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: Fog Runner, Pinthouse Pizza (Austin, TX)

Written On: 10/25/2020
Nose pops with so many fruit notes...pineapple, grapefruit, mango, peach...really nice. Hits the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Italian Style Pilsner, Jester King Brewery (TX)

Written On: 10/24/2020
Nose is mild, offering up light floral qualities alongside citrus and spiced grains. On the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: What Do Now?, Pinthouse Pizza (Austin, TX)

Written On: 10/23/2020
Wonderful nose of grapefruit and herbal grasses. Soft and juicy on the tongue. This beer deserves... (see more)

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

Written On: 10/22/2020
So I've had several beers that claimed dragon fruit as an ingredient, but I still don't know... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Root of All Evil, Havoc Mead (VT)

Written On: 10/21/2020
Very aromatic with just a ton of ginger and lemon verbena. On the tongue, this starts off a bit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Plumberry Buddies, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written On: 10/20/2020
I'm all about the fruited goses, and this one is excellent. Nose hits first with juicy plum... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barley Ridge Nut Brown Ale, Bitter Root Brewing Co (MT)

Written On: 10/19/2020
Caramel, bread crust, nuts, and a touch of sweet pipe tobacco on the nose. Malts carry more of a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Grapefruit Supreme, Surly Brewing Co (MN)

Written On: 10/18/2020
With tomorrow's medical procedure necessitating the consumption of a much different beverage this... (see more)

Year of New Beer: New Farm Blend #2, Turtleback Ridge Brewery (KY)

Written On: 10/17/2020
Had my first brews from Turtleback a little over a year ago and was thoroughly impressed. Same... (see more)

Year of New Beer: - Russian Imperial Stout (for John Bonham), Zebulon Artisan Ales (NC)

Written On: 10/16/2020
Roasty nose of charred malts and baker's chocolate to kick things off. Opens up to allow some... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Big Amarillo Mood, DSSOLVR (Asheville)

Written On: 10/15/2020
Big punch of candied orange kicks things off, with auxiliary notes of peach and some pretty dank... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tearing Flesh From Bone, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 10/14/2020
If you're a beer nerd, you know that pretty much anything from Burial is going to be good.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Pilot, Daredevil Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 10/13/2020
Nose leans primarily on orange and pineapple, but does have hints of pine and peach. Flavors seem... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cold Smoke, KettleHouse Brewing Co (MT)

Written On: 10/12/2020
Aroma ticks all the right boxes for a Scotch ale...caramel malt, light oak, toasted bread crust... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Elusory, Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta)

Written On: 10/11/2020
Candied tangerine with hints of mango, peach, and herbal grasses. Super soft on the tongue with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Staghorn Octoberfest, New Glarus Brewing (WI)

Written On: 10/10/2020
Aroma is fairly subdued, but notes of caramel, bread crust, and light tobacco are present. Fairly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Strange Haze IPA, Highlander Beer (MT)

Written On: 10/09/2020
Not super hazy, but the nose does carry a nice candied pineapple and light honey. Pretty juicy on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dank Side of the Moon, 3rd Planet Brewing Co (FL)

Written On: 10/08/2020
Pretty much just straight juice on the nose, mostly orange and grapefruit. Faint hints of honey... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cream & Sugar Please, Cycle Brewing Co (FL)

Written On: 10/07/2020
Roasted malts lead the way on the nose, with a subtle coffee and chocolate building as it warms.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brewcifer, Church Street Brewing Co (IL)

Written On: 10/06/2020
Once again cheating myself in the aroma department by drinking straight from the can. Regardless... (see more)