Dion's Blog Entries

Bio: Our friend Dion is on a quest. That quest is to try one new beer every single day. Just one. He's been successful in this quest for over 1000 days so far ... and he's still going. He and his family are frequenters of our Lexington establishments and big fans of the food trucks. If you see him out, buy him a beer ... but make sure it's one he hasn't tried yet.

Year of New Beer: Louisville Trip

Written On: 02/22/2020
Up first was the Toasted Coconut Brain Check, Akasha Brewing (Louisville). Nice, rich chocolate on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Boom Crash Hopera, Beachwood Brewing/AleSmith Brewing (CA)

Written On: 02/21/2020
Loads of candied pineapple and mango on the nose, with a significant caramel malt backbone. Hops... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Apologize Less 6, Birds Fly South Ale Project (SC)

Written On: 02/20/2020
Juicy with plenty of orange/tangerine, but not nearly the guava I was wanting. Soft with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Batida with Passionfruit, Southern Grist Brewing Co/Finback Brewery (Nashville)

Written On: 02/19/2020
An aroma with loads of passionfruit, tangerine, lime, and coconut transports you straight to the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Viking Space Probe Double IPA, Stone Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 02/18/2020
Solid blend of tropical fruit, melon, and herbal grasses on the nose. On the tongue, the dank herb... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Knights Who Say NEIPA, Pontoon Brewing (GA)

Written On: 02/17/2020
Pretty old school on the nose with a lot of candied orange and pineapple sitting atop light pine... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Meeting Place, Almanac Beer Co/Blackberry Farm Brewery (CA/TN)

Written On: 02/16/2020
Nose opens with tart peach and apricot, but very quickly takes on notes of oak, dry hay, cork, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Two new brews today

Written On: 02/15/2020
On the left is Super Premium Lager, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown). Crisp, with a very mild... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Shot Edition

Written On: 02/14/2020
On the left is Barreled Dark Cherry Chocolate Stout, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown, KY).... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Garden of Fire, TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham)

Written On: 02/13/2020
Interesting hop bill on this one makes it stand out from the crowd. Nose starts off with plenty of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Vanilla Black Note, Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 02/12/2020
Just an unbelievably decadent nose on this one. Chocolate cake batter, figs, espresso, bourbon... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Luminous, Rusty Rail Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 02/11/2020
White chocolate dominates the nose, sweet with a vanilla creaminess. Subdued nut and lightly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citra Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 02/10/2020
Since I was out of town when it was released, I'm a little late to the party on this one. But... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Blender IPA, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written On: 02/09/2020
Aroma features hints of guava and mango as described on the label, although both are a bit more... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Two Roads Brewing Co (CT)

Written On: 02/08/2020
Nice nose that starts off pretty herbal and dank before letting some candied orange and light... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Farmhand Series Barn Paintin' Gose Sour Ale, Wyndridge Farm Brewing (PA)

Written On: 02/07/2020
First things first...this may be the most effervescent beer I've ever had. Typically, bubbles... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Nate's Coffee Stout, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 02/06/2020
Day 2 of the 8th Birthday Celebration sees one of the best coffee stouts around get the Weller... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 8th Anniversary Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 02/05/2020
It doesn't seem possible that eight years have passed since the Boys opened their doors, but here... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel and Bean, Allagash Brewing Co (ME)

Written On: 02/04/2020
Nose is more subdued than I was expecting, offering up caramel, toast, very mild coffee, and hints... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Balaton Raspberry Hill, Southern Grist Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 02/03/2020
You could try and dissect this beer and possibly end up being more descriptive than necessary. It... (see more)