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: 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)

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

Written On: 11/23/2017
I can only assume that last year's unseasonably mild temperatures are what led to my purchasing... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sex and Candy, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written On: 11/22/2017
Very nice nose that leads with pineapple and mango, backed by a sweet biscuit and traces of pine.... (see more)

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)