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: Passion Dome, Grimm Artisanal Ales (NY)

Written On: 09/18/2017
Tons of fruit on the nose, with the advertised passion fruit leading the way, augmented by tart... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lake House, Capital Brewery (WI)

Written On: 09/17/2017
The weather seems to be unseasonably warm, so why not enjoy a summer beer from improper glassware?... (see more)

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

Written On: 09/16/2017
Tart peach and passion fruit on the nose, joined by an unmistakable coffee bean. Biting and acidic... (see more)

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

Written On: 09/15/2017
After consulting Untappd, Beeradvocate, and lexbeerscene, I was able to confirm that I hadn't... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Three categories to enter: - Best Overall - Beauty and the Beast (human and dog co

Written On: 09/14/2017
One of the most over-the-top, decadent stouts in the world gets aged in oak, on vanilla beans, no... (see more)

Year of New Beer: ou're In The Jungle Baby!, Evil Twin/Jackie O's (NY/OH)

Written On: 09/13/2017
 Cocoa powder, toasted bread, and hints of smoke on the nose. On the tongue, this is simply a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pretty Willie's Imperial Stout, Against the Grain Brewery (Louisville)

Written On: 09/12/2017
With the exception of a few draft pours here and there, I haven't purchased many AtG beers over... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Terrestrial Paradise, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 09/11/2017
The nose is initially greeted by grapefruit, mango, and hints of lemon. With warmth, a very subtle... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mirror Twin / Mile Wide Collab

Written On: 09/10/2017
Since this joint effort between Lexington's Mirror Twin and Louisville's Mile Wide doesn't have... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lost Souls, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 09/09/2017
Bright citrus peel intermingled with peach and traces of pine on the nose. On the tongue is a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: HBC 438, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/08/2017
Wasn't 100% sure this was a new beer for me until the brewer himself confirmed that this was... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Strawberry Short's Cake, Short's Brewing Company (MI)

Written On: 09/07/2017
This is easily one of the top 5 worst beers I've ever tasted. None of the advertised flavors in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Evil Twin, Heretic Brewing (CA)

Written On: 09/06/2017
Sometimes beers get shuffled to the back of the fridge and forgotten. Such is the case with this... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Dark Helmet, Titletown Brewing (WI)

Written On: 09/05/2017
Dark chocolate, roasted malts, and hints of cured tobacco and smoke on the nose. Very similar to... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Nomad, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/05/2017
If you like your hops with a big, roasty background, this is the beer for you. Citrus peel that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Twist, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 09/04/2017
Tropical citrus notes combine with tart candies and floral grasses on the nose, with only faint... (see more)

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

Written On: 09/02/2017
Solid citrus on the nose as grapefruit leads the way with lesser notes of orange. Backed up with a... (see more)

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

Written On: 09/02/2017
Solid citrus on the nose as grapefruit leads the way with lesser notes of orange. Backed up with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Über Gose Freunde, Central State Brewing (IN)

Written On: 09/02/2017
Light cherry greets the nose atop a base of slightly funky wheat and saltwater. On the tongue, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fest of Ales Edition

Written On: 09/01/2017
Great beers tonight, and an unbelievable turnout given the weather. Standouts for me were the... (see more)