Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Casper Gose, Jackalope Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written By: Dion on 11/02/2017
Slightly sweet grains and a faint saltwater note on the nose. Sweet with a touch of apple skin... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Champion, The Black Abbey Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written By: Dion on 11/01/2017
Very malt forward with bread crust and grain husk ahead of light pine and citrus. Very similar on... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pump[KY]n, Avery Brewing Company (CO)

Written By: Dion on 10/31/2017
This bottle has been tucked away quietly in my beer cellar for three years, with the thought being... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Forbidden Grapefruit Gose, Tin Man Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 10/30/2017
Being a fan of all things gose, I thought a grapefruit version to be a no-brainer. Opening with a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: West Coast IPA, Honky Tonk Brewing (Nashville)

Written By: Dion on 10/29/2017
Mostly orange and grapefruit on the nose with some dry grass and toasted malt on the backend. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ananda, Wiseacre Brewing (Memphis)

Written By: Dion on 10/28/2017
Nothing crazy or over-the-top here, just a nice aroma that leans primarily citrus with a hint of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Coconut Porter, Avery Brewing Company (CO)

Written By: Dion on 10/27/2017
Lots of cocoa powder on the nose, with subtle coconut and a boozy note that builds with warmth.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Temporal Purgatory, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written By: Dion on 10/26/2017
Soft tropical fruits and a fairly significant caramel malt on the nose. Plays out similarly on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Candi Crushable, 18th Street Brewery (IN)

Written By: Dion on 10/25/2017
Fairly modest nose of light pine and field grass with citrus zest and light malt that come with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Living Proof: Wild Pumpkin, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 10/24/2017
Count me among those for whom pumpkin beers just don't hit the spot. I used to pick up one or two... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Passion Fruit Guppy, Pipeworks Brewing (Chicago)

Written By: Dion on 10/23/2017
Aroma encompasses as much mango, grapefruit, and tangerine as it does passion fruit, with faint... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Citronious Shake, Calusa Brewing (Sarasota)

Written By: Dion on 10/22/2017
Drinking from the can, so aroma is muted a bit. Even so, a solid tangerine-like citrus is noted... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Confessional IPA, St. Joseph Brewery (IN)

Written By: Dion on 10/21/2017
Delivering as promised, this one features notes of grapefruit and melon on the nose with just a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Glorious, Lord Hobo Brewing Co (MA)

Written By: Dion on 10/20/2017
Lots of mango, peach, and floral hops on the nose. All transition well to the tongue, with nothing... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Lazurite, Warpigs Brewpub/3 Floyds Brewing (Denmark/IN)

Written By: Dion on 10/19/2017
Juicy, slightly sweet notes of tangerine dominate the nose, with lesser pineapple, caramel, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Educated Fool, Mikerphone Brewing (IL)

Written By: Dion on 10/18/2017
I love it when the aroma of a beer hits you while you are pouring it into the glass. This one does... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Love Letter, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 10/17/2017
Very sour peach on the nose, with delicate hints of vanilla arriving as the glass warms. More of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blomme, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written By: Dion on 10/16/2017
Sharp citrus, mainly grapefruit, on the nose, with lesser notes of floral grasses. No discernible... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sumi Cacao, Grimm Artisanal Ales (NY)

Written By: Dion on 10/15/2017
Rich, bittersweet chocolate and coffee bean on the nose, augmented by charred malt and a hint of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pride of the Bine, Country Boy Brewing/Monnik Beer Company (Lex/Lou)

Written By: Dion on 10/14/2017
Floral grasses blend with notes of grapefruit and light pine on the nose. Slightly tart with a bit... (see more)