Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Stone Ripper, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 01/05/2017
Aromas of tangerine, pineapple, and mango are layered over a slightly sweet malt backbone, with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Whizbang, New Belgium Brewing (CO)

Written By: Dion on 01/04/2017
Very light orange peel initially, followed quickly by a grassy, herbal quality on the nose. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Bastard in the Rye, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 01/03/2017
Resinous pine, orange peel, caramel, and a dominant rye whiskey spice on the nose. On the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Smoke That Shizz, Burn 'Em Brewing/Four Father's Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 01/02/2017
Taking a look at this label, one would assume that this is just a train wreck. Imperial smoked... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Event Horizon Spectrum 2, Olde Hickory Brewery (NC)

Written By: Dion on 01/01/2017
Kicking off year #6 in my quest to have a new beer every single day. Brewed with cocoa and orange... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Roar, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 12/31/2016
Big nose of mango, tangerine, and grapefruit, with some solid herbal tones building with warmth.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Seasonal Relief, Coppertail Brewing (FL)

Written By: Dion on 12/30/2016
Light coffee bean, cocoa powder, faint smoke, and a bit of tree bark on the nose. Everything... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Milk Stout, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/29/2016
If you've made your way over to West 6th in the last year or so, you are undoubtedly aware that... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blackberry Sour, West 6th Brewing (Lexington) & Twisted Bit, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written By: Dion on 12/28/2016
Not sure how I've managed to miss the Blackberry Sour, West 6th Brewing (Lexington), but glad I... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Wee Honey, Quaff Bros (KY)

Written By: Dion on 12/27/2016
My head cold returns with a vengeance today, robbing me the opportunity to fully appreciate what I... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 9 Ladies Dancing, The Bruery (CA)

Written By: Dion on 12/26/2016
This year's addition to the 12 year series brings a tiramisu inspired brew that features a light... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Barista, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written By: Dion on 12/25/2016
Sweet caramel and a chocolatey espresso anchor a nose that includes some toasted brown bread... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chocolate Marshmallow Chickow!, Triple Digit Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 12/24/2016
Rich milk chocolate and a ridiculously spot-on replication of campfire roasted marshmallow hits... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Salty Angel, Birra Toccalmatto (Italy)

Written By: Dion on 12/23/2016
Pretty straightforward nose of saltwater, citrus, and wheat. The tongue follows with a moderately... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Collaboration 2016, Brewery Ommegang/Urban Chestnut Brewing (NY/MO)

Written By: Dion on 12/22/2016
Really nice nose of freshly baked banana bread and mild caramel, joined by some dark fruits and a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beautiful View Russian Imperial Stout, Christian Moerlein Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 12/21/2016
Bitter dark chocolate, campfire smoke, and hints of plum and berries on the nose, better as the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Present Perfect, Grimm Artisanal Ales (NY)

Written By: Dion on 12/20/2016
Sharp, tangy fruits on the nose as lemon and green apple fade into passion fruit and fresh-cut... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Enjoy By 12-25-16 Unfiltered IPA, Stone Brewing (CA/VA)

Written By: Dion on 12/19/2016
Big fruit aromas as orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and even a little peach seem to show up on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Black Maple, Jackie O's Pub & Brewery (OH)

Written By: Dion on 12/18/2016
As the name would suggest, vanilla and maple show up on the nose in a big way. Essence of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Secret Santa Bottle Share 2016

Written By: Dion on 12/17/2016
I've spent 20 plus years developing a pretty decent palate for good beer. The most important... (see more)