Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: German Chocolate Cupcake 10W-40, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 02/22/2019
Nose of milk chocolate, light coconut, and roasted malts. On the tongue, chocolate is sweet, with... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 02/21/2019
Modest nose of chocolate, nuts, and light coffee bean. Fairly similar on the tongue, with the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Passion Grass West By Midwest Ale, Lagunitas Brewing/Short's Brewing (Chicago/MI)

Written By: Dion on 02/20/2019
Very light fruit on the nose, leaning more toward peach and berries until warmth brings along a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Braxton Labs Dry Hopped Kettle Sour, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written By: Dion on 02/19/2019
Didn't check the canning date on this, so maybe it's just a bit old, I don't know. At any rate... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 02/18/2019
Coffee forward on the nose, backed up by a nice malty char, chocolate, and cream. Bitter roasted... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Grand Cru Cuvee Double Barrel Edition, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written By: Dion on 02/17/2019
Rich nose of plums, currants, and grapes atop sweeter caramel and chocolate tones. Not really any... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 02/16/2019
Really unusual beer as the nose comes off earthy, funky, a little bit dirty. On the tongue, fruit... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Juicy Jubilee, Taft's Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 02/15/2019
Plenty of fruit on the nose, with some tropical notes of pineapple and mango ahead of a citrusy... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Cherry Chocolate Barreled Black Gold Porter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/14/2019
One of the cornerstone beers of the Country Boy story gets a few nice twists for the continuation... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sierraveza, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 02/13/2019
A torrent of carbonation rises steadily from the bottom of the glass, pushing aromas of cereal... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Violet Beauregarde, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/12/2019
Not sure why I've let this one sit in my fridge so long, but finally got around to it tonight.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Braxton Labs New England IPA Graduate Series, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written By: Dion on 02/11/2019
Bright nose of grapefruit, mango, and orange peel. Background leafy, floral notes. On the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh 5.0 (Mosaic and Wataku), Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 02/10/2019
Pretty reserved nose that features little bits of several things, but not really enough of any one... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chickowsvidanya: Hazelnut/Coconut, Listermann/Destihl (Cincinnati/IL)

Written By: Dion on 02/09/2019
Absolutely stellar nose that drips chocolate and bourbon. Subtle coconut and hazelnut sit atop... (see more)


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

Written By: Dion on 02/08/2019
Nose of toasted bread crust, caramel, and light chocolate. Malty on the tongue, with caramel, dark... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 1): Coconut Fudge Barreled Wooley Swamp, Country Boy Brewing

Written By: Dion on 02/07/2019
As I have readily and frequently admitted, I am a homer for the local breweries. Today is no... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 2): French Toast Barreled Wooley Swamp, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/07/2019
As I have readily and frequently admitted, I am a homer for the local breweries. Today is no... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 2): Stampin Ground Hazelnut, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/06/2019
Couldn't tell you the last time I drank a regular Stampin Ground Stout. It's not that I don't... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 1): Rum Barrel Porchata, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/06/2019
Refusing to rest on their haze-driven laurels, Mirror Twin throws a curveball with Saturday's... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 1): Living Proof Elderberry Wild Ale, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 02/05/2019
Seven days of the week. Seven colors in the rainbow. Seven continents. The number seven carries a... (see more)