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The Top Ten Beers I Drank in 2013

December 20, 2013 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Lists

I drank somewhere around 800 different beers in 2013, but here are the best of the best.  Or, at least the best ones I remembered. *As always, I’ve only included beers I tried for the first time ever in 2013, regardless of the year the beer was released. (Previous best beer lists: 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012.) 1. […]

The Top Ten Beers I Drank in 2012

December 21, 2012 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Lists

No need for much ceremony, I’d guess I drank somewhere around 700 different beers in 2012, and here are the best of the best. As always, I’ve only included beers I tried for the first time ever in 2012, regardless of the year the beer was released. (Previous best beer lists: 2008, 2009, and 2010) […]

The Vice Blog’s Year in Movies 2010

January 3, 2011 by Aaron Goldfarb | 1 Comment | Filed in Lists

2010 was a shitty year for movies.  I typically see several hundred movies per year, just about anything and everything of note, but this year I was so busy putting the finishing touches on my novel and then completely consumed for most of November and December with touring the east coast to sign copies of […]

The Vice Blog 2010 Wrap-Up

December 29, 2010 by Aaron Goldfarb | 6 Comments | Filed in Lists

I drank a lot of great beers over the past 365 days–no surprise considering I spent 30 consecutive days going from beer bar to beer bar–but these are the ones I remember most fondly. (Note:  If I included it on my “best-of” list for 2008 or 2009 then no matter how good that same beer […]

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 […]

The Vice Blog 2009 Wrap-Up

December 24, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 7 Comments | Filed in Lists

I drank a lot of great beers over the past 365 days but these are the ones I remember most foundly.  The ones I can close my eyes and almost taste if I think hard enough.  If I included it on my “best-of” list for 2008, then no matter how good that same beer is/was, […]

The Vice Blog’s Top Movies of the 2000s

December 4, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 22 Comments | Filed in Lists

Indulge me if you will… 1.  There Will Be Blood (2007) The instant classic.  Even watching it for the first time you realize you are seeing greatness, something that for the rest of time will be mentioned in the same breath as “Apocalypse Now,” “Citizen Kane,” and “Bonnie and Clyde.”  That just doesn’t happen a […]

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 […]

The Vice Blog’s Year in Movies 2008

December 30, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 9 Comments | Filed in Lists

One of my vices even bigger than beer-drinking is movie-watching. I see pretty much every halfway decent release in a calender year, trying to miss nothing that is either critically acclaimed or affects the zeitgeist in some way. These are my thoughts on cinema 2008. Note: I consider a movie’s year of release by when […]

The Vice Blog 2008 Wrap-Up

December 26, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 4 Comments | Filed in Lists

A friend’s father, a beer connoisseur in his own right, was recounting to me the best brew of his life. It was the summer of 1967, he was sixteen, and when the starting pitcher got injured before his town’s adult summer league game against a big rival, he was forced to come out of the […]