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: The Barista, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 12/25/2016
Sweet caramel and a chocolatey espresso anchor a nose that includes some toasted brown bread... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chocolate Marshmallow Chickow!, Triple Digit Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/24/2016
Rich milk chocolate and a ridiculously spot-on replication of campfire roasted marshmallow hits... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Salty Angel, Birra Toccalmatto (Italy)

Written On: 12/23/2016
Pretty straightforward nose of saltwater, citrus, and wheat. The tongue follows with a moderately... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Collaboration 2016, Brewery Ommegang/Urban Chestnut Brewing (NY/MO)

Written On: 12/22/2016
Really nice nose of freshly baked banana bread and mild caramel, joined by some dark fruits and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Beautiful View Russian Imperial Stout, Christian Moerlein Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/21/2016
Bitter dark chocolate, campfire smoke, and hints of plum and berries on the nose, better as the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Present Perfect, Grimm Artisanal Ales (NY)

Written On: 12/20/2016
Sharp, tangy fruits on the nose as lemon and green apple fade into passion fruit and fresh-cut... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Enjoy By 12-25-16 Unfiltered IPA, Stone Brewing (CA/VA)

Written On: 12/19/2016
Big fruit aromas as orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and even a little peach seem to show up on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Black Maple, Jackie O's Pub & Brewery (OH)

Written On: 12/18/2016
As the name would suggest, vanilla and maple show up on the nose in a big way. Essence of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Secret Santa Bottle Share 2016

Written On: 12/17/2016
I've spent 20 plus years developing a pretty decent palate for good beer. The most important... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Flat Earth Theory, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written On: 12/16/2016
Lemon, lime, tart white grapes, and damp wood on the nose. The tongue is strafed with sour... (see more)

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

Written On: 12/15/2016
With 20+ years of drinking "different" beers, it's easy to lose interest from time to time.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Java Man Cometh, The Dayton Beer Company (OH)

Written On: 12/14/2016
Big notes of coffee, chocolate, and almost charred bread on the nose. Warmth brings a touch of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pineapple Fields, Stillwater Artisanal Ales (MD)

Written On: 12/13/2016
Light pine and a building sage sit atop an almost briny layer that's accented by lemon and traces... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Emergency Malt Kit, Rhinegeist Brewery/Sun King Brewery (OH/IN)

Written On: 12/12/2016
Nutty with a mild chocolate and caramel on the nose, accented by a touch of raisin and a slight... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shades of Grey, Against the Grain Brewery/Magic Rock Brewing (KY/England)

Written On: 12/11/2016
Hints of pine, citrus, roasty malts, damp earth, a bit of tobacco...it's all in there. With so... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cherry Raspberry Pop!, Grimm Artisanal Ales (NY)

Written On: 12/10/2016
Bright cherries on the nose with additional hints of sour citrus peel. The vanilla is very subtle... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter, Ballast Point Brewing (CA)

Written On: 12/09/2016
Strong coffee bean and chocolate on the nose, with only a trace of vanilla coming on with warmth.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blown Gasket, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written On: 12/09/2016
Cocoa powder, light coffee bean, and heavily toasted bread on the nose. On the tongue, a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Devil's Milk, DuClaw Brewing (MD)

Written On: 12/08/2016
Got some sense of smell back tonight, and this one checks in with caramel, candied orange, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Wet Hop Saison, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/07/2016
One step forward, two steps back with this cold. Trying to kill 2 hours while my 15yo and her... (see more)