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: Jubilee, Braxton Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 12/20/2019
Big west coast IPA notes as a very prominent pine hits the nose, backed by some lighter citrus and... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Round 1): Bourbon Barrel Aged El Chaco, Maiden City Brewing Co (Cynthiana, KY)

Written On: 12/19/2019
For their 3rd Anniversary Party, Maiden City has dropped this hazelnut coffee delight into some... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Round 2): Marionberry & Lavender Sour Ale, Deschutes Brewery (OR)

Written On: 12/19/2019
No point in trying to find any positives here, because there are none. If you're close to my age... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Holiday Ale, Two Roads Brewing Co (CT)

Written On: 12/18/2019
Fairly sweet nose of bready grains and a light cooked apple. Slightly nutty with a toasted bread... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tropical Vortex, Upland Brewing (IN)

Written On: 12/17/2019
Leaning toward more traditional IPAs, this one features a lot of fruit on the nose...papaya... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hologram, Bearded Iris Brewing (Nashville)

Written On: 12/16/2019
Straight fruit slushie on the nose with tart blueberries and currants getting softened by the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Big Bad Baptist Vanilla Brandy Barrel Aged Stout, Epic Brewing (UT)

Written On: 12/15/2019
Hits the nose with a ton of roasted coffee bean and cocoa powder. Little to no vanilla or brandy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: 20,000 Leagues Under the Haze, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 12/14/2019
Fairly straightforward aroma of pineapple and juicy orange that translates well to the tongue.... (see more)

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

Written On: 12/13/2019
Haven't been able to get over and catch many of the 12 Haze of Christmas beers, but I'm glad I... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon County Brand Mon Chéri Stout, Goose Island Beer Co (Chicago)

Written On: 12/12/2019
After being incredibly disappointed by the Cafe de Olla, I came into this one with lowered... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Operation Flintlock: Peanut Butter, Listermann Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 12/11/2019
Huuuge peanut butter aroma all but overpowers the coffee and vanilla, with warmth finally allowing... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Saison De Punchem Blend No. 2, Sonder Brewing (OH)

Written On: 12/10/2019
Great aroma opens with some red wine, tart peach, and a little dry hay. Opens up with warmth... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Batch Number 036: Black Peach Gose, Nowhere In Particular (OH)

Written On: 12/09/2019
Very muted nose that has vague notes of peach skin and an odd, cola-like component that doesn't... (see more)

Year of New Beer: American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 12/08/2019
Nose really pops with notes of sweeter fruits like apricot, mango, and pineapple. Auxiliary notes... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Tasting

Written On: 12/07/2019
On a night when multiple excellent bottles were opened, it ended up being a couple of meads that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Bourbon County Brand Café de Olla Stout, Goose Island Beer Co (Chicago)

Written On: 12/06/2019
Every Black Friday for the last 9 or 10 years, I've gone out and purchased some of the annual... (see more)

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

Written On: 12/05/2019
Quite a bit of cranberry and lemon peel on the nose, with a touch of coriander, but otherwise a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kentuckified Hazy IPA, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 12/04/2019
It doesn't get much more "Kentucky Proud" than this...malt, hops, and yeast all sourced from KY... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Raspberry Tart Ale, Tröegs Brewing Co (PA)

Written On: 12/03/2019
Light raspberry and hints of lemon atop a bit of funk and a very subtle wheat. Lacto provides a... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hazy Hero, Revolution Brewing Co (Chicago)

Written On: 12/02/2019
Lifting this glass to the nose leaves no doubt...this thing is loaded with Citra hops. Big... (see more)