Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Shaka Vibes, Burning Barrel Brewing Co (CA)

Written By: Dion on 04/12/2021
Definitely smells like a fruit smoothie from the start. Strawberry is subtle, but the peach... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Riding Into the Heart of Hell, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 04/11/2021
Nose opens with a lot of grapefruit, peach skin, and tangerine. Just a bit of warmth brings out... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Contains No Juice, Alvarado Street Brewery (Monterey, CA)

Written By: Dion on 04/10/2021
Awesome nose on this one, boasting pineapple, mango, and peach initially. Warms to feature an... (see more)


Year of New Beer: No Place Like Home, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written By: Dion on 04/09/2021
Enjoyed a beautiful evening on the patio with good friends and a couple of good beers, with this... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Lythronax, Pax Verum Brewing Co (IN)

Written By: Dion on 04/08/2021
Opened this just assuming it was a double IPA (since I hadn't read the label). Started pouring it... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Meeting of the Minds, Urban Roots Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 04/07/2021
Straight from the fridge, this doesn't seem to have a lot going on aromatically. Given about... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Guava Gose, NoDa Brewing Co (NC)

Written By: Dion on 04/06/2021
The warm temps today got me in a gose mood. Even with the fruit addition, this has a pretty... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blueberry Banana Cheesecake Double Jammer, Burning Barrel Brewing Co (CA)

Written By: Dion on 04/05/2021
Had a feeling this might be a good dessert beer, and it did not disappoint. Tart blueberries are... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Interdimensional Amalgamation, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 04/04/2021
Another homerun from Burial as this one offers up an aroma that is loaded with pineapple... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Daaank Daniel, Heist Brewery (NC)

Written By: Dion on 04/03/2021
Aroma pulls in some classic IPA notes...tropical pineapple and mango, juicy citrus, and an... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Banango!, Fonta Flora Brewery (NC)

Written By: Dion on 04/02/2021
I know the paw paw fruit is commonly said to have a flavor that tastes like a cross between banana... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mythologies of Realism, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 04/01/2021
Loaded with pineapple, peach skin, and nectarines on the nose. Warmth ushers in a dank note of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sour Reflections Vol. 7, Mirror Twin Brewing Co. (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 03/31/2021
The latest iteration in the series brings together blackberry, blueberry, and marshmallow.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Powerline, Terre Haute Brewing Co (IN)

Written By: Dion on 03/30/2021
Classic double IPA aroma that goes heavy on orange and grapefruit. Pretty solid pine with warmth... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Phase In/Out, Heist Brewery (NC)

Written By: Dion on 03/29/2021
Tropical notes lead the way on the nose, notably mango and pineapple. Hints of apricot and peach... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Peanut Butter Snake Cake, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 03/28/2021
For their 9th(!!) Anniversary, W6th adds another incredible chapter to the Snake Cake story.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: (L) Slim Shandy, Mirror Twin (Lex), and (R) Hazy IPA w Apricots, West Sixth (Lex)

Written By: Dion on 03/27/2021
Today I had a couple of new beers. Both were really good. The Slim Shandy featured slightly sweet... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Kroshka, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 03/26/2021
For me, a good stout knows no season, so I made a beeline for RH tonight after work to get a taste... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Preternatural Ambiance, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 03/25/2021
Awesome nose of mango, pineapple, peach, and mildly herbal grasses. So soft and juicy on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Realidades Del Sur, Fonta Flora Brewery (NC)

Written By: Dion on 03/24/2021
Nose features some tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. Everything is backed by a subtle ginger note.... (see more)