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: Braxton Labs New England IPA: Citra, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 05/07/2018
Lots of fruit on the nose as lemon, peach, pineapple, and grapefruit are all represented. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peanut Butter Porter, Back Forty Beer Company (AL)

Written On: 05/06/2018
Nose is malty with chocolate syrup and very light peanut butter. Pretty much the same on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Oud Bruin, BOCK Homebrew Club (Lexington)

Written On: 05/05/2018
When your fridge is running perilously low on new brews, it's nice to be able to turn to the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Strawberry Gose, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 05/04/2018
Take my favorite regular CB beer (Ghost Gose), and give it a subtle shot of strawberries? Winner... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Colorado Wild Sage, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 05/03/2018
Very herbal on the nose as the sage stands out with a bit of a ginger lean; lemon in the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sensibility, Blackberry Farm Brewery/Stillwater Artisanal Ales (TN/MD)

Written On: 05/02/2018
Slightly funky on the nose as damp hay is layered over tart apple, white grape, and a light yeast... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Jaune, Westbrook Brewing Co (SC)

Written On: 05/01/2018
Caramel, grape, and alcohol-infused oak lead the way on the nose. Cooked apple and freshly baked... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Nomah!, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 04/30/2018
So much tropical fruit on the nose...mango, pineapple, papaya...just awesome. On the tongue, it's... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Outlaw Bound, The Rare Barrel (CA)

Written On: 04/29/2018
Fortunate enough to have small tastes of several new beers today, but this one stood out for me.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Drivin' N Cryin' Straight to Hell/Mystery Road, Burnt Hickory Brewing (NC)

Written On: 04/28/2018
Pretty floral with a bit of orange marmalade and caramel on the nose. Fairly similar on the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Denali Thunder Punch, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/27/2018
Candied pineapple, citrus peel, and hints of caramel and honey on the nose. On the tongue, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Single Barrel Belgian Style Quad, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 04/26/2018
An effervescent pour yields a nose of slightly sour cooked apples, grapes, and toffee. Gets a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Märzen Lager, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/25/2018
 Not a style I would normally choose given the other options on the board... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Elvis Juice, BrewDog (Scotland)

Written On: 04/24/2018
Sweet citrus on the nose presents not so much as grapefruit, but more like a candied orange for... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Buku, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 04/23/2018
It's easy to find something you're good at and fall into a rut, seeking refuge in the comfort of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Jam Band, Boulevard Brewing Co (MO)

Written On: 04/22/2018
Sharp notes of blueberry and cherry on the nose, with undercurrents of apple skin and a light... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Starsky & Dutch, 3 Stars Brewing Co (Washington, D.C.)

Written On: 04/21/2018
Smooth milk chocolate on the nose with a hint of roasted malt. Sweet and creamy on the tongue with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Prodigal, Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis)

Written On: 04/20/2018
Outstanding nose of fudge brownie batter and dark, roasted malts. An subtle, early note of vanilla... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pinball, Two Brothers Brewing (IL)

Written On: 04/19/2018
Nice aroma of candied orange and mango with a solid caramel malt backbone. On the tongue, the hops... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Foudre Punch, Almanac Beer Co (CA)

Written On: 04/18/2018
Fruity nose of raspberries and cherries layered over a light grain and wood note that builds with... (see more)