Archives: Brewer: Southern Tier

New York’s Best Beers

September 10, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery, Brewer: Ommegang, Brewer: Southern Tier, Lists

Sure, it’s easy to heed the refrain “Buy local!” when you’re an elitist living in an awesome major city enclave that has awesome food and drink.  But what if you live in a real shithole?  I’ve lived in places where buying “local” would mean picking up a pack of franks and a Sno-cone at the […]

A Tale of Two Cherry Beers

August 3, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 7 Comments | Filed in Brewer: New Glarus, Brewer: Southern Tier, Country: America, Grade: A-, Grade: F regular, Style: Fruit Beer, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Southern Tier Imperial Cherry Saison 8% ABV from a bomber Let’s touch on a few seemingly unrelated points just to begin: 1.  Southern Tier is one of the finest breweries in America. 2.  I have been accused of being a beer grade inflater. 3.  I always finish beers. 4.  I detest beer snobs and their […]

Southern Tier Choklat Imperial Stout

January 12, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 23 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Southern Tier, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Stout

11% ABV from a bomber The Great Sports Trivia Quiz Oh, the silly games men play. It started with some casual shit-talking over e-mail on Friday. Sal goofed on Graig for having lost to him in the recent College Bowl Mania challenge on ESPN.com.  He noted that Graig was lucky the contest had been so […]

Southern Tier Harvest Ale

November 11, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Southern Tier, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: ESB

5.2% ABV on draught Drink Your Way to Happiness!!! I have a generally happy, positive disposition. I am rarely down, my demeanor is always at an even keel, celebrating the great pleasures in life, while ignoring the agony, most of which is pretty minor, truth be told. As my idol Marcus Aurelius said, something can […]

Southern Tier Pumking

September 4, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 8 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Southern Tier, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Pumpkin Ale

9% ABV from a bomber John Jay was America’s first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one of the founding fathers of this country, and a man who was strongly anti-slavery. John Jay College is a dump of a school in my neighborhood whose beginning of fall classes and its perpetually sidewalk-lingering students always are […]

Southern Tier Backburner Barley wine

June 3, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Southern Tier, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Barley wine

10% ABV from a bomber After an Oliva cigar, a light Italian dinner, and two Peronis, I stumbled over to the Bowery Beer Room, New York’s Valhalla for beer drinkers. There, I picked up two big sacks worth of brews. Suffice to say, my “ladyfriend” was not thrilled when I arrived at her UWS pad […]