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: Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten Fidy 2016, Oskar Blues Brewery (CO)

Written On: 11/15/2016
Dark fruits, chocolate malt, charred oak, and a vanilla and bourbon sweetness on the nose. All of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blackberry Harvest, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written On: 11/14/2016
Fairly nondescript on the nose with only a light berry note and a touch of dry hay. The tartness... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Clearly Everybody Wants Some, Against the Grain Brewery/Hoof Hearted Brewing (KY)

Written On: 11/13/2016
Very light, sweet grains on the nose, with a generous influx of floral hops and a light grass... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blackberry/Raspberry Blonde Ale, Skinny Dog Brewing/Life BrewPub (Lexington)

Written On: 11/12/2016
Starting with a base blonde ale brewed at Life BrewPub, homebrew club members were sent home with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Xocoveza Charred, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 11/11/2016
Given that this is nearly a year old, the amount of coffee that is still found on the nose is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Caeso, Listermann Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/10/2016
Roasted malts, cocoa powder, light coffee, and hints of smoke on the nose. On the tongue, a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hopvine Bling, Stillwater Artisanal Ales (MD)

Written On: 11/09/2016
Hints of lemon and tart grape combine with dusty field grasses on the nose. On the tongue, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Recurrant, Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 11/08/2016
The nose features plenty of fruits as cranberry, tart grape, and traces of sour apple are layered... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Stout X: Tart Cherry, Boulevard Brewing (MO)

Written On: 11/07/2016
Cherry, cocoa powder, light coffee, and a touch of smoke on the nose. On the tongue, the cherry... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blood of the Sunsets, 3 Floyds Brewing (IN)

Written On: 11/06/2016
I came home from work this evening with pretty much the same objective as usual...find a decent... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Revved Up, Revolution Brewing/Upland Brewind (IL/IN)

Written On: 11/05/2016
Unmistakably coffee on the nose, with nuts, a light chocolate, and toasted brown bread backing it... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Quad, Boulevard Brewing (MO)

Written On: 11/04/2016
Some days call for a little more punch. This was one of them, and this brew is up to the... (see more)

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

Written On: 11/03/2016
I guess it was sometime in 2011 when the picture was posted on Facebook. It was, quite honestly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sixfold: XII Brett'd Golden Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/02/2016
It's rarified air. A feeling that's difficult to explain. I've been there twice, maybe three... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Divided By Zero, Rushing Duck Brewing (NY)

Written On: 11/01/2016
Really nice tangerine and grapefruit peel on the nose, with a green, herbal quality that builds... (see more)

Year of New Beer: G-Bot (aka Gandhi Bot), New England Brewing Company (CT)

Written On: 10/31/2016
The nose is packed with fruit--grapefruit, orange, mango, and maybe some candied pineapple. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Haze Carll, Rubobrau (Louisville)

Written On: 10/30/2016
For quite some time, I've been jealous of friends getting to sample the homebrew handiwork of... (see more)

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

Written On: 10/29/2016
Over 100 breweries. Well over 200 beers. I didn't sample them all, so I can't be absolutely... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kentucky Cream Dream, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 10/28/2016
Fairly mild on the nose with a lightly sweet grain and a touch of grassiness. On the tongue is a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Margarita Gose, Westbrook Brewing (SC)

Written On: 10/27/2016
Intense lime with hints of lemon, a nice briny kick, and an undercurrent of oaked tequila. Pretty... (see more)