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: Brother Soigné, Grassroots Brewing/Hill Farmstead (VT)

Written On: 12/31/2017
Here we are again, the final day of another Year of New Beer. Six years. Two thousand... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Silurian Stout with Vanilla, Door County Brewing (WI)

Written On: 12/30/2017
Cocoa powder, roasted malts, and light vanilla on the nose. On the tongue, the roast is much more... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Loco for Choco Coco, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/29/2017
This is simply an alcoholic version of a Mounds Bar. So much chocolate and coconut on the nose... (see more)


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

Written On: 12/28/2017
With so many variants in the Noir and BOMB! series, it's easy to let one slip through the cracks... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Press Tart, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/27/2017
Berries galore on the nose as blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry all seem to make an appearance.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: LazerSnake, 3 Floyds Brewing (IN)

Written On: 12/26/2017
With my sense of smell dulled by a nasty cold, this beer becomes my sacrificial lamb of sorts.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 12/25/2017
The already complex Imperial Biscotti Break gets ratcheted up a notch with the addition of bourbon... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hop Bullet, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 12/24/2017
Because nothing says "Christmas Eve" like a beer intended for spring, right? This double IPA... (see more)


Year of New Beer: French Toast, Decadent Ales (NY)

Written On: 12/23/2017
What do you get when you combine a nice, hoppy double IPA with maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon?... (see more)


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

Written On: 12/22/2017
Some beers are easy to describe. This is one of them. Luscious chocolate, coconut, and bourbon... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Legend of Wooley Swamp, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/21/2017
Deep notes of baker's chocolate and coffee bean lead the way, with molasses, dark fruit, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Vladibeer Brewtin, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/20/2017
The second of two anniversary bottles from Maiden City sees the blackberries jettisoned in favor... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blacker the Berry, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/19/2017
I've spent a lot of time in Cynthiana over the last 27 years, having married a native. During... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Five High Harvest Ale, Dark Horse Brewing (MI)

Written On: 12/18/2017
Citrus peel, earthy pine, and hints of caramel and bread crust on the nose. On the tongue, more of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Toasted Marshmallow, Decadent Ales (NY)

Written On: 12/17/2017
Pineapple and candied orange lead a nose that warms to include a bit of vanilla and marshmallow... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coconut Monolith, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/16/2017
I've said it before, Lexington is suffering from an embarrassment of riches. When one of the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Molotov Surprise, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 12/15/2017
Grapefruit blasts the nose with cursory notes of orange, peach, and mango. Warmth invites a nice... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Nebuchadnezzar, Omnipollo (Sweden)

Written On: 12/14/2017
Grapefruit and orange dominate the nose, with hints of pine and herbal grasses joining a light... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Overcompensation, Against the Grain/Upland (Louisville/IN)

Written On: 12/13/2017
Pineapple, melon husk, and candied orange make up the bulk of the aroma. Very similar on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: French Oak Saison, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 12/12/2017
Golden apples, white grapes, and lemon zest combine with a musty wheat and bready yeast on the... (see more)