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: Tartastic, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 04/05/2017
Fairly obvious lemon zest on the nose, with light grains and a subdued ginger note. Pretty much... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Judgment Day, The Lost Abbey (CA)

Written On: 04/04/2017
Plums, raisins, and brown sugar on the nose, with a backbone of bready malt. With warmth comes a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Davey Murray's Best Scotch Ale, Lagunitas Brewing (CA)

Written On: 04/03/2017
Much hopppier than expected on the nose, with citrus peel and hints of pine up front. Light... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rapturous, Three Taverns Craft Brewery (GA)

Written On: 04/02/2017
Fairly mild nose with a raspberry that increases warmth, light wheat, and a light acetic note. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Paradoxe, La Siréne Brewing (Australia)

Written On: 04/01/2017
Yeasty funk on the nose, with lemon zest, pear, and mineral notes as well. Very zesty on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Raspberry Cider, Country Boy Brewing (KY)

Written On: 03/31/2017
 Nice looking in the glass, with a straightforward sweet raspberry on the nose that... (see more)

Special Review: West 6th Brewing 5th Anniversary Special Release- Sixfold Six: Wild Sour

Written On: 03/31/2017
As their week-long birthday celebration nears an end, West 6th brings out the big guns tomorrow by... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Smoked Coconut Smithtown Brown, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/30/2017
I've been drinking craft beer for over 20 years. It has only been in the past 4 or 5 years... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Bourbon Barrel Aged Stock Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/30/2017
I've been drinking craft beer for over 20 years. It has only been in the past 4 or 5 years... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Berliner Weisse, Jackie O's Pub & Brewery (OH)

Written On: 03/29/2017
Lemon zest, dried hay and hints of spice and yeast on the nose. On the tongue, sharp fruits... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bolo Coconut Brown, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 03/28/2017
Chocolate malt, light coffee, and roasted nuts greet the nose initially. With a little bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Knowledge, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 03/27/2017
Big fruity nose presents with a ton of grapefruit and pineapple initially. Both of these gradually... (see more)

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

Written On: 03/26/2017
Fantastic nose that features tart berries, light hay, earthy oak, and a nice Brett funk. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Old Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/25/2017
I've always enjoyed a nice old ale. Put it in a bourbon barrel? Even better. This delivers on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 1927, Tennessee Brew Works (TN)

Written On: 03/24/2017
Juicy citrus and a touch of caramel malt on the nose. On the tongue, pithy citrus peel bitterness... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mosaic Sunset, Studio Brew (VA)

Written On: 03/23/2017
Caramel malt and alcohol seem to overpower pretty much any hint of Mosaic hops that might be found... (see more)

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

Written On: 03/22/2017
A tribute to Gethsemane, the oldest operating Trappist monastery in the United States, Nelson... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Son of Icarus, Southern Sky Brewing (GA)

Written On: 03/21/2017
Very little to speak of in the aroma, with only a faint wheat and lemon zest; maybe a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pillar to Post, Trimtab Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/20/2017
Bread crust, caramel, rye spice, and hints of nuts on the nose. Bready malts greet the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Happy Hermit, Green Bench Brewing (FL)

Written On: 03/19/2017
Fairly decent mixture of floral, fruit, and herbal grasses on the nose. On the tongue, the... (see more)