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: Brinner Stout, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 08/17/2019
Because a huge, coffee stout that tastes like pancakes is what you have when it's 90° out.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: SS Kentucky, Carton Brewing/Against the Grain Brewery (NJ/Louisville)

Written On: 08/16/2019
Hints of grain and syrupy sweet pineapple on the nose, both of which get a little overpowered by... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hoppopotamus, Metazoa Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 08/15/2019
What's this? An IPA free of lactose, vanilla, and fruit puree? Do breweries still make those?... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Swole, Streetside Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/14/2019
No mistaking it, this is a fruity beer, offering up loads of guava, mango, and peach skin on the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Hook, Carton Brewing (NJ)

Written On: 08/13/2019
A myriad of fruits on the nose...orange, mango, hints of lemon, all atop a light cracker and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dry Hop Farmhouse Ale, Turtleback Ridge Brewery (KY)

Written On: 08/12/2019
ad the good fortune to pop in on the Brewers of Central KY mtg tonight, and I'm really glad I... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Sounds, SingleCut Beersmiths (NY)

Written On: 08/11/2019
Very subdued aroma that is built mainly of light citrus, dry grass, and a touch of cereal grain.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Luscious, The Alchemist (VT)

Written On: 08/10/2019
Mild chocolate and roasted malts intertwined with dark fruits and campfire char on the nose. Very... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Koru, MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 08/09/2019
Modest nose of citrus, dry grass, and a baked white bread. More fruity hop profile on the tongue... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Peanut Butter Shake, Westbrook Brewing Co (SC)

Written On: 08/08/2019
Whereas last night's beer was weird and I couldn't really decide if I liked it, this one is... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blue Milk, Carton Brewing/J. Wakefield Brewing (NJ/Miami)

Written On: 08/07/2019
Obviously it looks weird. It also smells and tastes weird. Not bad, just a little odd. Mostly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Snowbull Fights, Bolero Snort Brewery (NJ)

Written On: 08/06/2019
Candied pineapple bursts forth on the pour, with background notes of apricot, lime, and a touch of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Juicier Than Thou, Heretic Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 08/05/2019
Big tropical fruit notes of pineapple and mango lead the way, taking on some light herbal notes... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Akasha flight, Akasha Brewing Co (Louisville)

Written On: 08/04/2019
Finally made my long overdue visit to the taproom today, and it didn't disappoint. Starting on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazeward Bound, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 08/03/2019
The haze train keeps rolling in this new offering that features Motueka and Waimea hops. Nice... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Birthday Bomb, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 08/02/2019
It doesn't take long for the aroma of this beer to inform you that you have a beast on your... (see more)

Year of New-ish Beer: Wheezing The Juice, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 08/01/2019
As the great philosopher Pauly Shore once said, "This...this is what put this place on the map."... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Albino Pygmy Puma, 2nd Shift Brewing (MO)

Written On: 08/01/2019
Bland, generic citrus from start to finish, on both the nose and the tongue. Doesn't seem to know... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Caramelicious, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written On: 07/31/2019
Smooth milk chocolate and caramel dominate the nose, augmented by a light nuttiness. Sweet caramel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Haze-Ja-Vu, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/30/2019
So you feel like you've been here before...haze...hops...juice...is that such a bad thing?... (see more)