Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: 225th Best Bitter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/18/2017
Slightly floral with a bit of toasted grain on the nose, accented by a light apple skin and damp... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Little Rooster, Trillium Brewing (MA)

Written By: Dion on 08/17/2017
Lemongrass, grapefruit rind, and an almost woody grain husk make up the bulk of the aromatics. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Eureka (with Galaxy hops), Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written By: Dion on 08/16/2017
The can says Blond Ale, but the nose screams IPA. One week old today, this one pops with aromas of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: New England Style IPA #001, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written By: Dion on 08/15/2017
It was nearly mythical the first time around...a true, hazy New England Style juice bomb had been... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Dry Hopped Stillings Street, Trillium Brewing (MA)

Written By: Dion on 08/14/2017
Barely a week old, the nose is straight juice, as tropical fruit and citrus skins abound.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rio Blanco Pale Ale, Real Ale Brewing (TX)

Written By: Dion on 08/13/2017
Earthy hops and toasted grains on the nose, with hints of cured tobacco and pine. Much of this... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Living Proof: Pineapple Saison, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/12/2017
Very subtle sweetness on the nose, with pineapple hitting the tongue on the backend. Perfect beer... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mosaic Mist, Platform Beer Company (OH)

Written By: Dion on 08/11/2017
Very vegetal on the nose, with a lot of onion and chive; mild citrus with warmth. Pretty much the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Gadget, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 08/10/2017
Nose is nearly straight raspberry jam layered over a very light, dry wheat aspect. On the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Perfect Nose, Evil Twin/Westbrook Brewing (SC)

Written By: Dion on 08/09/2017
After two years asleep in my beer cellar, I decided to give this a go tonight. The nose is filled... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Astro Dwarf, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 08/08/2017
Fairly simple on the nose, actually, with mild grapefruit and orange peel being joined by floral... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rounding Third, MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 08/07/2017
Citrus peel and an earthy pine atop toasted grains on the nose. Not quite as hoppy on the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Dry Hopped Pale Ale Series - Idaho Experimental No. 7, Platform Beer Company (OH)

Written By: Dion on 08/06/2017
Idaho Experimental No. 7, Platform Beer Company (OH). The nose features pineapple, mango, honey... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Summer 2017 Garage Share

Written By: Dion on 08/05/2017
I've learned that when you are summoned to the Garage, you make every effort to attend, as there... (see more)


Year of New Beer: QuadraFunk, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 08/04/2017
Really unusual beer here. Nose is funky, with a definite dry, barnyard note, but elements of... (see more)


Smashbomb Atomic IPA, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Ontario)

Written By: Dion on 08/03/2017
Candied orange peel, hints of pine, and a whole lot of caramel malt on the nose. Kind of a sweet... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 2017 Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written By: Dion on 08/02/2017
Caramelized sugar, toffee, toasted bread, and a heavy note of boozy oak hit the nose initially.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Black Currant Saison, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written By: Dion on 08/01/2017
Very light raspberry and grape are carried along by dry field grasses, peppery spice, and a solid... (see more)


Year of New Beer: JUCO, Good People Brewing (AL)

Written By: Dion on 07/31/2017
Almost all dry grass and something akin to ragweed on the nose. Bitter and one-dimensional on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Citrus IPA, Second Self Beer Co (GA)

Written By: Dion on 07/30/2017
Sweet, citrusy nose made up primarily of Mandarin orange and dried pineapple. Very sweet on the... (see more)