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: Trade Day, Back Forty Beer Co (AL)

Written On: 05/27/2017
Freshly ground coffee, charred malts, bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of smoke on the nose. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cidergeist Bubbles, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 05/26/2017
When the establishment's beer list has one bottle you haven't tried, you order that. When... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shelby Blue Ribbon, New Day Craft Mead and Cider (IN)

Written On: 05/25/2017
Nose is sweet with the strawberry and rhubarb blending nicely with the honey note. On the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Alt Nouveau, North Coast Brewing (CA)

Written On: 05/24/2017
Lightly grainy and floral with hints of dry toast and pear on the nose. On the tongue is a subtle... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break, Evil Twin/Westbrook (NY/SC)

Written On: 05/23/2017
Two awesome beers are combined in one, and the result is stellar. Dark chocolate, mild coffee, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Birthday Bomb!, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 05/22/2017
Plenty of coffee and chocolate on the nose, with hints of caramel and vanilla as the glass warms.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rigor Mortis Abt, Brasserie Dieu du Ciel (Quebec)

Written On: 05/21/2017
Raisins, plums, toasted bread, yeast and spices on the nose. On the tongue are cooked apples and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fuego del Oro, Country Boy Brewing (KY)

Written On: 05/20/2017
Much like the base beer, the aroma is predominantly coffee and chocolate. Tricking not only the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Spotlight, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written On: 05/19/2017
Nose is filled with mango, melon, and a bready malt. Warmth brings hints of banana and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Aún Más A Jesús (Brandy Barrel Aged), Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 05/18/2017
Chocolate and dark fruits hit the nose first, followed quickly by healthy doses of charred wood... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Juicy Truth, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 05/17/2017
Finally in the right place at the right time to try this one. Much fruit on the nose...pineapple... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ya Damn Skippy, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/16/2017
Playing (using that term loosely) in the Country Boy Half Pint Golf Scramble prevented me from... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Deadeye Jack, Lonerider Brewing (NC)

Written On: 05/15/2017
Lots of chocolate on the nose, with hints of caramel, coffee, and roasted malts. On the tongue is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Nu-Tropic, Stillwater Artisanal Ales (MD)

Written On: 05/14/2017
Tropical fruit goodness on the nose, with mango at the forefront. Decent amount of citrus zest as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 99 Peaches But a Pit Ain't One, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/13/2017
Very subtle peach and lightly toasted grain on the nose. Peach is more prevalent on the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sea Rose, Ballast Point Brewing (CA)

Written On: 05/12/2017
After a quick check of Untappd, I realized I had actually tried a previous version of the North... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Berliner Weisse: Tart Cherry, North Coast Brewing (CA)

Written On: 05/12/2017
Sour, slightly medicinal cherry on the nose with hints of wheat and graham cracker sweetness. Very... (see more)

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

Written On: 05/11/2017
Lots of tart fruits on the nose, with apricot (obviously) being joined by unripened peach and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Super Hop, Stillwater Artisanal Ales (MD)

Written On: 05/10/2017
Mango, peach, grapefruit,and melon all seem to jump on the nose, along with hints of a malty... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Strawberry Kölsch, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/09/2017
Not a style to which I typically gravitate, as I usually find a kölsch to be a little bland... (see more)