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: Subluminal Imperial Stout, Buxton Brewery/Stillwater Artisanal Ales (England/MD)

Written On: 01/12/2018
Dark toast, cocoa powder, coffee, and a hint of licorice are just a few of the plethora of aromas... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Thunderbolt, Central State Brewing (IN)

Written On: 01/11/2018
Lemon zest, grapefruit peel, and herbal grasses make up the bulk of the nose. With warmth, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hopsconsin Red Ale, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 01/10/2018
Light caramel and toasted bread crust with mild notes of citrus and dried tobacco on the nose.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: You, Me, Mr. PB, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/09/2018
Nose features a very nice roasted malt, cocoa powder, and just a trace of nuttiness. The flavor... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Apricot Sour, Avery Brewing (CO)

Written On: 01/08/2018
Ridiculous amounts of apricot threaten to overpower any other aspect of the nose. Warmth does... (see more)

Year of New Beer: HHG APA, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written On: 01/07/2018
 Light lemon and orange zest with modest notes of herbal grasses making up the bulk of the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kousmanen Baltic Porter, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/06/2018
Cocoa powder and a light coffee note on the nose, with a nice toasted bread emerging as the glass... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPA, Evil Twin Brewing/Omnipollo (NY/Sweden)

Written On: 01/05/2018
Having really enjoyed the Old Fashioned Lemonade and Pink Lemonade IPAs from Evil Twin, I didn't... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Warmer Winter Winter Warmer, Cigar City Brewing (Tampa)

Written On: 01/04/2018
After languishing in my fridge for just shy of two years, this sounded appealing in the midst of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tall Dark & Barrel-Aged, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/03/2018
With the Bluegrass lodged firmly in Mother Nature's icy grip, a handsome stranger arrives just in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Von Pilsner, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 01/02/2018
Light lemon zest and floral notes sit atop baked bread and cereal grain aromas. The bready malt... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Darker My Love, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written On: 01/01/2018
Tart cherries, blackberries, and a bit of balsamic on the nose, warming to allow some red... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brother Soigné, Grassroots Brewing/Hill Farmstead (VT)

Written On: 12/31/2017
Here we are again, the final day of another Year of New Beer. Six years. Two thousand... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Silurian Stout with Vanilla, Door County Brewing (WI)

Written On: 12/30/2017
Cocoa powder, roasted malts, and light vanilla on the nose. On the tongue, the roast is much more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Loco for Choco Coco, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/29/2017
This is simply an alcoholic version of a Mounds Bar. So much chocolate and coconut on the nose... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Prairie Noir, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 12/28/2017
With so many variants in the Noir and BOMB! series, it's easy to let one slip through the cracks... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Press Tart, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/27/2017
Berries galore on the nose as blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry all seem to make an appearance.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: LazerSnake, 3 Floyds Brewing (IN)

Written On: 12/26/2017
With my sense of smell dulled by a nasty cold, this beer becomes my sacrificial lamb of sorts.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 12/25/2017
The already complex Imperial Biscotti Break gets ratcheted up a notch with the addition of bourbon... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Bullet, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 12/24/2017
Because nothing says "Christmas Eve" like a beer intended for spring, right? This double IPA... (see more)