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: Mosaic Mist, Platform Beer Company (OH)

Written On: 08/11/2017
Very vegetal on the nose, with a lot of onion and chive; mild citrus with warmth. Pretty much the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Gadget, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/10/2017
Nose is nearly straight raspberry jam layered over a very light, dry wheat aspect. On the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Perfect Nose, Evil Twin/Westbrook Brewing (SC)

Written On: 08/09/2017
After two years asleep in my beer cellar, I decided to give this a go tonight. The nose is filled... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Astro Dwarf, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/08/2017
Fairly simple on the nose, actually, with mild grapefruit and orange peel being joined by floral... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rounding Third, MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/07/2017
Citrus peel and an earthy pine atop toasted grains on the nose. Not quite as hoppy on the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Dry Hopped Pale Ale Series - Idaho Experimental No. 7, Platform Beer Company (OH)

Written On: 08/06/2017
Idaho Experimental No. 7, Platform Beer Company (OH). The nose features pineapple, mango, honey... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Summer 2017 Garage Share

Written On: 08/05/2017
I've learned that when you are summoned to the Garage, you make every effort to attend, as there... (see more)


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

Written On: 08/04/2017
Really unusual beer here. Nose is funky, with a definite dry, barnyard note, but elements of... (see more)


Smashbomb Atomic IPA, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Ontario)

Written On: 08/03/2017
Candied orange peel, hints of pine, and a whole lot of caramel malt on the nose. Kind of a sweet... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 2017 Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written On: 08/02/2017
Caramelized sugar, toffee, toasted bread, and a heavy note of boozy oak hit the nose initially.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Black Currant Saison, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 08/01/2017
Very light raspberry and grape are carried along by dry field grasses, peppery spice, and a solid... (see more)


Year of New Beer: JUCO, Good People Brewing (AL)

Written On: 07/31/2017
Almost all dry grass and something akin to ragweed on the nose. Bitter and one-dimensional on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Citrus IPA, Second Self Beer Co (GA)

Written On: 07/30/2017
Sweet, citrusy nose made up primarily of Mandarin orange and dried pineapple. Very sweet on the... (see more)


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)