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: Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry (Implosion) Tripel

Written On: 06/27/2019
Cherries in beer can be a funny thing. More often than not, unless used in a sour, cherries tend... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Lucius Clay, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/26/2019
Take the already dangerously drinkable golden stout and put it in a bourbon barrel? Take my money.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Base Weight, Shared (St. Louis)

Written On: 06/25/2019
Rich nose full of chocolate, coffee, and roasty malts. Hints of dark fruit develop with a little... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Purrlicious, White Lion Brewing Co (MA)

Written On: 06/24/2019
Nose features some candied citrus and hints of mango alongside a building herbal note. Flavors... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Various, My Old Kentucky Foam Brewery (Georgetown)

Written On: 06/23/2019
I'll start with the positive. The full pour in the first picture was Saucy (Sassy?) Blonde... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Lighthouse Racket, Dancing Gnome (PA)

Written On: 06/22/2019
Hard to go wrong with a hop bill of Citra, Centennial, and Columbus. This one hits all the right... (see more)

Year of New Beer: The IPA, Building 8 Brewing (MA)

Written On: 06/21/2019
This is all about the classic, West coast IPA. Robust aroma that ranges from citrus peel to hints... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Navigating in Nothings, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 06/20/2019
Third beer I've had in the last few weeks that features the "darling" hop of the moment, Barbe... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Briar Weisse, Night Shift Brewing (MA)

Written On: 06/19/2019
Fruits burst forth on the nose, featuring not only the listed blackberry and lemon, but also some... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pride Y'all, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written On: 06/18/2019
What can go wrong when you add vanilla and lactose to some fresh raspberries? In the capable hands... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Finback IPA, Finback Brewery (NY)

Written On: 06/17/2019
Really nice nose that features some earthy pine, hints of herbal grasses, and waves of tropical... (see more)

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

Written On: 06/16/2019
Nice orange and mango on the front, followed up with some earthy pine and a light herbal quality.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Banana Candy Tang Hill, Southern Grist Brewing Co (Nashville)

Written On: 06/15/2019
As expected, the orange of the base beer comes through loud and clear, joined by a definite, but... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chocolate Cherry Coconut Common, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/14/2019
This is exactly what I'm talking about when I try to explain to people that "dark" doesn't... (see more)

Year of New Beer: SAMO, LIC Beer Project (NY)

Written On: 06/13/2019
Orange and pineapple lead, with a sharp chive note following quickly behind. Very faint caramel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Salted Maple 10W-40, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written On: 06/12/2019
Fairly underwhelming nose...mostly chocolate with some roasty malts, maybe a touch of vanilla, and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Daikaiju, Banded Brewing Co (ME)

Written On: 06/11/2019
Nice citrus aroma of orange and light grapefruit that smooths out to melon with warmth. Slight... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Chopper Series: Banana Daiquiri, Southern Grist Brewing (TN)

Written On: 06/10/2019
Initially, lime dominates the nose. Just a few minutes in the glass, however, brings a banana... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Terry Meets Julie, Singlecut Beersmiths (NY)

Written On: 06/09/2019
 Tart raspberries jump to the nose, backed by hints of green apple and lemon. Light wheat... (see more)

Year of New Beer (Round 1): Barbe O'Riley, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 06/08/2019
Barbe uses a new hop varietal to produce a very unusual fruitiness that is tinged with slightly... (see more)