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: Let it Ride IPA, Indeed Brewing, and Wonderstuff, Bauhaus Brew Labs (Minneapolis)

Written On: 03/08/2017
The IPA has a nose loaded with tangerine that translates to a pithy bitterness on the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sweet Child of Vine, Fulton Beer (Minneapolis)

Written On: 03/07/2017
Very light floral and fruity aspects on the nose, with hints of caramel and sweet grains. Very... (see more)


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

Written On: 03/06/2017
I think anyone who has visited Country Boy in the last several weeks, either at the original... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Red Handed, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 03/05/2017
Just shy of 2 weeks old, this beer hits the glass bursting with a dankness and pithy citrus peel... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Megawheat Double IPA, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 03/04/2017
Citrusy nose of orange, lemon, and mango with hints of wheat and grass. Boldly bitter on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Atalanta, Orpheus Brewing (GA)

Written On: 03/03/2017
A little yeasty funk on the nose, with traces of lemon, sour apple, and light plum with warmth.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 6th Anniversary Hazelnut Chocolate Imperial Stout, Westbrook Brewing (SC)

Written On: 03/02/2017
Chocolate malt, coffee, and a light roasted nut on the nose. The tongue features an earthy... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ghost Bridge Imperial Stout, Singin' River Brewing (AL)

Written On: 03/01/2017
Dark fruits and bittersweet chocolate on the nose, with hints of coffee and something akin to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Event Horizon Spectrum 4, Olde Hickory Brewery (NC)

Written On: 02/28/2017
Rich chocolate cake batter on the nose with waves of bourbon, coffee, and oak adding to the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Slap Happy Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown Ale with Coconut, West 6th Brewing (Lexington

Written On: 02/27/2017
Huge bourbon kick in the nose, with backing notes of chocolate, oak, and coconut. On the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Serpent Bite, Orpheus Brewing (GA)

Written On: 02/26/2017
Lemon and orange peel combined with some lactic acid funk and light floral notes on the nose. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Confidentiality and Disclosure, 3 Floyds/Fat Head's Brewing (IN/OH)

Written On: 02/25/2017
Two of the Midwest's hop masters join forces to produce this IPA that checks pretty much all of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Melkweg, Monnik Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 02/24/2017
Dusty, dry grasses and plenty of funk on the nose, with some fruit peel, most notably tart peach... (see more)


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)