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: Mastodon Mother Puncher, Mikkeller (Denmark)

Written On: 07/23/2017
No mistaking the farmhouse funk on this one as a dusty hay and Brettanomyces strike the nose... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Phrenology (Batch #5), Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/22/2017
Funky on the nose with dried hay and flowers doing most of the work, but enough of a citrus... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peach Better Have My Money, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/21/2017
Sour peaches lead the way on the nose, with some dry hay and yeasty notes lingering in the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Margarita in Gose, Second Self Beer Co (GA)

Written On: 07/20/2017
With a nose that is ripe with lime and salt, this certainly delivers on its name. On the tongue, a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blood Orange Lorenzini Double IPA, Maui Brewing (HI)

Written On: 07/19/2017
Subdued citrus on the nose with a noticeable bread crust and caramel coming on later. Was hoping... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Devil's Harvest Breakfast IPA, Southern Prohibition Brewing (MS)

Written On: 07/18/2017
Very nice citrus and pine notes in a vibrant aroma. On the tongue, juicy orange provides a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Wandering Blues, Orpheus Brewing (GA)

Written On: 07/17/2017
My Summer of Sour continues with this tart blueberry offering. The fruit is evident on the nose... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Gose, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/16/2017
On its return engagement, the Tropical Gose gets a new, trimmed down recipe that highlights the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Squeezebox, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/15/2017
The nose is straight strawberry jam. Whether coincidental or not, warmth brings a hint of toasted... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fantasy Factory, Karben4 Brewing (WI)

Written On: 07/14/2017
Tropical on the nose with pineapple pulling to the forefront; hints of caramel and pine with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Summarillo, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written On: 07/13/2017
Lemon zest, white grape, and honeysuckle on the nose, backed by a high concentration of floral... (see more)

Year of New Beer: New England Style IPA #002, Braxton Labs (KY)

Written On: 07/12/2017
Tropical nose of pineapple and mango, with hints of grapefruit and peach. More of the same on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Harmony Creek Peachy Cream, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/11/2017
Perfect for a warm July evening, this cream ale is zesty and light, with slightly sweet grains... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fire Iron, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/10/2017
Straight, fruity goodness on the nose. Crazy amounts of guava and passion fruit are backed by... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): 7 Iron, 11 Below Brewing (TX)

Written On: 07/09/2017
Light citrus hops on the nose and tongue take the normally subdued blonde ale and turn it into... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Hopsmith, Potosi Brewing (WI)

Written On: 07/09/2017
Juicy orange, honey, and caramel greet the nose and transition really well to the tongue. Very... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shackmeister Ale, Brooklyn Brewery (NY)

Written On: 07/08/2017
Brewed for Shake Shack, this pale ale offers up a very mild citrus on the nose that gives way to... (see more)

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

Written On: 07/07/2017
This IPA features a variety of elements on the nose, opening with floral grasses that warm to soft... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Gentleman Caller, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written On: 07/06/2017
Peach, apricot, and red wine vinegar make up the bulk of the nose, with warmth bringing out some... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Belgian Dark, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/05/2017
Brewed in conjunction with Hidden Springs of Tampa, this strong ale boasts a hearty nose that... (see more)