As Aaron Goldfarb and his wife welcome daughter Ellie to the world, he wonders what happened to the tradition of the proud new father lighting up a stogie.
Aaron Goldfarb is the author of the novels How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide, The Guide for a Single Man, and The Guide for a Single Woman. He has written for Esquire, Playboy, Vice, and First We First among others, often on the subject of craft beer and drinking culture. He is a Syracuse University graduate and lives in Brooklyn.
If you thought the world of craft beer would be more civilized than the frenzied shoppers of Black Friday, think again. The furious mobs descend when a new beer comes out.
Our correspondent drinks for a living. Is he putting his brain at more risk of damage than a football player?
It is the season’s most reassuring creamy elixir, but cocktail makers are crafting their own takes on this Christmas classic—including (gasp) no eggs.
The tasty and satisfying story of why distillers like Laphroaig and Glen Moray would want to sell off their quality stock to three American Jews.
Distillers are revolutionizing the taste of bourbon, by using new grains like triticale, rice, oats, millet, and buckwheat.
We expect our wineries to be in remote, rural locales, but a new breed of wineries is hitting the city. Fine wines are just a subway or Uber ride away.
The 21st century’s first ‘good’ bars were all about aloof, highfalutin’ speakeasies. The next wave is about letting loose, ‘non-judgmental drinks,’ and having a good time.
So long the choice of Entourage wannabes, tequila is forging an identity as a serious drink for sophisticated drinkers. But old drinking habits die hard.
‘Dunder pits,’ filled with rotting animal and vegetable matter, were key to making Jamaican rum taste so fruity. Bryan Davis was determined to find another way.