum

September 16, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 71.2 MB

Listen as the Malty Boyz™ make humor out of their observations at their local open mic. Then Alex and Stephen each bring in a barleywine that occupy opposite ends of the barleybob spectrum. Michael goes full slushy. In the Beer News, a bar in Australia has a BYOContainer fire sale while an Indiana brewery's post about shifting to a no-tipping system draws vastly different reactions on Instagram as compared to Facebook. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt!

Batch 167: Starring Pizza Dood and Featuring Horus

September 09, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 83.8 MB

Say his name in a 5-star review and Pizza Dood appears with a pizza in hand, bottled water, and a thirst for whales. He only takes boss pours, always checks in on Untappd, and never brings any beers. He's goddamn fucking Pizza Dood. Alex leads Stephen and Michael through another game about overpriced bourbon. Barleywine is opened when Horus decides that it's time for Maris to grow old. In the Beer News, New Glarus is caught dipping their hands into their own cookie jar a little too blatantly...

Batch 166: Return of the DDB

September 02, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 76.3 MB

Alex is back from paternity leave and he's been saving up some gems to share including a Fantome and some barleybob. Speaking of Fantome, in the Beer News, Dany Prignon is looking for a business partner to help continue Fantome although some of the intent behind his offer might have been lost in the translation. During the Bottle Share, Alex brings in a PNW hypejob barleywine while Stephen bring ins a regular ol' non-hypejob barleywine. Michael treats the boyz to a very special seasonal offe...

Interview with Ash Eliot of Brave Noise and Women of the Bevolution

August 27, 2021 19:00 - 27 minutes - 16.4 MB

Brave Noise is a global open collaboration spearheaded by Brienne Allan (@ratmagnet) that aims to provide awareness and create action for safe and inclusive environments in the beer industry. Brave Noise's public relations manager and founder of Women of the Bevolution, Ash Eliot, sits down with us to discuss the goal and message of Brave Noise.  For more information about the Brave Noise open collaboration, Women of the Bevolution, and how you can help support the brave voices who have sh...

Batch 165: Beer vs. Pie

August 26, 2021 19:00 - 2 hours - 86.7 MB

It's a battle for the ages as fermentation science battles pastry science! Four beers go head-to-head against four pies to determine the fate of the world's jankiest beer podcast! Banana cream pie, Mexican chocolate pie, black pepper cherry pie, and strawberry pie go up against their beer counterparts represented by Corporate Ladder Brewing Company, Dark Sky Brewing Company, Bond Brothers Beer Company, and Revolution Brewing. Stephen puts Michael in the Malt Seat for a round of pie trivia to...

Batch 164: Trickle Down Beeranomics

August 19, 2021 19:00 - 2 hours - 92.7 MB

When a fat cat in his ivory tower like Alex gets sent box after box of beers, sometimes peasants like Stephen and Michael get to taste some of the discarded treasures that Alex has no time for. This is trickle down beeranomics. Listen to your two favorite Malty Boyz™ chew the gristle of Alex's otherwise big, meaty boxes. In the Beer News, beer, pizza, and professional wrestling collide when Chris Jericho and Nick Gage use a pizza cutter to draw blood right before a Domino's commercial and Bo...

Batch 163: The Lactose Episode

August 13, 2021 17:17 - 1 hour - 64.9 MB

  With Alex away on paternity leave, Stephen and Michael honor the newest newest Malty Boy with a lactose laden episode. But before they get into their dairy fueled fever dream they try the latest hype stout release from Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. reluctantly shared by Alex himself. Alex also provides an update about his life as a father and some other stuff, beer probably... and video games... we just skimmed it, alright? In the Beer News, Michael's got a bone to pick with overpriced airport...

From The Cellar: The Malt-terrogation - Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

August 09, 2021 19:33 - 37 minutes - 90.1 MB

Hear tales from one of the OG craft beer brewers in the US: Alan Sprints of the legendary Hair of the Dog Brewing Company. Hear about Alan's love of soup and his early days brewing some terrible heffs then listen to Alex and Stephen grovel for a Dave. Michael slept in. For more Malt-terrogations and weekly bonus content head over to our Patreon at DDBque...

Batch 162: Gabagool... and Scene

August 05, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 74.3 MB

The Malty Boyz join a crime family but they also get to flex their acting chops, and no, we're not talking about chops the same way Michael talks about chops. We watch two beer related commercials, one made out of spite and the other made using one PMG himself and also A BEAR! Coors taps the rink when they brew a batch of beer using ice collected during game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Alex exposes Tacoma's best kept beer secret when he brings on Engine 9 Brewing Co. Stephen goes full pie...

