Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Brooklyn Brewery Beers of Citi Field

June 30, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 1 Comment | Filed in Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Grade: B regular, Style: Pale Ale, Style: Wheat (Hefeweizen)

I’m a Yankees fan, but sometimes my friends can talk me into joining them for a nice and relaxing minor league baseball game.  Such was the case when I made my first visit to the Mets’ new Citi Field last week.  A visit that I eagerly anticipated–not for the baseball, but rather upon learning that […]

Victory WildDevil

June 29, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Victory, Country: America, Grade: B-, Style: IPA

The Long Walk Riding the elevator down alone, I stared at myself in the blurry reflection of the doors.  Tried to make my spiky bed head flatten with a lick of my fingers and a matting down stroke.  Brushed the lint off my shirt.  Wiped the crud out of my eye. Exiting through the lobby […]

Brooklyn Cuvee de Cardoz

June 21, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 4 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery, Country: America, Grade: A-/B+, Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

8.5% ABV on draught I’m always excited when the Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver releases yet another of his wonderful, and unfortunately limited and tap-only, Brewmaster Reserve beers and I always hightail it to whatever bar has them available.  Such was the case last weekend when I was “forced” to make my first visit to a […]

Leinenkugel’s 1888 Bock

June 17, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 12 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Jacob Leinenkugel, Country: America, Grade: D plus, Style: Bock

5.1% ABV bottled “Why don’t you just go drink some more of your…sugary poison!” She slung a throw pillow at my head, perhaps taking the name a little too literally, and stormed into her bedroom. Sugary poison?  How dare she besmirch my precious beer like that?  What a low blow. She wasn’t mad at my […]

Kluge Estates Cru

June 16, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 6 Comments | Filed in Country: America, Grade: A plus, Wine

19% ABV This is to be my first and perhaps last and most likely only wine review ever. Aside from drinking wine a good deal, I really don’t know a whole lot about the stuff.  Yeah, I know that any wine bottle with an animal on it (whether fishes or penguins or yaks) is almost […]

Summer Beers

June 12, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Goose Island, Brewer: Surly, Country: America, Grade: B regular, Grade: B-/C+, Style: ESB, Style: Wheat (Hefeweizen)

One of the most detestable arguments a craft beer enthusiast can have with a macro swilling moron is when it comes to warm weather tippling.  We’ve heard them all.  “You don’t want one of yer fancy beers while out there on the golf course.  Ya need a frosty Bud Light.”  “Can’t have one of those […]

Goose Island Night Stalker

June 10, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 8 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Goose Island, Country: America, Grade: A plus, Style: Stout

11.7% ABV on tap No matter their ethnicity, race, intelligence, classiness, drunkenness, wealth, politics, ideals, or odor, I’m always willing to listen to an older man tell me a thing or too about love and sex.  The rare topics that advanced age always gives advanced wisdom too.  Usually. I was drinking alone on an early […]

Avery Demons of Ale

June 9, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Avery, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Grade: A-, Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Style: English Strong Ale

With the first “Demon,” Mephistopheles’ Stout being a smashing (and I-got-smashed) A+ success for me, I thought it about time I try the other two ass-kicking and hard-to-photograph brews from the line, and luckily my friend DW hooked me up with a bottle of each last week. The Beast Grand Cru 16.31% ABV bottled (Batch […]

Ballast Point Sculpin

June 8, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 10 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Ballast Point, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: IPA

7% ABV from a bomber Hungover Note:  This review contains spoilers for “The Hangover,” though if you’ve seen the trailer even once I can’t imagine what there would be to spoil. It probably went down something like this…the esteemed writing team behind such celluloid masterworks as “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” and “Four Christmases,” two blokes […]

Three Floyds Dreadnaught IPA

June 5, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 10 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Three Floyds, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: IPA

9.5% from a bomber The Groupie Slums It I don’t mean to offend when I explicitly state that attractive yet unmarried and never-married heterosexual women in their thirties who actually want to be married are either one of two things: 1.  Overly picky 2.  Fucking crazy Becky was incredibly attractive and she didn’t seem crazy.  […]