Archives: Brewer: Thomas Hooker

Solstic D’hiver

November 23, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, Brewer: Mad River, Brewer: Thomas Hooker, Country: America, Country: Canada, Grade: A-/B+, Grade: B plus

I’ve long said that barley wines are my absolute favorite style of beer.  Since the beginning in fact.  The first beer that ever truly blew my mine was Stone’s Old Guardian.  And it was a barley wine.  I’d never heard of barley wines at the time–I think the only styles I knew of then were […]

Thomas Hooker Liberator (2006)

July 10, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Thomas Hooker, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Bock

8% ABV from a jazzy swing-top rubber-corked bottle Pulled an embarrassing beer geek move a few weeks ago.  I’d read on the splendid Beermenus that a beer I’ve been seeking out for awhile had just been put on tap at a bar outside my jurisdiction.  So, I quickly sprinted to a pay phonebooth to change […]