Batch 161: What's Your Yeast Sign?

July 29, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 74.5 MB

As it is written in the strains, so it shall come to pass. Alex digs up an article that pairs zodiac signs with yeast strains and the Malty Boyz™ now realize what their true personalities are. In the Beer News, dumb beers laws are updated with slightly less stupid beer laws when Texas allows beer to be sold at 10am on Sundays instead of noon and Virginia has issues with "games of skill." Then in the Bottleshare, the boyz get serious about pies. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-sh...

Batch 160: Beer-jecto Seato, Cuz!

July 22, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 79.5 MB

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! Sponsored by Highland Park Brewing, visit them at HBP.L...

Batch 159: All Aboard The Hypetrain!

July 15, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 82.2 MB

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 and Pabst Blue Ribbon drops off 1,776 beers to influencers for a Fourth of July publicity stunt. But first, the Boyz drink "the best barrel-aged beer f...

From The Cellar: The Malt-terrogation - Tim Clifford of Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

July 12, 2021 20:28 - 54 minutes - 53.4 MB

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. For more Malt-terrogations and weekly bonus content head over to our Patreon at

Batch 158: Big Jim Gravy's Revenge

July 08, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 86.1 MB

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.  Thanks to Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co. for sponsoring this episode! ...

Batch 157: 2 Francs, a Dunkel, and a Pizza Place

July 01, 2021 19:00 - 2 hours - 90.4 MB

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.  Thanks to Revolution Brewing f...

Batch 156: The Smoothie Seltzer Cup

June 24, 2021 19:00 - 2 hours - 125 MB

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. Thanks to Windsor Homebr...

Batch 155: Old Barleywine Is Life

June 17, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 81.8 MB

It's that #BIL drip this episode as Alex stacks New Money vs the Oldest Money when the Malty Boyz™ crack open four barleywines that are over a decade old for the Bottleshare including a 2011 Abacus from Firestone-Walker, 2007 Cyclops from Elysium, 2004 Thomas Hardy, and 2002 Bigfoot from Sierra Nevada. But before they get to those they'll drink Side Project's MJK. In the Beer News, the Boyz Drip It or Flip It when they take a look at brewery collabs with footwear and watch brands. Thanks t...

From The Cellar: The Malt-terrogation - Cory King of Side Project Brewing

June 14, 2021 18:56 - 1 hour - 39.8 MB

Hold on to your staves, we got the Barleybob Baron of St. Louis: Cory King of Side Project Brewing! Enjoy this special Malt-terrogation where Cory and Alex talk about fashion choices, the fate of the worst beer he ever brewed, and old money choices when it comes to coolest brewery he's ever visited. For more Malt-terrogations and weekly bonus content head over to our Patreon at Twi...

Batch 154: The Celebrity Tequila Mogul Episode

June 10, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 72.4 MB

See what happens when Kendall Jenner, E-40, and The Rock face off in an agave fueled deathmatch to determine who is top of their class when it comes to being a celebrity tequila mogul. Then in the Beer News, we hopefully get some slightly less stupid beer laws when the USPS Shipping Equity Act is introduced to Congress. Plus, a round of The Celebrity Tequila Mogul Game. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! Head to our Patreon for weekl...

Batch 153: Year Of The Ratmagnet

June 03, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 79.2 MB

The craft beer industry is forced to confront issues it's long overlooked or flat out ignored after head brewer Brienne Allan asked the question “What sexist comments have you experienced?” on her Instagram (@ratmagnet). What followed was thousands of stories from beer industry workers about the sexism, misogyny, and sexual abuse they experience far too regularly, often times on a daily basis. Stories about working in breweries, working with distributors, and dealing with management and regu...

Batch 152: Helles is Other Ferengis

May 27, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 76.9 MB

More lawsuit drama hits the Wynwood, FL craft beer scene, this time with more Ferengis included in the sci-fi murals. Alex tries to get on the Malty Scoreboard and finally get a win when he faces Michael in a round of Fresno: The Game. Michael is once again subjected the Tröegs. In the Bottleshare, Alex gets crispy with a Helles from Zillicoah Beer Company while Stephen sees if size matters. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt! Head to...

