Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Hop Stimulator, Funky Buddha Brewery (FL)

Written By: Dion on 02/16/2017
Candied pineapple and orange peel with background notes of pine on the nose. Quite a bit of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Slingback, High Heel Brewing (FL)

Written By: Dion on 02/15/2017
Light grain on the nose, with a fairly pronounced floral quality--slightly sweet yet noticeably... (see more)


Year of New Beer: King of Falling Fruit, Blackberry Farm Brewery (TN)

Written By: Dion on 02/14/2017
The traditional farmhouse notes of dusty hay and light spice serve as a wonderful backdrop for not... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropic Flare, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written By: Dion on 02/13/2017
Tons of fruit on the nose as candied orange peel, pineapple, and mango blend with honey and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Evil Cousin, Heretic Brewing (CA

Written By: Dion on 02/12/2017
I'm usually pretty diligent about checking dates on hoppy beers, but somehow I messed up on this... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Life. Death. Life. Truth, Orpheus Brewing (GA)

Written By: Dion on 02/12/2017
Nice tropical fruit notes are joined by an herbal quality on the nose, both of which transfer... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Guava Ghost, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/11/2017
Since I sampled this a few days ago, it isn't technically a new beer. Getting another go at it... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Bird Switch, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/11/2017
I'm not exactly sure what an "Imperial Session Pale Ale" is, but ultimately, the end result is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Thickfreakness, Rubobrau (Louisville)

Written By: Dion on 02/10/2017
Rich, nearly charred malts, burnt sugars, and bitter cocoa powder dominate the nose. Lesser but... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sauc Monkey, Monnik Beer Co/Companyia Cervesera del Montseny (Louisville/Spain)

Written By: Dion on 02/09/2017
Sometimes, luck is on your side, and you wander into a brewery only to find the potent potable... (see more)


Year of New(ish) Beer: Oud Bruin, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/08/2017
A lot of things happened five years ago. Prince William married Kate. Oprah called it quits. The... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Caramel and Sea Salt Porter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/08/2017
Fairly subtle nose offers up hints of chocolate and caramel sugars, probably a touch cold to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Petite Sour Raspberry, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written By: Dion on 02/07/2017
The sour is apparent on the nose from the get-go, as raspberries are joined by essence of lemon... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Death Hoppy Black Ale, Shmaltz Brewing (NY)

Written By: Dion on 02/06/2017
Rich and robust on the nose as smoky malts are joined by hints of grapefruit and pine. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mega Mix, MIA Beer Co (FL)

Written By: Dion on 02/05/2017
Orange, pineapple, and mango on the nose, nicely balanced by just a touch of caramel malt. The... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bouket, De Proefbrouwerij/Trillium Brewing (Belgium/MA)

Written By: Dion on 02/04/2017
Got to try pours of a few different things tonight, but this one was probably my favorite. Very... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Jindia Pale Ale, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 02/03/2017
The nose is predominantly ginger and citrus, with the labeled lemon peel coming in pretty strong.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hookiebobb, Crazy Mountain Brewing (CO)

Written By: Dion on 02/02/2017
I do not like this beer, my friend. I could not make it til the end. Whatever is that label beast?... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Marion the Agrarian, Upland Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 02/01/2017
Dry field grasses, pear, white grape, and hints of spice on the nose. On the tongue, an earthy... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ales From the Wood: Rise-n-Shine, Terrapin Beer Co (GA)

Written By: Dion on 01/31/2017
Whiskey and dark fruits lead a nose that also features a nice coffee base with hints of oak and... (see more)