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: Tangerine Express IPA, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/30/2017
The innovators of the in-your-face, hop forward, bitter bomb, Stone returns primarily to their... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hello Nasty Dry Hopped Sour, Dois Corvos (Portugal)

Written On: 01/29/2017
A little funky on the nose with field grasses and fruit, most notably tart peach and and lemon. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pulp Fusion, Boulder Beer (CO)

Written On: 01/28/2017
Pretty standard aromas of orange and grapefruit on the nose, with some subtle grass and lightly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Citranomical, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/27/2017
When the tap room manager Jason Chism tells you that you need to try a beer, you listen.... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): A Cup of Big Headed Joe, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/26/2017
Local homebrewer Joe Rice gets to scale up on the MTB system and the result is this bold... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): All French Saison, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/26/2017
Brewed using (appropriately enough) all French ingredients, this saison hits the classic traits of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Unholy Trippel, Coppertail Brewing (FL)

Written On: 01/25/2017
Apple and grape lead the way on a nose that also includes a solid Belgian yeast note as well as a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Flowering Citrus Ale, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 01/24/2017
Lemon zest, honey, light hay, and an overall floral sweetness dominate the nose. On the tongue is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse, Mikkeller (Denmark)

Written On: 01/23/2017
Sour cherry, damp wheat, and a touch of funk on the nose. On the tongue, sour cherries come... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Boogie Nights, Marz Community Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 01/22/2017
One of the few Jungle Boogie variants I hadn't gotten around to trying, this one presents with a... (see more)


Rum Barrel Aged Old Gregg, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/21/2017
Roasty and slightly nutty on the nose, with hints of chocolate and spice. The tongue follows with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Bible Belt, Prairie Artisan Ales/Evil Twin Brewing (OK/NY)

Written On: 01/20/2017
Poured at a basement temp of about 62°, this releases a rich chocolate fudge, coffee bean... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rise & Pine, Uinta Brewing (UT)

Written On: 01/19/2017
Charred malt, toasted bread crust, pine, and hints of citrus on the nose. The tongue is initially... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pilgrim's Dole (2015), New Holland Brewing (MI)

Written On: 01/18/2017
Another beer that has inexplicably fallen through the cracks for me over the years. Dates... (see more)


Year of New Beer: New Year Old Ale, Monnik Beer Co. (Louisville)

Written On: 01/17/2017
A one-year, Brett-infused whiskey barrel slumber produces a complex nose of tart cherry, unripened... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 01/16/2017
Tropical fruits, light pine, and biscuit on the nose. On the tongue, a slightly dank, herbal hop... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mosaic IPA, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/15/2017
A burst of citrus greets the nose, followed by a really nice herbal component, with very little... (see more)


Year of New Beer: CitruSinensis, Lagunitas Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/14/2017
Even more citrus on the nose than the name can possibly imply. Tangerine, mango, and hints of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Torpedo, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/13/2017
Passion fruit, mango, and hints of pine and cut grass press against a light bread crust on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Great Divide Brewing (CO)

Written On: 01/12/2017
Cocoa powder, coffee bean, and roasted malts dominate the nose, impressive for a nearly three year... (see more)