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: Bourbon Barrel Aged Three Philosophers, Brewery Ommegang (NY)

Written On: 10/22/2019
The nose is struck by an immediate, nearly artificial cherry note atop hints of raisin, oak, and a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fruit (and Hops) On The Bottom, Stillwater/Hoof Hearted Brewing (MD)

Written On: 10/21/2019
Tart fruits on the nose, with the strawberry being joined by lemon, grapefruit, and berries. Very... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Courage & Fear, The Veil Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 10/20/2019
I hadn't looked anything up on this beer before opening it, so I was surprised by the color as it... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pears Eat Brett, Rock House Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 10/19/2019
Sampled all of the test batch brews today, and all were pretty solid, but this one stood out.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Centerpiece, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/18/2019
Huge pop of pineapple greets the nose first, but the strawberry is definitely strong enough to... (see more)


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

Written On: 10/17/2019
Pretty much as expected on the nose...bread crust, cereal grains, lightly floral with hints of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: III: O Captain! My Captain! (Leaves of Grass Series), Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written On: 10/16/2019
Schwarzbiers don't make their way onto many taplists, but I usually enjoy them. The nose features... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Nobody's Robot, Dancing Gnome (PA)

Written On: 10/15/2019
Pretty straightforward nose that features plenty of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange peel, backed... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Never Never Sorry Sorry, The Veil Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 10/14/2019
One look at this pour and you know it's packed with fruit. Black currants and blackberries lead... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Butterfly Kisses, Central State Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 10/13/2019
Very light, fruity nose that delivers mostly white grape and pear alongside floral and slightly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Dry Hopped Paint Box, Charlestowne Fermentory (SC)

Written On: 10/12/2019
Tons of fruit on the nose in the form of orange, grapefruit, mango, and peach. Pretty seamless... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Peruvian Morning, Central Waters Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 10/11/2019
Another excellent beer that's been around for a while, that I've somehow managed to miss. The... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Post Card, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/10/2019
This one was worrisome from the start, because it just doesn't have an appealing aroma at all.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Stupid Good, Drastic Measures Brewing Co (MN)

Written On: 10/09/2019
I'm not gonna argue with them...this most definitely does not suck. Hits you in the face with old... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Un-Uninvited, Cigar City Brewing/Voodoo Brewing Co (FL/PA)

Written On: 10/08/2019
Awesome nose that leans toward brownie batter. Perfect vanilla note that doesn't overwhelm, but... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Double Dry Hopped Mixed Greens 38, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 10/07/2019
I'd be lying if I said I could tell a significant difference between this iteration of Mixed... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Coconut Sombrero, Clown Shoes (Boston)

Written On: 10/06/2019
Sweet milk chocolate that leans a bit toward brownie batter on the nose. Pretty solid coconut note... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Kentucky Coffee Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co (KY)

Written On: 10/05/2019
It has probably been at least 3 or 4 years since I've had anything from LB&D (Alltech), but I... (see more)


Year of New Beer: **** It, We'll Do It Lime, Streetside Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/04/2019
Many breweries do key lime pie goses, few do them this well. Everyone gets the tart punch of lime... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Lassi What You Think About This, Westbrook Brewing Co (SC)

Written On: 10/03/2019
Raspberries pop almost immediately, with background notes of cherry, green apple, and lime. More... (see more)