Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: DKML, Founders Brewing (MI)

Written By: Dion on 08/30/2017
Bourbon and oak assault the nose, with backing notes of caramel and the malt liquor... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bolshevik Bastard Russian Imperial Stout

Written By: Dion on 08/29/2017
Nickel Brook Brewing (Ontario). Cocoa powder, charred malts, coffee, and dark fruit on the nose.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Crasher in the Rye 2017, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written By: Dion on 08/28/2017
Open the bottle and this is boozy from the jump as rye whiskey notes strike first, then settle... (see more)


Year of New Beer: A is for Apricot, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written By: Dion on 08/27/2017
Tart fruit on the nose that isn't necessarily discernible as apricot. More like tart peaches or... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Between the Staves, Anchorage Brewing/Crooked Stave (AK/CO)

Written By: Dion on 08/26/2017
 Dark fruits, slightly acidic with traces of caramel and oak, warm cognac on the finish. Tart... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Whirligig Blue N Orange Smoothie, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 08/26/2017
This is basically a blueberry and orange Sweetart. Faint hints of vanilla. Absolutely delicious... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Catalina Breeze, Mile Wide Beer Company (Louisville)

Written By: Dion on 08/25/2017
As a good number of us beer nerds lose our collective minds over the hazy, New England IPAs, it's... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Le Printemps, Door County Brewing (WI)

Written By: Dion on 08/24/2017
Loads of spice and Belgian yeast on the nose, with apricot and hints of lemon appearing more with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Team Fiona: Bifi, Listermann Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 08/23/2017
How do you make regular Fiona even better? Apparently it's as easy as adding pink guava. The nose... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rodenbach Alexander, Brouwerij Rodenbach (Belgium)

Written By: Dion on 08/22/2017
A little late to the party on this one, but that old saying about good things coming to those who... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 2015 Eclipse Imperial Stout (Woodford Reserve BA), Fifty Fifty Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 08/21/2017
A natural choice for today, this one opens with a nose that is filled with bourbon. Warmth allows... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Team Fiona, Listermann Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 08/20/2017
Big grapefruit notes up front, with lesser hints of dank grasses lingering in the background. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fadtastic Volume I, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/19/2017
Tons of citrus fruits on the nose...juice...rind...it's all there. Super easy drinking with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 225th Best Bitter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/18/2017
Slightly floral with a bit of toasted grain on the nose, accented by a light apple skin and damp... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Little Rooster, Trillium Brewing (MA)

Written By: Dion on 08/17/2017
Lemongrass, grapefruit rind, and an almost woody grain husk make up the bulk of the aromatics. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Eureka (with Galaxy hops), Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written By: Dion on 08/16/2017
The can says Blond Ale, but the nose screams IPA. One week old today, this one pops with aromas of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: New England Style IPA #001, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written By: Dion on 08/15/2017
It was nearly mythical the first time around...a true, hazy New England Style juice bomb had been... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Dry Hopped Stillings Street, Trillium Brewing (MA)

Written By: Dion on 08/14/2017
Barely a week old, the nose is straight juice, as tropical fruit and citrus skins abound.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rio Blanco Pale Ale, Real Ale Brewing (TX)

Written By: Dion on 08/13/2017
Earthy hops and toasted grains on the nose, with hints of cured tobacco and pine. Much of this... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Living Proof: Pineapple Saison, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 08/12/2017
Very subtle sweetness on the nose, with pineapple hitting the tongue on the backend. Perfect beer... (see more)