Monthly Archives: January 2010

Brooklyn Cookie Jar Porter

January 29, 2010 by Aaron Goldfarb | 6 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: Porter

7.8% ABV on tap I’ve recently started using my Twitter account to highlight, on a daily basis, the dumbest, most asinine, most asocially pathetic threads over on Beer Advocate.  It’s easier than you think.  Like today’s post by a guy fretting over how to pronounce the acronym for Double India Pale Ale (“Is it di-pah […]

Terrapin Hopsecutioner and Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

January 23, 2010 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Terrapin, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: IPA, Style: Stout

Drunk Promises Nothing’s worse than waking up after a night of hard core drinking with that awful, awful feeling.  No, not the feeling of being hungover.  No, this feeling is even worse.  The feeling of recalling a drunken promise you made. Now, sometimes drunken promises can be between a guy and girl, but usually these […]

Cigar City Jai Alai Cedar Aged IPA – Humidor Series

January 19, 2010 by Aaron Goldfarb | 11 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Cigar City, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: IPA

7.5% ABV on cask I was dining with a friend’s family at a nice joint when I ordered a Scotch. “Mmm…I just had my one Scotch for the month last night.” It was my friend’s grandpa, Mr. Gibson, a 91-year-old but fit as a fiddle, he still walked on his own, drove short distances, and […]

Alpine IPAs

January 15, 2010 by Aaron Goldfarb | 16 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Alpine, Country: America, Grade: A plus, Grade: A regular, Style: IPA

A year ago at this time I’m not even sure if I’d heard of Alpine Beer Co.  That seems hard to believe now–now that they have four beers on the Beer Advocate Top 100–but even just a year ago they were a tiny tap-only outfit near San Diego worshiped by locals, not really known by […]

Doug’s Very Noddy 40th Birthday Lager

January 12, 2010 by Aaron Goldfarb | 4 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Buckbean, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Bock

10.5% ABV self labeled can What’s the point of life if not for lame achievements, especially ones you conquer near unwittingly?  It’s been about sixteen months since I last examined how many of the fifty states I’ve had a beer from.  Back then I’d had a beer from twenty-nine states but since then I’ve added […]

Central Water Brewhouse Coffee Stout

January 11, 2010 by Aaron Goldfarb | 7 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Central Waters, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Stout

AVB unknown, bottled I Need to Get Paid Now I’m always looking for easy ways to make money and by “easy” I mean:  getting paid to write shit.  Thus, I was pretty excited when a company called I Need a Paper Now hired me to write term papers and essays for high school and college […]

The Vice Blog’s Year in Movies 2009

January 6, 2010 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Lists

As the lights were going down, the high school doofus leaned over to his girlfriend and whispered:  “I hope this doesn’t suck.”  I would have mocked his childish ennui but I had to admit he was right.  This year, instead of entering movies hoping for a little greatness, a masterpiece even, the best we could […]