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: 2013 Barrel Aged Bigfoot, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 11/13/2017
Rich tones of caramel, raisin, and brown sugar are layered atop oaked whiskey and spiced citrus.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Super Itchy, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 11/12/2017
So much tart fruit on the nose, with lemon and unripened peach leading the way. On the tongue is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chicken Scratch, Little Harpeth Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/11/2017
Sweet cereal grains, corn, and apple skin on the nose. Much the same on the tongue as the sweet... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Idlewild Vol. 2, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 11/10/2017
Lemon zest, mild orange, and dry grasses on the nose, all translating well to the tongue with a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sixfold VI: Wild Sour with Blackberries, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/09/2017
A little late to the party on this one, but as they say, good things come to those who wait. The... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Garr's Tripel, Garr's Beer Co (TN)

Written On: 11/08/2017
Bubblegum, banana, and hints of caramel on the nose, joined a bit later by a touch of apricot and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blueberry Haze, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/07/2017
A very subtle blueberry graces the nose initially, blending nicely with the grapefruit peel and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: I Bet You Never Met a Grisette as Wet as We Let This Wet Grisette Get, Marz

Written On: 11/06/2017
Fairly subdued nose that does eventually open up to reveal some light apple & white grape... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sour Cherry Berliner Weisse, Honky Tonk Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 11/05/2017
Tart cherries and a bit of graham cracker on the nose, transitioning to the tongue in nearly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pleroma, Omnipollo (Sweden)

Written On: 11/04/2017
Tart raspberries greet the nose, turning sweeter and jammy with warmth as the vanilla begins to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Collaboration No. 7-Oak Aged Lager, Boulevard Brewing (MO)

Written On: 11/03/2017
Aromas of ripe peach and lemon meringue atop a sweet, bready note. Warmth brings out oak and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Casper Gose, Jackalope Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 11/02/2017
Slightly sweet grains and a faint saltwater note on the nose. Sweet with a touch of apple skin... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Champion, The Black Abbey Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 11/01/2017
Very malt forward with bread crust and grain husk ahead of light pine and citrus. Very similar on... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pump[KY]n, Avery Brewing Company (CO)

Written On: 10/31/2017
This bottle has been tucked away quietly in my beer cellar for three years, with the thought being... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Forbidden Grapefruit Gose, Tin Man Brewing (IN)

Written On: 10/30/2017
Being a fan of all things gose, I thought a grapefruit version to be a no-brainer. Opening with a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: West Coast IPA, Honky Tonk Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 10/29/2017
Mostly orange and grapefruit on the nose with some dry grass and toasted malt on the backend. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ananda, Wiseacre Brewing (Memphis)

Written On: 10/28/2017
Nothing crazy or over-the-top here, just a nice aroma that leans primarily citrus with a hint of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Coconut Porter, Avery Brewing Company (CO)

Written On: 10/27/2017
Lots of cocoa powder on the nose, with subtle coconut and a boozy note that builds with warmth.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Temporal Purgatory, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written On: 10/26/2017
Soft tropical fruits and a fairly significant caramel malt on the nose. Plays out similarly on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Candi Crushable, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written On: 10/25/2017
Fairly modest nose of light pine and field grass with citrus zest and light malt that come with... (see more)