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: 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)

Year of New Beer: Rum Barrel Aged Tropical Gose, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/29/2019
Finally getting around to the second of the 6th Anniversary beers, and all I can say is, "Wow."... (see more)

Year of New Beer: I Don't Like Mondays, Fat Orange Cat Brew Co (CT)

Written On: 07/28/2019
Huge wave of pineapple juice hits the nose first, backed up by grapefruit peel and some herbal... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Notorious P.O.G., Stone Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 07/27/2019
Great nose on this one as the three namesake fruits--passion fruit, orange, and guava, come... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coconut Cream Pie Blonde Stout, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project/Untitled Art (C

Written On: 07/26/2019
Sweet, toasted coconut greets the nose alongside coffee with cream and a touch of cocoa. Aroma... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lil' Squeezy, Deschutes Brewery (OR)

Written On: 07/25/2019
Little to nothing on the nose, maybe an almost artificial melon and a touch of candied citrus.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brewligans, 2nd Shift Brewing (MO)

Written On: 07/24/2019
Really nice aroma that features a ton of orange and grapefruit initially, turning slightly sweet... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Little Sumpin' Hazy, Lagunitas Brewing Co (CA)

Written On: 07/23/2019
Solid aroma that leans citrus as grapefruit and orange lead, with hints of peach skin in the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sunny Cat, 2nd Shift Brewing (St. Louis)

Written On: 07/22/2019
The advertised tangerine peel comes through loud and clear on the nose, backed by a bit of... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sudden Valley, Mile Wide Beer Co (Louisville)

Written On: 07/21/2019
Lemon zest and floral grasses dominate the nose, warming to offer up a little bit of grapefruit... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Rum Barrel Lexipolitan, Blue Stallion Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 07/20/2019
To celebrate their 6th Anniversary, Blue Stallion gives us beer nerds the gift of two special... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Art of Mixing a Beer: Passion Fruit Margarita

Written On: 07/19/2019
 Evil Twin Brewing (NY). A seemingly equal blend of tropical and citrus fruits greet the... (see more)