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 (Rnd 1): 7 Iron, 11 Below Brewing (TX)

Written On: 07/09/2017
Light citrus hops on the nose and tongue take the normally subdued blonde ale and turn it into... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Hopsmith, Potosi Brewing (WI)

Written On: 07/09/2017
Juicy orange, honey, and caramel greet the nose and transition really well to the tongue. Very... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Shackmeister Ale, Brooklyn Brewery (NY)

Written On: 07/08/2017
Brewed for Shake Shack, this pale ale offers up a very mild citrus on the nose that gives way to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: Loral, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/07/2017
This IPA features a variety of elements on the nose, opening with floral grasses that warm to soft... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Gentleman Caller, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written On: 07/06/2017
Peach, apricot, and red wine vinegar make up the bulk of the nose, with warmth bringing out some... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Belgian Dark, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/05/2017
Brewed in conjunction with Hidden Springs of Tampa, this strong ale boasts a hearty nose that... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Berliner Weisse: Passion Fruit Peach, North Coast Brewing (CA)

Written On: 07/04/2017
Truth in advertising at its finest here...bright aromas of passion fruit and tart peaches, along... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tessie, Mile Wide Brewing Co (Louisville)

Written On: 07/03/2017
So the hazy, "New England IPA" is all the rage right now. Turbidity is the name of the game, and... (see more)


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

Written On: 07/02/2017
Orange on the nose with coriander and saltwater joining in to form the bulk of the aroma. With... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Summertrip, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 07/01/2017
Enjoyed on the grounds of the late 1700s stone house that my brother-in-law is rebuilding here in... (see more)


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

Written On: 06/30/2017
Some bright citrus, tart pear, and a touch of lemon are intermingled with dry grass, grain, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Anni Ale 13irteen, Short's Brewing Co (MI)

Written On: 06/29/2017
Sharp citrus and hints of red wine on the nose, with a touch of dry grass and dark fruits coming... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Brewston, 8th Wonder Brewery (Houston)

Written On: 06/28/2017
Very light orange and cut grasses on the nose, with just a touch of malt sweetness upon warming.... (see more)


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

Written On: 06/27/2017
Initial aroma carries big notes of banana that fade with warmth, allowing lesser amounts of citrus... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Camp Across the World: White IPA with Yuzu, Sierra Nevada/Kiuchi (CA/Japan)

Written On: 06/26/2017
The best thing I can say about this beer is thankfully there's only one of them in the Beer Camp... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Geek Limfjordsporter, Thisted Bryghus/Mikkeller (Denmark)

Written On: 06/25/2017
This already roasty, chocolatey brew is kicked up a notch as the folks at Gralehaus give this tap... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Living Proof: Blackberry Wild, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/24/2017
Faint blackberry and an acidic punch on the nose. On the tongue, the fruit is dialed back a bit... (see more)


Year of New Beer (DAY 2000!) - 30th Anniversary: Jack & Ken's Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 06/23/2017
I've been drinking whatever craft beer I could get my hands on for nearly 25 years. For some... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Citra Extra Pale Ale, Knee Deep Brewing (CA)

Written On: 06/22/2017
Surprisingly modest nose of grapefruit and orange zest with an underlying dry grass. Very similar... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hesperidium, St. John Malt Brothers Brewing (IN)

Written On: 06/21/2017
Breaking one of my personal rules, I purchased an IPA in an undated can. The only explanation I... (see more)