Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Flat Earth Theory, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written By: Dion on 12/16/2016
Lemon, lime, tart white grapes, and damp wood on the nose. The tongue is strafed with sour... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 12/15/2016
With 20+ years of drinking "different" beers, it's easy to lose interest from time to time.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Java Man Cometh, The Dayton Beer Company (OH)

Written By: Dion on 12/14/2016
Big notes of coffee, chocolate, and almost charred bread on the nose. Warmth brings a touch of... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 12/13/2016
Light pine and a building sage sit atop an almost briny layer that's accented by lemon and traces... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Emergency Malt Kit, Rhinegeist Brewery/Sun King Brewery (OH/IN)

Written By: Dion on 12/12/2016
Nutty with a mild chocolate and caramel on the nose, accented by a touch of raisin and a slight... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Shades of Grey, Against the Grain Brewery/Magic Rock Brewing (KY/England)

Written By: Dion on 12/11/2016
Hints of pine, citrus, roasty malts, damp earth, a bit of tobacco...it's all in there. With so... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Cherry Raspberry Pop!, Grimm Artisanal Ales (NY)

Written By: Dion on 12/10/2016
Bright cherries on the nose with additional hints of sour citrus peel. The vanilla is very subtle... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter, Ballast Point Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 12/09/2016
Strong coffee bean and chocolate on the nose, with only a trace of vanilla coming on with warmth.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blown Gasket, Braxton Brewing (KY)

Written By: Dion on 12/09/2016
Cocoa powder, light coffee bean, and heavily toasted bread on the nose. On the tongue, a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Devil's Milk, DuClaw Brewing (MD)

Written By: Dion on 12/08/2016
Got some sense of smell back tonight, and this one checks in with caramel, candied orange, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Wet Hop Saison, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/07/2016
One step forward, two steps back with this cold. Trying to kill 2 hours while my 15yo and her... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Weld Rhubarb Sour Ale, Tin Man Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 12/06/2016
A little bit of olfactory ability returns today, and this one offers up a slightly earthy, almost... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sagefight Imperial IPA, Deschutes Brewery (OR)

Written By: Dion on 12/05/2016
 With my sense of taste and smell still severely impaired, I'm sure this beer isn't getting... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Squeeze Box, Sweetwater Brewing (GA)

Written By: Dion on 12/04/2016
With a terrible head cold about to get the best of me, this beer becomes my "sacrificial lamb"... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Far Tire and Friends Fat Wild Ale, New Belgium Brewing/Avery Brewing (CO)

Written By: Dion on 12/03/2016
This could probably best be described as Wild Ale "Light". Light citrus, light apple, light... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Event Horizon: Spectrum 3, Olde Hickory Brewery (NC)

Written By: Dion on 12/02/2016
The nose opens with layers of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, and molasses. With warmth, vanilla... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Captain Pancakes, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 12/01/2016
It's difficult to put your finger on one or two aspects of a beer this complex. In the beginning... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Family Values Imperial Brown Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 11/30/2016
Cocoa powder, roasted nuts, and hints of caramel and honey on the nose. On the tongue, the cocoa... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Buckwheat Strawberry Ale, Blackberry Farm Brewery (TN)

Written By: Dion on 11/29/2016
Subtle, slightly sweet strawberry and grain husk on the nose, with ancillary notes of freshly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: White Russian Imperial Coffee Stout, Sun Up Brewing (AZ)

Written By: Dion on 11/28/2016
Roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, and cream make up the bulk of a complicated... (see more)