Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Ya Damn Skippy, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 05/16/2017
Playing (using that term loosely) in the Country Boy Half Pint Golf Scramble prevented me from... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Deadeye Jack, Lonerider Brewing (NC)

Written By: Dion on 05/15/2017
Lots of chocolate on the nose, with hints of caramel, coffee, and roasted malts. On the tongue is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Nu-Tropic, Stillwater Artisanal Ales (MD)

Written By: Dion on 05/14/2017
Tropical fruit goodness on the nose, with mango at the forefront. Decent amount of citrus zest as... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 99 Peaches But a Pit Ain't One, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 05/13/2017
Very subtle peach and lightly toasted grain on the nose. Peach is more prevalent on the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sea Rose, Ballast Point Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 05/12/2017
After a quick check of Untappd, I realized I had actually tried a previous version of the North... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Berliner Weisse: Tart Cherry, North Coast Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 05/12/2017
Sour, slightly medicinal cherry on the nose with hints of wheat and graham cracker sweetness. Very... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 05/11/2017
Lots of tart fruits on the nose, with apricot (obviously) being joined by unripened peach and... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 05/10/2017
Mango, peach, grapefruit,and melon all seem to jump on the nose, along with hints of a malty... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Strawberry Kölsch, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 05/09/2017
Not a style to which I typically gravitate, as I usually find a kölsch to be a little bland... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Strawberry Kölsch, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 05/09/2017
Not a style to which I typically gravitate, as I usually find a kölsch to be a little bland... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 05/08/2017
Very light, bready aroma with mildly sweet cereal grains and subtle grassy hops. Similar on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Lime Pilsner, Uinta Brewing (UT)

Written By: Dion on 05/07/2017
Spritzy mineral water and tart lime on the nose. On the tongue is a slightly bitter citrus peel... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Too Hop'd to Handle, High Heel Brewing (FL)

Written By: Dion on 05/06/2017
Full disclosure--I'm fairly certain this bottle is pretty old. Very malt forward to the point of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chili Lime Ghost Gose, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 05/05/2017
After a review of my notes, I realized I had tried the Pineapple Jalapeño Cider before.... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Pineapple Jalapeño Cider, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 05/05/2017
Take sweet, juicy pineapple and give it a jalapeño kick in the pants and you end up with a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Schwarzchild Porter, Southern Sky Brewing (GA)

Written By: Dion on 05/04/2017
Toasted brown bread, light coffee, and faint cooked apples and traces of smoke on the nose. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mexican Fake, Longtooth Brewing (Lexington/Wilmington)

Written By: Dion on 05/03/2017
Huge chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon on the nose. On the tongue, the chocolate is rich and silky... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Grandes Lagos Lager, Great Lakes Brewing (OH)

Written By: Dion on 05/02/2017
Effervescent with hibiscus lending a floral note to an already sweet malt base. On the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Country Western Volume 5: Ginger Lime Gose, Country Boy Brewing/West 6th Brewing

Written By: Dion on 05/01/2017
The calendar reads May, which means that Lexington Craft Beer Week is fast approaching. And LCBW... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Event Horizon Spectrum 1, Olde Hickory Brewery (NC)

Written By: Dion on 04/30/2017
A complex nose of coffee, chocolate, and cinnamon that also features cursory notes of vanilla... (see more)