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: Sunshine Gose, Birdsong Brewing (NC)

Written On: 08/11/2018
Fairly standard Gose aromatics here...damp wheat and a light brine...but augmented nicely by a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chaos Theory, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 08/10/2018
Quite a bit of tangerine on the nose, with a very herbal, dank element that increases with warmth.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Amarillo, Citra, El Dorado, Westbrook Brewing (SC)

Written On: 08/09/2018
So much fruit on the nose with mango, papaya, pineapple, and apricot all blending well with grass... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cherry Tripel, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 08/08/2018
The only new beer on the board for me tonight, so it was an easy choice. Subtle cherry with hints... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Southern Saison, Fonta Flora Brewery (NC)

Written On: 08/07/2018
Very nice nose that features a ton of lemon from the very beginning. With warmth, an herbal tea... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Raspberry Quiet Science, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louiville)

Written On: 08/06/2018
Very fruit forward on the nose as the obvious raspberry is joined by hints lemon and tart peach.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: King of the Mountain, Boojum Brewing Co (NC)

Written On: 08/05/2018
Great nose of candied fruits with pineapple, orange, and mango leading the way, as hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Burial Beer Company flight (Asheville)

Written On: 08/04/2018
Top left, Fall of the Rebel Angels, a sour ale with chokeberries. Very puckering in a Sweetart... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rift, Central Waters Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 08/03/2018
Pretty traditional IPA aromas of citrus and pine, both of which translate undisturbed to the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Legendary Pass, Badger State Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 08/02/2018
Appropriate for National IPA Day, this one takes a citrusy, slightly floral brew and adds Cajun... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Old Perseverance, Avery Brewing (CO)

Written On: 08/01/2018
Another "old" beer that's new to me. Sweet nose of brown sugar, caramel, and fermented fruits... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vanilla Bean Stout, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written On: 07/31/2018
Bourbon leaps from the bottle, balanced nicely by bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Boys Like Blondes, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/30/2018
Boysenberry puree added to their base blonde ale sure makes a nice looking pour, and it tastes... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mutiny IPA, Capital Brewery (WI)

Written On: 07/29/2018
Sort of old school IPA with a nose of orange, light pineapple, and bread crust. Very similar on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: HopRocket, Octopi Brewing (WI)

Written On: 07/28/2018
Orange and candied pineapple lead the way, blending nicely with herbal grasses and light caramel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Debacle, O'so Brewing Company (WI)

Written On: 07/27/2018
Nice nose of mango, pineapple, and tangerine, with underlying herbal and bread crust notes. Juicy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blueberry Raspberry Milkshake IPA, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/26/2018
Blurring established style guidelines, this one takes characteristics of more traditional IPAs and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Maracuj√°, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/25/2018
Having missed out on this one when it made the rounds last year, I made sure to pick one up on its... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Limey Gose, Victory Brewing (PA)

Written On: 07/24/2018
Lime and a light brine combine with a touch of wheat bread on the nose, warming to a slightly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: IPA, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 07/23/2018
No hop puns, no double entendres, just "IPA". The nose is equally subtle, offering up melon... (see more)