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: Ruinten Triple IPA with Orange Peel and Vanilla Bean, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 06/14/2017
Pungent orange strikes the nose first, with hints of honey and a slightly sweet vanilla following... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Velvet Lurker, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/13/2017
Deep, rich, vanilla-tinged, coffee-soaked brownie on the nose. Slightly floral hints of almond... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Camp Across the World: Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale, Sierra Nevada/Fullers

Written On: 06/12/2017
Hints of dark fruit, subdued caramel malt, and a bit of bread crust on the nose. On the tongue is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Camp Across the World: West Coast Style DIPA, Sierra Nevada/Boneyard (CA/OR)

Written On: 06/11/2017
Nice blend of citrus and pine hop aromas, slightly herbal with hints of tangerine. Flavors follow... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pale Sour Ale, Brewery Ommegang (NY)

Written On: 06/10/2017
Lemon acidity with some sour apple and dry grasses on the nose. A bit floral. Similar taste, but... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropicannon, Heavy Seas Beer (MD)

Written On: 06/09/2017
Smells like a tangerine lifesaver or gummy bear candy. Unfortunately that doesn't follow through... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fruition, Brewery Ommegang (NY)

Written On: 06/08/2017
Nose opens with more traditional banana, clove, and wheat notes. With warmth comes soft, slightly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Cyanator, Blue Stallion Brewing/Monnik Beer Company (Lex/Lou)

Written On: 06/07/2017
Everything about the description on this label screams train wreck. Initially, the aroma does... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hoptical Delusion, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/06/2017
Citrus peel and hints of orange marmalade with pine resin and caramel malt on the nose. These... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fugli, Oskar Blues Brewery (CO)

Written On: 06/05/2017
Got caught up in this UK baseball game and forgot to post! Tons of fruit on the nose, both citrus... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Paradise Pucker, Rogue Ales (OR)

Written On: 06/04/2017
While Rogue's Dead Guy Ale helped push me to a different level in my craft beer journey, a series... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Red Rye Lager, Falls City Brewing (KY)

Written On: 06/03/2017
Desperately needing to make a beer run for some out of distro selections, I'm forced to begin... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Belgian Meadjito, Crafted Artisan Meadery (OH)

Written On: 06/02/2017
Honeysuckle, citrus, and hints of mint on the nose. On the tongue is a sweet, floral mixture of... (see more)


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

Written On: 06/01/2017
Lemon zest and just a ton of musty, yeasty funk on the nose. On the tongue the fruits are softer... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Homie 2017, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 05/31/2017
This year, the homebrew contest winner serves up a Belgian Dubbel with a nose that features light... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical 'Itch, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 05/30/2017
Overall pretty light on the nose, with wheat and subtle notes of fruit that present as much peach... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Hop Madness, Great Lakes Brewing (OH)

Written On: 05/29/2017
Juicy tropical fruit notes initially, with sweet malts and hints of dank grass coming with warmth.... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Pooltime Ale, Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 05/29/2017
Yeast, fresh baked bread, and very mild cherry on the nose. On the tongue is very similar, with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written On: 05/28/2017
Some beers leave nothing to the imagination once you get that first wave on the nose. Sweet... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Trade Day, Back Forty Beer Co (AL)

Written On: 05/27/2017
Freshly ground coffee, charred malts, bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of smoke on the nose. On... (see more)