The Maltese Falcon and Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine

“I distrust a man who says ‘when.’ If he’s got to be careful not to drink too much, it’s because he’s not to be trusted when he does.” -Kasper Gutman in “The Maltese Falcon”

In this podcast, we are drinking Bigfoot Barleywine aged in whiskey barrels from Sierra Nevada and talking about “The Maltese Falcon” … all three of them. We know what you are thinking, “Wait, there’s more than one Maltese Falcon?” Don’t say Old Movies, New Beer never taught you anything.


Along with the classic Humphrey Bogart-starring “Maltese Falcon,” we talk about the first “Maltese Falcon,” a precode film from 1931, and the comedy take on the same story in 1936 titled “Satan Met A Lady,” starring Bette Davis.

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A clip from The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Satan Met A Lady (1936)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

All Six “Thin Man” Movies and Waterloo Double 8 Dark

(The podcast is available on iTunes, too.)

Cheers! In this podcast we’re talking about all six of “The Thin Man” movies.

It is our New Year’s Eve tradition to watch “The Thin Man” movies. Well, not all six of them. We can barely stay up to midnight, let alone sit through six movies in an evening. On New Year’s Eve, David prepares a fancy meal (this year it was Beef Bourguignon – yum), and we watch at least the first “Thin Man,” possibly “After the Thin Man,” too.

The Bishop’s Wife, The Man Who Came To Dinner and Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale

Cheers! We apologize for the podcast delay. We both had colds, and no one wants to listen to two people drunk on NyQuil talking about old movies on a podcast. Wait a second … *buys domain*

In this week’s installment we’re getting our holiday spirit on. We are drinking Anchor Steam’s Christmas Ale 2014 and 2011, and we’re talking about “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947), starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven and Monty Woolley, and “The Man Who Came To Dinner” (1942), starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan and – wait for it – Monty Woolley. That’s right. It’s a Monty Woolley double feature. It’s a Christmas miracle!

And yes, the podcast is available on iTunes.

Flash Gordon and Green Flash Brewing’s Le Freak


Cheers! In this podcast we talk about “Flash Gordon” (1980), starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Timothy Dalton, Max Von Sydow, an amazing soundtrack by Queen and some weirdos in rubber lizard masks. That’s right, “Flash Gordon,” not to be confused with “Flesh Gordon.” Although, we talk about that one a little bit, too. While all the other sci-fi movies around that time were taking space pretty seriously, “Flash Gordon” was doing the opposite. Discuss.

Cat People, The Uninvited and Speakeasy Syndicate No. 2

Cheers! Welcome to the first installment of our “Old Movies, New Beer” podcast, in which we talk about old movies and drink new beer.

In our inaugural episode, we are drinking Syndicate No. 2 from Speakeasy in San Francisco talking about “Cat People” (1942) and “The Uninvited” (1944).