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: Even More Little Tiny Baby Jesus, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 04/08/2020
Nose is bold with baker's chocolate, charred toast, burnt sugar, and hints of smoke. The roasty... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy IPA, Great Lakes Brewing Co (OH)

Written On: 04/07/2020
Maybe not hazy by the New England definition, but certainly more so than the average East or West... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Extra Vanilla Brain Check, Akasha Brewing Co (Louisville)

Written On: 04/06/2020
Every now and then, a beer lets you know right off the top that it means business. Big, aromatic... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mexican Mocha Imperial Coffee Stout, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/05/2020
With social distancing putting the W6th birthday party on hold, the crew at the Bread Box pushed... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Karrol F.N. Bashkins, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/04/2020
Maybe the perfect beer for a nearly perfect day (minus the coronavirus, of course). Opens with the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: County Line NEIPA, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown, KY)

Written On: 04/03/2020
Not quite as hazy as some of their previous New Englands, this is tasty nonetheless. Nose pops... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Gates of S'Mordor, Westbrook Brewing Co (SC)

Written On: 04/02/2020
With my fridge now holding only about 5 or 6 new beers, I decided to pop one that I had originally... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Gose Guayaba, Casa Bruja (Panama)

Written On: 04/01/2020
Bright nose of lemon, lime, and salt. Hints of grapefruit peel and melon. Pretty sharp bite on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peanut Butter Cup Stout, Untitled Art (WI)

Written On: 03/31/2020
Finally getting around to this one. Wow. This is exactly what it says. Just a ton of chocolate on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fairhope 51, Fairhope Brewing Co (AL)

Written On: 03/30/2020
This definitely leans more old school...dry, grassy bitterness with a toasted, bread crust malt.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: II:The Prairie-Grass Dividing (Leaves of Grass Series), Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 03/29/2020
Inevitably, some beers get shuffled around in my fridge, pushed farther back with each release of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Martin Denny Complex, TrimTab Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/28/2020
Great beer for such a warm, beautiful day. Passionfruit practically leaps from the glass, tropical... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blood Orange Margarita Gose, TrimTab Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/27/2020
First things first...yes, the label does appear to "glow." Tart nose of citrus peel, salt... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lemon-Ginger Zombie White Ale, Catawba Brewing Co (NC)

Written On: 03/26/2020
Even without seeing the label, the aroma leaves little doubt as to the presence of ginger in this... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Smack, Chandeleur Island Brewing Co (MS)

Written On: 03/25/2020
Pineapple, light mango, and some tangerine on the nose. Little bit of bread crust and pine as... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peak Conditions, Stone Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 03/24/2020
I drank this. Then I looked it up on all of the national beer rating sites. Then I said, "either... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Guava Colada, Trimtab Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/23/2020
Nose is really heavy with guava and lime, but not a ton of coconut. Hints of mango, tangerine... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Nimbus, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/22/2020
Fantastic nose with peach, papaya, and mango along with a light, cake-like malt backing. A little... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Static Ch. 2, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/21/2020
Candied orange and hints of pineapple lead the way on the nose, layered over a light pine and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Gulf Coast IPA, Ghost Train Brewing Co (Birmingham)

Written On: 03/20/2020
Nothing groundbreaking here, just a good, solid IPA. Nicely balanced citrus and pine aroma that... (see more)