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: 225th Best Bitter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/18/2017
Slightly floral with a bit of toasted grain on the nose, accented by a light apple skin and damp... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Little Rooster, Trillium Brewing (MA)

Written On: 08/17/2017
Lemongrass, grapefruit rind, and an almost woody grain husk make up the bulk of the aromatics. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Eureka (with Galaxy hops), Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 08/16/2017
The can says Blond Ale, but the nose screams IPA. One week old today, this one pops with aromas of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: New England Style IPA #001, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written On: 08/15/2017
It was nearly mythical the first time around...a true, hazy New England Style juice bomb had been... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Dry Hopped Stillings Street, Trillium Brewing (MA)

Written On: 08/14/2017
Barely a week old, the nose is straight juice, as tropical fruit and citrus skins abound.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rio Blanco Pale Ale, Real Ale Brewing (TX)

Written On: 08/13/2017
Earthy hops and toasted grains on the nose, with hints of cured tobacco and pine. Much of this... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Living Proof: Pineapple Saison, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/12/2017
Very subtle sweetness on the nose, with pineapple hitting the tongue on the backend. Perfect beer... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mosaic Mist, Platform Beer Company (OH)

Written On: 08/11/2017
Very vegetal on the nose, with a lot of onion and chive; mild citrus with warmth. Pretty much the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Gadget, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/10/2017
Nose is nearly straight raspberry jam layered over a very light, dry wheat aspect. On the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Perfect Nose, Evil Twin/Westbrook Brewing (SC)

Written On: 08/09/2017
After two years asleep in my beer cellar, I decided to give this a go tonight. The nose is filled... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Astro Dwarf, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/08/2017
Fairly simple on the nose, actually, with mild grapefruit and orange peel being joined by floral... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rounding Third, MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/07/2017
Citrus peel and an earthy pine atop toasted grains on the nose. Not quite as hoppy on the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dry Hopped Pale Ale Series - Idaho Experimental No. 7, Platform Beer Company (OH)

Written On: 08/06/2017
Idaho Experimental No. 7, Platform Beer Company (OH). The nose features pineapple, mango, honey... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Summer 2017 Garage Share

Written On: 08/05/2017
I've learned that when you are summoned to the Garage, you make every effort to attend, as there... (see more)

Year of New Beer: QuadraFunk, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/04/2017
Really unusual beer here. Nose is funky, with a definite dry, barnyard note, but elements of... (see more)

Smashbomb Atomic IPA, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Ontario)

Written On: 08/03/2017
Candied orange peel, hints of pine, and a whole lot of caramel malt on the nose. Kind of a sweet... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 2017 Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written On: 08/02/2017
Caramelized sugar, toffee, toasted bread, and a heavy note of boozy oak hit the nose initially.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Black Currant Saison, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 08/01/2017
Very light raspberry and grape are carried along by dry field grasses, peppery spice, and a solid... (see more)

Year of New Beer: JUCO, Good People Brewing (AL)

Written On: 07/31/2017
Almost all dry grass and something akin to ragweed on the nose. Bitter and one-dimensional on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citrus IPA, Second Self Beer Co (GA)

Written On: 07/30/2017
Sweet, citrusy nose made up primarily of Mandarin orange and dried pineapple. Very sweet on the... (see more)