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: Larry's Latest Sour Ale, Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 04/17/2018
Very floral and lemony on the nose, with a background cracker note. Pretty bland aroma overall.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperium, Highland Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 04/16/2018
Pretty straightforward nose as chocolate and coffee lead the way, with mild roasted malts and just... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Saison De Banc Vert with Brettanomyces, Green Bench Brewing (FL)

Written On: 04/15/2018
Funky with damp, musty hay on the nose. Warmth allows apple skin, pear, and mineral notes to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: 06297, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/14/2018
Light floral notes augmented by citrus that builds with warmth. On the tongue is a moderate... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sinner's Son, Sweetwater Brewing Co (Atlanta)

Written On: 04/13/2018
Freshly roasted coffee bean, bourbon, and oak lead a nose that also features hints of chocolate... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Seven Devils, Olde Hickory Brewery (NC)

Written On: 04/12/2018
Sweet nose of caramel, raisins, plums, and grapes along with oak and bourbon. On the tongue is a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Singular, Edmund's Oast (Charleston)

Written On: 04/11/2018
Mild nose of herbal grasses and hints of lemon against a backdrop of cracker malt. Crisp and clean... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Mass Extinction, Twin Leaf Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 04/10/2018
Twenty months in the barrel produces a big, boozy nose with notes of charred oak, bittersweet... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Goldenfeather, Burial Beer/Creature Comforts (NC/GA)

Written On: 04/09/2018
Pineapple, mango, and melon on the nose, with hints of floral grasses. On the tongue, a bright... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mango Badger is Hazy, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/08/2018
Subdued orange and mango on the nose, with faint hints of cut grasses. On the tongue, things ramp... (see more)

Year of New Beer: #FAKEJUICE, Maumee Bay Brewing (OH)

Written On: 04/07/2018
Nice tropical notes of tangerine, pineapple, and a little mango on a nose that gets more and more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bound by Time, Edmund's Oast (Charleston)

Written On: 04/06/2018
Drinking from the can, so not getting a huge aroma, mainly light grapefruit and pine. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Woods & Waters, Maine Beer Co (ME)

Written On: 04/05/2018
Crisp and clean with citrus and light pine on the nose. On the tongue is traditional IPA...solid... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Death Defying, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 04/04/2018
Pretty standard IPA here, with nothing really exceptional standing out. Tangerine and grapefruit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citra Gose, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 04/03/2018
Lemon zest, pineapple, wheat, and a light brine on the nose. On the tongue is a moderate sour that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Own Benefactor, Burial Beer (Asheville)

Written On: 04/02/2018
Nose seems to meander from lemongrass to tropical fruit to a light chive, but nothing really... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citraphilia, Lenny Boy Brewing (NC)

Written On: 04/01/2018
Fairly floral with some candied orange peel and honey on the nose. On the tongue, everything is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Gin Fizz, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 03/31/2018
The traditional spicy, funky saison notes are joined by sweet juniper berries and oak on the nose.... (see more)

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Written On: 03/30/2018
I guess in today's world of hazy IPAs, this one could be called an old school double. Lots of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Breaking the Waves, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 03/29/2018
Tropical fruit goodness on the nose, with a candied orange standing out amongst fringe notes of... (see more)