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: Barrel Runner, Founders Brewing (MI)

Written On: 07/16/2018
There's just no amount of verbage that can dress this up. It would be like putting lipstick on a... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Raspberry Lemon Cider, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 07/14/2018
I rarely drink a cider. But this...this is a fruit juice in a glass that defies description. Just... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Tough Udder, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/14/2018
Fantastic nose of milk chocolate and earthy malt translates extremely well to the tongue as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Delta Dugong, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/13/2018
Listed as a New England IPA, this one misses the mark in the appearance category. Decent aroma of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mixed Media, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 07/12/2018
A beer-wine hybrid sounds pretty much like a train wreck, but I'm a sucker, so...Obvious white... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sparkleberry, Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 07/11/2018
 Smells like a cross between Kool-aid, communion wine, and cough syrup. Pretty much the same... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Passion Fruit Gose, The Sour Note Brewing (IN)

Written On: 07/10/2018
A myriad of fruits on the nose as lemon, green apple, white grape, and, of course, passion fruit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Öörahu, Stillwater Artisanal Ales/Põhjala (MD/Estonia)

Written On: 07/09/2018
Big, roasty malts and bittersweet chocolate hit the nose first. Warmth brings out dark fruits, a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cherry Jane, Lagunitas Brewing (CA)

Written On: 07/08/2018
As expected, cherry dominates the nose with a bit of funkiness underneath, almost like damp field... (see more)

Year of New Beer: B is for Blueberry, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 07/07/2018
Plenty of wheat, brine, and indistinguishable tart fruit on the nose. On the tongue is a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Unicorn Killer, 2nd Shift Brewing (St. Louis)

Written On: 07/06/2018
For some reason, I passed on this beer when it first came to our market back in late 2016. Anyway... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Magic Word: Pineapple and Boysenberry, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 07/05/2018
Mildly tropical nose with hints of citrus pith coming as the glass warms. On the tongue, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Framboise Rose Gose, Anderson Valley Brewing (CA)

Written On: 07/04/2018
Even drinking from the can, there's no mistaking the raspberry on the nose, as it leaves room for... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hunter Vanilla, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written On: 07/03/2018
I've seen this beer multiple times when traveling, but just never picked it up. But now that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peach Gose, The Sour Note Brewing (IN)

Written On: 07/02/2018
Not so much peach, but rather sharp citrus on the nose, joined by nice notes of coriander and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tart Peach Kolsch, Ballast Point Brewing (CA)

Written On: 07/01/2018
Unmistakable peach on the nose, sweet and nearly jammy. Almost a bit too artificial. On the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cloud Five, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 06/30/2018
Tangerine dominates the nose with additional notes of pineapple, melon, and light pine. Nose... (see more)

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

Written On: 06/29/2018
Bursting with peach, mango, and orange, this is just a juice bomb on the nose. Quite a bit of dank... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dragons and YumYums, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 06/28/2018
Not much on the nose really, mostly just some tart fruit. Maybe some mango, a bit of orange and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Just a P'haze (Blue Stallion, KY) & BA Here Kitty, Kitty (Ocelot Brewing, VA)

Written On: 06/27/2018
Some nights, while sharing beers and wishing a friend well in his new endeavours, you sample some... (see more)