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: German Chocolate Cupcake 10W-40, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 02/22/2019
Nose of milk chocolate, light coconut, and roasted malts. On the tongue, chocolate is sweet, with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Calfé, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 02/21/2019
Modest nose of chocolate, nuts, and light coffee bean. Fairly similar on the tongue, with the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Passion Grass West By Midwest Ale, Lagunitas Brewing/Short's Brewing (Chicago/MI)

Written On: 02/20/2019
Very light fruit on the nose, leaning more toward peach and berries until warmth brings along a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Braxton Labs Dry Hopped Kettle Sour, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 02/19/2019
Didn't check the canning date on this, so maybe it's just a bit old, I don't know. At any rate... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 02/18/2019
Coffee forward on the nose, backed up by a nice malty char, chocolate, and cream. Bitter roasted... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Grand Cru Cuvee Double Barrel Edition, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 02/17/2019
Rich nose of plums, currants, and grapes atop sweeter caramel and chocolate tones. Not really any... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: Pacific Jade, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/16/2019
Really unusual beer as the nose comes off earthy, funky, a little bit dirty. On the tongue, fruit... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Juicy Jubilee, Taft's Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 02/15/2019
Plenty of fruit on the nose, with some tropical notes of pineapple and mango ahead of a citrusy... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Cherry Chocolate Barreled Black Gold Porter, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/14/2019
One of the cornerstone beers of the Country Boy story gets a few nice twists for the continuation... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sierraveza, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written On: 02/13/2019
A torrent of carbonation rises steadily from the bottom of the glass, pushing aromas of cereal... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Violet Beauregarde, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/12/2019
Not sure why I've let this one sit in my fridge so long, but finally got around to it tonight.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Braxton Labs New England IPA Graduate Series, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 02/11/2019
Bright nose of grapefruit, mango, and orange peel. Background leafy, floral notes. On the tongue... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh 5.0 (Mosaic and Wataku), Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville)

Written On: 02/10/2019
Pretty reserved nose that features little bits of several things, but not really enough of any one... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Chickowsvidanya: Hazelnut/Coconut, Listermann/Destihl (Cincinnati/IL)

Written On: 02/09/2019
Absolutely stellar nose that drips chocolate and bourbon. Subtle coconut and hazelnut sit atop... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Doppelbock, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/08/2019
Nose of toasted bread crust, caramel, and light chocolate. Malty on the tongue, with caramel, dark... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 1): Coconut Fudge Barreled Wooley Swamp, Country Boy Brewing

Written On: 02/07/2019
As I have readily and frequently admitted, I am a homer for the local breweries. Today is no... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 2): French Toast Barreled Wooley Swamp, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/07/2019
As I have readily and frequently admitted, I am a homer for the local breweries. Today is no... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 2): Stampin Ground Hazelnut, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/06/2019
Couldn't tell you the last time I drank a regular Stampin Ground Stout. It's not that I don't... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 1): Rum Barrel Porchata, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/06/2019
Refusing to rest on their haze-driven laurels, Mirror Twin throws a curveball with Saturday's... (see more)


Year of New Beer (rnd 1): Living Proof Elderberry Wild Ale, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 02/05/2019
Seven days of the week. Seven colors in the rainbow. Seven continents. The number seven carries a... (see more)