Batch 151: Enter Stupid Contests, Win Stupid Prizes

May 20, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 72.4 MB

There's nothing more macro beer than holding a contest where you can win lots of money. This year, the macro beer gods blessed it's drinkers with not one but two such contests. One requires drinkers to know how put together a coherent sentence, the other requires drinkers to press a button. In other Beer News, Dogfish Head has entered the Wynwood, FL arena and Stone lets fans write in votes for what's included in their 25th anniversary releases. Alex brings in bargain bin Cantillon and a gem...

Batch 150: Maple Showdown

May 13, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 72.3 MB

Each of the Malty Boyz™ bring in two maple treats that will battle it out in a too sweet cagematch before being thrown into the never disputed Power Rankings. Who will reign atop the sticky mountain of tapped sap? Before getting into the Bottle Share, Michael leads Alex and Stephen in a game of "Beer or Maple Syrup Review?"  In the Beer News, pickle drama in Texas, Untappd pettiness from More Brewing against Phase Three, and a Budweiser promotion leads to stolen pup valor. Get the Malt Cou...

From The Cellar: The Malt-terrogation - Paul Arney of The Ale Apothecary

May 10, 2021 19:00 - 51 minutes - 74.9 MB

Fresh out the linen closet, it's a special bonus Malt-terrogation with Paul Arney, owner and head brewer of The Ale Apothecary! He gives perhaps the most unique answer to "If money was no issue what's the next piece of non-essential brewing equipment you'd buy?" but for a brewer that uses hollowed out spruce trees as lauter tuns the answer should be that surprising. For more Malt-terrogations and weekly bonus content head over to our Patreon at

Batch 149: Hello Wisconsin (Fruit Beers)!

May 06, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 78.9 MB

Hop in the Malty Cruiser and head straight to the orchards because this week it's a New Glarus bang-bang when the Patreon votes to have the highest rated fruit beer according to to kick off the show. Then Stephen brings in a New Glarus brew for the Bottleshare while Alex goes the ol' barleywine route and Michael goes the ol' homer Ohio route. In the Beer News, a Boston Dynamics dog has been trained to piss beer, Michelob goes crypto, and a lawyer tells Tree House to get off his ...

Batch 148: Why Don't They Just Make Enough For Everyone?

April 29, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 83 MB

The Malty Boyz™ drink one of the highest rated beers they've ever had on the show. Almost impossible to aquire, one reviewer shouts, "JUST MAKE ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE YOU JERKS!" Yeah, why don't they just make enough for everyone? In the Beer News, the Seltzer Wars have begun as Imprint Beer sues Smooj over trademark infringement. Michael is a homer for Crispi Bois from Ohio while Stephen struggles with pronunciation. Get the Malt Couture Officially Licensed T-shirt!

Batch 147: The Peanut Butter Cup

April 22, 2021 19:00 - 2 hours - 104 MB

21 beers will enter the Peanut Butter Cup Tournament of DOOOOOOM but only one will emerge the Peanut Butter Cup Champion! 15 beers have been seeded according to their Untappd scores which include Phase Three, Weldworks, Angry Chair, Mast Landing, Narrow Gauge, Modern Times, Horus, Good Word, Bottle Logic, Wiley Roots, Broken Strings, Aslin, Casa Agria, Other Half, 3 Sons, Barreled Souls, Alverium, and Thin Man. 6 more beers will battle it out at the top of the show for the final 16th seed Wi...

Batch 146: Whose House? Runzas House.

April 15, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 72.4 MB

This ain't no flyover episode as the Malty Boyz™ make a trip into the heartland of America. First stop is Nebraska with an offering from Kros Strain Brewing and they pair it with the amazing and delicious Runza. Are these Runzas little pockets of joy or an abomination waiting to happen? Then they head over to Kansas for a barleywine from Free State Brewing that Alex use to drink 2 liters at a time. In the Beer News, Stone announces they're cashing in and making a hard seltzer while over in U...

From The Cellar: The Malt-terrogation - Lee Lord of Narragansett Beer

April 12, 2021 19:36 - 55 minutes - 80.6 MB

Straight from our malty cellar and into your eardrums it's a bonus episode of our Malt-terrogation with Narragansett Beer head brewer Lee Lord! Hear tales of her humble beginnings at Watch City Brewing to now brewing Michael's favorite beer. Who said Rhode Island is a beer desert? For more Malt-terrogations and weekly bonus content head over to our Patreon at


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