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: 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)


Year of New Beer: Living Proof: Wild Pumpkin, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 10/24/2017
Count me among those for whom pumpkin beers just don't hit the spot. I used to pick up one or two... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Passion Fruit Guppy, Pipeworks Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 10/23/2017
Aroma encompasses as much mango, grapefruit, and tangerine as it does passion fruit, with faint... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Citronious Shake, Calusa Brewing (Sarasota)

Written On: 10/22/2017
Drinking from the can, so aroma is muted a bit. Even so, a solid tangerine-like citrus is noted... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Confessional IPA, St. Joseph Brewery (IN)

Written On: 10/21/2017
Delivering as promised, this one features notes of grapefruit and melon on the nose with just a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Glorious, Lord Hobo Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 10/20/2017
Lots of mango, peach, and floral hops on the nose. All transition well to the tongue, with nothing... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Lazurite, Warpigs Brewpub/3 Floyds Brewing (Denmark/IN)

Written On: 10/19/2017
Juicy, slightly sweet notes of tangerine dominate the nose, with lesser pineapple, caramel, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Educated Fool, Mikerphone Brewing (IL)

Written On: 10/18/2017
I love it when the aroma of a beer hits you while you are pouring it into the glass. This one does... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Love Letter, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/17/2017
Very sour peach on the nose, with delicate hints of vanilla arriving as the glass warms. More of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blomme, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 10/16/2017
Sharp citrus, mainly grapefruit, on the nose, with lesser notes of floral grasses. No discernible... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sumi Cacao, Grimm Artisanal Ales (NY)

Written On: 10/15/2017
Rich, bittersweet chocolate and coffee bean on the nose, augmented by charred malt and a hint of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pride of the Bine, Country Boy Brewing/Monnik Beer Company (Lex/Lou)

Written On: 10/14/2017
Floral grasses blend with notes of grapefruit and light pine on the nose. Slightly tart with a bit... (see more)