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: Bolo Coconut Brown, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 03/28/2017
Chocolate malt, light coffee, and roasted nuts greet the nose initially. With a little bit of... (see more)

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

Written On: 03/27/2017
Big fruity nose presents with a ton of grapefruit and pineapple initially. Both of these gradually... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Petite Sour Rosé, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 03/26/2017
Fantastic nose that features tart berries, light hay, earthy oak, and a nice Brett funk. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Old Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/25/2017
I've always enjoyed a nice old ale. Put it in a bourbon barrel? Even better. This delivers on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 1927, Tennessee Brew Works (TN)

Written On: 03/24/2017
Juicy citrus and a touch of caramel malt on the nose. On the tongue, pithy citrus peel bitterness... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mosaic Sunset, Studio Brew (VA)

Written On: 03/23/2017
Caramel malt and alcohol seem to overpower pretty much any hint of Mosaic hops that might be found... (see more)

Year of New Beer: County Series: Nelson, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/22/2017
A tribute to Gethsemane, the oldest operating Trappist monastery in the United States, Nelson... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Son of Icarus, Southern Sky Brewing (GA)

Written On: 03/21/2017
Very little to speak of in the aroma, with only a faint wheat and lemon zest; maybe a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pillar to Post, Trimtab Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/20/2017
Bread crust, caramel, rye spice, and hints of nuts on the nose. Bready malts greet the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Happy Hermit, Green Bench Brewing (FL)

Written On: 03/19/2017
Fairly decent mixture of floral, fruit, and herbal grasses on the nose. On the tongue, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kentucky Sunrise, Pivot Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/18/2017
Made my inaugural visit to Pivot today and came away very impressed. Cool space, friendly staff... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 2014 Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City)

Written On: 03/16/2017
Hints of raisins, plums, and dates sit atop a sweet chocolate and light vanilla, all of which are... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rye Barrel Aged Tzar, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/15/2017
Big, roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, and and woody spice on the nose. Very similar as it... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Friend Zone, Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta)

Written On: 03/14/2017
Mild orange peel and a faint malt backbone are about all I get in the aroma. On the tongue is more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Gose Weasel, Marz Community Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 03/13/2017
Pretty bland on the nose, with the expected brine coming on a little with warmth, along with... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Homestyle, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 03/12/2017
 Juicy citrus and tropical fruits offer up a "fresh-squeezed" type of aroma, augmented by a... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Koko Buni, Creature Comforts (GA)

Written On: 03/12/2017
Very nice aroma of coffee, chocolate malt, nuts, and light coconut on the nose. Fairly similar on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Funken City Barrel Aged Wild Saison, Insight Brewing (Minneapolis)

Written On: 03/11/2017
Crazy nose that hits you with waves of fruit, funk, and spice layered over delicious hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Murder of Cranberries, Lupine Brewing (MN)

Written On: 03/10/2017
Rich, roasty malts and light coffee highlight the nose and transition seamlessly to the tongue.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Misanthrope, Surly Brewing Co (Minneapolis)

Written On: 03/09/2017
Surly Brewing is probably best known for big, brash beers that pummel you into submission with a... (see more)