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: Fruited EBTBNEIPA, Ricky Burdette (Louisville)

Written On: 09/20/2019
Strawberry, mango, peach, pineapple, and toasted coconut. That's a lot of stuff. But it works.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazebeeriment 431, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 09/19/2019
Experimental hops yield huge rewards in the form of pineapple, mango, and papaya on the nose. Just... (see more)

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

Written On: 09/18/2019
Pouring like a fruit smoothie, this one puts the advertised apricot front an center on the nose.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Quiet Riot, Bearded Iris Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 09/17/2019
Somewhat subdued on the nose, featuring mostly passionfruit and hints of orange and lime atop a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Process Control, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 09/16/2019
Just when I'm starting to think I've got a little palate fatigue in regards to hazy IPAs, along... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mood Ring: Pineapple, Mango, & Pink Guava, Bearded Iris Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 09/15/2019
Mango and guava stand out on the nose, both softened in their intensity by a faint creamy vanilla.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Little Secret, Triptych Brewing (IL)

Written On: 09/14/2019
Really enjoyable beer, start to finish. Nose has a straightforward citrus peel and light pine... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Delusions of Grandeur, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

Written On: 09/13/2019
Finally snuck in to give this one a go tonight, and it's good stuff. I get lots of tropical fruit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Juice Box Hero, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/12/2019
With haze ruling the IPA world these days, sometimes it's nice to have something a little... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Twisted Monkey, Victory Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 09/11/2019
OK, this is just terrible. The nose carries a syrupy sweet fruit, not sure I'd call it mango... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hurricane Gose, Hi-Wire Brewing/Urban South Brewery (Asheville/New Orleans)

Written On: 09/10/2019
Lots of fruit listed on the label, but the aroma seems to be primarily cherry and orange peel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 4th & Gold, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 09/09/2019
The description claims grapefruit peel and a load of Cascade, Comet, Citra, and Centennial hops.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Paloma Gose Batch 4693, Schlafly (St. Louis)

Written On: 09/08/2019
Perfect brew for a warm afternoon. Plenty of lime and grapefruit to go along with a slight brine... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double Blueberry Raspberry Lime Fruitsicle, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 09/07/2019
Smells as good as it looks, with tons of fruit popping from the start. The raspberry commands the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 2019 Fest of Ales Edition

Written On: 09/06/2019
While the FOA may have taken a brief sabbatical in 2018, it returned with a vengeance this year... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coconut Nephilim, Central State Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 09/05/2019
Chocolate syrup, roasty malt, mild coffee, and just a hint of coconut on the nose. Sweet and a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brugge City Brune, Munkle Brewing Co (Charleston)

Written On: 09/04/2019
Light caramel with hints of raisin and dried tobacco alongside a baked bread note. Very nice... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Killer Robots, Black Acre Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 09/03/2019
Ginger is a polarizing ingredient...it's love or hate for most people. I happen to like it, so I... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Zirkusfest, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 09/02/2019
Fairly standard aroma for the style...caramel, bread crust, nutty, a bit grainy. All transition to... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Beach, Central State Brewing Co (Indianapolis)

Written On: 09/01/2019
Poolside with this briny, citrusy treat is about as close to "beach" as I could get today. Lime... (see more)