Aaron Goldfarb

Aaron Goldfarb lives in Brooklyn and is the author of The Guide for a Single Man and The Guide for a Single Woman. His writing on beer has appeared in Esquire, Playboy, The Daily Beast, Draft Magazine and more.

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How the Infinity Bottle Became a Whiskey Nerd Obsession

In the past few years, the “infinity bottle” has become a phenomenon among whiskey nerds. Aaron Goldfarb mines Reddit to understand the allure of the at-home, ever-changing whiskey blend.

Why It’s Time to Reconsider the Pilsner

Welcome to “I’d Tap That,” in which Aaron Goldfarb and a panel of tasters pit “whales” against “shelf turds” in an effort to understand everything from Imperial IPA to Saison. This round: the pilsner, old and new.

When Did Rarity Start to Equal Greatness in Beer?

What can we learn from looking at 15 years of the Beer Advocate “Top Beers” list? Aaron Goldfarb mines the Wayback Machine to look at how beer geek affections changed between 2001 and 2016.

An Intro to Craft Beer’s Most Wine-Like Brews

Welcome to “I’d Tap That,” in which Aaron Goldfarb and a panel of tasters pit “whales” against “shelf turds” in an effort to understand everything from Imperial IPA to Saison. This round: wine barrel-aged beers.

Meet the Milkshake IPA

The creamy “milkshake” ale, made with the addition of lactose sugars, is one of the newest styles to make waves in the beer world. Aaron Goldfarb on the evolution of these beers and how the style spread worldwide.

Behind the Boom of Brettanomyces Beers

Welcome to “I’d Tap That,” in which Aaron Goldfarb and a panel of tasters pit “whales” against “shelf turds” in an effort to understand everything from Imperial IPA to Saison. This round: all of the Brett beers.

Making the Case (or Not) for the Fruited IPA

Welcome to “I’d Tap That,” in which Aaron Goldfarb and a panel of tasters pit “whales” against “shelf turds” in an effort to understand everything from Imperial IPA to Saison. This round: the now-ubiquitous fruited IPA.

Why Are Craft Brewers Making Beers That Taste Like Macro Lagers?

Following a decade-plus boom of ambitious craft beers, micro breweries are now beginning to make brews inspired by the innocuous macro lagers they once derided. Aaron Goldfarb on the micro-macro tug-of-war and what it signals about the craft beer market.

How Glassware Became a Beer Geek Obsession

A new trend in craft beer has brewery-branded glasses traded with the fervor usually reserved for the beers themselves. Aaron Goldfarb on the emerging market for “glasswhales” and the culture that’s fueling it.

The Current State of American Gose

Welcome to “I’d Tap That,” in which Aaron Goldfarb and a panel of tasters pit “whales” against “shelf turds” in an effort to understand everything from Imperial IPA to Saison. This round: American takes on sour, salty gose.