Blog Entries

Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Dark Helmet, Titletown Brewing (WI)

Written By: Dion on 09/05/2017
Dark chocolate, roasted malts, and hints of cured tobacco and smoke on the nose. Very similar to... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Nomad, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 09/05/2017
If you like your hops with a big, roasty background, this is the beer for you. Citrus peel that... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 09/04/2017
Tropical citrus notes combine with tart candies and floral grasses on the nose, with only faint... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 09/02/2017
Solid citrus on the nose as grapefruit leads the way with lesser notes of orange. Backed up with a... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 09/02/2017
Solid citrus on the nose as grapefruit leads the way with lesser notes of orange. Backed up with a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Über Gose Freunde, Central State Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 09/02/2017
Light cherry greets the nose atop a base of slightly funky wheat and saltwater. On the tongue, the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fest of Ales Edition

Written By: Dion on 09/01/2017
Great beers tonight, and an unbelievable turnout given the weather. Standouts for me were the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Rhubarb Remix, Westbrook Brewing (SC)

Written By: Dion on 08/31/2017
Very light strawberry on the nose with hints of sour wheat and a bit of earthy funk. On the... (see more)


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)