Archives: Brewer: North Coast

VSK

November 19, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 4 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Birra del Borgo, Brewer: Dogfish Head, Brewer: Kuhnhenn, Brewer: North Coast, Brewer: Sixpoint, Country: America, Country: Italy

I began preparing for Blind Tiger’s VSK–their annual Very Special Keg event in which they roll out some of the oldest and rarest beer they have hiding in their cellar–a full week in advance in just four easy steps: 1.  I began growing some bad facial, a prerequisite for admittance into any hardcore beer geek […]

Old Rasputin XII

July 28, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 9 Comments | Filed in Brewer: North Coast, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: Stout

Craft Beer Benders It shrinks my liver, doesn’t it, Nat? It pickles my kidneys, yeah. But what it does to the mind? It tosses the sandbags overboard so the balloon can soar. Suddenly I’m above the ordinary. I’m competent. I’m walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls. I’m one of the great ones. I’m Michaelangelo, molding […]

North Coast Old Stock Ale (2008)

March 26, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: North Coast, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Old Ale

My Super Sweet Sixteen (Not Featuring Annoying Little Twats*), Part II Part I If this was 1982, the Columbia Broadcasting System’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament might be considered state of the art, but now, in an era in which I can watch Paula Dean and her many chins cook artery clogging yet surely delicious […]

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

October 13, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: North Coast, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: Stout

9% ABV from a squat bottle Grigori Rasputin was one of the coolest guys in the history of the world.  If I was living in the early-1900’s I’d probably have a poster of him hanging in my room.  For those three people that don’t know about Rasputin, he was a mystic, a healer, a debaucherer […]

PranQster

September 2, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 1 Comment | Filed in Brewer: North Coast, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

7.6% ABV 86ed.  The ol’ heave-ho.  Booted.  Tossed.  Ejected.  Whatever you call it, Saturday night was the first time in a while I have been thrown out of a bar.  I thought I was getting too old for this shit, but sadly, apparently not.  I’m no stranger to the great indignity of being forcibly dragged […]