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: IPAcalypse Now, Singin' River Brewing Co (AL)

Written On: 04/23/2019
Lots of orange marmalade, hints of honey, and a big, bready malt backbone. Nice hop bite, touch... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hurricane, Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 04/22/2019
Continuing my recent run of fruity IPAs, this one packs grapefruit, mango, and a touch of apricot... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Sssappp, Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 04/21/2019
Grapefruit rind, hints of apricot, and quite a bit of earthy pine on the nose. Flavors follow the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Kamehameha, Commonwealth Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 04/20/2019
Starting off, the aroma on this one seems a bit one dimensional, as the rye and brandy barrel... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Toasted Coconut Porter, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 04/19/2019
This doesn't require a ton of flowery prose...I would just say this is one of the most balanced... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 100 Citra, Burley Oak Brewing (MD)

Written On: 04/18/2019
I was expecting a big citrus punch, and this delivers orange in spades. So juicy with just a touch... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Spring, Tree House Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 04/17/2019
Wonderful nose that features tangerine, pineapple, cantaloupe, and hints of tart peach. Lighter... (see more)


Year of New Beer: In Perpetuity, Tree House Brewing (MA)

Written On: 04/16/2019
 Nose is clean and pretty simple...mostly a tangerine-like kick with subtle tropical fruit... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ocular Pat Down, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 04/15/2019
Lots of chocolate on the nose, joined by a sweet vanilla and marshmallow. Light coffee with... (see more)


Year of New Beer: No Brainer, Victory Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 04/14/2019
Somewhat muddled nose of citrus and pine with hints of herbal grasses. On the tongue, a bit of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Raspberry Provincial, Funkwerks (CO)

Written On: 04/13/2019
Bright fruits hit the nose in the form of raspberry, lemon, and tart apples, with a gentle wheat... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 1230 Flamingo Road, Bearded Iris Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 04/12/2019
Tropical fruits abound on the nose, with the listed passion fruit and guava obviously popping, but... (see more)


Year of New Beer: DJ Roomba (El Dorado), Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 04/11/2019
Plenty of orange and floral notes on the nose, with just a slight bread/cracker malt. Flavors are... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Espresso Totalitarian, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written On: 04/10/2019
Aromas of coffee, cocoa powder, burnt sugar, and charred malts lead the way on a moderately... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hop Jack IPA, Blackstone Brewing (TN)

Written On: 04/09/2019
You know it's a throwback to old school IPAs when you can see through it. Citrus peel and caramel... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Portly Stout, Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 04/08/2019
Fairly standard stout aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, and mild coffee. Pretty roasty on the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: TANG Hill, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 04/07/2019
Honestly not a ton on the aroma. Pretty subdued candied orange and just a bit of sweet malt base.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Smash, Commonwealth Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 04/06/2019
Sour candy-like fruits on the nose with pink grapefruit and lime nudging out the guava. Just a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Smoked Porter, Brewery Ommegang (NY)

Written On: 04/05/2019
Very nice nose that certainly features the bourbon aspect, but also allows chocolate, dark fruits... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Orange You Glad It's Not Another Hazy Pun, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 04/04/2019
New Beer, But Not Quite New Beer.  I really enjoyed this beer when it first came out for... (see more)