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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The Year European Beer Lost Its Hold on America

A half-decade ago, European beer reigned supreme on top lists. Aaron Goldfarb on the moment that all ended, and why.

The Story Behind the World’s Worst Beer

Despite being labeled the worst beer in the world, Cave Creek Chili Beer has enjoyed years of unexpected success. How? Aaron Goldfarb talks with “Crazy Ed” Chilleen about his cult serrano-steeped brew, and wonders whether he was ahead of his time.

Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Coffee Beer?

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: a look at the coffee beer explosion.

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.