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: Guava Rodeo, Oskar Blues Brewery (CO)

Written On: 04/30/2021
The nose delivers the guava and tangerine that the label promises, along with some lemon and green... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hi-Wire Loves AVL: Corn Lager with Chili Peppers and Lime, Hi-Wire/Catawba

Written On: 04/29/2021
Pretty much just smells like your typical Mexican restaurant beer with a big lime wedge. No hint... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Baba Yaga Grand Cru, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/28/2021
When I heard that bottles of this still remained into the evening on Baba Day, I headed straight... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Marvelous Beyond Reason, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written On: 04/27/2021
I guess it's fitting that my phone's camera was more focused on the golf course as opposed to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lawn Patrol, Singin' River Brewing Co (AL)

Written On: 04/26/2021
fter getting up at 4:00a.m., driving 6 hours to Alabama, then walking 5 or 6 miles at 80°... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bellevue Common, Darkness Brewing (KY)

Written On: 04/25/2021
Sweet grains on the nose with a lightly floral note arriving as it warms. Light, clean, and fairly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Baba Yaga Maple Infused Chocolate Sea Salt, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/24/2021
Made a beeline to Lex once I got in from Cincinnati and was not disappointed. The Sea Salt variant... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Davidly Roth, New England Brewing Co (CT)

Written On: 04/23/2021
Really nice aroma here with chocolate leading the way, sweet with an undercurrent of toasted bread... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Motor Oil No. 9, Alvarado Street Brewery (Monterey, CA)

Written On: 04/22/2021
After reading the label, I was expecting this to be a train wreck. No way pineapple should work in... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Evidence That Life Still Remains, Burial Beer /Bearded Iris (Asheville/Nashville)

Written On: 04/21/2021
I have no idea what Sauvignon Blanc Phantasm powder is, but I do know if you take it along with a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Honey Mosaic Monster, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/20/2021
Big tangerine and peach right off the top, with quite the herbal note as well. Pretty similar on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Examined at Leisure, The Rare Barrel (Berkeley, CA)

Written On: 04/19/2021
Vibrant nose definitely favors the apricot lineage of the apriums and pluots used in the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Illuminator Barrel Aged Doppelbock, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/18/2021
Almost passed on this one, but I'm so glad I didn't. Nose is loaded with dark fruits, freshly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cervino, Funk Factory Geuzeria (WI)

Written On: 04/17/2021
On a night where a group of vaccinated friends gathered for the first time in over a year, beer... (see more)

Year of New Beer: It's A Brewtiful Day In The Neighborhood, Mirror Twin /Old Louisville

Written On: 04/16/2021
Love this hop combination as it gets a lot of mileage out of only the Sabro and Eukanot varieties.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Port Omna (Caramel, Coconut, Cacao Nibs), Kane Brewing Co (NJ)

Written On: 04/15/2021
Milky sweet chocolate greets the nose as soon as the can is cracked open. Very modest coconut and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double 3 Berry, Mraz Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 04/14/2021
Blackberry and raspberry definitely pop on the nose, with the overall effect being more like a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Stillness of a Personal Hell, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 04/13/2021
Nose runs the gamut from pineapple and mango to pear and peach, warming to let some earthy pine... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shaka Vibes, Burning Barrel Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 04/12/2021
Definitely smells like a fruit smoothie from the start. Strawberry is subtle, but the peach... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Riding Into the Heart of Hell, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 04/11/2021
Nose opens with a lot of grapefruit, peach skin, and tangerine. Just a bit of warmth brings out... (see more)