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 2): Raspberry Cider, Country Boy Brewing (KY)

Written On: 03/31/2017
 Nice looking in the glass, with a straightforward sweet raspberry on the nose that... (see more)

Special Review: West 6th Brewing 5th Anniversary Special Release- Sixfold Six: Wild Sour

Written On: 03/31/2017
As their week-long birthday celebration nears an end, West 6th brings out the big guns tomorrow by... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Smoked Coconut Smithtown Brown, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/30/2017
I've been drinking craft beer for over 20 years. It has only been in the past 4 or 5 years... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Bourbon Barrel Aged Stock Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/30/2017
I've been drinking craft beer for over 20 years. It has only been in the past 4 or 5 years... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Berliner Weisse, Jackie O's Pub & Brewery (OH)

Written On: 03/29/2017
Lemon zest, dried hay and hints of spice and yeast on the nose. On the tongue, sharp fruits... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bolo Coconut Brown, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 03/28/2017
Chocolate malt, light coffee, and roasted nuts greet the nose initially. With a little bit of... (see more)

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

Written On: 03/27/2017
Big fruity nose presents with a ton of grapefruit and pineapple initially. Both of these gradually... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Petite Sour Rosé, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 03/26/2017
Fantastic nose that features tart berries, light hay, earthy oak, and a nice Brett funk. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Old Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/25/2017
I've always enjoyed a nice old ale. Put it in a bourbon barrel? Even better. This delivers on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 1927, Tennessee Brew Works (TN)

Written On: 03/24/2017
Juicy citrus and a touch of caramel malt on the nose. On the tongue, pithy citrus peel bitterness... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mosaic Sunset, Studio Brew (VA)

Written On: 03/23/2017
Caramel malt and alcohol seem to overpower pretty much any hint of Mosaic hops that might be found... (see more)

Year of New Beer: County Series: Nelson, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/22/2017
A tribute to Gethsemane, the oldest operating Trappist monastery in the United States, Nelson... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Son of Icarus, Southern Sky Brewing (GA)

Written On: 03/21/2017
Very little to speak of in the aroma, with only a faint wheat and lemon zest; maybe a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pillar to Post, Trimtab Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/20/2017
Bread crust, caramel, rye spice, and hints of nuts on the nose. Bready malts greet the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Happy Hermit, Green Bench Brewing (FL)

Written On: 03/19/2017
Fairly decent mixture of floral, fruit, and herbal grasses on the nose. On the tongue, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kentucky Sunrise, Pivot Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/18/2017
Made my inaugural visit to Pivot today and came away very impressed. Cool space, friendly staff... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 2014 Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City)

Written On: 03/16/2017
Hints of raisins, plums, and dates sit atop a sweet chocolate and light vanilla, all of which are... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rye Barrel Aged Tzar, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/15/2017
Big, roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, and and woody spice on the nose. Very similar as it... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Friend Zone, Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta)

Written On: 03/14/2017
Mild orange peel and a faint malt backbone are about all I get in the aroma. On the tongue is more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Gose Weasel, Marz Community Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 03/13/2017
Pretty bland on the nose, with the expected brine coming on a little with warmth, along with... (see more)