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: 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)

Year of New Beer: Let it Ride IPA, Indeed Brewing, and Wonderstuff, Bauhaus Brew Labs (Minneapolis)

Written On: 03/08/2017
The IPA has a nose loaded with tangerine that translates to a pithy bitterness on the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sweet Child of Vine, Fulton Beer (Minneapolis)

Written On: 03/07/2017
Very light floral and fruity aspects on the nose, with hints of caramel and sweet grains. Very... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: Galaxy, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/06/2017
I think anyone who has visited Country Boy in the last several weeks, either at the original... (see more)

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

Written On: 03/05/2017
Just shy of 2 weeks old, this beer hits the glass bursting with a dankness and pithy citrus peel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Megawheat Double IPA, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 03/04/2017
Citrusy nose of orange, lemon, and mango with hints of wheat and grass. Boldly bitter on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Atalanta, Orpheus Brewing (GA)

Written On: 03/03/2017
A little yeasty funk on the nose, with traces of lemon, sour apple, and light plum with warmth.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 6th Anniversary Hazelnut Chocolate Imperial Stout, Westbrook Brewing (SC)

Written On: 03/02/2017
Chocolate malt, coffee, and a light roasted nut on the nose. The tongue features an earthy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ghost Bridge Imperial Stout, Singin' River Brewing (AL)

Written On: 03/01/2017
Dark fruits and bittersweet chocolate on the nose, with hints of coffee and something akin to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Event Horizon Spectrum 4, Olde Hickory Brewery (NC)

Written On: 02/28/2017
Rich chocolate cake batter on the nose with waves of bourbon, coffee, and oak adding to the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Slap Happy Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown Ale with Coconut, West 6th Brewing (Lexington

Written On: 02/27/2017
Huge bourbon kick in the nose, with backing notes of chocolate, oak, and coconut. On the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Serpent Bite, Orpheus Brewing (GA)

Written On: 02/26/2017
Lemon and orange peel combined with some lactic acid funk and light floral notes on the nose. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Confidentiality and Disclosure, 3 Floyds/Fat Head's Brewing (IN/OH)

Written On: 02/25/2017
Two of the Midwest's hop masters join forces to produce this IPA that checks pretty much all of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Melkweg, Monnik Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 02/24/2017
Dusty, dry grasses and plenty of funk on the nose, with some fruit peel, most notably tart peach... (see more)