Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Subluminal Imperial Stout, Buxton Brewery/Stillwater Artisanal Ales (England/MD)

Written By: Dion on 01/12/2018
Dark toast, cocoa powder, coffee, and a hint of licorice are just a few of the plethora of aromas... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Thunderbolt, Central State Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 01/11/2018
Lemon zest, grapefruit peel, and herbal grasses make up the bulk of the nose. With warmth, the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hopsconsin Red Ale, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co (WI)

Written By: Dion on 01/10/2018
Light caramel and toasted bread crust with mild notes of citrus and dried tobacco on the nose.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: You, Me, Mr. PB, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/09/2018
Nose features a very nice roasted malt, cocoa powder, and just a trace of nuttiness. The flavor... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Apricot Sour, Avery Brewing (CO)

Written By: Dion on 01/08/2018
Ridiculous amounts of apricot threaten to overpower any other aspect of the nose. Warmth does... (see more)

Year of New Beer: HHG APA, Central Waters Brewing (WI)

Written By: Dion on 01/07/2018
 Light lemon and orange zest with modest notes of herbal grasses making up the bulk of the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kousmanen Baltic Porter, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/06/2018
Cocoa powder and a light coffee note on the nose, with a nice toasted bread emerging as the glass... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPA, Evil Twin Brewing/Omnipollo (NY/Sweden)

Written By: Dion on 01/05/2018
Having really enjoyed the Old Fashioned Lemonade and Pink Lemonade IPAs from Evil Twin, I didn't... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Warmer Winter Winter Warmer, Cigar City Brewing (Tampa)

Written By: Dion on 01/04/2018
After languishing in my fridge for just shy of two years, this sounded appealing in the midst of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tall Dark & Barrel-Aged, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/03/2018
With the Bluegrass lodged firmly in Mother Nature's icy grip, a handsome stranger arrives just in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Von Pilsner, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (CO)

Written By: Dion on 01/02/2018
Light lemon zest and floral notes sit atop baked bread and cereal grain aromas. The bready malt... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Darker My Love, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written By: Dion on 01/01/2018
Tart cherries, blackberries, and a bit of balsamic on the nose, warming to allow some red... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brother Soigné, Grassroots Brewing/Hill Farmstead (VT)

Written By: Dion on 12/31/2017
Here we are again, the final day of another Year of New Beer. Six years. Two thousand... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Silurian Stout with Vanilla, Door County Brewing (WI)

Written By: Dion on 12/30/2017
Cocoa powder, roasted malts, and light vanilla on the nose. On the tongue, the roast is much more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Loco for Choco Coco, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/29/2017
This is simply an alcoholic version of a Mounds Bar. So much chocolate and coconut on the nose... (see more)

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

Written By: Dion on 12/28/2017
With so many variants in the Noir and BOMB! series, it's easy to let one slip through the cracks... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Press Tart, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 12/27/2017
Berries galore on the nose as blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry all seem to make an appearance.... (see more)

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

Written By: Dion on 12/26/2017
With my sense of smell dulled by a nasty cold, this beer becomes my sacrificial lamb of sorts.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written By: Dion on 12/25/2017
The already complex Imperial Biscotti Break gets ratcheted up a notch with the addition of bourbon... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Bullet, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 12/24/2017
Because nothing says "Christmas Eve" like a beer intended for spring, right? This double IPA... (see more)