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: Scotch Barrel Aged Dark Apparition, Jackie O's Pub and Brewery

Written On: 02/23/2017
Burnt sugars, caramel, coffee, and chocolate assault the nose, with damp earth and peat joining a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout

Written On: 02/22/2017
Very nice chocolate and coffee on the nose, with a subtle raspberry building with warmth. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Attempted Redrum, New England Brewing (CT)

Written On: 02/21/2017
Big caramel notes lead the nose, with dark fruits, woody spice, and hints of tobacco and leather... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Eightfive-O, Proof Brewing (FL)

Written On: 02/20/2017
Very light on the nose, with fairly standard tangerine, hints of pine, and toasted bread on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Old Rasputin XVIII (Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged), North Coast Brewing (CA)

Written On: 02/19/2017
Bitter cocoa powder, charred oak, mild espresso, brownie batter, spicy whiskey...this beer has a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mango Mosaic, Breckinridge Brewery (CO)

Written On: 02/18/2017
Big, juicy mango on the nose with auxiliary notes of peach and pineapple, with only hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Little Black Train and Living Proof Wild Cider, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/17/2017
I've never tried to hide the fact that I support the local breweries. I'm a homer, and I will... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Stimulator, Funky Buddha Brewery (FL)

Written On: 02/16/2017
Candied pineapple and orange peel with background notes of pine on the nose. Quite a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Slingback, High Heel Brewing (FL)

Written On: 02/15/2017
Light grain on the nose, with a fairly pronounced floral quality--slightly sweet yet noticeably... (see more)

Year of New Beer: King of Falling Fruit, Blackberry Farm Brewery (TN)

Written On: 02/14/2017
The traditional farmhouse notes of dusty hay and light spice serve as a wonderful backdrop for not... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropic Flare, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written On: 02/13/2017
Tons of fruit on the nose as candied orange peel, pineapple, and mango blend with honey and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Evil Cousin, Heretic Brewing (CA

Written On: 02/12/2017
I'm usually pretty diligent about checking dates on hoppy beers, but somehow I messed up on this... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Life. Death. Life. Truth, Orpheus Brewing (GA)

Written On: 02/12/2017
Nice tropical fruit notes are joined by an herbal quality on the nose, both of which transfer... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Guava Ghost, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/11/2017
Since I sampled this a few days ago, it isn't technically a new beer. Getting another go at it... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Bird Switch, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/11/2017
I'm not exactly sure what an "Imperial Session Pale Ale" is, but ultimately, the end result is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Thickfreakness, Rubobrau (Louisville)

Written On: 02/10/2017
Rich, nearly charred malts, burnt sugars, and bitter cocoa powder dominate the nose. Lesser but... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sauc Monkey, Monnik Beer Co/Companyia Cervesera del Montseny (Louisville/Spain)

Written On: 02/09/2017
Sometimes, luck is on your side, and you wander into a brewery only to find the potent potable... (see more)

Year of New(ish) Beer: Oud Bruin, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/08/2017
A lot of things happened five years ago. Prince William married Kate. Oprah called it quits. The... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Caramel and Sea Salt Porter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/08/2017
Fairly subtle nose offers up hints of chocolate and caramel sugars, probably a touch cold to... (see more)

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

Written On: 02/07/2017
The sour is apparent on the nose from the get-go, as raspberries are joined by essence of lemon... (see more)