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: 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)

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

Written On: 05/08/2017
Very light, bready aroma with mildly sweet cereal grains and subtle grassy hops. Similar on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lime Pilsner, Uinta Brewing (UT)

Written On: 05/07/2017
Spritzy mineral water and tart lime on the nose. On the tongue is a slightly bitter citrus peel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Too Hop'd to Handle, High Heel Brewing (FL)

Written On: 05/06/2017
Full disclosure--I'm fairly certain this bottle is pretty old. Very malt forward to the point of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chili Lime Ghost Gose, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/05/2017
After a review of my notes, I realized I had tried the Pineapple Jalapeño Cider before.... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Pineapple Jalapeño Cider, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/05/2017
Take sweet, juicy pineapple and give it a jalapeño kick in the pants and you end up with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Schwarzchild Porter, Southern Sky Brewing (GA)

Written On: 05/04/2017
Toasted brown bread, light coffee, and faint cooked apples and traces of smoke on the nose. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mexican Fake, Longtooth Brewing (Lexington/Wilmington)

Written On: 05/03/2017
Huge chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon on the nose. On the tongue, the chocolate is rich and silky... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Grandes Lagos Lager, Great Lakes Brewing (OH)

Written On: 05/02/2017
Effervescent with hibiscus lending a floral note to an already sweet malt base. On the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Country Western Volume 5: Ginger Lime Gose, Country Boy Brewing/West 6th Brewing

Written On: 05/01/2017
The calendar reads May, which means that Lexington Craft Beer Week is fast approaching. And LCBW... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Event Horizon Spectrum 1, Olde Hickory Brewery (NC)

Written On: 04/30/2017
A complex nose of coffee, chocolate, and cinnamon that also features cursory notes of vanilla... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Saison au Miel, Left Hand Brewing (CO)

Written On: 04/29/2017
Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, and hints of ginger up front. Warmth brings a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Scotch on Scotch, Boulevard Brewing (MO)

Written On: 04/28/2017
Big nose on this beer as caramel, plums, raisins, damp earth and hints of peat come at you in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Golden Stout, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/27/2017
Playing tricks on the mind, this light colored stout offers up a nose of mild coffee and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Show Me Sour, Boulevard Brewing (MO)

Written On: 04/26/2017
Much darker than I was expecting, with a nose of tart cherries, oak, and red wine vinegar. Pretty... (see more)

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

Written On: 04/25/2017
Light tropical fruits and a touch of white grape on the nose, transitioning to the tongue with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dayslayer, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 04/24/2017
Fairly nondescript nose that is primarily sweet cereal grains, floral aromatics, and hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fruit Face with Cucumber, Cilantro, Lime, and Chile, Mikkeller Brewing (CA)

Written On: 04/23/2017
Sharp citrus greets the nose, as lemon and lime join a salty, bready note, with herbal hints... (see more)

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

Written On: 04/22/2017
This one made the rounds among some of my local beer friends about a year ago, and I missed out.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Windows Up, Alpine Beer Co (CA)

Written On: 04/21/2017
Unmistakable Mosaic hops hit the nose first, herbal with hints of chive. Citra hops provide a full... (see more)