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: CitruSinensis, Lagunitas Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/14/2017
Even more citrus on the nose than the name can possibly imply. Tangerine, mango, and hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Torpedo, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/13/2017
Passion fruit, mango, and hints of pine and cut grass press against a light bread crust on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Great Divide Brewing (CO)

Written On: 01/12/2017
Cocoa powder, coffee bean, and roasted malts dominate the nose, impressive for a nearly three year... (see more)

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

Written On: 01/11/2017
Very complex on the nose, as a fudgy chocolate cake batter serves as the base over which vanilla... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Series Brett Fruit Blend, Blackberry Farm Brewery (TN)

Written On: 01/10/2017
Musty hay and oak couple with berries and apple skins on the nose. On the tongue is an interesting... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 2017 Beer Camp Golden IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/09/2017
Very solid aroma blends some orange peel and pineapple with floral hops and hints of dried wheat.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Kick Drum, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 01/08/2017
Really nice nose features a near perfect blend of tropical fruit juice and slightly dank herbs. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Crack the Skye, 3Floyds Brewing (IN)

Written On: 01/07/2017
Big coffee and fudge on the nose, with traces of caramel and oak. On the tongue, rich roasted... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tangerine Quad, Avery Brewing (CO)

Written On: 01/06/2017
A milder than expected citrus serves to augment more prominent notes of brown sugar, raisins... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Stone Ripper, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/05/2017
Aromas of tangerine, pineapple, and mango are layered over a slightly sweet malt backbone, with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Whizbang, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written On: 01/04/2017
Very light orange peel initially, followed quickly by a grassy, herbal quality on the nose. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Bastard in the Rye, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 01/03/2017
Resinous pine, orange peel, caramel, and a dominant rye whiskey spice on the nose. On the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Smoke That Shizz, Burn 'Em Brewing/Four Father's Brewing (IN)

Written On: 01/02/2017
Taking a look at this label, one would assume that this is just a train wreck. Imperial smoked... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Event Horizon Spectrum 2, Olde Hickory Brewery (NC)

Written On: 01/01/2017
Kicking off year #6 in my quest to have a new beer every single day. Brewed with cocoa and orange... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Roar, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/31/2016
Big nose of mango, tangerine, and grapefruit, with some solid herbal tones building with warmth.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Seasonal Relief, Coppertail Brewing (FL)

Written On: 12/30/2016
Light coffee bean, cocoa powder, faint smoke, and a bit of tree bark on the nose. Everything... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Milk Stout, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/29/2016
If you've made your way over to West 6th in the last year or so, you are undoubtedly aware that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blackberry Sour, West 6th Brewing (Lexington) & Twisted Bit, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written On: 12/28/2016
Not sure how I've managed to miss the Blackberry Sour, West 6th Brewing (Lexington), but glad I... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Wee Honey, Quaff Bros (KY)

Written On: 12/27/2016
My head cold returns with a vengeance today, robbing me the opportunity to fully appreciate what I... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 9 Ladies Dancing, The Bruery (CA)

Written On: 12/26/2016
This year's addition to the 12 year series brings a tiramisu inspired brew that features a light... (see more)