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: Hug Machine, Boone Creek Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 10/09/2017
When someone offers you beer, you take it. When that someone is local homebrewer Joe Rice, you... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tripel Threat, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 10/08/2017
Soft fruit aromas of pear, sweet white grapes, and hints of banana join a light spice on the nose.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Petite Sour Reserva Passion Fruit, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 10/07/2017
Tons of tart fruit on the nose. Lemon, peach, crabapple...backed by a dusty, oaky funk with hints... (see more)

Year of New Beer: DDH Chief of Chiefs, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 10/06/2017
Big tropical notes of mango, pineapple, and tangerine with a bit of herbal dankness on the nose.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dank Candy Rainbow Drops, 450 North Brewing (IN)

Written On: 10/05/2017
Candied orange and pineapple on the nose, with a bit of honey and grain husk. On the tongue, very... (see more)

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

Written On: 10/04/2017
Grapefruit and orange are light on the nose with some herbal dankness coming on the backend.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vengeful Spirit IPA, Stone Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 10/03/2017
Candied orange, sweet pineapple, and some mildly dank grasses on the nose. Fairly similar... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Wings of Steel, Conshohocken Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 10/02/2017
Most American barleywines are harsh, hoppy trainwrecks. This one, however, is a pretty solid... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/01/2017
So much citrus on the nose with orange and grapefruit dominating lesser grass and malt notes. Very... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pale Ale, White Squirrel Brewery (KY)

Written On: 09/30/2017
Managed to find myself in Bowling Green for Squirreltoberfest, and White Squirrel Brewery was... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Puddlers Row ESB, Conshohocken Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 09/29/2017
Slightly earthy and nutty on the nose with traces of apple, caramel, and floral hops. Fairly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Implication, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/28/2017
With kids, work, and a 25 minute drive to Lexington, I don't get to visit breweries as often as I... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vieille Artisanal Saison, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written On: 09/27/2017
Dusty earth, oak, dry grasses, and tons of funk on the nose. Crisp on the tongue with a touch of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged G & T Gose, Anderson Valley Brewing (CA)

Written On: 09/26/2017
Sharp lemon, lime, and sour apple greet the nose, tinged with a moderate brine and faint bourbon.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: West Coast Style IPA, Uinta Brewing (UT)

Written On: 09/25/2017
Caramel, orange peel, and pine on the nose. Starts off a little fruit forward on the tongue, but... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Topless Wytch, 3 Floyds Brewing (IN)

Written On: 09/24/2017
Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and light coffee form the bulk of the nose. Warmth allows... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Altbier, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/23/2017
Light bread crust, nuts, and earthy hops on the nose. Very similar on the tongue, with a touch of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imaginary Friends, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 09/22/2017
Fairly mild nose of orange peel, cut grass, and light grains. More robust on the tongue as the... (see more)

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

Written On: 09/21/2017
For me, the Gose is the perfect style of beer for warm weather. Not sure why Stillwater waited so... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blasteroid, Country Boy Brewing/MadTree Brewing (Lexington/Cincinnati)

Written On: 09/20/2017
A perfect accompaniment to this (probably) final blast of summer temperatures, this sour IPA... (see more)