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: Saturn Ascends, Alexandria Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 09/26/2020
Big, roasty, bourbon barrel deliciousness on the nose from the minute this hits the glass.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Wizard Needs Food Badly, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/25/2020
Ridiculous nose on this...just a ton of banana initially, mellowing out to feature cursory notes... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Prehistoric Bowl Crusher 2.0, Bhramari/Listermann (Asheville/Cincinnati)

Written On: 09/24/2020
Love the aroma on this one as it just screams "fruit punch" from the jump. Cherries, lemons, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Permanent Staycation, Monnik Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 09/23/2020
Straightforward, refreshing pale ale here. Nose is a nice blend of orange, grapefruit, and a touch... (see more)


Year of New Beer: A Wine-Dark Sea, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/22/2020
Very fruit forward on the nose as notes of blackberry, cherry, and plum leap from the glass.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Just Two Doods Being Brohs, Streetside Brewery/Mirror Twin Brewing Co (OH/KY)

Written On: 09/21/2020
Nose opens with just a ton of mango, with warmth bringing more citrusy notes atop an almost creamy... (see more)


Year of New Beer: K├Âlsch, Atrium Brewing (Louisville)

Written On: 09/20/2020
So much fun getting to be a part of the "Friends and Family" sneak preview for Atrium in... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Cloud Harvest 03, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 09/19/2020
So tonight is less about beer, more about location. Sláinte has been open in Georgetown for... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Defy Tradition, Country Boy Brewing Co (Georgetown)

Written On: 09/18/2020
Bright nose that features orange, pineapple, berries, and melon. Aroma is sweeter overall. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Phantom Forest, MadTree Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 09/17/2020
Tons of tropical fruit on the nose from the minute this hits the glass. Mango and pineapple, along... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hi-Wire Loves AVL, Hi-Wire Brewing Co/Bhramari Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 09/16/2020
I'm not a huge fan of sour IPAs in general, but I am a big fan of Bhramari. And since we don't... (see more)


Year of New Beer: From Downtown, Listermann Brewing Co/More Brewing Co (Cincinnati/IL)

Written On: 09/15/2020
Hops, raspberries, cheesecake, and lactose... This should be a disaster. Except it's not.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Nuts In A Weisse!, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/14/2020
It should come as no surprise at this point that if RH decides to brew a pie-flavored beer... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pocket Treats, Listermann Brewing Co/Weldwerks Brewing Co (Cincinnati/CO)

Written On: 09/13/2020
No doubt that this is a big, high ABV hop monster from the moment it hits the glass. Fresh cut... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Quentin Quarantino, Taft's Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 09/12/2020
Sweet, juicy fruits on the nose...pineapple, orange, and hints of grapefruit. Pretty solid caramel... (see more)


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

Written On: 09/11/2020
Big candied grapefruit and orange sweetness on the nose. Both transition nicely to the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fill Pils, Highland Park Brewery (CA)

Written On: 09/10/2020
Maybe I've undergone my Lion King, "Circle of Life" moment, I don't know. Just a few years... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropical Truth, Flying Dog Brewery (MD)

Written On: 09/09/2020
Lots of candied pineapple and mango on the nose, along with a very perfume-like sweetness. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Manhattan Social Club, Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City, MO)

Written On: 09/08/2020
Full disclosure...since I'm not a cocktail drinker, I've never had a Manhattan. If this is even... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Apricot Hopcake, Almanac Beer Co (CA)

Written On: 09/07/2020
Love the nose on this from the start, as the apricot is in-your-face dominant. Peach skin, light... (see more)