Malt Couture fermented LIVE in San Francisco is now on draft!

I know you have chondromalacia after standing in line for bcbs this morning so relax and enjoy the first ever malt couture live episode!

Triple episode week rages on with our FIRST EVER live episode! We discuss #skypours , Golden Road, Oakland’s protesting skills, plus Stephen and Michael have their very first loon.

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DDB is thankful for 2005 Bruocsella Grand Cru

I’m thankful for 13 year old lambic that’s flatter than a Shyamalan script. It’s exactly what you expect from this frumpy 2005 misfit: that classic grapefruit pith, construction paper, twine, zested tangelo, and kennel bed. The acidity is so damn refined and you can crush this like Nestea. Most people like BGC the least in the Cantillon lineup, but the dudes deep in the Brett B game are wiping the dregs on their gums and crushing up rails from those crumbly corks. It’s an acquired taste and arguably ages better than the rest of the fruited/standard Loon lineup. Belgian ppl don’t have Native Americans so they don’t get thanksgiving, but I saw Colin Farrell in In Bruges so I have pretty good handle on what they are thankful for. Thanks to @beersnobbin for keeping my thoat wet #loonz #thanksgiving #thankful #lambic #flat #cellar




It’s an insane triple episode week from @maltcoutureddb tomorrow at noon the @gooseisland BCBS bonus prereview episode goes live. Then on Thursday, it’s the thanksgiving extravaganza where the malty boyz Tell you what we are most thankful for, I open a beer that I spent seven years charging. Finally on Black Friday while you are laying in a frigid REI tent waiting for the results of your Kate the Great raffle, we release our first live episode, FERMENTED LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO! Thanks to our patreons for everything. Triple the episodes, malty boyz don’t feel so good, cap. Also new ddb shirts are on sale: GRITTY REBOOT.


LGVLABTOKF: Yorkshire Square Brewery, traditional UK cask ales in Torrance

LGVLABTOKF: Yorkshire Square Brewery. On Friday I went into @yorkshiresquarebrewery and ordered their new barleywine and it was fine, pretty solid. Part of my myopic approach was going into a spot that specializes in ultra traditional, gentle UK cask ales and ordering the hoppiest and highest abv beer that they make like a dipshit. Once I settled in and actually tried their body of work that they are known for, things made much more sense.

At most places, a soft export oatmeal stout isn’t my go to. It isn’t that something like a dark mild is a de facto bad style, it’s that most breweries don’t do them well enough to warrant your attention let alone serve them all on a series of hand pump casks. At this brewery it is the entire reason you go there because nuance is King, The oatmeal stout is silky, light, intensely sessionable with a touch of chicory and light roast. The mouthfeel really moves this right hand drive carriage, still in the body but creamy and frothy with great retention. Also, there is something endearing about a massive imperial pint glass and being able to drill ounces knowing that you can still make that PTA meeting. It’s very refreshing.

Think like @macleodale with leather interior and a sun roof, which makes sense since the head brewer here had his fingerprints all over that casky gem as well. Also, there were no children at this brewery and the entire place is dripping in English mood. If Phantom Carriage is macabre then this spot is apologetic, well mannered and named “Nigel.” It has a roaring fire and a straight up suit of armor inside. If there was a football hooligan with impacted dentistry then the experience would have been complete. Perfectly Adequate and Yellow School Bus [rip tomme Arthur 🚌] were an enjoyable cap to the visit. You should check this place out simply because there’s nothing comparable in my mind to what they are doing, and they are doing UK cask ales very well. #cask #ales #ukbeer #craftbeer #beertography

I’ll add the real time ranking later. Here’s a pic of the wings from Belly’s


Drakes Brewing Headzo is Staves to the Wall Intensity, Steppin on my Grapes

You may think of @drakesbeer and hoppy gems come to mind. Maybe you know about their GABF gold for their barrel aged barleywine. But. God damn this beer is pure tawny port chaos. At first glance it’s dead flat with massive clear sheeting gripping the glass like those claimed souls in Ursula’s grotto. This is ramped up and an excessive merger of Xyauyu and Kuhnhenn zeitgeist. It’s so god damn syrupy and leads with an iced wine, fortified grape, prune to the point of fusel Sir Marks a Lot wafts. In the Life world, this is a hulking Zangief that takes skill to employ. I almost never say this but you need to drink this at straight up 70 degrees room temp. It opens up and a Georgia O’Keefe caramel flower unfolds, petals soaked in Jura wine. It’s a bizarre beer from start to finish. I came back the next morning and I think i liked it even more, what is this sorcery….session Utopias? If you have have @mysticbrewery Entropy then you know all you need to know.

Many people will not be on board for this tannin monster. That being said, there’s not much like it and if you want an insane completely exaggerated Life then split this four ways and start chopping up botrytized lines, wiping noble rot on your gums.


Malt Couture batch 21, the goat episode, is done fermenting! Goat alert

🐐 🚨 @maltcoutureddb batch 21 has two incredible goat surprises from @thesloh and @paulmichaelgabriel and I was absolutely floored. Number six will shock you, etc. We talk about reforms to stupid Utah and Oklahoma beer laws, @jollypumpkin And @tiredhandsbrewing Interplay, PSX bangers, and I bisect everyone’s bean with some @foragerbrewery sticky. Rate/review/show this to your postman, link in bio. #podcast #beer #comedy #goats #bocks #barleywine