Dion's Blog Entries

Bio: Our friend Dion is on a quest. That quest is to try one new beer every single day. Just one. He's been successful in this quest for over 1000 days so far ... and he's still going. He and his family are frequenters of our Lexington establishments and big fans of the food trucks. If you see him out, buy him a beer ... but make sure it's one he hasn't tried yet.

Year of New Beer: Overcompensation, Against the Grain/Upland (Louisville/IN)

Written On: 12/13/2017
Pineapple, melon husk, and candied orange make up the bulk of the aroma. Very similar on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: French Oak Saison, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 12/12/2017
Golden apples, white grapes, and lemon zest combine with a musty wheat and bready yeast on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 10 Ton, Warped Wing Brewery (OH)

Written On: 12/11/2017
Dark chocolate, charred toast, and a light coffee roast on the nose. On the tongue, the chocolate... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon County Brand Stout Reserve 2017, Goose Island Beer Co (Chicago)

Written On: 12/10/2017
Rich notes of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits are intertwined with bourbon-soaked oak and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Liquid Truth Serum, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 12/09/2017
Straight hoppy blast on the nose as tangerine, grapefruit, and pine needles all make an... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Smells Like a Citra Safety Meeting, Dark Horse Brewing (MI)

Written On: 12/08/2017
Candied orange peel, pine, and light toffee on the nose. On the tongue, the malts really overwhelm... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged 3 Beans, Sixpoint Brewery (NY)

Written On: 12/07/2017
While the girls explored the grocery side of Whole Foods, I decided to explore the beer selection... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Experimental J-Hole, Rhinegeist Brewery/Melvin Brewing (Cincinnati/Jackson Hole)

Written On: 12/06/2017
A blast of candied orange hits the nose, backed by traces of pine, caramel, and bread crust. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Revive, Upland Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 12/05/2017
Effervescent on the pour, with pineapple, peach, chamomile, and funky hay on the nose. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Homestyle DDH with Citra, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 12/04/2017
Tons of candied orange on the nose, with auxiliary notes of mango, peach, and herbal grasses. Very... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Kaleidoscope, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 12/03/2017
Grapefruit and orange peel stand out against a bit of mango and herbal/chive undertones. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chester, Central State Brewing (IN)

Written On: 12/02/2017
Lemon zest, pine, and a damp hay sort of funk on the nose. Citrus bitterness leads on the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mudpuppy Porter, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written On: 12/01/2017
Mild cocoa and lightly toasted bread make up the bulk of the aroma here, transitioning smoothly to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bitter Woman IPA, Tyranena Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 11/30/2017
Candied orange with a bit of earthy pine and bread crust on the nose. On the tongue the citrus is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Chocolate Sonata, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 11/29/2017
Robust nose of milk chocolate, charred malts, bourbon, nuts, and even traces of soy and jerky. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sticky Icky Icky, Short's Brewing Co (MI)

Written On: 11/28/2017
Big fruit aroma as tangerine, pineapple, mango, and melon fill the nose. On the tongue, the juicy... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Velvet Cashmere, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written On: 11/27/2017
Very light orange marmalade, honeysuckle, and candied pineapple on the nose. Flavors are all... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Commuter, One Barrel Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 11/26/2017
This beer features the classic bubblegum and banana aromas you expect from a good hefeweizen.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ale Pail & Coffee Vanilla Baba Yaga, Ethereal Brewing (KY)

Written On: 11/25/2017
First up was AlePail Experiment. The brewers haved allowed their beer to age for two years... (see more)


Year of New Beer: My Beer Haze a First Name...It's N.E.I.P.A., Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/24/2017
Take a drive down Winchester Road toward National Avenue, and you're liable to find yourself in a... (see more)