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: Double Home Sweet Home, Fifty West Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/11/2019
Seven hours ago, I was mowing grass. Now, with the temperature plummeting and the snow falling... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Desserts and Beer pairing at Rock House

Written On: 11/10/2019
The flight included a couple (that I'm sure of) new beers for me. First up was Turn to Stone... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Night Market, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/09/2019
Unexpectedly clear compared to most UA fruit beers. Pretty straightforward nose of banana candy... (see more)

Year of New Beer: India Pale Lager, Schlafly-The St. Lewis Brewery (MO)

Written On: 11/08/2019
Uncomplicated beer in the UK Basketball-appropriate glass. Notes of lemon and tangerine softened... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Double IPA, West Side Brewing (Cincinnati)

Written On: 11/07/2019
 A pretty nice blend here of old school hops and modern day haze. Plenty of orange... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Karate Chimp, Prairie Artisan Ales (OK)

Written On: 11/06/2019
Little late getting around to this one. The advertised apricot and mango hit the nose with a tart... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Coffee Lawlessness, Platform Beer Co (OH)

Written On: 11/05/2019
 Big coffee and charred malts on the nose, warming to feature a nice chocolate note.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pineapple Dank Juice, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 11/04/2019
Another variant in this series finds an aroma filled with sweet pineapple, hints of orange and... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Fruit Casket, Champion Brewing Co (VA)

Written On: 11/03/2019
Little more old school double IPA here. Quite a bit of grapefruit on the nose, with some dried... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Red Curry Coconut Monolith, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written On: 11/02/2019
All of the beers on the flight were good, but this one stood out. Not sure how the curry manages... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Imperial Double Fruited Vanilla Black Currant Boysenberry Hill, Southern Grist Bre

Written On: 11/01/2019
So I've had (and really enjoyed) the regular version of this beer. Double the fruit? Yes, please... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kosmic Sour, Boston Beer Company/Samuel Adams (MA)

Written On: 10/31/2019
Slightly funky, earthy yeast on the nose, with just a hint of berries and grapes. On the tongue, I... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Blaze Ponies, Taft's Brewing Co (Cincinnati)

Written On: 10/30/2019
So, originally, my new beer was going to be West 6th Hop Static, but then I realized I had tried... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Snake Nuts, West 6th Brewing (Lex)

Written On: 10/29/2019
Go ahead. Throw out your best duos. Jordan and Pippen. Simon and Garfunkel. Even Woody and Buzz.... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Kiwi Coconut Fizz, Evil Twin Brewing (NY)

Written On: 10/28/2019
A warm October day is the only excuse I need to close my eyes and cling stubbornly to summer. And... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Amour, Central State Brewing Co (IN)

Written On: 10/27/2019
Has a pretty solid aroma with plenty of grapefruit and citrus in general. Passionfruit is there... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Suddenly Comfy, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)

Written On: 10/26/2019
Strong aroma of spiced cider and apple pie as the allspice and cinnamon really stand out. Lighter... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Maple Pour Over, Barreled Souls Brewing Co (ME)

Written On: 10/25/2019
Rich, roasty malts and baking powder lead the nose, with a solid coffee presence arriving soon... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Pink Guava Dank Juice, Odd Side Ales (MI)

Written On: 10/24/2019
Mostly citrus on the nose, with a heavy grapefruit lean. Hints of herbal grasses. I almost feel... (see more)

Year of New Beer: Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cassian Sunset, Central Waters Brewing Co (WI)

Written On: 10/23/2019
Really nice aroma on this one as roasted malts, baker's chocolate, coffee, oak, bourbon, and... (see more)