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: Hazy But Lazy, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/29/2017
The "New England IPA" craze finally hits the Bluegrass and the bar is set high, as Mirror Twin... (see more)

Year of New Beer: I Got 5 On It, Short's Brewing (MI)

Written On: 07/28/2017
Very citrus forward with some candied orange backed by floral highlights. Orange, grapefruit, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dark Saison, Southern Prohibition Brewing (MS)

Written On: 07/27/2017
Dark fruits, roasted malts, cured tobacco, and faint hints of Belgian yeast on the nose. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Living Proof: Gooseberry Berliner Weisse, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/26/2017
Full disclosure...I have no idea what a gooseberry tastes like. So consequently, I have no idea if... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Goselima, Avondale Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 07/25/2017
Straightforward on the nose, presenting pretty much like a margarita as lime and salt take center... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Raznarök, Central State Brewery (Indianapolis)

Written On: 07/24/2017
Tart raspberries hit the nose initially, with warmth bringing roasty malts and hints of cocoa... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mastodon Mother Puncher, Mikkeller (Denmark)

Written On: 07/23/2017
No mistaking the farmhouse funk on this one as a dusty hay and Brettanomyces strike the nose... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Phrenology (Batch #5), Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/22/2017
Funky on the nose with dried hay and flowers doing most of the work, but enough of a citrus... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peach Better Have My Money, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/21/2017
Sour peaches lead the way on the nose, with some dry hay and yeasty notes lingering in the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Margarita in Gose, Second Self Beer Co (GA)

Written On: 07/20/2017
With a nose that is ripe with lime and salt, this certainly delivers on its name. On the tongue, a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blood Orange Lorenzini Double IPA, Maui Brewing (HI)

Written On: 07/19/2017
Subdued citrus on the nose with a noticeable bread crust and caramel coming on later. Was hoping... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Devil's Harvest Breakfast IPA, Southern Prohibition Brewing (MS)

Written On: 07/18/2017
Very nice citrus and pine notes in a vibrant aroma. On the tongue, juicy orange provides a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Wandering Blues, Orpheus Brewing (GA)

Written On: 07/17/2017
My Summer of Sour continues with this tart blueberry offering. The fruit is evident on the nose... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Gose, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/16/2017
On its return engagement, the Tropical Gose gets a new, trimmed down recipe that highlights the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Squeezebox, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/15/2017
The nose is straight strawberry jam. Whether coincidental or not, warmth brings a hint of toasted... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fantasy Factory, Karben4 Brewing (WI)

Written On: 07/14/2017
Tropical on the nose with pineapple pulling to the forefront; hints of caramel and pine with... (see more)

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

Written On: 07/13/2017
Lemon zest, white grape, and honeysuckle on the nose, backed by a high concentration of floral... (see more)

Year of New Beer: New England Style IPA #002, Braxton Labs (KY)

Written On: 07/12/2017
Tropical nose of pineapple and mango, with hints of grapefruit and peach. More of the same on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Harmony Creek Peachy Cream, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/11/2017
Perfect for a warm July evening, this cream ale is zesty and light, with slightly sweet grains... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fire Iron, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/10/2017
Straight, fruity goodness on the nose. Crazy amounts of guava and passion fruit are backed by... (see more)