Monthly Archives: September 2008

He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.

September 30, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Shmaltz, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: IPA

10% ABV from a bomber I’m not gonna lie, I bought this beer because it was cheap. I wasn’t in the mood to shell out for a Thursday night buzz and at $3.99 for a 10% bomber, well…wow. The PPAP was off the charts! We’re talking in the malt liquor/fortified wine price point. And though […]

Harlem Sugar Hill Golden Ale

September 30, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Harlem Brewing Co., Country: America, Grade: C-, Style: Blonde Ale

4% ABV from a sixer Who knew Harlem had a brewery?  I sure didn’t, and I live only 70 blocks from it.  Though it’s hardly a brewery as this is the lone beer they make.  Seems more like a homebrewer just had the gumption to get some slick labels printed up at Mail Boxes Etc. […]

Brooklyn Grand Cru

September 29, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 11 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: Belgian White

8.4% ABV on draught I got into a friendly argument with my friend The Captain the other day, and it really wasn’t even an argument cause he was just regurgitating what he had heard others say. So I guess I was really getting into an argument with faceless and nameless people I don’t even know. […]

La Gloria Cubana Tainos

September 28, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Cigars

I like that 1950s-esque tradition of passing out cigars and lighting them up when your wife gives birth.  Then again, I never need an excuse to vice on something.  I’m not sure if people do that any more, but I kinda doubt it being that the world is becoming more and more sanitized, less and […]

Surly Bender

September 28, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Surly, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Brown Ale

5.1% ABV from a one-pint can Criticizing the blue collar never wins you friends, but screw it: Why are New York construction workers so fucking noisy? You say, because they’re drilling, soldering, hammering, nailing, building and destroying. No, believe me, I understand that. What I mean is why are construction workers so fucking loud when […]

Scott’s Selection Royal Brackla 1976

September 28, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 1 Comment | Filed in Grade: A plus, Scotch

61.8% ABV The first thing I noticed were the eggs. A cascading pyramidal wire rack of them set in the middle of the bar. Not nuts or pretzels or peanuts or even popcorn, but hard-boiled eggs are the gratis bar snack at Keens Steakhouse on W. 36th Street, quickly alerting you to the fact that […]

Port Old Viscosity

September 24, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 4 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Port, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: Strong Ale

10.5% ABV from a bomber Much like Da Vinci had the Medicis and Samuel Johnson had Lord Chesterfield, I too have patrons that provide me with the necessary supplies to carry out my artistry. Recently, a few of my patrons–a married couple–were up in Seattle for a brief vacation and to catch the Oklahoma/Washington football […]

Schell Stout

September 23, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 4 Comments | Filed in Brewer: August Schell, Country: America, Grade: C regular, Style: Stout

5% from a bomber FROM THE READERS’ MAILBAG: (in response to the pictures in yesterday’s Brooklyner Weisse review) Question: When you go out in public are you undercover? Like Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent? Or do people know you are the World Famous Vice Blogger? I ask because you are always taking pics of the […]

Shiner 99 Munich Style Helles Lager

September 23, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Spoetzl, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: Helles

5% ABV bottled Believe it or not (DAD!) there are quite a few 50- and 60-somethings that like my blog. One is my friend’s father, a venerable fermented and distilled beverages connoisseur in his own right. And, when my friend was down visiting him in Texas recently, he made sure to send her back to […]

Brooklyner Weisse

September 23, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Wheat (Hefeweizen)

5.1% ABV bottled The other day I went on a date with a girl named Cecilia. She didn’t break my heart, she didn’t shake my confidence (daily!), nor did we make love in the afternoon up in my bedroom (more like 3 AM in her living room.) This got me to realizing that I’ve dated […]