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: Death Hoppy Black Ale, Shmaltz Brewing (NY)

Written On: 02/06/2017
Rich and robust on the nose as smoky malts are joined by hints of grapefruit and pine. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mega Mix, MIA Beer Co (FL)

Written On: 02/05/2017
Orange, pineapple, and mango on the nose, nicely balanced by just a touch of caramel malt. The... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bouket, De Proefbrouwerij/Trillium Brewing (Belgium/MA)

Written On: 02/04/2017
Got to try pours of a few different things tonight, but this one was probably my favorite. Very... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Jindia Pale Ale, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 02/03/2017
The nose is predominantly ginger and citrus, with the labeled lemon peel coming in pretty strong.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hookiebobb, Crazy Mountain Brewing (CO)

Written On: 02/02/2017
I do not like this beer, my friend. I could not make it til the end. Whatever is that label beast?... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Marion the Agrarian, Upland Brewing (IN)

Written On: 02/01/2017
Dry field grasses, pear, white grape, and hints of spice on the nose. On the tongue, an earthy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ales From the Wood: Rise-n-Shine, Terrapin Beer Co (GA)

Written On: 01/31/2017
Whiskey and dark fruits lead a nose that also features a nice coffee base with hints of oak and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tangerine Express IPA, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/30/2017
The innovators of the in-your-face, hop forward, bitter bomb, Stone returns primarily to their... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hello Nasty Dry Hopped Sour, Dois Corvos (Portugal)

Written On: 01/29/2017
A little funky on the nose with field grasses and fruit, most notably tart peach and and lemon. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pulp Fusion, Boulder Beer (CO)

Written On: 01/28/2017
Pretty standard aromas of orange and grapefruit on the nose, with some subtle grass and lightly... (see more)

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

Written On: 01/27/2017
When the tap room manager Jason Chism tells you that you need to try a beer, you listen.... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): A Cup of Big Headed Joe, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/26/2017
Local homebrewer Joe Rice gets to scale up on the MTB system and the result is this bold... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): All French Saison, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/26/2017
Brewed using (appropriately enough) all French ingredients, this saison hits the classic traits of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Unholy Trippel, Coppertail Brewing (FL)

Written On: 01/25/2017
Apple and grape lead the way on a nose that also includes a solid Belgian yeast note as well as a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Flowering Citrus Ale, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 01/24/2017
Lemon zest, honey, light hay, and an overall floral sweetness dominate the nose. On the tongue is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse, Mikkeller (Denmark)

Written On: 01/23/2017
Sour cherry, damp wheat, and a touch of funk on the nose. On the tongue, sour cherries come... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Boogie Nights, Marz Community Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 01/22/2017
One of the few Jungle Boogie variants I hadn't gotten around to trying, this one presents with a... (see more)

Rum Barrel Aged Old Gregg, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/21/2017
Roasty and slightly nutty on the nose, with hints of chocolate and spice. The tongue follows with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Bible Belt, Prairie Artisan Ales/Evil Twin Brewing (OK/NY)

Written On: 01/20/2017
Poured at a basement temp of about 62°, this releases a rich chocolate fudge, coffee bean... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rise & Pine, Uinta Brewing (UT)

Written On: 01/19/2017
Charred malt, toasted bread crust, pine, and hints of citrus on the nose. The tongue is initially... (see more)