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: Pounder, Heavy Seas Beer (MD)

Written On: 10/26/2016
Bready on the nose with sweet cereal grains and a touch of floral, slightly grassy hops. Seems to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Canvas Series: Pom Roselle, Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 10/25/2016
Tart fruits on the nose, with hints of lemon, green apple, and unripened peach. A very light... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chai High, Avery Brewing (CO)

Written On: 10/24/2016
An initial caramel malt sweetness is quickly backed up by hints of clove, nuts, and tea leaves. On... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Code 3, Old Firehouse Brewery (OH)

Written On: 10/23/2016
 Toasted bread crust, caramel malt, and a bit of cured tobacco on the nose. On the tongue is... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Barrel Aged Riah Jane Rye Stout, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 10/22/2016
Soft, subtle nose that layers chocolate, campfire smoke, and hints of bourbon-soaked oak. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Pennyrile Pale Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 10/22/2016
For 6%, this packs a lot of dank, hoppy bitterness. Light and slightly herbal on the nose, with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Perfect Crime Hollow Point, Scheldebrouwerij (Belgium)

Written On: 10/21/2016
Raisins, cooked apples, brown sugar, and a bit of leather on the nose, all translating pretty well... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sykö Mäntiss, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 10/20/2016
Shuffled to the back of my fridge and nearly forgotten, I finally get around to trying this local... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Culebra Cut, Taft's Ale House (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/19/2016
Light coconut augments a fairly standard brown ale nose of bread crust, toasted malt, and nuts.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Switch Blade IPA, Four String Brewing (OH)

Written On: 10/18/2016
Light tropical fruits, field grasses, and hints of pine on the nose. The tongue sees a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mangö, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 10/17/2016
A steady stream of bubbles rises continually from the bottom of the glass, as sweet grains and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Enjoy By 10-31-16 Tangerine IPA, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 10/16/2016
Big citrus and dank herbs pummel the nose, transitioning seamlessly to the tongue. The fruit is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Priscilla White Wit Wheat, Oskar Blues Brewery (CA)

Written On: 10/15/2016
Steadfast in my refusal to give up on summer, I scour the fridge and come up with this... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brown Royal, West 6th/Quaff Bros (KY)

Written On: 10/14/2016
Sweet on the nose as caramel and traces of chocolate are layered over dark fruits, nuts, and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Oktoberfest, North High Brewing (OH)

Written On: 10/13/2016
Toasted bread crust, sweet cereal grains, and a bit of cooked apple on the nose. On the tongue, a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mosaic Hero, Revolution Brewing (Chicago)

Written On: 10/12/2016
An initial hint of orange marmalade is joined in short order by a dank boxwood element. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: An Audit Ale, Listermann Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/11/2016
Dark fruits, rich caramel, bourbon, leather, and hints of cured tobacco on the nose. Very similar... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Presumptive Nominee, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 10/10/2016
Primarily citrus on the nose initially, with warmth bringing a slightly more dank, floral aspect.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Farking Wheaton W00tstout 2016, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 10/09/2016
Finally getting around to the most recent iteration in this now four year old series. Milk... (see more)

Year or New Beer: Noble Sorrel, Jackie O's Pub & Brewery (OH)

Written On: 10/08/2016
Rich, complex nose that features caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. On the tongue, the... (see more)