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: Spells (Filiokus), Mikkeller Brewing (San Diego)

Written On: 11/21/2017
Candied pineapple, caramel malt, and a touch of pine on the nose. On the tongue, pineapple and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Land Yacht, Central State Brewery (Indianapolis)

Written On: 11/20/2017
Sometimes you know things aren't quite right the minute you lift a beer to your nose. Anything... (see more)

Review: Snake Cake, West Sixth Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/19/2017
Black Friday. It means different things to different people. At our house, it means Christmas... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fuzzy Dream, O'so Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 11/19/2017
Really nice citrus peel on the nose, primarily orange and grapefruit, with traces of vanilla... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cascade Express, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written On: 11/18/2017
Sweet citrus on the nose, with an orange marmalade and circus peanut sort of tilt. Hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Roadie, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/17/2017
Traces of tangerine and floral grasses on the nose. Both translate to the tongue with the fruit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Path of Totality, Monnik Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 11/16/2017
So after passing this one by on multiple occasions over the last year, I found myself at the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 2015 Imperial Stout X: Coffee, Boulevard Brewing Co (MO)

Written On: 11/15/2017
Shuffled around and somewhat forgotten in my cellar, I opened this tonight, certain that I had... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Red Jam, Garr's Beer Co (TN)

Written On: 11/14/2017
So I think this is supposed to be a hoppy red ale with hints of strawberry. Unfortunately it comes... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 2013 Barrel Aged Bigfoot, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 11/13/2017
Rich tones of caramel, raisin, and brown sugar are layered atop oaked whiskey and spiced citrus.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Super Itchy, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 11/12/2017
So much tart fruit on the nose, with lemon and unripened peach leading the way. On the tongue is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chicken Scratch, Little Harpeth Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/11/2017
Sweet cereal grains, corn, and apple skin on the nose. Much the same on the tongue as the sweet... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Idlewild Vol. 2, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 11/10/2017
Lemon zest, mild orange, and dry grasses on the nose, all translating well to the tongue with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sixfold VI: Wild Sour with Blackberries, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/09/2017
A little late to the party on this one, but as they say, good things come to those who wait. The... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Garr's Tripel, Garr's Beer Co (TN)

Written On: 11/08/2017
Bubblegum, banana, and hints of caramel on the nose, joined a bit later by a touch of apricot and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blueberry Haze, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/07/2017
A very subtle blueberry graces the nose initially, blending nicely with the grapefruit peel and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: I Bet You Never Met a Grisette as Wet as We Let This Wet Grisette Get, Marz

Written On: 11/06/2017
Fairly subdued nose that does eventually open up to reveal some light apple & white grape... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sour Cherry Berliner Weisse, Honky Tonk Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/05/2017
Tart cherries and a bit of graham cracker on the nose, transitioning to the tongue in nearly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pleroma, Omnipollo (Sweden)

Written On: 11/04/2017
Tart raspberries greet the nose, turning sweeter and jammy with warmth as the vanilla begins to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Collaboration No. 7-Oak Aged Lager, Boulevard Brewing (MO)

Written On: 11/03/2017
Aromas of ripe peach and lemon meringue atop a sweet, bready note. Warmth brings out oak and... (see more)