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: Tearing Flesh From Bone, Burial Beer Co (Asheville)

Written On: 10/14/2020
If you're a beer nerd, you know that pretty much anything from Burial is going to be good.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Hop Pilot, Daredevil Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 10/13/2020
Nose leans primarily on orange and pineapple, but does have hints of pine and peach. Flavors seem... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cold Smoke, KettleHouse Brewing Co (MT)

Written On: 10/12/2020
Aroma ticks all the right boxes for a Scotch ale...caramel malt, light oak, toasted bread crust... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Elusory, Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta)

Written On: 10/11/2020
Candied tangerine with hints of mango, peach, and herbal grasses. Super soft on the tongue with... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Staghorn Octoberfest, New Glarus Brewing (WI)

Written On: 10/10/2020
Aroma is fairly subdued, but notes of caramel, bread crust, and light tobacco are present. Fairly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Strange Haze IPA, Highlander Beer (MT)

Written On: 10/09/2020
Not super hazy, but the nose does carry a nice candied pineapple and light honey. Pretty juicy on... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Dank Side of the Moon, 3rd Planet Brewing Co (FL)

Written On: 10/08/2020
Pretty much just straight juice on the nose, mostly orange and grapefruit. Faint hints of honey... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Cream & Sugar Please, Cycle Brewing Co (FL)

Written On: 10/07/2020
Roasted malts lead the way on the nose, with a subtle coffee and chocolate building as it warms.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brewcifer, Church Street Brewing Co (IL)

Written On: 10/06/2020
Once again cheating myself in the aroma department by drinking straight from the can. Regardless... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Sluice Juice, Bent Water Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 10/05/2020
Drank this one from the can, so I undoubtedly missed out on some of the aromatics. Even so... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Shine So Bright, Sun Lab Brewing (Miami)

Written On: 10/04/2020
Contract brewed by Westbrook, so I'm not surprised that it's this good. Super tropical nose that... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Chernobly 2020: Knob Creek, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 10/03/2020
It's hard to go wrong with a beer that punches you in the face with chocolate and bourbon. Rich... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The Juice Double IPA, Madison River Brewing Co (MT)

Written On: 10/02/2020
Candied orange with hints of grapefruit and pine on the nose. Light caramel as well. Fairly... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Mirror Twin 4th Anniversary Special Releases

Written On: 10/01/2020
That awesome sour isn't the only new can available at MT tomorrow...Hazy Birthday may be the best... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Oh..No!, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 09/30/2020
As part of their 4th Anniversary Party, MT drops a new version of a crowd favorite tomorrow in the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fresh Bongwater, KettleHouse Brewing Co (MT)

Written On: 09/29/2020
Definitely herbal on the nose when first poured. Takes on a candied citrus with Warmth. Dank and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fear and Lotus in Lexington, Mirror Twin Brewing Co.

Written On: 09/28/2020
Grabbed a can of this a week or so ago, but it's still sitting idle in my fridge. Came to the... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Midwest Haze, Sonder Brewing Co (OH)

Written On: 09/27/2020
Northern Discovery hops yield an interesting nose that seems to be heavy on pine and earthy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Saturn Ascends, Alexandria Brewing Co (KY)

Written On: 09/26/2020
Big, roasty, bourbon barrel deliciousness on the nose from the minute this hits the glass.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Wizard Needs Food Badly, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 09/25/2020
Ridiculous nose on this...just a ton of banana initially, mellowing out to feature cursory notes... (see more)