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: 420 Strain Trainwreck, Sweetwater Brewing Co (Atlanta)

Written On: 08/06/2020
Nose is a pretty even blend of citrus and herbal grasses, with just a hint of pine resin. Doesn't... (see more)

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

Written On: 08/05/2020
If you're looking for a slightly lighter, more flavorful haze for your poolside shenanigans, this... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sicario PiƱa, 3 Floyds Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 08/04/2020
No point in trying to put lipstick on a pig...this is terrible. Starts off with sour pineapple and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chocolatized 2019/2020, Pisgah Brewing Co (Black Mountain, NC)

Written On: 08/03/2020
Because who doesn't want to drink a big Russian Imperial Stout on an 85° day? Nose is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shadbush Story, Bhramari Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 08/02/2020
Every now and then, I stumble onto something that obliterates any expectations that I may have... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Devilish and Fancy, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written On: 08/01/2020
This has a lot of sticky, melted popsicle going on in the aroma...tropical guava and mango for... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Country Western Volume 8: Cinnamon Toast, Country Boy Brewing/West 6th Brewing

Written On: 07/31/2020
While the loss of Lexington Craft Beer Week this spring was certainly a disappointment, this loss... (see more)

Year of New Beer: PKWY Pale Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/30/2020
Very crisp, clean pale here that manages to pack a lot of flavor into a manageable ABV. Nose is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Citraquench'l, Heist Brewery (Charlotte, NC)

Written On: 07/29/2020
I've said it before, citra hops are the cheat code of the IPA world. Producing outstanding aromas... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Mele Kalikirocka, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 07/28/2020
Is it possible to stuff a tropical island into a can? A luau maybe? Because I think this is what... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Gose, Country Boy Brewing Co (Georgetown)

Written On: 07/27/2020
For my money, a gose is the best base for fruit additions, and this one just reinforces my belief.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Space Vibes, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 07/26/2020
Going old school, West Coast style on this one, and it's evident from the jump. Nose is loaded... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sense of Somewhat Normalcy, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 07/25/2020
Very light tropical notes of pineapple and mango are joined by more herbal tones with hints of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Stingray Shuffle, Fonta Flora Brewery (NC)

Written On: 07/24/2020
Overall mild nose features melon, strawberry, hints of peach and lemon, as well as a light, dry... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coolship Lager, OEC Brewing (CT)

Written On: 07/23/2020
I enjoy beers loaded with extras as much as anyone. But sometimes, it's nice to sit back and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Ernest Gose To The Brewery, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/22/2020
Nice berry-forward aroma, with the advertised boysenberries definitely up front, with backing... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rationality Shall Run Its Course, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 07/21/2020
So they threw a ton of different hops in here, and they somehow managed to deliver an incredibly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Neon Ghosts, Bhramari Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 07/20/2020
Clean, tropical nose features some pineapple and mango, along with hints of tangerine and herbal... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Tantrum, Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery (Chimney Rock, NC)

Written On: 07/19/2020
The nose features decent amounts of pineapple and orange, with maybe a touch of mango. Warmth lets... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sour Guava Tangerine, Edmund's Oast Brewing Co (Charleston)

Written On: 07/18/2020
Nose is dominated by the tangerine, which comes off a touch sweet. Guava comes on late, but is... (see more)