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: Bourbon Paradise, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 12/22/2017
Some beers are easy to describe. This is one of them. Luscious chocolate, coconut, and bourbon... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Legend of Wooley Swamp, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/21/2017
Deep notes of baker's chocolate and coffee bean lead the way, with molasses, dark fruit, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vladibeer Brewtin, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/20/2017
The second of two anniversary bottles from Maiden City sees the blackberries jettisoned in favor... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blacker the Berry, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/19/2017
I've spent a lot of time in Cynthiana over the last 27 years, having married a native. During... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Five High Harvest Ale, Dark Horse Brewing (MI)

Written On: 12/18/2017
Citrus peel, earthy pine, and hints of caramel and bread crust on the nose. On the tongue, more of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Toasted Marshmallow, Decadent Ales (NY)

Written On: 12/17/2017
Pineapple and candied orange lead a nose that warms to include a bit of vanilla and marshmallow... (see more)

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

Written On: 12/16/2017
I've said it before, Lexington is suffering from an embarrassment of riches. When one of the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Molotov Surprise, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 12/15/2017
Grapefruit blasts the nose with cursory notes of orange, peach, and mango. Warmth invites a nice... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Nebuchadnezzar, Omnipollo (Sweden)

Written On: 12/14/2017
Grapefruit and orange dominate the nose, with hints of pine and herbal grasses joining a light... (see more)

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)