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: Color Block, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 09/03/2018
Orange zest, lemon, and pretty big yeast note on the nose. No discernible vanilla. Quite a bit of... (see more)


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

Written On: 09/02/2018
Mission accomplished with the raspberry on the nose! Super tart with only the faintest hint of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: King Coconut, Catawba Brewing (NC)

Written On: 09/01/2018
Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, and a very mild coconut on the nose. Quite a bit of coconut... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Strawberry Kiwi Cider, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 08/31/2018
The only thing on the board that I hadn't tried, so why not? Green apple, lemon, lime, and very... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Thunder Gun Express, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 08/30/2018
Candied orange, honey, and cut field grasses make up the bulk of the nose. A toasted malt backbone... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coco Van, Hubbard's Cave Brewery (IL)

Written On: 08/29/2018
Decadent nose of milk chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and subtle coconut (which increases with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Feeling Good, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/28/2018
Pineapple, grapefruit, and a little mango blend with a touch of pine on the nose. Pretty nice... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hazing Saddles (L) and Beer's Favorite Cookie (R), Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/27/2018
So MT's haze game just gets better and better. Soft and juicy mango, melon, and pineapple bring... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Peach Pineapple Cranberry Fruitsicle, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 08/26/2018
Not as much on the nose as I was expecting...tart peach skin and only a suggestion of pineapple.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Gold Rope, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 08/25/2018
Just when I think I can't like a BI IPA more than a previous one...this hop combination really... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bogey Free Session IPA, Upcountry Brewing (NC)

Written On: 08/24/2018
Drinking from the can, so the nose is pretty muted. Grapefruit peel, field grass, and toasted... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Balling the Queen, Tyranena Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 08/23/2018
Faint citrus and pine atop a sturdy caramel malt backbone. Very light floral notes, suggesting the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pink Guava Funk, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 08/22/2018
Sharply acidic on the nose with the expected guava note, but hints of peach skin, lemon, and a bit... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Walk It Out, Casita Cervecería (NC)

Written On: 08/21/2018
A 'Buckwheat Double IPA', this one offers up a nose of light citrus, melon, and a grain husk... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Braxton Labs New England IPA: Galaxy + Citra + Mosaic, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 08/20/2018
Pungent tropical fruit on the nose with pineapple and mango being dominant. Some grapefruit and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Existential Rhythm, Bhramari Brewing/Twin Leaf Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 08/19/2018
Notes of lemon, lime, juniper, and saltwater lead the nose, with all transitioning nicely to the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Drum Circle Haze, Catawba Brewing (NC)

Written On: 08/18/2018
Candied orange and pineapple are joined by hints of melon, bread crust, and caramel malt on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bellini Brut IPA, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 08/17/2018
It's late, so I'll keep this short and to the point. This beer may have the purest peach aroma... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tunnel Vision DDH with Citra, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 08/16/2018
Let's just be honest...I'd love to find some new words to describe these hazy IPAs, but I'm... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Planet Lovetron, Revision Brewing Co (NV)

Written On: 08/15/2018
Tropical fruits with hints of cracker malt, warming to a dank, weedy note on the nose. Pretty... (see more)