Monthly Archives: July 2008

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel

July 31, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle, Country: Belgium, Grade: A plus, Style: Dubbel

7% ABV from a bottle I’ll spoil this review right off the bat and tell you I’m giving this beer an A+. After giving only two A pluses in my first 100 reviews, this will now be my second A+ in my last nine. I’m starting to feel like a grade-inflating Harvard professor, doling out […]

He’Brew Rejewvenator

July 30, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 3 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Shmaltz, Country: America, Grade: A-/B+, Style: Strong Ale

7.8% ABV from a bomber I’m a bad estimator of how much I plan to drink in an evening. Luckily, my eyes are bigger than my liver and I always overestimate, often causing a stockpile of beer to…well, stockpile. Pre-barring Friday night I knew I wanted my first two beers to be the pricey and […]

Nat Sherman Suave

July 29, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 3 Comments | Filed in Cigars

This weekend I realized that cigars aren’t just something that makes you look awesome, leads to the onset of cancers, makes others question what you are overcompensating for, gets you shunned from most establishments, and guarantees you won’t be kissed by any girls post-smoke.  They’re also terrific for getting fat-assed tourists to move out of […]

Captain Lawrence Cuvee de Castleton (2nd batch, 2008)

July 29, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Captain Lawrence, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: Wild Ale

PREVIOUSLY ON MY TOP TEN MOST WANTED LIST No ABV listed but purpoted to be 6% Throughout my entire childhood I was a collector extraordinaire. Baseball cards, comic books, Pez dispensers, action figures, celebrity autographs, movie paraphernalia, Wheaties boxes, vinyls, and things so much more nerdier that even I am ashamed to discuss them. Or, […]

Stone Ruination IPA

July 25, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Stone, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: IPA

7.7% ABV from a bomber The Vice Blogger and the Alkie What kind of cosmic practical joke is this? What sort of karmic retribution has become me? I now find myself living with a bonafide alcoholic fresh out of rehab. Done laughing? Let me explain how this happened. My actual roommate–rather, the man I lease […]

Southampton IPA

July 25, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Southampton Publick House, Country: America, Grade: B-/C+, Style: IPA

6.5% ABV I’ve mentioned before that I feel like IPAs are pretty much the standard bearers for American brewers. You got a good IPA, you’re probably a pretty decent brewery. Got a bad one and you’re brewery probably is mediocre. Don’t even have an IPA in your line and you’re a big, bad, stinky corporate […]

Lagunitas Sirius

July 24, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Lagunitas, Country: America, Grade: B-, Style: Cream Ale

7.6% ABV from a brown-bagged bottle Ah, the “road soda.” Beer for the drunk on-the-go. Wrap that sucker in a paper bag and all of the sudden it’s invisible to the world and you’re not culpable. What was that Bunny Colvin said on Season 3 of The Wire, “There’s never been a paper bag for […]

Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

July 23, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Bear Republic, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: IPA

8% ABV from a bomber Amanda was from California and she was gorgeous. She was prettier than me, taller than me (and I’m 5’11”), more classically educated than me (Columbia undergrad/Yale law), almost as smart as me, certainly more humble than me, nicer than me, arguably more athletic than me (played college field hockey), put […]

Belhaven Scottish Ale

July 23, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Belhaven, Country: United Kingdom, Grade: B plus, Style: Scottish Ale

5.2% ABV from a nitrocan I have a bit of a feud with nitrocans. Years ago, during my Guinness phase, I was invited to a party thrown by some older, classier folks, and I decided to bring two four-packs of Guinness nitrocans (this being a “classy” party I didn’t think a 30 rack of Milwaukee’s […]

Westmalle Trappist Tripel

July 22, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle, Country: Belgium, Grade: A plus, Style: Tripel

9.5% ABV from a bottle You ever see a beautiful girl for just a fleeting second, maybe you don’t even formally meet her, or get her name, or even catch her eye in return, but nevertheless for the next few days, or weeks even, you can’t get her off your fucking mind. Her beautiful, smiling […]