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: B is for Blueberry, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 07/07/2018
Plenty of wheat, brine, and indistinguishable tart fruit on the nose. On the tongue is a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Unicorn Killer, 2nd Shift Brewing (St. Louis)

Written On: 07/06/2018
For some reason, I passed on this beer when it first came to our market back in late 2016. Anyway... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Magic Word: Pineapple and Boysenberry, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 07/05/2018
Mildly tropical nose with hints of citrus pith coming as the glass warms. On the tongue, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Framboise Rose Gose, Anderson Valley Brewing (CA)

Written On: 07/04/2018
Even drinking from the can, there's no mistaking the raspberry on the nose, as it leaves room for... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hunter Vanilla, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written On: 07/03/2018
I've seen this beer multiple times when traveling, but just never picked it up. But now that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peach Gose, The Sour Note Brewing (IN)

Written On: 07/02/2018
Not so much peach, but rather sharp citrus on the nose, joined by nice notes of coriander and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tart Peach Kolsch, Ballast Point Brewing (CA)

Written On: 07/01/2018
Unmistakable peach on the nose, sweet and nearly jammy. Almost a bit too artificial. On the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cloud Five, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 06/30/2018
Tangerine dominates the nose with additional notes of pineapple, melon, and light pine. Nose... (see more)

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

Written On: 06/29/2018
Bursting with peach, mango, and orange, this is just a juice bomb on the nose. Quite a bit of dank... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dragons and YumYums, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 06/28/2018
Not much on the nose really, mostly just some tart fruit. Maybe some mango, a bit of orange and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Just a P'haze (Blue Stallion, KY) & BA Here Kitty, Kitty (Ocelot Brewing, VA)

Written On: 06/27/2018
Some nights, while sharing beers and wishing a friend well in his new endeavours, you sample some... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Belgian White Ale, Yellowhammer Brewing (AL)

Written On: 06/26/2018
Coriander, yeast, and dry wheat are accented by hints of lime and ginger on the nose. Very... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Aunt Hohmima, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/25/2018
You'll never hear me complain about a brewery taking an already delicious stout and letting it... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Heroes, MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 06/23/2018
Lots of grapefruit peel on the nose with auxiliary notes of pineapple and a little dank herbs.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bug Zapper, Avery Brewing (CO).

Written On: 06/23/2018
Lime and ginger lead the way on the nose, with a mint that builds with warmth atop a wheat and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: M-43 N.E. India Pale Ale, Old Nation Brewing Co (MI)

Written On: 06/22/2018
Outstanding aroma of citrus and tropical fruits...pineapple, mango, and hints of grapefruit. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Uncle Jon's Sour Brown Ale, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/21/2018
I may not have the name exactly right, so anyone in the know...speak up and I'll edit. At any... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Idolatrous, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 06/20/2018
The latest addition to their Hop Worship series finds Mosaic and El Dorado hops working in harmony... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Space Beast, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/19/2018
Had no idea that this new double IPA was on tap, so naturally I had to go with it. Nice aroma that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Moscow Mule Ale, Ballast Point Brewing (CA)

Written On: 06/18/2018
Hmm...tons of ginger and a prominent but not overpowering lime note on the nose. Ginger leads the... (see more)