Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: New England Style IPA #002, Braxton Labs (KY)

Written By: Dion on 07/12/2017
Tropical nose of pineapple and mango, with hints of grapefruit and peach. More of the same on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Harmony Creek Peachy Cream, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 07/11/2017
Perfect for a warm July evening, this cream ale is zesty and light, with slightly sweet grains... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fire Iron, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 07/10/2017
Straight, fruity goodness on the nose. Crazy amounts of guava and passion fruit are backed by... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): 7 Iron, 11 Below Brewing (TX)

Written By: Dion on 07/09/2017
Light citrus hops on the nose and tongue take the normally subdued blonde ale and turn it into... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Hopsmith, Potosi Brewing (WI)

Written By: Dion on 07/09/2017
Juicy orange, honey, and caramel greet the nose and transition really well to the tongue. Very... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Shackmeister Ale, Brooklyn Brewery (NY)

Written By: Dion on 07/08/2017
Brewed for Shake Shack, this pale ale offers up a very mild citrus on the nose that gives way to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: Loral, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 07/07/2017
This IPA features a variety of elements on the nose, opening with floral grasses that warm to soft... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Gentleman Caller, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written By: Dion on 07/06/2017
Peach, apricot, and red wine vinegar make up the bulk of the nose, with warmth bringing out some... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Belgian Dark, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 07/05/2017
Brewed in conjunction with Hidden Springs of Tampa, this strong ale boasts a hearty nose that... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Berliner Weisse: Passion Fruit Peach, North Coast Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 07/04/2017
Truth in advertising at its finest here...bright aromas of passion fruit and tart peaches, along... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tessie, Mile Wide Brewing Co (Louisville)

Written By: Dion on 07/03/2017
So the hazy, "New England IPA" is all the rage right now. Turbidity is the name of the game, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pinwheel, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 07/02/2017
Orange on the nose with coriander and saltwater joining in to form the bulk of the aroma. With... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Summertrip, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written By: Dion on 07/01/2017
Enjoyed on the grounds of the late 1700s stone house that my brother-in-law is rebuilding here in... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Shoegaze, Stillwater Artisanal Ales (MD)

Written By: Dion on 06/30/2017
Some bright citrus, tart pear, and a touch of lemon are intermingled with dry grass, grain, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Anni Ale 13irteen, Short's Brewing Co (MI)

Written By: Dion on 06/29/2017
Sharp citrus and hints of red wine on the nose, with a touch of dry grass and dark fruits coming... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Brewston, 8th Wonder Brewery (Houston)

Written By: Dion on 06/28/2017
Very light orange and cut grasses on the nose, with just a touch of malt sweetness upon warming.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bee Sting, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 06/27/2017
Initial aroma carries big notes of banana that fade with warmth, allowing lesser amounts of citrus... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Camp Across the World: White IPA with Yuzu, Sierra Nevada/Kiuchi (CA/Japan)

Written By: Dion on 06/26/2017
The best thing I can say about this beer is thankfully there's only one of them in the Beer Camp... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Geek Limfjordsporter, Thisted Bryghus/Mikkeller (Denmark)

Written By: Dion on 06/25/2017
This already roasty, chocolatey brew is kicked up a notch as the folks at Gralehaus give this tap... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 06/24/2017
Faint blackberry and an acidic punch on the nose. On the tongue, the fruit is dialed back a bit... (see more)