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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Meet the Who’s Who of Beer Cool

Only a small number of beers display both the innovation and reach to be considered exemplary of the current zeitgeist.

The Year the IPA Came to Rule Craft Beer

With the launch of Pliny the Younger in 2005, the IPA quickly became the canvas for craft beer experimentation. Aaron Goldfarb on the year that the IPA went from sleeper to sensation, and why.

How a Homemade Blend Became One of America’s Most Coveted Bourbons

The hottest bourbon right now is a secret, homemade blend that can only be acquired via Facebook. Aaron Goldfarb on how “California Gold” became an underground phenomenon.

The Imperial Stouts That Time Forgot

Today’s most lauded imperial stout beers are often packed with everything from pasilla chiles to gingerbread. But just a decade ago, that wasn’t the case.

The Ultimate Flagship Beer Showdown

Aaron Goldfarb and a panel of tasters blind-taste flagship beers, from Left Hand Milk Stout to Shiner Bock to New Belgium Fat Tire.

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.