Monthly Archives: August 2008

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest

August 28, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Boston Beer Company, Country: America, Grade: B regular, Style: Oktoberfest

5.7% ABV from a bottle The Vice Blogger Goes Off Beer It was August of 2002. One year out of college and all the debauchery in New York had caught up to me–I was in the worst shape of my life, tipping the scales at probably 215 or so. Going to happy hour every day–especially […]

Brooklyn Oktoberfest

August 28, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery, Country: America, Grade: C plus, Style: Oktoberfest

5.5% ABV bottled I like to compare Sam Adam’s Oktoberfest to Brooklyn’s every single year. And since they’re usually the absolute first two on the shelves in Manhattan, this is easy. I must admit, every single year I root for Brooklyn to win my little side-by-side taste test–treating it as a battle between my beloved […]

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale

August 28, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Sierra Nevada, Country: America, Grade: B regular, Style: Pale Ale

6.7% ABV from a bomber (1st release) If your dad came home every day from the office, loosened his tie, grabbed The Economist, and drank a nice wine…well then you grew up pretty rich and were probably loved. And if your dad came home every night and drank a single malt Scotch…well then you probably […]

Bleue Legere Light

August 27, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 1 Comment | Filed in Brewer: Labatt, Country: Canada, Grade: D regular, Style: Macro!

4% ABV from bottles, cans, taps, and anything and everything else In French Canada the Labatt Blue Light flows like water and the men make David Beckham look like John fuckin’ Wayne. I think I drank about seventy-five “Blue Lights”–as they’re known in the region–in slightly over two days while not seeing a Mapleleaf male […]

River Horse Tripel Horse

August 27, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 1 Comment | Filed in Brewer: River Horse, Country: America, Grade: B regular, Style: Tripel

10% ABV from a sixer Everyone knows if you want to make a long road trip bearable you’ll need to drink en route. But if you want to make it highly entertaining, you’ll need to bring some non-twist-off beer bottles and accidentally forget an opener. This happened to me, Gary, and Dan on our recent […]

Molson Export

August 26, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 8 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Molson, Country: Canada, Grade: C-, Style: Pale Ale

5% ABV from a bottle Looking for fun in a seemingly boring town? Stuff your pockets with a few beers and hit the local Wal-Mart. Smalltown Wal-Marts are like wild game resorts. But instead of shooting bullets and arrows at deer, you can go to these white trash locations to hurl laughter, insults, and invectives […]

Russian River Supplication

August 21, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Russian River, Country: America, Grade: A plus, Style: Wild Ale

PREVIOUSLY ON MY TOP TEN MOST WANTED LIST 7% ABV mini-magnum (BATCH OO3) THE VICE BLOG’S 2008 ELECTION COVERAGE The Vice Blog endorses: NOT VOTING They say you can’t complain if you don’t vote. BULLSHIT. You can best complain if you don’t vote. And “Rock the Vote”? Fuck you MTV. It’s borderline criminal to encourage […]

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA

August 20, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 7 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Weyerbacher, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: IPA

9% ABV from a bomber You live in New York City cause you don’t wanna grow up. And that’s not cause you’re a Toys “R” Us kid, it’s cause you don’t want to spend all Saturday afternoon mowing the fucking lawn. You’d rather actually enjoy your weekend, spending it relaxing on the lawn, as in […]

Old Chub Scottish Style Ale

August 19, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Oskar Blues, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: Scottish Ale

8% ABV from a can “Are you gonna blog about this?” Mid-gulp I turned around. She was much better looking than I would have guessed regarding the unusual circumstances.  Thus, she had to be crazy. Last week a random girl A___ had sent me an e-mail telling me how much she liked an entry I […]

Russian River’s Blind Pig IPA

August 18, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Russian River, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: IPA

6.1% ABV from bottle Call me a chauvinist, call me delusional, heck, call me a fucking asshole (but in the comments section, please), but after ten straight days of feasting on a smörgåsbord of Olympics, here are the female events I believe I could medal in or help a team medal in with just a […]