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: 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)


Year of New Beer: Contains No Juice, Alvarado Street Brewery (Monterey, CA)

Written On: 04/10/2021
Awesome nose on this one, boasting pineapple, mango, and peach initially. Warms to feature an... (see more)


Year of New Beer: No Place Like Home, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 04/09/2021
Enjoyed a beautiful evening on the patio with good friends and a couple of good beers, with this... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Lythronax, Pax Verum Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 04/08/2021
Opened this just assuming it was a double IPA (since I hadn't read the label). Started pouring it... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Meeting of the Minds, Urban Roots Brewing (CA)

Written On: 04/07/2021
Straight from the fridge, this doesn't seem to have a lot going on aromatically. Given about... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Guava Gose, NoDa Brewing Co (NC)

Written On: 04/06/2021
The warm temps today got me in a gose mood. Even with the fruit addition, this has a pretty... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blueberry Banana Cheesecake Double Jammer, Burning Barrel Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 04/05/2021
Had a feeling this might be a good dessert beer, and it did not disappoint. Tart blueberries are... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Interdimensional Amalgamation, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 04/04/2021
Another homerun from Burial as this one offers up an aroma that is loaded with pineapple... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Daaank Daniel, Heist Brewery (NC)

Written On: 04/03/2021
Aroma pulls in some classic IPA notes...tropical pineapple and mango, juicy citrus, and an... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Banango!, Fonta Flora Brewery (NC)

Written On: 04/02/2021
I know the paw paw fruit is commonly said to have a flavor that tastes like a cross between banana... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Mythologies of Realism, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 04/01/2021
Loaded with pineapple, peach skin, and nectarines on the nose. Warmth ushers in a dank note of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sour Reflections Vol. 7, Mirror Twin Brewing Co. (Lexington)

Written On: 03/31/2021
The latest iteration in the series brings together blackberry, blueberry, and marshmallow.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Powerline, Terre Haute Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 03/30/2021
Classic double IPA aroma that goes heavy on orange and grapefruit. Pretty solid pine with warmth... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Phase In/Out, Heist Brewery (NC)

Written On: 03/29/2021
Tropical notes lead the way on the nose, notably mango and pineapple. Hints of apricot and peach... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Peanut Butter Snake Cake, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 03/28/2021
For their 9th(!!) Anniversary, W6th adds another incredible chapter to the Snake Cake story.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: (L) Slim Shandy, Mirror Twin (Lex), and (R) Hazy IPA w Apricots, West Sixth (Lex)

Written On: 03/27/2021
Today I had a couple of new beers. Both were really good. The Slim Shandy featured slightly sweet... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Kroshka, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 03/26/2021
For me, a good stout knows no season, so I made a beeline for RH tonight after work to get a taste... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Preternatural Ambiance, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 03/25/2021
Awesome nose of mango, pineapple, peach, and mildly herbal grasses. So soft and juicy on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Realidades Del Sur, Fonta Flora Brewery (NC)

Written On: 03/24/2021
Nose features some tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. Everything is backed by a subtle ginger note.... (see more)