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: Rhubarb Remix, Westbrook Brewing (SC)

Written On: 08/31/2017
Very light strawberry on the nose with hints of sour wheat and a bit of earthy funk. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: DKML, Founders Brewing (MI)

Written On: 08/30/2017
Bourbon and oak assault the nose, with backing notes of caramel and the malt liquor... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bolshevik Bastard Russian Imperial Stout

Written On: 08/29/2017
Nickel Brook Brewing (Ontario). Cocoa powder, charred malts, coffee, and dark fruit on the nose.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Crasher in the Rye 2017, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 08/28/2017
Open the bottle and this is boozy from the jump as rye whiskey notes strike first, then settle... (see more)


Year of New Beer: A is for Apricot, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 08/27/2017
Tart fruit on the nose that isn't necessarily discernible as apricot. More like tart peaches or... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Between the Staves, Anchorage Brewing/Crooked Stave (AK/CO)

Written On: 08/26/2017
 Dark fruits, slightly acidic with traces of caramel and oak, warm cognac on the finish. Tart... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Whirligig Blue N Orange Smoothie, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/26/2017
This is basically a blueberry and orange Sweetart. Faint hints of vanilla. Absolutely delicious... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Catalina Breeze, Mile Wide Beer Company (Louisville)

Written On: 08/25/2017
As a good number of us beer nerds lose our collective minds over the hazy, New England IPAs, it's... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Le Printemps, Door County Brewing (WI)

Written On: 08/24/2017
Loads of spice and Belgian yeast on the nose, with apricot and hints of lemon appearing more with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Team Fiona: Bifi, Listermann Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/23/2017
How do you make regular Fiona even better? Apparently it's as easy as adding pink guava. The nose... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rodenbach Alexander, Brouwerij Rodenbach (Belgium)

Written On: 08/22/2017
A little late to the party on this one, but that old saying about good things coming to those who... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 2015 Eclipse Imperial Stout (Woodford Reserve BA), Fifty Fifty Brewing (CA)

Written On: 08/21/2017
A natural choice for today, this one opens with a nose that is filled with bourbon. Warmth allows... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Team Fiona, Listermann Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/20/2017
Big grapefruit notes up front, with lesser hints of dank grasses lingering in the background. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fadtastic Volume I, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/19/2017
Tons of citrus fruits on the nose...juice...rind...it's all there. Super easy drinking with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 225th Best Bitter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/18/2017
Slightly floral with a bit of toasted grain on the nose, accented by a light apple skin and damp... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Little Rooster, Trillium Brewing (MA)

Written On: 08/17/2017
Lemongrass, grapefruit rind, and an almost woody grain husk make up the bulk of the aromatics. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Eureka (with Galaxy hops), Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 08/16/2017
The can says Blond Ale, but the nose screams IPA. One week old today, this one pops with aromas of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: New England Style IPA #001, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written On: 08/15/2017
It was nearly mythical the first time around...a true, hazy New England Style juice bomb had been... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Dry Hopped Stillings Street, Trillium Brewing (MA)

Written On: 08/14/2017
Barely a week old, the nose is straight juice, as tropical fruit and citrus skins abound.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rio Blanco Pale Ale, Real Ale Brewing (TX)

Written On: 08/13/2017
Earthy hops and toasted grains on the nose, with hints of cured tobacco and pine. Much of this... (see more)