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: Hop Stimulator, Funky Buddha Brewery (FL)

Written On: 02/16/2017
Candied pineapple and orange peel with background notes of pine on the nose. Quite a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Slingback, High Heel Brewing (FL)

Written On: 02/15/2017
Light grain on the nose, with a fairly pronounced floral quality--slightly sweet yet noticeably... (see more)

Year of New Beer: King of Falling Fruit, Blackberry Farm Brewery (TN)

Written On: 02/14/2017
The traditional farmhouse notes of dusty hay and light spice serve as a wonderful backdrop for not... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropic Flare, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written On: 02/13/2017
Tons of fruit on the nose as candied orange peel, pineapple, and mango blend with honey and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Evil Cousin, Heretic Brewing (CA

Written On: 02/12/2017
I'm usually pretty diligent about checking dates on hoppy beers, but somehow I messed up on this... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Life. Death. Life. Truth, Orpheus Brewing (GA)

Written On: 02/12/2017
Nice tropical fruit notes are joined by an herbal quality on the nose, both of which transfer... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Guava Ghost, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/11/2017
Since I sampled this a few days ago, it isn't technically a new beer. Getting another go at it... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Bird Switch, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/11/2017
I'm not exactly sure what an "Imperial Session Pale Ale" is, but ultimately, the end result is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Thickfreakness, Rubobrau (Louisville)

Written On: 02/10/2017
Rich, nearly charred malts, burnt sugars, and bitter cocoa powder dominate the nose. Lesser but... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sauc Monkey, Monnik Beer Co/Companyia Cervesera del Montseny (Louisville/Spain)

Written On: 02/09/2017
Sometimes, luck is on your side, and you wander into a brewery only to find the potent potable... (see more)

Year of New(ish) Beer: Oud Bruin, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/08/2017
A lot of things happened five years ago. Prince William married Kate. Oprah called it quits. The... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Caramel and Sea Salt Porter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/08/2017
Fairly subtle nose offers up hints of chocolate and caramel sugars, probably a touch cold to... (see more)

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

Written On: 02/07/2017
The sour is apparent on the nose from the get-go, as raspberries are joined by essence of lemon... (see more)

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)