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: Far Tire and Friends Fat Wild Ale, New Belgium Brewing/Avery Brewing (CO)

Written On: 12/03/2016
This could probably best be described as Wild Ale "Light". Light citrus, light apple, light... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Event Horizon: Spectrum 3, Olde Hickory Brewery (NC)

Written On: 12/02/2016
The nose opens with layers of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, and molasses. With warmth, vanilla... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Captain Pancakes, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/01/2016
It's difficult to put your finger on one or two aspects of a beer this complex. In the beginning... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Family Values Imperial Brown Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 11/30/2016
Cocoa powder, roasted nuts, and hints of caramel and honey on the nose. On the tongue, the cocoa... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Buckwheat Strawberry Ale, Blackberry Farm Brewery (TN)

Written On: 11/29/2016
Subtle, slightly sweet strawberry and grain husk on the nose, with ancillary notes of freshly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: White Russian Imperial Coffee Stout, Sun Up Brewing (AZ)

Written On: 11/28/2016
Roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, and cream make up the bulk of a complicated... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Olde Pelican English Pale Ale, Orlando Brewing (FL)

Written On: 11/27/2016
The nose is slightly earthy, with some hints of light citrus followed by a bit of caramel malt.... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Chocolate Mint Girl Stout, Orlando Brewing (FL)

Written On: 11/27/2016
Rich cocoa powder and roasted malts initially mask the subtle peppermint on the nose. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Old Elephant Foot IPA, Tampa Bay Brewing

Written On: 11/26/2016
Citrus peel and slightly earthy hops on the nose, backed by just a touch of caramel and bread... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Organic Flight, Waves Restaurant at the Contemporary Hotel (FL)

Written On: 11/25/2016
Not sure who is the brewer on these. Maybe they just don't want to be identified. Blonde ale on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Norbertus Hefeweizen, Allgäuer Brauhaus AG (Germany)

Written On: 11/24/2016
Fairly traditional hefe with a sweet banana dominating lesser notes of bubblegum and cloves. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Floridian, Funky Buddha Brewing (FL)

Written On: 11/23/2016
Sweet, lightly toasted grains combine with banana, clove, and a touch of citrus on the nose. A... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Icelandic Doppelbock, Einstök Beer Company

Written On: 11/23/2016
Fairly sweet on the nose with chocolate, caramel, and hints of dark fruits, all transitioning to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Miriam's Irish Coffee Stout, Coppertail Brewing (Tampa)

Written On: 11/22/2016
Mild coffee bean, bittersweet chocolate, and toasted nut on the nose. On the tongue is a nice... (see more)

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

Written On: 11/21/2016
Very mild nose on the initial pour, with jam-like hints of cherry and pineapple coming on only... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Liquid Dreams, Marz Community Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 11/20/2016
Grapefruit peel, melon, and a bit of pine on the nose. On the tongue is a pretty nice sweetness... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Funk Land Country Shuffle, Upland Brewing/Country Boy Brewing (IN/KY)

Written On: 11/19/2016
Whereas strawberry was the star of the Country Boy show, Upland takes their side of the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Day Job, Rubobrau (Louisville)

Written On: 11/18/2016
Straight fruit juice on the nose, primarily pineapple, mango, and papaya. All of these transfer... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 5 Beans, Sixpoint Brewery (NY)

Written On: 11/17/2016
Bold coffee roast and dark chocolate lead the nose, with lighter elements of nuts, caramel, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hoppy Magnolia, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written On: 11/16/2016
Light lemon zest, dried apricot, dusty hay, and a bit of yeasty funk on the nose. Crisp with a... (see more)